New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Author: Adam Cohen
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam Cohen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Japanese beef center : KOBE
5. Speck in the ocean : ISLET
10. Visitor to Mecca : HAJI
14. Sources of gold, e.g. : ORES
15. Clichéd : STALE
16. Holder in the Obama cabinet : ERIC
17. Bye lines? : OBIT
18. Prickly plant : BRIER
19. Looney Tunes manufacturer : ACME
20. Metaphorical target of attacks : LIGHTNINGROD
23. Roundup animal : STEER
24. Speck in the ocean : KEY
25. Tribesman of Kenya or Tanzania : MASAI
29. Broccoli ___ : RABE
31. It makes jelly gel : PECTIN
32. Grab most of : HOG
35. Captor of Wendy Darling : CAPTAINHOOK
38. Bears, in Baja : OSOS
40. Boxer Ali : LAILA
41. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
42. Game show originally titled "Occupation Unknown" : WHATSMYLINE
45. The Cisco ___ : KID
46. ___ Beach, Fla. : DELRAY
47. Bit of dust : MOTE
49. Oslo Accords partner of Yitzhak and Bill : YASIR
50. George Harrison's "All Those Years ___" : AGO
52. Some border patrol cops : NARCS
56. Dance with fiddlers and a caller : VIRGINIAREEL
59. New Mexico native : ZUNI
62. One of 101 in a googol : DIGIT
63. Cuisine that includes pad see ew : THAI
64. It may let off steam : IRON
65. Grande ___ (Québec's main drag) : ALLEE
66. Diary fastener : HASP
67. Unwanted engine sound : PING
68. Richter scale event : SEISM
69. Sawbuck halves : ABES
1. Mentholated smokes : KOOLS
2. Go round and round : ORBIT
3. Color that blends well : BEIGE
4. "Sanford and Son" aunt : ESTHER
5. Amazon.com ID : ISBN
6. Compensation during a work stoppage : STRIKEPAY
7. "Rawhide" singer Frankie : LAINE
8. Poem of lament : ELEGY
9. La., e.g., from 1805 to 1812 : TERR
10. Ibuprofen target : HEADACHE
11. Circumference section : ARC
12. Olympian Thorpe : JIM
13. Beverage store buy : ICE
21. ___ II (razor brand) : TRAC
22. Eclipse, to the impressionable : OMEN
26. Image on many a birth announcement : STORK
27. Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
28. Sporting tattoos, slangily : INKED
30. Like Indian summer days : BALMY
31. Forte's opposite : PIANO
32. Cowboy's greeting : HOWDY
33. Milo of "The Playboys" : OSHEA
34. What a shut-out team may lack : GOALS
36. Up to, in ads : TIL
37. Severance package payments? : ALIMONIES
39. Trying hard : STRIVING
43. "Slumdog Millionaire" garb : SARI
44. Sicilian spewer : ETNA
48. Kitt in a cabaret : EARTHA
50. Like a ballerina : AGILE
51. Movie bomb of 2003 : GIGLI
53. Post-surgery regimen, for short : REHAB
54. "Give it a rest!" : CEASE
55. Errata : SLIPS
57. Vitamin label amts. : RDAS
58. Agenda part : ITEM
59. ___ + 4 : ZIP
60. Altdorf's canton : URI
61. ___ troppo (moderately, in music) : NON

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