New York Times, Monday, March 10, 2008

Author: Ken Bessette
Editor: Will Shortz
Ken Bessette
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Stars and Stripes, e.g. : FLAG
5. Places where lines meet : FOCI
9. French greeting : SALUT
14. ___ of Sandwich : EARL
15. Cause of a game cancellation : RAIN
16. Unaccompanied : ALONE
17. "Here he is now!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
20. Black card : SPADE
21. Talks one's head off : YAPS
22. French summer : ETE
23. Twinings selections : TEAS
26. Sign before Virgo : LEO
27. Big Apple ave. : LEX
28. Be undecided : SITONTHEFENCE
33. ___ Wednesday : ASH
34. Suds maker : SOAP
35. Mounted, as a horse : GOTON
38. Talking maybe a little too fast : GLIB
40. Snapshot : PHOTO
43. Sgt. Snorkel's dog : OTTO
44. Fable writer : AESOP
46. No. on which a magazine's ad rates are based : CIRC
48. Freudian one : EIN
49. Persist to completion : STAYTHECOURSE
53. Prefix with center : EPI
55. Column's counterpart : ROW
56. Interstate entrance or exit : RAMP
57. Fish after which a cape is named : COD
58. Logic diagram : TREE
60. Long Island airfield town : ISLIP
64. Command center? ... or where you might hear the starts of 17-, 28- and 49-Across : OBEDIENCESCHOOL
68. Nephew of Donald Duck : LOUIE
69. For whom the bell tolls, in a John Donne poem : THEE
70. Numerical prefix with -ber : OCTO
71. Bygone Montreal ball club : EXPOS
72. Quiet exercise : YOGA
73. Remove from the freezer : THAW
1. Admit (to), with "up" : FESS
2. Reindeer herder : LAPP
3. Geometry calculation : AREA
4. "My pleasure" : GLADTO
5. Black power hairdo, for short : FRO
6. Dunderpate : OAF
7. The "C" in N.Y.C. : CITY
8. Divided 50/50 : INHALF
9. Dirge : SADSONG
10. Schooner fill : ALE
11. Billet-doux : LOVELETTER
12. Join : UNITE
13. Old message system : TELEX
18. Wails : KEENS
19. Dueling sword : EPEE
24. Perched on : ATOP
25. Deposed Iranian : SHAH
28. "Roots," for one : SAGA
29. ___ of Wight : ISLE
30. Message on a shipping crate : THISSIDEUP
31. Geologic time unit : EPOCH
32. Pigeon's sound : COO
36. Big elevator manufacturer : OTIS
37. ___ too soon : NONE
39. Droid : BOT
41. Wedding cake feature : TIER
42. Killer whale : ORCA
45. Republican, Democratic, Green, etc. : PARTIES
47. "Luann" or "Blondie" : COMIC
50. Knight time? : YORE
51. A score : TWENTY
52. End result : UPSHOT
53. French place of learning : ECOLE
54. Mail receiver, in brief : POBOX
59. Repeat : ECHO
61. ___ Ness monster : LOCH
62. Itsy-bitsy bit : IOTA
63. Winter truck attachment : PLOW
65. God, in Italy : DIO
66. Brain scan, for short : EEG
67. Bounding main : SEA

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