New York Times, Monday, November 19, 2007

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Bit of smoke : WISP
5. "Jeepers!" : CRIPES
11. Burton who produced "The Nightmare Before Christmas" : TIM
14. Popular plant gel : ALOE
15. Native name for Mount McKinley : DENALI
16. Long-distance number starter : ONE
17. Subversive group : FIFTHCOLUMN
19. Buddy : PAL
20. Four: Prefix : TETRA
21. QB Manning : ELI
22. Repulsive : VILE
23. Soap or lotion, say : TOILETARTICLE
27. Searched : TROLLED
29. Gardner of Hollywood : AVA
30. Debtor's promise : IOU
31. Wise ones : SAGES
34. Suspect's excuse : ALIBI
38. ___ Ness monster : LOCH
40. Where you may find the ends of 17-, 23-, 52- and 63-Across : PAPER
42. Social slight : SNUB
43. Actor Hawke : ETHAN
45. Sirius or XM medium : RADIO
47. Three: Prefix : TRI
48. No ___, ands or buts : IFS
50. Furry burrowers : GOPHERS
52. Notorious stigma : SCARLETLETTER
57. Umpteen : MANY
58. Fish eggs : ROE
59. Mullah's teaching : ISLAM
62. Traveler's stopover : INN
63. Coveted film honor : BESTPICTURE
66. Stocking's tip : TOE
67. Hardly hip : UNCOOL
68. Drooling dog in "Garfield" : ODIE
69. Evil spell : HEX
70. Freshman's topper : BEANIE
71. Spiffy : NEAT
1. Blow gently : WAFT
2. Tennis champ Nastase : ILIE
3. One who'll easily lend money for a hard-luck story : SOFTTOUCH
4. Fuel by the litre : PETROL
5. U.S. health promoter: Abbr. : CDC
6. Auto last made in the 1930s : REO
7. Shoreline opening : INLET
8. Newswoman Zahn : PAULA
9. New York city where Mark Twain is buried : ELMIRA
10. What it is "to tell a lie" : SIN
11. Subject of discussion : TOPIC
12. With everything counted : INALL
13. Fracas : MELEE
18. Flags down, as a taxi : HAILS
22. Pharmacy containers : VIALS
24. Vault : LEAP
25. Ventriloquist Bergen : EDGAR
26. Big electrical project inits. : TVA
27. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
28. Underlying cause : ROOT
32. Fed. air quality monitor : EPA
33. Marsh plant : SEDGE
35. Period between : INTERLUDE
36. Jefferson's first vice president : BURR
37. Curve-billed wader : IBIS
39. Hirsute : HAIRY
41. Real sidesplitter : RIOT
44. Org. for Colts and Broncos : NFL
46. Eye-related : OPTIC
49. Calm : SERENE
51. Charlton of "The Ten Commandments" : HESTON
52. Suffix with black or silver : SMITH
53. It gets a paddling : CANOE
54. Building add-on : ANNEX
55. Puccini opera : TOSCA
56. Pretend : LETON
60. Met highlight : ARIA
61. Assemble : MEET
63. Fella : BUB
64. Hawaiian dish : POI
65. ___ du Diable : ILE

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