New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Taub
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spur on a climbing iron : GAFF
5. Temple V.I.P. : RABBI
10. Less than a one-star movie : BOMB
14. Saragossa's river : EBRO
15. Lake Geneva spa : EVIAN
16. Mishmash : OLIO
17. Macedonian king to those who knew him when : ALEXTHEORDINARY
20. Old-fashioned ingredient : RYE
21. Medieval merchants' guild : HANSE
22. Dug up : MINED
23. Pitts of old Hollywood : ZASU
24. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
25. Czar to those who knew him when : PETETHEMEDIOCRE
33. Waters naturally : RAINS
34. Summit : APEX
35. Bagel filler : LOX
36. Herr Bismarck : OTTO
37. Store away : LAYIN
39. Be ominous : BODE
40. "___ the fields we go" : OER
41. It's a long story : SAGA
42. Fiddle with : ALTER
43. Prussian king to those who knew him when : FREDTHENOTSOHOT
47. "Lady" preceder, often : OUR
48. Put up : POST
49. Draconian : STERN
52. Aplomb : POISE
54. Wanted notice: Abbr. : APB
57. Czarina to those who knew her when : KATETHEPASSABLE
60. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
61. Use a soapbox : ORATE
62. Kill : DOIN
63. New York's Carnegie ___ : DELI
64. Whimpered : PULED
65. 1956 hotspot : SUEZ
1. Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
2. Well : ABLY
3. Unfettered : FREE
4. Sexy lass : FOX
5. Go over and over : REHASH
6. Way of approach : AVENUE
7. Brief lives : BIOS
8. Stripped : BARE
9. Third line on a ballot: Abbr. : IND
10. Kind of shark : BONITO
11. "The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
12. Difficult place to walk : MIRE
13. Hopalong Cassidy actor : BOYD
18. "___ life!" : THATS
19. Commingle : IMMIX
23. Stoicism founder : ZENO
24. Yemeni port : ADEN
25. 86 is a high one : PROOF
26. Gormandizer : EATER
27. British chemical lab measurement : TITRE
28. Like the corn god Yum Kax : MAYAN
29. Prefix with center : EPI
30. Minister's calling, with "the" : CLOTH
31. Bulldogger's venue : RODEO
32. Use with effort : EXERT
37. 1939 co-star of Haley and Bolger : LAHR
38. 86 is a high one : AGE
39. Stain : BLOT
41. Jumping garbage cans on a motorcycle, e.g. : STUNT
42. Dolts : ASSES
44. Moolah : DOREMI
45. Narcotic : OPIATE
46. Like some coins and salads : TOSSED
49. Lose traction : SKID
50. Far from risqué : TAME
51. Enumerator's ending : ETAL
52. Indiana town where Cole Porter was born : PERU
53. Iridescent stone : OPAL
54. Leigh Hunt's "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
55. Dance exercise : PLIE
56. German auto pioneer : BENZ
58. Quaint dance : HOP
59. Yellow Pages displays : ADS

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