New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2007

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Food that's stuck on a plate : KEBAB
6. Cycle starter : UNI
9. Avant-garde composer Brown : EARLE
14. Where Francis Scott Key saw bombs bursting : INAIR
15. Site of an annual auto hill climb : PIKESPEAK
17. "Creature From the Black Lagoon," e.g. : DDDMONSTERMOVIE
19. One trying to stay up while going down : SKIER
20. Shatner's sci-fi drug : TEK
21. Almost bound : APT
24. Overture follower : ACTONE
26. Goes out to sea : EBBS
30. Attention-getting haircut : MOHAWK
32. Suffix with hex- : OSE
34. Sundial hour : III
35. Part of a treaty exchange, for short : POWS
36. Affaires d'___ : ETAT
39. Canon rival : NIKON
41. Gathering of budding agriculturists : HHHHCLUBMEETING
44. Cousins of Drama Desk Awards : OBIES
45. Brim : TEEM
46. Dye plant : ANIL
47. Runner of an experiment? : RAT
48. Suffix with vapour : ISE
50. "Please refrain from personal attacks" : BENICE
52. "Excuse me" : AHEM
54. Controversial 1767 act of Parliament : TEATAX
57. Old J.F.K. sight : SST
58. Gray side: Abbr. : CSA
60. Separates : SORTS
62. Some running competitions : KKKKKKKKKKRACES
69. City of Indiana or Louisiana : LAFAYETTE
70. Severe : ACUTE
71. Big parade organizer : MACYS
72. Sequel title starter, sometimes : SON
73. Target sport : SKEET
1. Western moniker : KID
2. See 3-Down : END
3. With 2-Down, what a villain may come to : BAD
4. Points : AIMS
5. "The Greatest Generation" author : BROKAW
6. Not happy at all : UPSET
7. The N in blasting : NITRO
8. Mike's partner in candy : IKE
9. Salinger girl : ESME
10. Give ___ (prod) : APOKE
11. Rel. title : REV
12. Chou En-___ : LAI
13. Pull (out), as a narrow victory : EKE
16. Some art prints : ERTES
18. Jefferson site : NICKEL
21. Old wine vessel : AMPHORA
22. Bigwig : POOHBAH
23. "The Sword in the Stone" author : THWHITE
25. Cry of innocence : NOTME
27. Two-piece suits? : BIKINIS
28. Study involving nature and engineering : BIONICS
29. Wrestler's wear : SINGLET
31. Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
33. Suffix with benz- : ENE
37. One in a class by himself : TUTEE
38. Shinzo ___, Japanese P.M. : ABE
40. Call ___ evening : ITAN
42. Top-rated show of 2002-05 : CSI
43. Start, with "on" : EMBARK
49. Purse : STAKE
51. People in a crowd, maybe : EXTRAS
53. Longtime "ABC's Wide World of Sports" host : MCKAY
55. Request one's presence at : ASKTO
56. Symbol : TOKEN
59. "The ___ the limit" : SKYS
61. Bed, slangily : SACK
62. Airline with a crown in its logo : KLM
63. "The Jungle Book" python : KAA
64. Restaurant with wings : KFC
65. Some chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
66. Table stick : CUE
67. Season overseas : ETE
68. Established : SET

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