New York Times, Thursday, November 15, 2007

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Joe Krozel notes: This puzzle contains three of my original palindromes. I also have a 75-page manuscript which illustrates numerous others. I'll mention three other original palindromes which appeared in my Lollapuzzoola 3 puzzle since they are now in the public domain:

TAMMY GOT NINE MEN INTO GYM MAT

BAR CLIENTELE LET NEIL CRAB

TURNING, I SPOT STOP SIGN IN RUT

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eventful times : ERAS
5. Gin flavor : SLOE
9. Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
14. Unlucky board game square : LOSEATURN
16. Intoxicate : BESOT
17. Palindromic thought about preparing to pay down massive debt : MUSTSAVEVASTSUM
19. It might set off a light : SENSOR
20. Extra winning opportunities : SIDEBETS
21. Prefix with natal : NEO
23. Sea flier : ERNE
24. With 47-Across, palindromic Senate worker looks with amazement upon job payment inconsistency : PAGEGAWKSAT
29. "Is that someone I should know?" : WHO
32. Cheese in a ball : EDAM
33. Lemon ___ : TEA
34. Annoy : WEARON
36. 1960s singer Terrell : TAMMI
38. It has M.S.G. in it : NYC
40. Group-mailing aid : ELIST
41. "Um ... sure" : IGUESS
43. Hot tub reaction : AAH
45. Line starter in "Hot Cross Buns" : ONEA
46. Asian holiday : TET
47. See 24-Across : TASKWAGEGAP
50. Seal : SHUT
51. Ukraine was one: Abbr. : SSR
52. Completely : FROMATOZ
56. Michigan is part of it : BIGTEN
61. Palindromic plan for freshening part of a lab : AERATEPIPETAREA
63. Boxes : SPARS
64. Meeting : INSESSION
65. Role played in films by Chief Thundercloud : TONTO
66. Overseas denial : NEIN
67. Somewhat, musically : POCO
1. Landmark Newport mansion, with "the" : ELMS
2. Womanizer : ROUE
3. A.A.A. member?: Abbr. : ASSN
4. Preceders of spikes in volleyball : SETS
5. Ogle : STAREAT
6. Cutesy letter closer : LUV
7. Some bank deposits : ORES
8. Is green? : ENVIES
9. Like some ballots : ABSENTEE
10. Not bother : LETBE
11. Latin 101 verb : ESSE
12. Talk up : TOUT
13. 20 places? : ATMS
15. "___ to Remember," biopic on Frédéric Chopin : ASONG
18. Play to ___ : ADRAW
22. Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
24. Minor, at law : PETIT
25. Bit of old wisdom : ADAGE
26. Range : GAMUT
27. One-named supermodel : EMME
28. Vessel in icy waters : KAYAK
29. Squeeze out : WRING
30. Whence the line "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" : HOSEA
31. Ready : ONTAP
35. Soother : ALOE
37. "Really?" : ISTHATSO
39. Harsh cries : CAWS
42. Cook in a skillet, maybe : SAUTE
44. Star no more : HASBEEN
48. Drop by : STOPIN
49. Breakfast serving : GRITS
50. Feel the pain : SMART
52. How a painkiller should act : FAST
53. Defaulter's concern : REPO
54. Algerian port : ORAN
55. Fan's publication : ZINE
57. [Oh ... my ... God!] : GASP
58. Small combo : TRIO
59. Fair-hiring org. : EEOC
60. Certain iPod : NANO
62. Tire meas. : PSI

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