New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Churn : ROIL
5. Tale with a point : FABLE
10. Pre-Communist leader : TSAR
14. It's a killer : ORCA
15. Tubular instruments : OBOES
16. Doing : UPTO
17. Winston Churchill's description of a fanatic, part 1 : ONEWHOCANT
19. Gymnastics apparatus, for short : BEAM
20. Layout : FORMAT
21. Opposite of Mar. on a calendar : SEP
23. American Depression, e.g. : ERA
24. Part of A/C : AIR
25. Secured, as a fish on a line : REELEDIN
27. Description, part 2 : CHANGEHISMIND
31. Suffer : AIL
32. Not the brainiest sort : SAP
33. December celebrations : NOELS
36. Chooses : SELECTS
39. Dreadful : ABYSMAL
41. Rock's ___ Van Halen : EDDIE
42. Lug : APE
43. "Lead ___ King Eternal" (hymn) : ONO
44. Description, part 3 : ANDWONTCHANGE
49. How often federal elections are held : BIYEARLY
51. Science fiction author Stanislaw : LEM
52. "Well, ___ be!" : ILL
53. Free (of) : RID
54. Formally speaks : ORATES
58. Résumé addenda : BIOS
60. Description's end : THESUBJECT
63. Rangy : LANK
64. Like a despot, typically : HATED
65. Western Indian : OTOE
66. Pushing the envelope : EDGY
67. Collars worn outside the lapels : ETONS
68. Payment in Monopoly : RENT
1. Part of the mouth : ROOF
2. "Yes ___?" : ORNO
3. Froster : ICER
4. Tin star wearer : LAWMAN
5. Barber chair feature : FOOTREST
6. "Dancing With the Stars" airer : ABC
7. It has some feathers around the neck : BOA
8. Contacts, e.g. : LENSES
9. Revere : ESTEEM
10. Margarine container : TUB
11. Leadfoot : SPEEDDEMON
12. Pong creator : ATARI
13. Not italic : ROMAN
18. Alexander who said "I'm in control here" : HAIG
22. "Elder" of ancient history : PLINY
25. Tear (up) : RIP
26. Orbiting chimp of 1961 : ENOS
27. Legal assignment : CASE
28. Double-timed : HIED
29. From dawn till dusk : ALLDAYLONG
30. Owns : HAS
34. "Metropolis" director Fritz : LANG
35. Gin fruit : SLOE
37. Bild article : EINE
38. Moth deterrent : CEDAR
39. Bldg. unit : APT
40. Obscures : BECLOUDS
42. Indiscriminate amount : ANY
45. Squirm : WRITHE
46. Commonplace : OLDHAT
47. Spearmint, e.g. : HERB
48. Key with three sharps : AMAJOR
49. Oath taker's aid : BIBLE
50. Classic epic : ILIAD
55. Head, in an école : TETE
56. College course, briefly : ECON
57. Mark indicating "O.K. as is" : STET
59. Heavens : SKY
61. Abbr. on W.W. II maps : ETO
62. Bayh or Biden: Abbr. : SEN

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