New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {GJXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 1980s sitcom built around the Tanner family : ALF
4. W.W. I French fighter planes : SPADS
9. Alternative to a wagon : SEDAN
14. Agnus ___ : DEI
15. Northern native : ALEUT
16. Fate : KARMA
17. Library copy of a book, commonly : HARDBACKEDITION
20. Coastal raptor : OSPREY
21. Gardner of "The Barefoot Contessa" : AVA
22. Org. with an eagle in its logo : NRA
23. La ___ (Chinese food brand) : CHOY
24. Prepared some desserts : BAKEDCAKES
28. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
30. Show : AIR
31. J.D.'s title : ESQ
34. Girl in a "Paint Your Wagon" song : ELISA
36. Hard or soft drink : CIDER
40. With 42-Across, prepare to play cards (and a hint to this puzzle's circled letters) : SHUFFLE
42. See 40-Across : THEDECK
44. "Dang it!" : SHOOT
45. Rail site : STAIR
47. It may be pitched : WOO
48. Played the first card : LED
50. High, in a way : ONPOT
52. Hunting aids : DUCKDECOYS
56. Book before Obadiah : AMOS
60. That, to Teodoro : ESA
61. Computer key : ALT
62. Hot ___ : TAMALE
64. Place to get an Electra, once : BUICKDEALERSHIP
68. The Sun, The Moon or The Star : TAROT
69. On one's toes : ALERT
70. "Little" woman of '60s music : EVA
71. Casino section : SLOTS
72. Like non-oyster months : RLESS
73. Cath., for one : REL
1. Having only one purpose : ADHOC
2. Collar attachment : LEASH
3. Dempsey's 1923 opponent : FIRPO
4. Kemo ___ : SABE
5. Umpire's shout : PLAYBALL
6. Former govt. agcy. formed after W.W. II : AEC
7. 1988 presidential candidate : DUKAKIS
8. Wozniak who co-founded Apple Computer : STEVE
9. Item that's often waxed : SKI
10. With 11-Down, preceders of "be merry" : EAT
11. See 10-Down : DRINK
12. Mediterranean emotion : AMORE
13. Certain family members, affectionately : NANAS
18. Prohibitionists : DRYS
19. Baby's word : DADA
25. First sign : ARIES
26. Roman who originated the phrase "While there's life, there's hope" : CICERO
27. Like a desert : ARID
29. Tested the weight of : HEFTED
31. Serpentine shape : ESS
32. "Keep it down" : SHH
33. "___ Vadis" : QUO
35. Words before time or cost : ATANY
37. You may get your feet wet with this : DEW
38. Prefix with tourist : ECO
39. Studio behind many Astaire/Rogers films : RKO
41. Coffeehouse music genre : FOLK
43. Coffeehouse patrons, once : HIPSTERS
46. Nickname for former N.F.L.'er Ed Jones : TOOTALL
49. Like some batteries : DEAD
51. Highland headgear : TAMS
52. Red ink cause : DEBTS
53. Run-of-the-mill : USUAL
54. Africa's most populous city : CAIRO
55. Word that may go before 42-Across : CLEAR
57. "Real Time With Bill ___" : MAHER
58. Green shade : OLIVE
59. Flower part : SEPAL
63. Some are fine : ARTS
65. Camp bed : COT
66. Gold meas. : KTS
67. Rock's Tommy, ex-husband of Pamela Anderson : LEE

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