New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wool eater : MOTH
5. Author/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
9. "Casablanca" star, affectionately : BOGIE
14. Square footage : AREA
15. Andean territory : PERU
16. "Ready ___ …" : ORNOT
17. Culmination of a truck race? : SEMIFINAL
19. Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
20. 1986 Tom Cruise flick : TOPGUN
21. Result of a Navy inventory? : SUBTOTAL
23. Long-nosed flier, for short : SST
24. Band with the 1994 #1 album "Monster" : REM
26. Gal of song : SAL
27. Recruit's denial : NOSIR
29. Glowing : REDHOT
34. Out-and-out : UTTER
37. Car dealer's chart? : AUTOGRAPH
39. Heath : MOOR
40. Jordan's capital : AMMAN
41. Charles Lamb's nom de plume : ELIA
42. Big leaguer's dream? : PROVISION
44. Person to give your car keys to : VALET
45. Like the "p" in psychology : SILENT
46. Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
48. "The Lord of the Rings" critter : ORC
50. Ventilate : AIR
51. Young coyote : PUP
54. Place for a poker game? : ANTEROOM
59. Fly the coop : ESCAPE
61. Out of one's ___ : GOURD
62. Prison guard? : CONTENDER
64. Blake of ragtime : EUBIE
65. "The Court Jester" star Danny : KAYE
66. Nonsense : BUNK
67. Derisive look : SNEER
68. Breeding horse : STUD
69. Rogues : CADS
1. Sail supports : MASTS
2. Chocolaty treats : OREOS
3. Entice : TEMPT
4. Reagan's first secretary of state : HAIG
5. Places for book titles : SPINES
6. One hoping to fly the coop? : HEN
7. Geological periods : ERAS
8. Humdingers : LULUS
9. For sale illegally : BOOTLEG
10. Ricelike pasta : ORZO
11. Pesky biter : GNAT
12. The Hawkeyes of the Big Ten : IOWA
13. List shortener : ETAL
18. Commotion : FUROR
22. W.W. I ace ___ von Richthofen : BARON
25. Orange Bowl site : MIAMI
27. Chutzpah : NERVE
28. Hearsay : RUMOR
30. Gloomy : DREAR
31. Symphony venue : HALL
32. Taylor boy on "The Andy Griffith Show" : OPIE
33. "Take ___!" : THAT
34. Ballpark figures? : UMPS
35. Pop singer Amos : TORI
36. Awl or axe : TOOL
38. Country crooner Tucker : TANYA
40. Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
43. Alphabetical, say : INORDER
44. Poet's production : VERSE
47. Lost some avoirdupois : DIETED
49. Rulers of the roost : COCKS
51. City where Galileo taught : PADUA
52. Tip over : UPEND
53. Employee benefits : PERKS
54. Mighty long time : AGES
55. Verb preceder, usually : NOUN
56. Toothpaste holder : TUBE
57. Ohio/Ontario separator : ERIE
58. Castle defense : MOAT
60. Business TV channel : CNBC
63. School at Washington Sq. : NYU

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