New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 2006

Author: Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Pete Muller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Malicious one : VIPER
6. Country music legend Ernest : TUBB
10. Poverty and war : ILLS
14. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
15. Oil that's not really oily : OLAY
16. Board unit? : MEAL
17. Relative of "It's not you, it's me" : I NEED MY SPACE
20. Co. name ender : LTD
21. Girl who's having a ball : DEB
22. Like some expensive tickets : SCALPED
23. Actor McGregor : EWAN
25. Prepared : SET
27. "Chasing ___," 1997 film : AMY
28. Two tablets every 12 hours, say : DOSAGE
30. Mother of Ares : HERA
32. Cry of disgust : FIE
35. Jimmied : FORCED
37. "Bye Bye Bye" boy band : NSYNC
39. Almost zero : NEXT TO NOTHING
43. Rule to follow : BYLAW
44. 1979 Vanessa Redgrave title role : AGATHA
45. 50's political inits. : AES
46. Kind of skirt : HULA
48. Rowers : OARMEN
52. The husband's : HIS
53. Old hand : PRO
55. "___ Sutra" : KAMA
56. Judge : ARBITER
60. Yalie : ELI
62. Certain corp. takeover : LBO
63. "We have a big dessert coming" : LEAVE SOME ROOM
66. Trim : PARE
67. Alternative media magazine : UTNE
68. Title boy in old comics : DONDI
69. They may be hard to beat : ODDS
70. Tap-in, e.g. : PUTT
71. Follows : OBEYS
1. Hidden : VEILED
2. Bisected : IN TWO
3. Cuddly zoo animals : PANDAS
4. Hot time in Québec : ETE
5. Rush, e.g. : REED
6. Repeated part of a soliloquy : TO BE
7. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
8. Dark horses : BAYS
9. How many vacationers travel : BY CAR
10. Suggest : IMPLY
11. Bound : LEAP
12. Some frills : LACE
13. Source of many spills : SLED
18. Leave : DESERT
19. Fox with the 1988 hit "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" : SAMANTHA
24. Borderline agreement? : NAFTA
26. Classic name in retail clothing … or a hint to this puzzle's theme : THE GAP
29. Blanch : GO WHITE
31. Dame ___ : EDNA
32. Memo starter : FYI
33. B & B : INN
34. Ticker tape, for short? : ECG
36. Shade of black : COAL
38. Predator : SHARK
39. Rockets can be found in this: Abbr. : NBA
40. Check out : EYE
41. Some T-shirts : XLS
42. He played Lord Jim in "Lord Jim" : OTOOLE
47. Deplete : USE UP
49. 1992 and '96 Dream Team member : MALONE
50. Represent : EMBODY
51. Campbell and Judd : NAOMIS
52. Allergic reaction : HIVES
54. Convened again : REMET
56. Meat dish often served with gravy : ALPO
57. Go through : READ
58. Good college for poets? : BARD
59. VW predecessor : RSTU
61. Words of affirmation : I DO
64. It touches four Great Lakes: Abbr. : ONT
65. Deprive (of) : ROB

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