New York Times, Thursday, October 11, 2007

Author: E. J. Platt
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric J. Platt
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Platt. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Falling stars drop off the edge of a cliff.
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Across Down
1. Any one of a trio of Hollywood sisters : GABOR
6. Reason to get some cosmetic dental work : CHIP
10. ___-Americans (about 3.5 million people) : ARAB
14. Say "amen," say : AGREE
15. Gadzooks, e.g. : OATH
16. "You've Got Mail" actress : MEGRYAN
17. People's 2006 Sexiest Man Alive : GEORGECLOONEY
19. Just : ONLY
20. City southeast of 64-Across : ADA
21. Starting : ASOF
22. Beverage brand : NESTEA
24. Mouth's locale : DELTA
26. Cage for hawks : MEW
27. Subway stop: Abbr. : STN
28. New York's ___ Mansion : GRACIE
30. Hen, e.g. : LAYER
32. Julius Caesar portrayer, 1963 : REXHARRISON
34. What a drinker may enter : REHAB
38. Chevrolet model : AVEO
39. Big exporter of coconut cream and coconut oil : SAMOA
41. Prefix with kinetic : TELE
42. O.K.'s : YESES
44. Frat Pack actor : BENSTILLER
46. Tasty : SAPID
48. Smirk : SIMPER
49. Fertilized things : OVA
52. Wander : GAD
53. Like some checks : KITED
54. Quarter : REGION
56. City with una torre pendente : PISA
57. Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
60. R & B singer with a hit 1990s sitcom : BRANDY
61. Wishful things? ... or a literal description of 16-, 17-, 32-, 44- and 60-Across : FALLINGSTARS
64. City along the Chisholm Trail : ENID
65. Fidel Castro's brother : RAUL
66. Part of a printing press : INKER
67. Refuse : DENY
68. Starchy side dish : YAMS
69. Points on a crescent moon : CUSPS
1. Crazy : GAGA
2. Like relics : AGED
3. Timber hewers : BROADAXES
4. Poetic contraction : OER
5. Robes, tiaras, etc. : REGALIA
6. Shade of brown : COCOA
7. Game division : HALF
8. "Were ___ do it over ..." : ITO
9. Insincere : PHONEY
10. Partner in an old radio comedy duo : AMOS
11. Lets : RENTS
12. Shoelace tip : AGLET
13. Presidential candidate who said "No one can earn a million dollars honestly" : BRYAN
18. Some organic compounds : ESTERS
23. Water holder : EWER
25. Repeats : ECHOES
26. Construction worker : MASON
28. South side? : GRAY
29. French dream : REVE
30. Like many cared-for lawns : LIMED
31. Measure again, as a movie's length : RETIME
33. Fervent : RABID
35. Computer technicians' positions : HELPDESKS
36. Everyone, in Essen : ALLE
37. Blast constituent? : BEER
40. Historic Umbrian town : ASSISI
43. Palm type : SAGO
45. Enormous : TITANIC
47. Sauté : PANFRY
49. Like an eyeball : ORBED
50. "From the Earth to the Moon" author : VERNE
51. "Encore!" : AGAIN
53. Volleyball stat : KILLS
55. Annual May event, informally : INDY
56. Windfall : PLUM
58. When repeated, a dance instructor's call : STEP
59. Most are 3, 4 or 5 : PARS
62. Top bond rating : AAA
63. Bearded beast : GNU

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