New York Times, Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Author: Dave Mackey
Editor: Will Shortz
Dave Mackey
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mackey. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Listing : ATILT
6. Where ballplayers wear gray, with "the" : ROAD
10. Nae-sayer? : SCOT
14. Wish granter : GENIE
15. Just beat : EDGE
16. Chemical defense : MACE
17. With 38- and 60-Across, what the man caught taking a dip in the reservoir said : EXCUSEMEOFFICER
20. LAX stat. : ETA
21. Vietnam War locale : LAOS
22. Pattern for a 10-Across : TARTAN
23. Strike back, say : REACT
25. Scrapes : SKINS
26. Writer/editor Brown : TINA
28. Batters' needs : HELMETS
32. Pile up : AMASS
34. Cartoon bear : YOGI
35. Luau souvenir : LEI
38. See 17-Across : BUTTHATSIGNSAYS
42. Bring into play : USE
43. Audio effect : ECHO
44. "The People's Court" prop : GAVEL
45. Some Louisianans : CREOLES
48. Soufflés do it : RISE
49. Very, in music : ASSAI
52. Auspices : AEGIS
54. Where stevedores toil : WHARFS
56. Witty Bombeck : ERMA
57. ___ polloi : HOI
60. See 17-Across : FINEFORSWIMMING
63. Biblical preposition : UNTO
64. Wine valley : NAPA
65. Krupa portrayer in a 1959 film : MINEO
66. Table expander : LEAF
67. Boomers' kids : GENX
68. Unsettled feeling : ANGST
1. "The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
2. Send a message to, these days : TEXT
3. Personified : INCARNATE
4. Lucy of "Charlie's Angels" films : LIU
5. Inventor Nikola : TESLA
6. Channel surfer's need : REMOTE
7. Pindar works : ODES
8. Of yore : AGO
9. Nimble-fingered : DEFT
10. Smug looks : SMIRKS
11. Desert flora : CACTI
12. Poseidon's place : OCEAN
13. Gulls' kin : TERNS
18. For one : EACH
19. Observing Ramadan : FASTING
24. Steinbeck title starter : EAST
26. Off-limits: Var. : TABU
27. Radio jock Don : IMUS
29. Disinfectant brand : LYSOL
30. Cry of mock surprise : MOI
31. Cackleberry : EGG
33. Tin star sporter : SHERIFF
35. Giving in abundance : LAVISHING
36. Frosty's coals : EYES
37. Marooning spot : ISLE
39. Air hero : ACE
40. Le Duc ___, 1973 Peace co-Nobelist : THO
41. Mysore garb : SARI
45. Name preceder on an envelope : CAREOF
46. Swab target : EARWAX
47. Teamster's rig : SEMI
49. Worth no stars : AWFUL
50. Distinguish oneself : SHINE
51. Year-end temp : SANTA
53. Beta follower : GAMMA
55. MP3 download : SONG
56. Armchair athlete's aid : ESPN
58. Till stack : ONES
59. Croce's "___ a Name" : IGOT
61. Comic Charlotte : RAE
62. Lowest val. : MIN

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