New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FKQX} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Join rudely, as a conversation : BUTTIN
7. Pantry lineup : JARS
11. Consume : USE
14. Big and muscular : BRAWNY
15. Genesis brother : ABEL
16. Org. awarding cultural grants : NEA
17. 2 cups … : CUBEDTOMATO
19. Make a sharp turn : ZIG
20. Wahine's wreath : LEI
21. Old Italian bread : LIRA
22. Label info : SIZE
23. Prefix with mature : PRE
25. 1/2 cup … : GREENPEPPER
28. Catches : LASSOES
30. Grp. with the 1976 hit "Livin' Thing" : ELO
31. Biol. subject : ANAT
32. Ticklee's cry : STOP
35. Longtime Mell Lazarus comic strip : MOMMA
39. … to taste : CILANTROORONION
42. ___ nous : ENTRE
43. Chamber stock : AMMO
44. Greeting in London's East End : ELLO
45. Howe'er : THO
47. Passed out : AWARDED
49. 3/4 teaspoon … : CHILIPOWDER
54. Abilene-to-San Antonio dir. : SSE
55. Go here and there : ROVE
56. Nest site : TREE
57. Balancing pro, in brief : CPA
59. Egg head? : OVO
60. 1 teaspoon … : DICEDGARLIC
64. According to : PER
65. Gulf war ally : OMAN
66. Texas oil city : ODESSA
67. Operating with ulterior motives : SLY
68. Word before come and go : EASY
69. Something to be hoist by : PETARD
1. ___ America (cable TV service) : BBC
2. Country between Braz. and Arg. : URU
3. 3/4 teaspoon …. : TABLESALT
4. Oh-so-quaint, in England : TWEE
5. Rainbow shade : INDIGO
6. Big inits. in newspapers : NYT
7. Farr or Foxx : JAMIE
8. Can't hit the broad side of ___ : ABARN
9. Record over : RETAPE
10. Traffic caution : SLO
11. Decompress, as a computer file : UNZIP
12. Collar : SEIZE
13. Not just ready : EAGER
18. Pseudo fat : OLESTRA
22. Reverend credited with saying "The Lord is a shoving leopard" : SPOONER
23. Better than show : PLACE
24. Arrested : RANIN
26. Break : REST
27. "Sesame Street" character with a goldfish named Dorothy : ELMO
29. Make the hair stand on end : STARTLE
33. Start of a tuba sound : OOM
34. Having a scented ointment, as hair : POMADED
36. What 17-, 25-, 39-, 49- and 60-Across and 3-Down combine to make : MILDSALSA
37. Tunnelers : MOLES
38. Cell terminal : ANODE
40. Classic soft drink : NEHI
41. Investment firm T. ___ Price : ROWE
46. Ideals : OPTIMA
48. It comes with all the bells and whistles : ARCADE
49. Wheat and corn : CROPS
50. Shanty : HOVEL
51. Shade of white : IVORY
52. SeaWorld attractions : ORCAS
53. Pipsqueak : WEENY
58. ___-à-porter : PRET
60. Where the buck stops? : DOE
61. Org. that's in the red? : GOP
62. Syr. neighbor : ISR
63. Jerk : CAD

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