New York Times, Monday, July 3, 2006

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "___ Las Vegas" (1964 Elvis movie) : VIVA
5. Armageddon : DOOM
9. Snapshot : PHOTO
14. Gulf of ___, off the coast of Yemen : ADEN
15. River of Spain : EBRO
16. Pavarotti, notably : TENOR
17. First digit in a California ZIP code : NINE
18. Hammer's end : PEEN
19. ___-Seltzer : BROMO
20. Those seeking attention? : YOUWHOYOOHOO
23. Had a bite : ATE
24. Obstinate one : ASS
25. Convoy's front : LEADCAR
29. Rapper Dr. ___ : DRE
30. Waterfall effect : MIST
31. Cheer for a torero : OLE
32. Hearth contents : ASHES
35. Dobbin's dinner : OATS
36. Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
37. Mark on a Russian author's to-do list? : CHEKHOVCHECKOFF
40. Gen. Patton, to George C. Scott : ROLE
41. Pod contents : PEAS
42. Subtle reminders : HINTS
43. First lady? : EVE
44. Casino card game : FARO
45. Five-spot : FIN
46. Graduates-to-be : SENIORS
48. Chaney of horror films : LON
49. U-turn from NNW : SSE
52. A Bangkok drink I had? : MYTHAIMAITAI
55. Clean in a tub : BATHE
58. Go beyond a once-over : OGLE
59. Make yawn : BORE
60. TV studio sign : ONAIR
61. Algerian seaport : ORAN
62. Jai ___ : ALAI
63. Twists out of shape : WARPS
64. What it may take to answer the question "Does this make me look fat?" : TACT
65. City near Carson City : RENO
1. Title uncle in a classic Russian play : VANYA
2. Doofus : IDIOT
3. Show's place : VENUE
4. Once more : ANEW
5. Topple, as a ruler : DEPOSE
6. Follows directions : OBEYS
7. Splittable cookie : OREO
8. Single-slab stone monuments : MONOLITHS
9. J.F.K. commanded one in W.W. II : PTBOAT
10. He ordered the execution of John the Baptist : HEROD
11. Lennon's Yoko : ONO
12. Mr. Turkey : TOM
13. El Dorado's treasure : ORO
21. Like an arctic winter : HARSH
22. Hermann who wrote "Siddhartha" : HESSE
26. : : COLON
27. In the air : ALOFT
28. Snorkeling destinations : REEFS
29. Hockey player's deceptive move : DEKE
30. Former Portuguese territory in 39-Down : MACAO
32. 1960's TV's "Green ___" : ACRES
33. Subway rider's move : SHOVE
34. Hunt of "As Good as It Gets" : HELEN
35. Go too far : OVERSHOOT
36. Related (to) : AKIN
38. Dizzying museum display : OPART
39. Home to 1.3 billion people : CHINA
44. Gathering spots at intermission : FOYERS
45. Instigate : FOMENT
47. "Gotcha, bro" : IMHIP
48. Shade of purple : LILAC
49. Ripped off : STOLE
50. Food wrap : SARAN
51. Old MacDonald refrain : EIEIO
53. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
54. Letter-shaped girder : IBAR
55. Arrow's shooter : BOW
56. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
57. Road goo : TAR

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