New York Times, Monday, August 7, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Jewel : GEM
4. Accumulate : AMASS
9. One making a point at church? : SPIRE
14. Mine find : ORE
15. Money in India : RUPEE
16. Hearing-related : AURAL
17. Top-ranked player in a tournament : FIRSTSEED
19. Little old man in a fairy tale : GNOME
20. Supernatural : OCCULT
21. Confucian path : TAO
23. Network that covers the N.Y.S.E. : CNBC
24. Reward from a boss : RAISE
25. Holdup victim's plea : DONTSHOOT
27. Kids' guessing game : ISPY
29. Cereal that's "for kids" : TRIX
30. Smoker's mouthpiece : PIPESTEM
34. Shoot using a scope, say : SNIPE
37. Ripken who played 2,632 straight games : CAL
38. Dutch island in the Caribbean : ARUBA
41. Playa ___ Rey, Calif. : DEL
42. Trap : SNARE
45. Decorative foil : GOLDLEAF
48. Cheap laughs : YUKS
50. Patricia ___, Best Actress for "Hud" : NEAL
51. Beer drinker's bar request : GIMMEABUD
55. "Of course," slangily : NATCH
59. See 60-Across : ROOM
60. With 59-Across, battle planning site : WAR
61. Pay no heed : IGNORE
62. Kofi of the U.N. : ANNAN
64. Pilgrims' carrier : MAYFLOWER
66. Long, drawn-out attack : SIEGE
67. Indifferent : BLASE
68. Dig into, as dinner : EAT
69. Check recipient : PAYEE
70. Furrier John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
71. Area between N. and S. Korea : DMZ
1. Try to attain : GOFOR
2. "Fear of Fifty" writer Jong : ERICA
3. Parisian thanks : MERCI
4. Lacking guile : ARTLESS
5. Be compelled to : MUST
6. Cousin of a human : APE
7. Look after : SEETO
8. Alternative to a convertible : SEDAN
9. Slump : SAG
10. Hit the time clock : PUNCHIN
11. Rust : IRONOXIDE
12. Classic Stallone role : RAMBO
13. Send to the Capitol : ELECT
18. "Wake Up Little ___" : SUSIE
22. Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
25. Easter egg decorator : DYER
26. Sophs., two years later : SRS
28. Mom-and-pop grp. : PTA
30. Dell products : PCS
31. Singer Janis : IAN
32. Monopoly game equipment : PLAYMONEY
33. Face on a "wanted" poster : MUG
35. Vegetable on a vine : PEA
36. North Pole helper : ELF
39. School funder, often : BOND
40. Drink with a head on it : ALE
43. Search (through) : RUMMAGE
44. Squeeze (out) : EKE
46. Tassel on a cap, e.g. : DANGLER
47. Grassy plain of South America : LLANO
49. Logging tool : SAW
51. Understanding : GRASP
52. Ancient region with an architectural style named after it : IONIA
53. "La ___" ('59 hit) : BAMBA
54. European/Asian range : URALS
56. Dragged behind : TOWED
57. Cat's saucerful : CREAM
58. Avis rival : HERTZ
61. In that case ... : IFSO
63. Born: Fr. : NEE
65. China's Sun  ___-sen : YAT

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