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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Author:
Jack McInturff
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hint for identifying a mystery man's shirts?
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Jack McInturff

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McInturff. Wednesday freshness: 6%
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© 2006, The New York Times10/11/6 ( No. 20,791 )
Across
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Makes lace : TATS
5
It may do your bidding : EBAY
9
One played for a fool : CHUMP
14
Impulse : WHIM
15
Capital of Togo : LOME
16
Gossip : YENTA
17
Minute amount : IOTA
18
Rich earth : LOAM
19
Lacking spice : BLAND
20
Hint for identifying a mystery man's shirts? : XMARKSTHETOPS
23
50 minutes past the hour : TENTO
24
Oslo's land: Abbr. : NOR
25
Tint : HUE
28
Exterminator's job, maybe? : SHOOTINGRATS
33
Cosmo or Natl. Geographic : MAG
36
Lollapalooza : LULU
37
Next-to-last round : SEMIS
38
Healing balm : ALOE
40
Fix again, as masts : RERIG
43
Remove, as text : DELE
44
Like a designated driver, presumably : SOBER
46
Volume of Horace : ODES
48
Paneled room, maybe : DEN
49
Vestiges of skin blemishes? : THELASTWARTS
53
Perched : SAT
54
Cry of annoyance : FIE
55
Sensations before migraines : AURAE
59
Cautionary sign at a dog park? : WATCHYOURPETS
64
Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
66
Toss of the dice : ROLL
67
Scheme : PLOT
68
Hostile response : SNEER
69
Space : AREA
70
Space between dotted lines, maybe : LANE
71
Stamp sheets : PANES
72
Las Vegas light : NEON
73
Gives a gander : EYES
Down
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In the middle of, quaintly : TWIXT
2
"Oh, give me ___ ..." : AHOME
3
Cronus or Oceanus : TITAN
4
Gray matter : SMARTS
5
Room extensions : ELLS
6
Italy's outline : BOOT
7
Indian nurse : AMAH
8
Aden citizen : YEMENI
9
Sci-fi beings : CYBORGS
10
It may be hired : HELP
11
Showing no remorse : UNASHAMED
12
Quite a hgt. : MTN
13
Bottom of a paw : PAD
21
1980's-90's chancellor Helmut : KOHL
22
Big load : TON
26
Serviceable : UTILE
27
City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
29
Shirley Temple's "___ Little Girl" : OUR
30
Arena cry : OLE
31
"Presumed Innocent" author : TUROW
32
Bloodshot : RED
33
Spars : MASTS
34
"Yo, Ho!" : ALOHA
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Liaison : GOBETWEEN
39
It's slippery when wet : EEL
41
Panhandle state: Abbr. : IDA
42
Neth. neighbor : GER
45
Places for retired basketball jerseys : RAFTERS
47
Guide for the Magi : STAR
50
Error denoter : SIC
51
1943 conference site : TEHRAN
52
Lithe : SUPPLE
56
Connection maker/breaker : RELAY
57
Make amends : ATONE
58
Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
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Out of the wind : ALEE
61
Times past : YORE
62
Promise to a cook? : OLEO
63
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
64
Nile reptile : ASP
65
Kind of sample : DNA

Answer summary:
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