New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 2004

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Inter-island conveyance : RAFT
5. Ivory source : TUSK
9. Map feature : SCALE
14. Asian nursemaid : AMAH
15. Con : ANTI
16. Cutting tool : LASER
17. Alaskan cargo ship : JUNEAUOILTANKER
20. About 1% of the atmosphere : ARGON
21. Settle down for the night : ROOST
22. Quarters : ROOMS
25. Start of an inventor's thought : WHATIF
29. Negative space : HOLE
32. None too pleasant : SOUR
34. Singer Braxton : TONI
35. Common feature in comic book dialogue : ONOMATOPOEIAUSE
39. Asian occasion : TET
40. Disney frame : CEL
41. Short order, for short : BLT
42. Preserve, in a way : CAN
43. Fond farewell to Honolulu and environs : ADIEUOAHUISLAND
47. Fictional hunchback : IGOR
48. "Bonanza" brother : HOSS
49. They share keys with exclamation points : ONES
50. Computer menu choice : RENAME
53. Method : STEPS
55. Sir Georg with a baton : SOLTI
57. Beguile : TEMPT
61. California park worker : SEQUOIAEMPLOYEE
66. Deck out : ADORN
67. Whizzes : PROS
68. Some servers : URNS
69. Igloos, basically : DOMES
70. Looks over : EYES
71. Makes lace : TATS
1. Indian king : RAJA
2. Russia/Manchuria boundary river : AMUR
3. Poison injector : FANG
4. Provable proposition : THEOREM
5. Ancient cross : TAU
6. Spanish count starter : UNO
7. Agitates : STIRSUP
8. 2.2 lbs., approximately : KILO
9. Drastically reduce : SLASH
10. Bach specialty : CANTATA
11. "Shoot!" : ASK
12. General at Antietam : LEE
13. Drop the ball : ERR
18. Four seasons in Sonora : ANO
19. Post-breakdown need : TOW
23. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
24. Scratch : MOOLAH
26. Colorful bird : TOUCAN
27. Totally out of the question : INSANE
28. Troublemakers : FIENDS
29. Empty promises : HOTAIR
30. Testy : ONEDGE
31. Moisturizer : LOTION
33. Full-flavored : ROBUST
36. Prefix with pressure : ACU
37. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
38. "___ a small world ..." : ITS
44. Complete removal : ERASURE
45. Women's wear department : HOSIERY
46. Miss the boat : LOSEOUT
51. Io and Ganymede, e.g. : MOONS
52. Ivy Leaguer : ELI
54. ___ Club of old TV : PTL
56. Emergency medical kit item : TAPE
58. "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
59. Locked (up) : PENT
60. Hardy heroine : TESS
61. Blue : SAD
62. Shogun's capital : EDO
63. City SW of Tehran : QOM
64. A Stooge : MOE
65. Letter add-ons, for short : PSS

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