New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Author: Steve Salmon
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Salmon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salmon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. " ? and the ___ shall be first": Matthew : LAST
5. Singer Ives : BURL
9. Place for a boutonniere : LAPEL
14. 2-Down, for example : AUTO
15. French political division : ETAT
16. Bicker : ARGUE
17. Prefix with graphic : IDEO
18. Told all : SANG
19. ___ shoppers : KMART
20. Safecrackers' noise? : DINOFTHIEVES
23. Pharmaceutical facility : LAB
24. Zero : NIL
25. One in the plus column : WIN
28. Cherish : HOLDDEAR
33. Wordsmith William : SAFIRE
35. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
36. Glutton's before and after pics? : THINANDNOW
38. Criticizes and how! : SLAMS
41. In the past : AGO
42. Stingless bee : DRONE
43. The art of wrestling? : PINMANSHIP
46. Former 64-Across capital : NIS
47. Full : ENTIRE
48. Carry on : TRANSACT
51. "Gloria in excelsis ___" : DEO
52. ___ good deed : DOA
54. Former Portuguese colony in India : GOA
55. Cheap racing cycle? : TINSPEEDBIKE
61. Washbowl : BASIN
64. Certain Slav : SERB
65. Mideast flier : ELAL
66. Together : ASONE
67. Roughly : ORSO
68. Small stream : RILL
69. Spars : MASTS
70. Half a gas mileage rating : CITY
71. Kemo ___ : SABE
1. Deposited : LAID
2. Popular German import : AUDI
3. W.W. II gun : STEN
4. Over the hill : TOOOLD
5. Strongest possibility : BESTBET
6. Great Salt Lake state : UTAH
7. Indian royal : RANI
8. Three-star V.I.P.: Abbr. : LTGEN
9. Stop between Tampa and Orlando : LAKELAND
10. Jacket parts : ARMS
11. Holder of a Grand Slam event, for short : PGA
12. It's east of the Atl. : EUR
13. Tennis call : LET
21. Craze : FAD
22. MasterCard rival : VISA
25. A Ryder : WINONA
26. Like many O. Henry stories : IRONIC
27. Most recent : NEWEST
28. Like some locked gates : HASPED
29. Over the Internet : ONLINE
30. Simple shed : LEANTO
31. Cries of insight : AHAS
32. Starboard : RIGHT
34. New Deal inits. : FDR
37. Pinot ___ : NOIR
39. Start of the 21st century : MMI
40. Ones closely packed in : SARDINES
44. Glass gas : NEON
45. Shoulder-length hairdo : PAGEBOY
49. Doze (off) : NOD
50. Cavalry weapons : SABERS
53. Org. : ASSOC
55. Windshield feature : TINT
56. Persian spirit : PERI
57. Once, once : ERST
58. Hip bones : ILIA
59. Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
60. Fashion magazine : ELLE
61. "Pow!" : BAM
62. Simile center : ASA
63. Morse Mayday : SOS

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