New York Times, Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Author: Ken Bessette
Editor: Will Shortz
Ken Bessette
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Like a cold fish : ALOOF
6. Final Four games : SEMIS
11. Item in a bucket : MOP
14. Lash ___ of old westerns : LARUE
15. Bring shame to : ABASH
16. Greeting at the Forum : AVE
17. *Myopic cartoon fellow : MISTERMAGOO
19. Drink from a snifter, e.g. : SIP
20. Garbage hauler : SCOW
21. Rowlands of "Gloria" : GENA
22. Charlie of the Stones : WATTS
24. Film terrier : ASTA
26. Victoria Falls river : ZAMBEZI
28. Fess up to : ADMIT
31. Boots, gloves, mask, etc. : SKIWEAR
33. Took off excess pounds : DIETED
35. ___ huff : INA
36. One way to run : AMOK
39. Muesli morsel : OAT
40. Kind of exam, with a hint to the answers to the four starred clues : MIDTERM
43. U2's home: Abbr. : IRE
44. Inuit's transport : SLED
46. Born, in France : NEE
47. Former Disney chief Michael : EISNER
49. Home of the Scarlet Knights : RUTGERS
52. Dangerous gas : RADON
53. Soft, colorful candy : GUMDROP
55. "___ Flux" (Charlize Theron film) : AEON
57. Clear the blackboard : ERASE
58. ___ de vie (brandies) : EAUX
60. What icicles do : DRIP
64. Japanese band : OBI
65. *Popular tune around Halloween : MONSTERMASH
68. June honoree : DAD
69. "Golden" tune : OLDIE
70. Gave a beating to : CANED
71. U.S.N.A. grad: Abbr. : ENS
72. Chills out : RESTS
73. Start-up costs, of sorts : ANTES
1. Beggar's cry : ALMS
2. Not of the clergy : LAIC
3. Approximately : ORSO
4. Be more patient than : OUTWAIT
5. Agent's take : FEE
6. Just like : SAMEAS
7. Israel's Abba : EBAN
8. 16 or Seventeen : MAGAZINE
9. Prefix with bar : ISO
10. "Prove it!" : SHOWME
11. *Plan hatcher : MASTERMIND
12. Former Disney chief Michael : OVITZ
13. Soda selection : PEPSI
18. Mil. unit : RGT
23. Simple rhyme scheme : ABAA
25. ___ cell research : STEM
27. On top of things : AWARE
28. Big deals : ADOS
29. Call up : DIAL
30. *Some ticket issuers : METERMAIDS
32. Passer of bad checks : KITER
34. Dog from Down Under : DINGO
37. Treat that's sometimes dunked : OREO
38. "Show Boat" composer : KERN
41. Diving board locales : DEEPENDS
42. Muralist Joan : MIRO
45. Clothes, informally : DUDS
48. Sleep inducer of song : SANDMAN
50. Richter scale blip : TREMOR
51. Pan-fries : SAUTES
53. Crystal-lined rock : GEODE
54. Word before blight or sprawl : URBAN
56. Program file extension : EXE
59. "___ stands ..." : ASIT
61. Angry outburst : RANT
62. "It makes sense to me" : ISEE
63. Advanced degs. : PHDS
66. Soccer stadium shout : OLE
67. ___ Dome (Colts' longtime home) : RCA

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