New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 2005

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Home free : SAFE
5. Condescend : STOOP
10. Beam intensely : LASE
14. Pristine plot : EDEN
15. Caste member, say : HINDU
16. Grimm opener : ONCE
17. In one's Sunday finest : ALLDRESSED
19. Stooge's laugh syllable : NYUK
20. Union demand : RAISE
21. Interrogate : GRILL
23. Rush-hour hour : SIX
24. Flamenco guitarist Carlos : MONTOYA
29. Antithesis: Abbr. : OPP
31. Like, with "to" : COTTON
32. Swazi, e.g. : BANTU
34. Old paper section : ROTO
37. Carousing : WHOOPINGIT
39. Hank of Hollywood : AZARIA
41. Like just the draft of an e-mail : UNSENT
42. Violet variety : JOHNNYJUMP
46. A.A.A. and B.B.B., e.g. : ORGS
47. Biscotto flavoring : ANISE
48. Jamison of the N.B.A. : ANTAWN
50. In position : SET
51. Opt not to charge, perhaps : PAYCASH
53. Castigate : RIP
56. Sword parts : HILTS
58. Aria sung by Renato : ERITU
60. Burlesque show accessories : BOAS
61. What a vertigo sufferer may wonder : WHICHWAYIS
66. Neighbor of the radius : ULNA
67. Stomach : ABIDE
68. Radar unit? : MASH
69. Crane construction : NEST
70. In need of a muffler : NOISY
71. Something to stage : PLAY
1. Retail giant : SEARS
2. Two-time loser to Ike : ADLAI
3. Name of three popes : FELIX
4. Some linemen : ENDS
5. Any car, affectionately : SHE
6. Bard's contraction : TIS
7. Follower of add, slip or come : ONS
8. Horatian work : ODE
9. A little overweight : PUDGY
10. TV's Anderson : LONI
11. For even a minute more : ANYLONGER
12. Making a bust, maybe : SCULPTING
13. Cry in cartoons : EEK
18. Riviera's San ___ : REMO
22. Follower of Meir and Shamir : RABIN
25. "Venice Preserved" dramatist Thomas : OTWAY
26. Greatest possible : NTH
27. Before-long connection : TOO
28. Inspiration for Lennon's "Woman" : ONO
30. Tries to hole out : PUTTS
31. Toes' woes : CORNS
33. Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
34. 15-Across rulers : RAJAS
35. Problem linked to CFC's : OZONEHOLE
36. Papeete's people : TAHITIANS
38. Cocoon residents : PUPAS
40. Fumble-fingered : INEPT
43. Cousin of a crow : JAY
44. Family member, for short : UNC
45. Training org.? : MTA
49. "That was close!' : WHEW
52. Nile spanner : ASWAN
53. Coin of Qatar : RIYAL
54. "___ far far better thing ...": Dickens : ITISA
55. Far from reticent : PUSHY
57. D.A.-to-be's hurdle : LSAT
59. Alternative to stairs : RAMP
60. Hair style : BUN
62. "Deadwood" airer : HBO
63. Junior's junior : III
64. Parts of finan. portfolios : CDS
65. "What's the big idea?!" : HEY

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