New York Times, Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FGJQX} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. AARP or the National Rifle Association : LOBBY
6. Without: Fr. : SANS
10. French city in 1944 fighting : METZ
14. "Bird on ___" (1990 film) : AWIRE
15. Lafayette's state? : ETAT
16. Singer India.___ : ARIE
17. Kind of code : PENAL
18. Super star : NOVA
19. Poetic foot : IAMB
20. Asian cat : SNOWLEOPARD
23. Blue Jays, on a scoreboard : TOR
24. Net : CLEAR
25. Heroine of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
27. Euro forerunner : ECU
29. Slo-o-ow leak : DRIP
31. Santa ___ winds : ANA
32. Makeshift seat at a rodeo : BALE
34. Penn, for one: Abbr. : STA
35. Alarm bell : TOCSIN
39. With 41- and 43-Across, cop cruiser ... or a description of the five animals named in this puzzle : BLACK
41. See 39-Across : AND
43. See 39-Across : WHITE
44. Form of many a diploma : SCROLL
46. Smidge : DAB
48. Sign to be interpreted : OMEN
49. "The dog ate my homework," maybe : LIE
50. "You love," to Livy : AMAS
52. Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
53. Some track-and-field training : SPRINTS
57. Move stealthily : PROWL
59. Decorative pond fish : KOI
60. Shamu, for one : KILLERWHALE
64. "Back in the ___" : USSR
66. Porky Pig, e.g. : TOON
67. Building usually without a 13th floor : HOTEL
68. Penury : NEED
69. "La Belle et la ___" (French fairy tale) : BETE
70. At ___ for words : ALOSS
71. Actress Sedgwick of "The Closer" : KYRA
72. Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
73. Like the review "Hated it," e.g. : TERSE
1. Track units : LAPS
2. Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
3. Like some vision : BINOCULAR
4. Melee : BRAWL
5. Bellowed : YELLED
6. Potential enamorada : SENORITA
7. On : ATOP
8. Like some exercises : NAVAL
9. Ogle : STAREAT
10. ___ tai (drink) : MAI
11. Poetic Muse : ERATO
12. Island near Java : TIMOR
13. Equus quagga : ZEBRA
21. Prominent features of Alfred E. Neuman : EARS
22. "What should I ___?" : DONOW
26. ___ cheese : NACHO
27. Wanes : EBBS
28. Class after trig : CALC
30. One of the 2008 Olympic mascots : PANDA
33. Cause of a beach closure, maybe : ECOLI
36. Flight training equipment : SIMULATOR
37. Thing : ITEM
38. "99 Red Balloons" singer, 1984 : NENA
40. "Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
42. Made less intense : DAMPENED
45. 1970 #1 hit whose title follows the lyric "Speaking words of wisdom ..." : LETITBE
47. Bob ___, 2008 Libertarian candidate for president : BARR
51. "Who cares?" : SOWHAT
53. Polecat : SKUNK
54. Actress Parker : POSEY
55. Choir support : RISER
56. Tart fruits : SLOES
58. Intact : WHOLE
61. Former Mississippi senator Trent : LOTT
62. Minus : LESS
63. Ultimatum ender : ELSE
65. Nutritional abbr. : RDA

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