New York Times, Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Author: Larry Shearer
Editor: Will Shortz
Larry Shearer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Missing Jimmy : HOFFA
6. Hit the slopes : SKI
9. General feeling : VIBES
14. Paula of "American Idol" : ABDUL
15. Chum : PAL
16. Take forcibly : USURP
17. Big spender's woe? : GIANTBILL
19. "Mule Train" singer, 1949 : LAINE
20. Bête ___ : NOIRE
21. Gum arabic-yielding tree : ACACIA
22. Where to find the headings Books, Dolls & Bears, and Collectibles : EBAY
25. Revolver toter? : COLTPACKER
27. The Ewings' soap : DALLAS
29. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
30. Letter-shaped support : IBEAM
31. Huge expanses : SEAS
33. Clinic name : MAYO
37. MasterCard-carrying ecclesiastic? : CARDINALCHARGER
40. New York home of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute : TROY
41. Give the boot to : OUST
42. Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
43. Mark, as a ballot square : XIN
44. "Blah, blah, blah ..." : ETCETC
45. Peter? : CHIEFSAINT
51. Deck wood : TEAK
52. Country singer Milsap : RONNIE
53. Quick Pick game : LOTTO
55. Worse than bad : AWFUL
56. Where this puzzle's theme pairs would like to meet : SUPERBOWL
60. Chain unit : STORE
61. Reproductive cells : OVA
62. Condor's nest : AERIE
63. Tender spots : SORES
64. Prickly husk : BUR
65. Pasta sauce brand : PREGO
1. Witchy woman : HAG
2. Sapporo sash : OBI
3. Rx watchdog : FDA
4. 1975 Barbra Streisand sequel : FUNNYLADY
5. Chorus voice : ALTO
6. Richard's first vice president : SPIRO
7. Superman's birth name : KALEL
8. Under the weather : ILL
9. Spock, on his father's side : VULCAN
10. Asimov of sci-fi : ISAAC
11. LaCrosse carmaker : BUICK
12. Bert's Muppet pal : ERNIE
13. Pickle portion : SPEAR
18. Some ballpoints : BICS
21. Imitative in a silly way : APISH
22. Papal bull, e.g. : EDICT
23. Kiddie lit elephant : BABAR
24. Olds discontinued in 2004 : ALERO
26. Developer's plot : TRACT
28. "___ Blue?" : AMI
31. Spa feature : SAUNA
32. Overhead trains : ELS
33. Reggie Jackson nickname : MROCTOBER
34. Think alike : AGREE
35. Buttinsky : YENTA
36. Vacuum maker : ORECK
38. Library no-no : NOISE
39. Supermodel Carol : ALT
43. "Trust No One" TV series, with "The" : XFILES
44. Sermon ending? : ETTE
45. Lacking couth : CRASS
46. Self-help category : HOWTO
47. Due to get, as punishment : INFOR
48. Toughen : ENURE
49. Romantic message, in shorthand : ILUVU
50. Without face value : NOPAR
54. Pipe section : TRAP
56. Cry out loud : SOB
57. Seam material : ORE
58. Rug, of a sort : WIG
59. Zodiac beast : LEO

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