New York Times, Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 2.49 This is puzzle # 171 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This has the highest Scrabble score of any puzzle in the database.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Speak in Spain : HABLA
6. Certain orchestra : POPS
10. Kid's racer : KART
14. Make housebound, say, in the winter : ICEIN
15. Fair's opposite : FOUL
16. Building beam : IBAR
17. Bear of children's verse : FUZZYWUZZY
19. Chucklehead : BOZO
20. Indignation : IRE
21. "___ Silver, away!" : HIYO
22. Lively, as dance music : JIVEY
23. Sandwich sausage : SALAMI
26. Kismet : FATE
27. Congratulatory cry : HUZZAHHUZZAH
33. "This looks ver-r-ry bad!" : OHGOD
36. Neptune's realm : OCEAN
37. Prefix with skeleton : EXO
38. Last episode in a Monday-Friday miniseries : PARTV
39. ATM maker : NCR
40. Spares, e.g. : TIRES
42. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
43. Motionless : INERT
45. Superstars, to fans : IDOLS
46. Flashiness : RAZZLEDAZZLE
49. "Nana" author Émile : ZOLA
50. All one can see : EYEFUL
54. Prize highly : VALUE
56. Splinter group : SECT
59. "That's ___-brainer" : ANO
60. Tennis score : ADIN
61. Slogan of Little Caesars : PIZZAPIZZA
64. Made a case? : SUED
65. Zhivago's love : LARA
66. Had a traditional dinner : ATEIN
67. Head angel in "Touched by an Angel" : TESS
68. Epps of "Scream 2" : OMAR
69. Dangerous nestful : WASPS
1. 45 players : HIFIS
2. Integra maker : ACURA
3. Gem holder : BEZEL
4. Gossipy Smith : LIZ
5. "___ objections?" : ANY
6. "Bah, humbug!" : PFUI
7. Leaking goop : OOZY
8. "The Godfather" novelist : PUZO
9. Surreptitious : SLY
10. Give unwanted advice : KIBITZ
11. Like hoped-for winter temps in the North : ABOVEZERO
12. Demolish : RAZE
13. Home of Paris : TROY
18. Crackerjack : WHIZ
22. In a stylish way : JAUNTILY
24. On ___ streak (lucky) : AHOT
25. Joyless town after Casey struck out : MUDVILLE
26. Govt. mortgage provider : FHA
28. In districts : ZONED
29. Ghana's capital : ACCRA
30. Alamo competitor : HERTZ
31. Leap for Lipinski : AXEL
32. "Bonanza" brother : HOSS
33. Phone button : OPER
34. ___-kiri : HARA
35. Scary bears : GRIZZLIES
41. What the French think? : IDEE
44. Granting grp. : NEA
47. "Holy smokes!" : ZOUNDS
48. Epsilon follower : ZETA
51. Unsettles : FAZES
52. Open, as a jacket : UNZIP
53. Bank sign : LOANS
54. Seemingly boundless : VAST
55. Together, musically : ADUE
56. "The King and I" setting : SIAM
57. Book after Chronicles : EZRA
58. Father of a grand duke : CZAR
61. Hamas rival, for short : PLO
62. Hairy hand : PAW
63. "Ain't ___ shame?" : ITA

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