New York Times, Monday, January 1, 2007

Author: Randy Sowell
Editor: Will Shortz
Randy Sowell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Sowell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Mrs. Dithers of the comics : CORA
5. Holder of billiard balls : RACK
9. County, in Britain : SHIRE
14. Breakfast chain : IHOP
15. Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
16. Blender setting : PUREE
17. Huge : VAST
18. Numbskull : BOOB
19. Modern missive : EMAIL
20. Anger : IRE
21. Carnival treat : COTTONCANDY
23. More shrewd : CAGIER
25. "It's not easy ___ green" : BEIN
26. Like some modern music : ATONAL
29. ___ Pieces : REESES
33. Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic destination : PARIS
35. Farm billies : GOATS
37. Charlottesville sch. : UVA
38. Cutlass, e.g., informally : OLDS
39. Starts of 21- and 53-Across and 3- and 30-Down : BOWLS
40. Gets older : AGES
41. Golf ball position : LIE
42. Storms : RAGES
43. Eurasian mountains : URALS
44. The Jayhawks of the Big 12 : KANSAS
46. Groove-making tool : ROUTER
48. Tiny hill dwellers : ANTS
50. Skip : PASSUP
53. Carbonated citrus-flavored drink : ORANGECRUSH
58. Medical care grp. : HMO
59. Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
60. Diaper problem : RASH
61. Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
62. ___ tube : INNER
63. Nabisco best-seller : OREO
64. 160 square rods : ACRE
65. Jim Morrison's group, with "the" : DOORS
66. Feathered missile : DART
67. "Sure, go ahead" : OKAY
1. ___ center : CIVIC
2. "Gone With the Wind" surname : OHARA
3. White House setting : ROSEGARDEN
4. Likely : APT
5. Like many evangelicals : REBORN
6. Loads : ALOT
7. Arterial blockage : CLOT
8. Shish ___ : KABOB
9. Canis lupus familiaris, for dogs : SPECIES
10. Compassionate : HUMANE
11. Neighbor of Pakistan : IRAN
12. Actor/director Tim : REID
13. Slithery : EELY
21. Corporate V.I.P.'s : CEOS
22. "Phooey!" : NERTS
24. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
27. Wide-eyed : AGOG
28. Toward the bottom : LOWER
30. 1963 #1 hit for the Fireballs : SUGARSHACK
31. Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
32. Impudent talk : SASS
33. President before Taylor : POLK
34. Inter ___ : ALIA
36. Too : ALSO
39. Moisten, as poultry : BASTE
40. Mars' Greek counterpart : ARES
42. New York N.H.L.'ers : RANGERS
43. Great Salt Lake's state : UTAH
45. Wood-smoothing tool : SANDER
47. Result : UPSHOT
49. Atlantic food fish : SCROD
51. Shadow : UMBRA
52. Actress Parker ___ : POSEY
53. "Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
54. Nevada city : RENO
55. River through Florence : ARNO
56. ___ avis : RARA
57. One getting a manual : USER
61. Confucian path : TAO

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