New York Times, Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Author: James R. Leeds
Editor: Will Shortz
James R. Leeds
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {DJQW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Maître d's offering : MENU
5. Name on planes, once : USAIR
10. Storyline : PLOT
14. Drug dealer's customer : USER
15. TV antenna of old : RABBITEARS
17. Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
18. Hirsute Himalayan beast : TIBETANYAK
19. Rug rat : TOT
20. Vintner's prefix : OENO
21. RR stop : STA
22. Tourist attraction near Giza : SPHINX
24. Pacino danced it in "Scent of a Woman" : THETANGO
29. Neural network : RETE
31. Stein contents : ALE
32. PC monitor part : CRT
33. Exotic jelly flavor : GUAVA
36. "The Soup ___" (classic "Seinfeld" episode) : NAZI
38. ___ Tzu (toy dog) : SHIH
39. Appropriate comment for this puzzle : ITSALLGREEKTOME
42. Jockey strap : REIN
43. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
44. Pinker in the middle : RARER
45. La-la lead-in : TRA
46. An ex of Frank : AVA
47. Coal-rich German region : SAAR
49. Mets contest at Shea, e.g. : HOMEGAME
52. Go from pub to pub : BARHOP
56. "Lord, is ___?" : ITI
57. Cash holder : TILL
59. G.P. grp. : AMA
60. Project's conclusion : FINALPHASE
64. Bikini parts : BRAS
65. Is compliant : COOPERATES
66. "___ it a pity?" : ISNT
67. Smoke or salt, maybe : CURE
68. Day one : ONSET
69. ___ Pet : CHIA
1. They're required : MUSTS
2. Bar, legally : ESTOP
3. Not o'er : NEATH
4. Large coffee container : URN
5. Composition's original form : URTEXT
6. Spahn teammate Johnny : SAIN
7. Monk's superior : ABBOT
8. "Can ___ dreaming?" : IBE
9. Slower, in mus. : RIT
10. Tetra- plus one : PENTA
11. Secure oneself in port : LAYANCHOR
12. "? man ___ mouse?" : ORA
13. Sound of rebuke : TSK
16. Have a sample of : TASTE
20. Tatum of "Paper Moon" : ONEAL
23. Former Nascar driver Ernie : IRVAN
25. Filberts : HAZELS
26. Wiesel who wrote "Night" : ELIE
27. Dirt : GRIME
28. Catchall category : OTHER
30. Memory trace : ENGRAM
33. Waist size : GIRTH
34. In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
35. Turkey's locale : ASIAMINOR
37. Celestial altar : ARA
38. Reporter Brenda of the comics : STARR
40. Magma, after surfacing : LAVA
41. Rural village in South Africa : KRAAL
46. Nimble : AGILE
48. Most up to the task : ABLEST
50. Marchers' camp : ETAPE
51. Les ___-Unis : ETATS
53. Hard on the ears : HARSH
54. Muscat native : OMANI
55. Fusilli or rotini : PASTA
58. "Ah so!" : ISEE
60. TV regulatory grp. : FCC
61. Marker letters : IOU
62. Old hand : PRO
63. ___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
64. Inexpensive pen : BIC

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