New York Times, Friday, January 5, 2007

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Modern, efficient matchmaking process : SPEEDDATING
12. Alimentary particle? : ORT
15. One who got held up, maybe : LATEARRIVAL
16. Old Testament book: Abbr. : NEH
17. Sensor : ELECTRICEYE
18. TV schedule letters : TBA
19. Director Craven : WES
20. Pleads : SUES
21. Drawer freshener : SACHET
23. Record collection? : CUTS
24. Soothing art : PASTELS
25. "Nope" : UNHUNH
28. Something you might part with overseas : SAYONARA
29. Kmart acquisition : SEARS
30. Popular wedding gift : LINEN
31. N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer ___ Barney : LEM
32. Sans warranty : ASIS
33. Slate evaluator : VOTER
34. Biblical peak : NEBO
35. Acre's setting: Abbr. : ISR
36. Stable parents : MARES
37. Like tigers vis-à-vis lions : RARER
38. Good as new : REPAIRED
40. Washer setting : GENTLE
41. Arrives like a social butterfly? : FLITSIN
42. Pinup's pride : GAMS
43. Unspecified, but invariably unpleasant, alternative : ORELSE
44. Harry Belafonte cry : DAYO
45. Regrettable : SAD
48. Fabled elephant abductor : ROC
49. "Impossible!" : ITCOULDNTBE
52. The third to the fifth? : CDE
53. "Miss You Like Crazy" singer, 1989 : NATALIECOLE
54. Some tech. inst. grads : EES
55. Worker around a furnace : GLASSBLOWER
1. Raft : SLEW
2. Like 24-Across : PALE
3. Are, in Alençon : ETES
4. Port. joined it in 1986 : EEC
5. Old Japanese cars : DATSUNS
6. "The Art of Arousal" writer : DRRUTH
7. Northern constellation : ARIES
8. Little jerks : TICS
9. "___ no idea" : IVE
10. Skeptical sort : NAYSAYER
11. Player of Joe the Bartender : GLEASON
12. Open-eyed : ONTHEALERT
13. 1974 David Bowie song : REBELREBEL
14. 1953 hit that mentions "old Napoli" : THATSAMORE
22. Shipping unit: Abbr. : CTN
23. Mean types : CURS
24. You can see right through them : PANES
25. Falcon's home : USAIRFORCE
26. Dessert with candied fruit, nuts and liqueur : NESSELRODE
27. Top secrets? : HAIRPIECES
28. Placed : SITED
30. Oscar winner for "Two Women" : LOREN
33. Like some wines : VARIETAL
34. Bert Bobbsey's twin and others : NANS
36. Lost : MISSING
37. Modernize : REMODEL
39. N.L. scoreboard abbr. : ATL
40. 1960's-70's antidiscrimination movement : GAYLIB
42. Residents of ancient Alesia : GAULS
44. ___ told : DOAS
45. Throw below : STOW
46. Au fait : ABLE
47. Rural road sign image : DEER
50. Windy City rail inits. : CTA
51. PX shopper : NCO

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