New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 2006

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: G.K. added to LADY'S NIGHT = GLADYS KNIGHT; O.S. added to LIVER TONE = OLIVER STONE; etc.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Movement in chorégraphie : PLIE
5. Crusades tactic : SIEGE
10. Heavyweight champ Willard : JESS
14. One best avoided : JINX
15. Synthetic fabric : ARNEL
16. "Fear Factor" comments : UGHS
17. Put one's foot down : STEP
18. Women-only affair? (G.K.) : LADYSNIGHT
20. Mary's boss on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : LOU
22. ___ Pitman, who invented shorthand : ISAAC
23. Brownish color? (O.S.) : LIVERTONE
27. Drudges : SERFS
31. Maternally related : ENATE
32. Scarers : OGRES
34. Home sick : OUT
35. Card game named for an island : BALI
36. Conditions : IFS
37. Reason out : DEDUCE
39. Brewery wagons? (D.E.) : ALEVANS
41. Your left, say? (A.W.) : MYRIGHT
42. Five-time Super Bowl champs, for short : NINERS
43. Some batteries : AAS
44. Leaky noise : SISS
45. Can. province : ONT
46. Flexibly snouted mammal : COATI
48. Aquarium fish : DANIO
49. Stall call : NEIGH
51. Smelly heart or kidney? (F.M.) : RANKORGAN
53. Set one's sights on : AIMAT
55. 60's tour site : NAM
56. What a Hell's Angel might take? (C.P.) : HARLEYRIDE
60. "___ your pardon!" : IBEG
64. False god : IDOL
65. Sri Lankan language : TAMIL
66. Blue shade : NAVY
67. With 69-Across, what each set of letters in parentheses represents : MONO
68. '54 event on Bikini atoll : HTEST
69. See 67-Across : GRAM
1. Late-night party attire, for short : PJS
2. Intoxicated : LIT
3. Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
4. Message not left after the beep? : EXPLETIVE
5. "Here's to you!" : SALUT
6. Form 1040, line 32 deduction : IRA
7. They may have twists : ENDINGS
8. Big spout : GEYSER
9. "Lohengrin" soprano : ELSA
10. Power, slangily : JUICE
11. Urge (on) : EGG
12. "Zip it!" : SHH
13. The U.S.S.R. had the first civilian one : SST
19. Former Mideast leader : NASSER
21. Mineral source : ORE
23. It has a cedar tree on its flag : LEBANON
24. Strung out : INALINE
25. Jack who created the film rating system : VALENTI
26. Punch elicitations : OOFS
28. Making rosy-cheeked : ROUGING
29. Purplish-red flower : FUCHSIA
30. Florida university whose mascot is the Hatter : STETSON
33. Popular ice cream : EDYS
36. "___ doing …" : INSO
38. Winsome : DISARMING
40. ___ Comics : ARCHIE
41. Key : MAIN
43. Simultaneously : ATATIME
47. Biblical mount : ARARAT
48. Hosp. designation : DOA
50. American vintner : GALLO
52. Bent : KNELT
54. It's not true : MYTH
56. "Get ___!" : HIM
57. Flutter : ADO
58. Father-and-son White House name : RON
59. Bad-mouth : DIS
61. Word with code or exam : BAR
62. Little ___ of 60's pop : EVA
63. Court locale : GYM

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