New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2004

Author: Peter Abide
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Abide. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. Smudge : BLOT
5. Quiet times : CALMS
10. Hole maker : MOTH
14. Call's companion : BECK
15. One in search of a tin can : UBOAT
16. Parrot : ECHO
17. Hesitation by actor William? : KATTSPAUSE
19. Fats Waller's "___ I'll Be Tired of You" : THEN
20. Peeved : INASNIT
21. Rustling sound : SWOOSH
23. Peanut Butter Lovers Mo. : NOV
24. River of Hesse : EDER
26. Abed : NOTUP
28. Garden figure : GNOME
30. Don't just stand there : REACT
33. Piz Bernina, e.g. : ALP
34. Suffix with modern : IZE
36. Reason for a citation: Abbr. : DWI
37. A large order : ELKS
38. Contract term for a 1930's heavyweight champ? : BAERSCLAUSE
41. 1974 Gould/Sutherland spoof : SPYS
43. Farm cry : MOO
44. Select, with "for" : OPT
45. Neither's partner : NOR
46. Handle clumsily : PAWAT
48. Crocheted item : SHAWL
52. Bit of nostalgia : OLDIE
54. Leaves home? : TREE
56. Key opener? : PHI
57. Vivacity : ESPRIT
60. Straddling : ONTOPOF
62. Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
63. Actor Russell's Oscar win? : CROWESFEAT
65. Is beneficial : PAYS
66. Trade fair-goer : BUYER
67. Greatness : FAME
68. Travel plans: Abbr. : RTES
69. ___ Yello (soft drink) : MELLO
70. Went down : SLID
1. "The Thrill Is Gone" hitmaker, 1970 : BBKING
2. Use for support : LEANON
3. Book specification : OCTAVO
4. Ducats: Abbr. : TKTS
5. One of a team of eight : CUPID
6. Lessener : ABATER
7. Cardinals great ___ Brock : LOU
8. It may be high in church : MASS
9. Do a slow boil : STEW
10. "Ditto" : METOO
11. Biography of a noted newspaper publisher? : OCHSTALE
12. Comic book hero since 1962 : THEHULK
13. Babydoll : HON
18. Cause for a blessing : SNEEZE
22. Ft. Erie's home : ONT
25. Revolutionary War soldier : REDCOAT
27. Later afterthought: Abbr. : PPS
29. G.I.'s not accounted for : MIAS
31. Leather sticker : AWL
32. "Later!" : CIAO
35. First name in humor : ERMA
37. Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
38. Famed admiral's concurrence? : BYRDSAYE
39. Spread : SOW
40. Tournament shockers : UPSETS
41. ___-Jet (winter vehicle) : SNO
42. Skunk : POLECAT
46. Apiece : PER
47. Mason's aid : TROWEL
49. Attorney's filing : APPEAL
50. Introspective query : WHOAMI
51. Stole : LIFTED
53. Bridge declaration : IPASS
55. Summer time in Buenos Aires : ENERO
58. Long-range weapon, for short : ICBM
59. Align : TRUE
61. Switch positions : OFFS
62. Popular news source, briefly : NPR
64. Olive ___ : OYL

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