New York Times, Monday, July 11, 2005

Author: Janice M. Putney
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Putney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Swiss peaks : ALPS
5. Bit of dust : SPECK
10. It holds a bunch : VASE
14. Blood fluids : SERA
15. Cather who wrote "My Ántonia" : WILLA
16. Personal flair : ELAN
17. Greeting for Julius : HAILCAESAR
19. In position, as a cornerstone : LAID
20. One who proffers an arm : ESCORT
21. Destructive beetles : WEEVILS
23. Dictation taker : STENO
24. Number of zodiac signs : TWELVE
26. Words to live by : CREED
28. Rand McNally product : ATLAS
32. 24-hour conveniences, for short : ATMS
36. Fund for old age: Abbr. : IRA
37. One under one : INFANT
38. Bit of bridal attire : VEIL
39. Giant : TITAN
41. Catch ___ (start to understand) : ONTO
42. Rationalization : EXCUSE
44. Humble home : HUT
45. Struggle for air : GASP
46. Cash in a cache, e.g. : STASH
47. Fruit whose seeds are spit out : MELON
49. Sand trap, for one : HAZARD
51. Following : AFTER
56. Oscar winner for "Kramer Vs. Kramer" : HOFFMAN
59. Star, in Paris : ETOILE
60. Org. that defends individual rights : ACLU
61. Title song of a Prince film : PURPLERAIN
64. Baseball's Musial : STAN
65. Duos : PAIRS
66. Gait between walk and canter : TROT
67. Duck's home : POND
68. "Tiny Alice" playwright Edward : ALBEE
69. Diner sign : EATS
1. Fireplace remnants : ASHES
2. "That's the ___ I can do" : LEAST
3. Three for a dollar, e.g. : PRICE
4. Hairdresser's shop : SALON
5. Big baseball hit : SWAT
6. Cobbler : PIE
7. Raised railways : ELS
8. Mauled, as by a bear : CLAWED
9. Capek who wrote "R.U.R." : KAREL
10. Mel Torme's sobriquet, with "the" : VELVETFOG
11. Jai ___ : ALAI
12. Mast item : SAIL
13. Means justifiers, some say : ENDS
18. Relative of a gator : CROC
22. Hoosier senator Bayh : EVAN
24. Actress Garr : TERI
25. This puzzle's theme : WEATHER
27. Ceremony : RITE
29. Actress Turner : LANA
30. Kitchen pests : ANTS
31. Cease : STOP
32. Madison and Fifth, in N.Y.C. : AVES
33. What's read : TEXT
34. Isinglass : MICA
35. Illicit reserve : SLUSHFUND
37. Mad about : INTO
40. "___ Lang Syne" : AULD
43. Fraud : SHAM
47. Alternative to automatic : MANUAL
48. Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
50. Frank of the Mothers of Invention : ZAPPA
52. Strong point : FORTE
53. Queen's headgear : TIARA
54. Author T. S. ___ : ELIOT
55. Income for Fred and Ethel Mertz : RENTS
56. Trunk closer : HASP
57. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
58. Sweet Spanish dessert : FLAN
59. Otherwise : ELSE
62. Kid : RIB
63. Before: Prefix : PRE

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