New York Times, Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 175 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. *"In like a ___ ..." : LION
5. Voice below soprano : ALTO
9. Goat-men in a Rubens painting : FAUNS
14. Capital once called Christiania : OSLO
15. *Kook : LOON
16. Welles of film : ORSON
17. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
18. *Godsend : BOON
19. Go from ___ worse : BADTO
20. Choreographer Twyla : THARP
22. Greek gathering spot : STOA
24. *Doofus : BOOB
25. Married woman, in Madrid : SENORA
27. Author Silverstein : SHEL
29. *Dud : BOMB
31. Wood finish : SHELLAC
34. Pub crawler : SOT
37. Minimal amount : LEAST
39. Andean animal : LLAMA
40. Period described by the clues and answers to 1- and 72-Across (which are the start and end of a word ladder formed by the answers to the 10 asterisked clues) : THEMONTHOFMARCH
43. Actor Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
44. Gala night duds : TAILS
45. Govt. ID : SSN
46. Handy man? : GOTOGUY
48. *Jim's gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : COMB
50. Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
51. Look over : PERUSE
55. *Provide for free : COMP
57. ___ Brasi, enforcer in "The Godfather" : LUCA
61. Cathedral areas : NAVES
62. Absorbed the loss : ATEIT
64. *Sleepaway, e.g. : CAMP
66. Sunday best, e.g. : SUIT
67. Sea eagles : ERNES
68. *Tiffany treasure : LAMP
69. "Casablanca" heroine : ILSA
70. "I beg to differ!" : NOTSO
71. Parts of una década : ANOS
72. *"... out like a ___" : LAMB
1. Lummoxes : LOUTS
2. "This ___ life!" : ISTHE
3. Ingredient in some potato chips : OLEAN
4. "Easy!" : NOPROB
5. Priest's robe : ALB
6. Going places? : LOOS
7. Trolley warning : TOOT
8. ___ occasion (never) : ONNO
9. Della's gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
10. Title heroine of a Strauss opera : ARABELLA
11. Mint green? : USDOLLARS
12. Say ___ (reject) : NOTO
13. Name-dropper, perhaps : SNOB
21. Draws out : PROLONGS
23. Pale wood : ASH
26. Grace period? : AMEN
28. Steering committee? : HELMSMEN
30. Nuts : BATTY
31. Betraying no emotion : STOIC
32. Gremlins and Hornets of old autodom : AMCS
33. Songwriter Sammy : CAHN
34. Partnerless, as at a party : STAG
35. "This can't be!" : OHNO
36. Provider of a dead giveaway? : TESTAMENT
38. ___ Na Na : SHA
41. Sweet, gooey sandwiches : MOONPIES
42. Dud : FLOP
47. "Fly the friendly skies" co. : UAL
49. São Paulo's land, to natives : BRASIL
52. Throat dangler : UVULA
53. Great shakes? : SEISM
54. Sign abbr. meaning "founded in" : ESTAB
55. "It's News to Me" columnist Herb : CAEN
56. Other: Sp. : OTRO
58. The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
59. James of "Thief" : CAAN
60. Bullets : AMMO
63. General on a Chinese menu : TSO
65. Second afterthought in a letter: Abbr. : PPS

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