New York Times, Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Author: Stephen Manion and Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Stephen Manion
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Victor Fleming
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Manion. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Baby deliverers, for short : OBS
4. Bowie's last stand : ALAMO
9. Sledding sites : HILLS
14. Grp. bargaining with G.M. : UAW
15. Well-known : FAMED
16. Barely ahead : ONEUP
17. *Absolutely : STONECOLD
19. 1990's treaty acronym : NAFTA
20. Hurler : THROWER
21. Lean-to, e.g. : SHELTER
23. E-mail, say : SEND
24. Newspaper with hardly the highest journalistic standards : RAG
26. Olive ___ : OYL
27. Psychic's field, in brief : ESP
29. Antiseptic brand : LYSOL
31. Backwoods refusal : NAW
34. Lock sites : CANALS
37. Muck : MIRE
38. Thurman of film : UMA
39. Record for later : PRETAPE
41. Convention pin-on : NAMETAG
43. Use a sight : AIM
44. Sorts : ILKS
46. Froggy-throated : HOARSE
47. For instance : SAY
48. Dr. Watson portrayer Bruce : NIGEL
50. Decryption org. : NSA
51. "Yadda, yadda, yadda" : ETC
52. Newsman Russert : TIM
54. Land in un lago : ISLA
57. San Francisco and environs : BAYAREA
61. Like bodybuilders' bodies : SINEWED
63. Song from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" : ERITU
64. R? … or a hint to the answers of the five starred clues : BITTEREND
66. Mar. honoree : STPAT
67. Critic Roger : EBERT
68. Storm center : EYE
69. Choppers, so to speak : TEETH
70. Shadings : TONES
71. Road surfacing material : TAR
1. Gives the boot to : OUSTS
2. Wash oneself : BATHE
3. *Person with whom one will always fight : SWORNENEMY
4. Three or four : AFEW
5. Corset tightener : LACER
6. Ethically indifferent : AMORAL
7. Blanc who voiced Bugs Bunny : MEL
8. Bettors' figures : ODDS
9. *Cough drop flavor : HONEYLEMON
10. As a whole : INALL
11. Port side : LEFT
12. Cousin of a mandolin : LUTE
13. Trade punches : SPAR
18. Acknowledges in passing : NODSAT
22. "Yay!" : HOORAH
25. Place to play hoops : GYM
28. *It's no baloney : PLAINTRUTH
30. Break a commandment : SIN
31. *Aspartame brand : NUTRASWEET
32. Amo follower : AMAS
33. Minimum ___ : WAGE
34. P. & L. preparers : CPAS
35. 63-Across, e.g. : ARIA
36. Piece together, as film : SPLICE
40. Heart lines: Abbr. : EKG
42. Less complex : EASIER
45. Get firm : SET
49. Lend an ear : LISTEN
51. Really bother : EATAT
53. Anglican topper : MITRE
55. Lotte of film : LENYA
56. Abacus user : ADDER
57. Primo : BEST
58. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
59. "Omigod!" : YIPE
60. Be a lookout for, maybe : ABET
62. Brings home : NETS
65. Nigerian native : IBO

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