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New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Author:
Kevin Donovan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Director's cry ... or a statement about 17-Across and 11- and 29-Down
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Kevin Donovan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Donovan. Tuesday freshness: 7%
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G
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O
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L
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F
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A
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G
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© 2008, The New York Times3/4/8 ( No. 21,301 )
Across
1
It's full of holes and traps : GOLF
5
Gastric juices, e.g. : ACIDS
10
Remnant of a tattoo removal, maybe : SCAR
14
Zone : AREA
15
Herb popular in Indian food : CUMIN
16
Staff note : MEMO
17
Glam rocker's accessory : FEATHERBOA
19
Jessica of "Fantastic Four" films : ALBA
20
The "F" in the equation "F = ma" : FORCE
21
Pat on the back, as a baby : BURP
22
Sleigh : SLED
23
Get up : ARISE
25
Loathes : ABHORS
27
Usurer's victim : DEBTOR
30
Throat condition : STREP
31
Parisian streets : RUES
32
Tiptop : ACME
35
Drained of color : ASHEN
38
"What ___ the odds?" : ARE
39
Dumps (on) : UNLOADS
41
Guitarist's guitar : AXE
42
Succeed in life : GOFAR
44
It fills barrels : AMMO
45
Freshly : ANEW
46
Make believe : FEIGN
48
Espy : DETECT
50
Like trees on a prairie : SPARSE
52
Hooch : BOOZE
54
"Mr. ___ risin'" (classic Doors lyric) : MOJO
55
One always on the lookout for a deal : NARC
57
Hotel room posting : RATES
61
Wife of Osiris : ISIS
62
Director's cry ... or a statement about 17-Across and 11- and 29-Down : THATSAWRAP
64
Longtime Yugoslav chief : TITO
65
Flood preventer : LEVEE
66
Surrounding glow : AURA
67
List ender : ETAL
68
Play to the back of the audience : EMOTE
69
Longings : YENS
Down
1
Sailor's hook : GAFF
2
Nabisco cookie : OREO
3
King who was the father of Cordelia : LEAR
4
Moneybags types : FATCATS
5
Starting pitcher : ACE
6
Places to park : CURBS
7
Saturate : IMBUE
8
New Look designer : DIOR
9
Answer in anger : SNAPAT
10
Overhead shots : SMASHES
11
Transparent packaging material : CELLOPHANE
12
Color meaning "caution" on 13-Down : AMBER
13
See 12-Down : ROADS
18
Guitar ___ (hit video game series) : HERO
24
Oil-rich land : IRAN
26
They're uplifting : BRAS
27
Bummer : DRAG
28
Money since 2002 : EURO
29
Taco alternative : BEEFFAJITA
30
Coal bed : SEAM
33
Extended family : CLAN
34
Stereotypical tattoo : MOM
36
Company V.I.P. : EXEC
37
Former speaker Gingrich : NEWT
39
"Exodus" author : URIS
40
Long-gone bird : DODO
43
Kind of can : AEROSOL
45
Eroded : ATEAWAY
47
Like caresses : GENTLE
49
Writer Pound : EZRA
50
Beat, biblically : SMITE
51
Take as a given : POSIT
52
"Wonderful!" : BRAVO
53
Wedding band, maybe : OCTET
56
Polite way to interrupt someone : AHEM
58
Loyal : TRUE
59
Pull in : EARN
60
Watering holes : SPAS
63
"Get it?" : SEE

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