New York Times, Saturday, November 2, 2013

Author: Tom Heilman
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Heilman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Thomas Heilman notes: I don't often work on themeless grids that contain blocks of 8 and 7 letter entries. I usually like to drop in rows of 9s or 10s ... more
Will Shortz notes: Some of the entries I like here are SQUABBLE, JAMCAM, TIP SHEET, KIDULT, WUNDERBAR, EXQUISITE, K RATIONS, UTTER ROT, NOOGIE, EAT IT ... more
Jeff Chen notes: You had me at 'Result of knuckling down' = NOOGIE. As a writer of middle grade fiction (for ages 8-12), any reference including but ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Insignificant row : SQUABBLE
9. Traffic reporter's aid : JAMCAM
15. Big rush, maybe : EUPHORIA
16. Twin's rival : ORIOLE
17. Offerer of stock advice : TIPSHEET
18. Grown-up who's not quite grown up : KIDULT
19. No big shot? : BBS
20. Nasty intentions : MALICE
22. Threatening word : ELSE
23. Overseas rebellion cry : ABAS
25. One may be played by a geisha : KOTO
26. Wasn't given a choice : HADTO
27. "You Be ___" (1986 hip-hop hit) : ILLIN
29. Super German? : WUNDERBAR
31. Pressure : LEANON
33. Launch site : PIER
34. Where many airways are cleared, briefly : ERS
35. Antithesis of 32-Down : SOUP
37. Common sound in Amish country : CLOP
39. Large amount : SEA
42. Classics with 389 engines : GTOS
44. Scrammed : LITOUT
48. Like Fabergé eggs : EXQUISITE
51. Schoolyard retort : CANSO
52. Carry ___ : ATUNE
53. So great : SUCH
55. Paving block : SETT
56. Golf lesson topic : GRIP
57. Goes downhill : DECAYS
59. Troubling post-engagement status, briefly : MIA
60. Doctor : REVISE
62. They were labeled "Breakfast," "Dinner" and "Supper" : KRATIONS
64. 2002 César winner for Best Film : AMELIE
65. Real rubbish : UTTERROT
66. Least significant : MEREST
67. It really gets under your skin : PETPEEVE
1. Determine the value of freedom? : SETBAIL
2. Carp : QUIBBLE
3. Scandinavia's oldest university : UPPSALA
4. Sneeze lead-ins : AHS
5. Austrian conductor Karl : BOHM
6. Recess : BREAK
7. Be quiet, say : LIELOW
8. Savor the flattery : EATITUP
9. It's bad when nobody gets it : JOKE
10. "The Guilt Trip" actress Graynor : ARI
11. Like some cartilage piercings : MIDEAR
12. "Possibly" : COULDBE
13. Dream team member : ALLSTAR
14. Planet threateners : METEORS
21. Like a top : CONIC
24. Stain producers : SINS
26. Gallant : HEROIC
28. Result of knuckling down? : NOOGIE
30. Hollow : DELL
32. Antithesis of 35-Across : NUTS
36. Pageant judging criterion : POISE
38. Ed supporters : PTAS
39. Park Avenue's ___ Building : SEAGRAM
40. Radical : EXTREME
41. Shaking : AQUIVER
43. Sniffing a lot : STUCKUP
45. What a slightly shy person may request : ONEMORE
46. 1967 Emmy winner for playing Socrates : USTINOV
47. "As you like it" phrase : TOTASTE
49. What a bunch of footballers might do : UNPILE
50. Game in which the lowest card is 7 : ECARTE
54. Marriott rival : HYATT
57. Preventer of many bites : DEET
58. Bit of action : STEP
61. Household name? : SIS
63. Soreness : IRE

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