New York Times, Monday, May 31, 2010

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
Oliver Hill
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Growing older : AGING
6. Tool for horses' hooves : RASP
10. Protective wear for lobster eaters : BIBS
14. Region of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
15. "Hmm ..." : ISEE
16. Amo, amas, ___ ... : AMAT
17. Blue things that make some people turn red? : DIRTYJOKES
19. "Dear ___" : ABBY
20. Sound systems : STEREOS
21. Actor/rapper ___ Def : MOS
23. Seedy loaf : RYE
24. Metal in a mountain : ORE
25. Nine-to-five gigs, often : DESKJOBS
27. Frequently, to Donne : OFT
30. Ran, as colors : BLED
32. "Othello" villain : IAGO
33. Title for a prince or princess: Abbr. : HRH
34. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
35. As one : ENBLOC
37. "___ the ramparts we watched ..." : OER
38. Womanizer : DONJUAN
40. "___ Loser" (Beatles song) : IMA
41. Donkey's sound : HEEHAW
43. "Give it ___!" : ATRY
44. 20-vol. reference work : OED
45. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
46. Not the original color : DYED
47. Soon-to-be grads: Abbr. : SRS
48. Company with an industrial average : DOWJONES
50. Relentless nine-to-five gig, e.g. : RUT
53. "Norma ___" : RAE
54. "My gal" of song : SAL
55. Easiest to beat up : PUNIEST
59. Yemeni seaport : ADEN
61. Wrangler product : DENIMJEANS
63. Toy dog, briefly : PEKE
64. Coup d'___ : ETAT
65. "___ to the Moon" (first science fiction film, 1902) : ATRIP
66. Formerly, in old usage : ERST
67. Singer McEntire : REBA
68. Sheds feathers, e.g. : MOLTS
1. Helps : AIDS
2. ___ alone (have no help) : GOIT
3. Concerning, in a memo : INRE
4. Explosive compound, in brief : NITRO
5. More festive : GAYER
6. Spanish rivers : RIOS
7. Request : ASK
8. Appeared to be : SEEMED
9. Cuban coins : PESOS
10. Ewe's cry : BAA
11. Confused situations : IMBROGLIOS
12. Bill Clinton was the first one elected president : BABYBOOMER
13. Eye woes : STYES
18. Ordinary fellow : JOEBLOW
22. Thin : SKINNY
25. Record spinners ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 38-, 48- and 61-Across : DEEJAYS
26. Quick boxing punch : JAB
27. Cry of anticipation : OHOH
28. One who mooches : FREELOADER
29. How long the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament lasts : THREEWEEKS
31. Architect Maya : LIN
34. Some potatoes : IDAHOS
35. It protects the tympanic cavity : EARDRUM
36. Rascals : CADS
39. Colorado tribe : UTE
42. Journey to Mecca : HAJ
46. Undo, on a computer : DELETE
48. Hang loosely : DRAPE
49. Perennial presidential candidate Ralph : NADER
51. Fix, as a printer's feeder : UNJAM
52. Connect with : TIETO
55. Falafel bread : PITA
56. ___ of Sandwich : EARL
57. Vexed state : SNIT
58. Baking soda amts. : TSPS
60. Mesh : NET
62. Arrest : NAB

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