New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Solidarity leader : WALESA
7. Gremlins, Pacers and others : AMCS
11. "___ recall ..." : ASI
14. Takes to excess : ABUSES
15. Blue matter : SMUT
16. B & B : INN
17. Start of a quote by 26- and 32-Down : WORKISTHERUINOF
20. Golfer Isao ___ : AOKI
21. Abu Dhabi's fed. : UAE
22. Intermission follower : ACTTWO
23. Wherewithal : MEANS
25. Fort Worth inst. : TCU
26. Shaped like a plum tomato : OBLONG
29. Relief measure of Elizabethan times : POORLAW
33. ___ Lanka : SRI
34. Bill killer : VETOER
37. Java neighbor : BALI
38. Cramped space : CUBBY
40. Quote, part 2 : THE
41. Event before vacation, maybe : FINAL
42. Author Seton : ANYA
43. Slow-pot : COOKER
45. Give a boost to : AID
46. Plan for peace, in modern lingo : ROADMAP
48. Andy of TV's "Andy's Gang" : DEVINE
50. Water on la Côte d'Azur : MER
51. Musical with the song "On This Night of a Thousand Stars" : EVITA
53. Go over : EXCEED
56. Tiny bit : DAB
57. Kemo ___ : SABE
61. End of the quote : DRINKINGCLASSES
64. Track pick, informally : NAG
65. Complacency : EASE
66. More than pleases : ELATES
67. Cries of regret : AYS
68. Some TV's : RCAS
69. Attack from above : STRAFE
1. Toddler's cry when thirsty : WAWA
2. See 29-Down : ABOO
3. Lie unobserved : LURK
4. Nunavut native : ESKIMO
5. Twice tre : SEI
6. Mollify : ASSUAGE
7. Grateful? : ASHES
8. Tussaud's title: Abbr. : MME
9. Exhibition overseer : CURATOR
10. Exterior finish : STUCCO
11. "Is so!" retort : AINT
12. Pre-cable woe : SNOW
13. Stats, e.g. : INFO
18. Spank but good : TAN
19. Pianist José : ITURBI
24. Green-eyed monster : ENVY
26. See 17-Across : OSCAR
27. ___ Magli shoes : BRUNO
28. Tripoli's land : LIBYA
29. With 2-Down, toddler's game : PEEK
30. Maui veranda : LANAI
31. Actor Delon : ALAIN
32. See 17-Across : WILDE
35. Sporty car roof : TTOP
36. "Well, whaddya know?!" : OHO
39. Outlaws : BADMEN
41. Feature of some necks : FRET
43. Heart-related : CARDIAC
44. They're fit to consume : EDIBLES
47. Not so bold : MEEKER
49. Poughkeepsie college : VASSAR
51. Beats (out) : EDGES
52. Oreck, e.g., in brief : VAC
53. Mystery author Buchanan : EDNA
54. Inside look? : XRAY
55. Smokes : CIGS
58. "The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
59. Bone to pick : BEEF
60. Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
62. Cryptologist's org. : NSA
63. PC key : ALT

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