New York Times, Friday, December 1, 2006

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Hit Japanese TV import : IRONCHEF
9. Part of a B major scale : ASHARP
15. Celebrated smiler : MONALISA
16. Slave : TOILER
17. Place to put buttons : ELEVATOR
18. High-priority task : MUSTDO
19. Calm : ALLAY
20. They're acquired in some unions : STEPSONS
22. Manager of a two-party system? : NOAH
23. Tassels, e.g. : TRIM
25. Bribe : SOP
26. ___ case : INNO
27. Screen : HIDE
28. Bring down : ABASE
30. Follower of Mao? : TSE
31. It goes around at a construction site : CEMENTMIXER
33. "Interesting …" : HMM
34. Red Cross mission : AID
35. Gusto : JOIEDEVIVRE
41. Scratch : MAR
44. "Herman" cartoonist Jim : UNGER
45. Division du Mexique : ETAT
46. Town SE of Sacramento : IONE
47. ___ Miguel : SAN
48. Fleet that was very fleet : SSTS
49. Ukrainian hub : LVOV
50. You can bet on it : TRIFECTA
54. Rap : BLAME
55. Many a posting : NOTICE
56. Where to taste tostones : TAPASBAR
59. Begin operating, datewise : OPENON
60. One-room schoolhouse features : INKWELLS
61. Failed to be : WERENT
62. Close watcher : EAGLEEYE
1. "Seriously!" : IMEANIT
2. Stick alternatives : ROLLONS
3. Like some bridges : ONELANE
4. Blanket artisan : NAVAHO
5. Grass alternative : CLAY
6. Big royalty generator : HIT
7. "Cómo es ___?" ("How come?," in Córdoba) : ESO
8. Comic collected in "The Chickens Are Restless," with "The" : FARSIDE
9. "You looking ___?" : ATME
10. Short course : SOUP
11. Express disapproval : HISS
12. Cannonball Adderley played it : ALTOSAX
13. Cold symptom : REDNOSE
14. Boom : PROSPER
21. Some snoops : TMEN
23. School composition : THEME
24. Glass component : RIM
28. Valentine for Valéry : AMIE
29. A spade, e.g. : BID
31. One reporting to a capt. : CMDR
32. Foods with fillings : TARTS
33. Part of a snicker : HEE
35. Even as we speak : JUSTNOW
36. Tethered : ONAROPE
37. Match, for one : IGNITER
38. Grant : VEST
39. Comment when no one is up : ITSATIE
40. Plant container : VAT
41. Not fixed : MOVABLE
42. Blip : ANOMALY
43. Coin part : REVERSE
46. "Maybe" : ILLSEE
51. Reduced sentence, maybe : FINE
52. High-school class, informally : ECON
53. Paltry payment : CENT
54. Turn on the waterworks : BAWL
57. Gasteyer of "Mean Girls" : ANA
58. FedEx pickup: Abbr. : PKG

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