New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Comment not to be taken seriously : JEST
5. ___ Marley's ghost in "A Christmas Carol" : JACOB
10. Con game : SCAM
14. Unwanted spots : ACNE
15. Band together : UNITE
16. Poi source : TARO
17. Response to a knock : WHOCANITBE
19. 29,035 ft., for Mt. Everest : ELEV
20. Have a bawl : SOB
21. Designer label letters : DKNY
22. Heap kudos on : PRAISE
24. "For instance ..." : SAY
25. Empathize with : FEELFOR
26. The important thing : WHATMATTERS
31. A Chaplin : OONA
32. Sluggers' stats : RBIS
33. Lhasa ___ (Tibetan dogs) : APSOS
38. Doctor's query : WHEREDOESITHURT
41. Scattered about : SOWED
42. Entre ___ : NOUS
43. Metropolitan ___ : AREA
44. "Never!" : WHENPIGSFLY
47. Some apartments : STUDIOS
51. Uno + due : TRE
52. Apartment window sign : TORENT
53. Kudrow of "Friends" : LISA
55. Mediterranean fruit : FIG
58. Both: Prefix : AMBI
59. Discounter's pitch : WHYPAYMORE
62. Computer with an iSight camera : IMAC
63. Have an ___ mystery : AIROF
64. Plow pullers : OXEN
65. Unit of force : DYNE
66. Teammate of Snider and Hodges : REESE
67. Classic computer game set on a seemingly deserted island : MYST
1. 1975 Spielberg thriller : JAWS
2. Eerie cave effect : ECHO
3. One not associating with the likes of you? : SNOB
4. Private eye, for short : TEC
5. Place to find auto parts : JUNKYARD
6. Have ___ with : ANIN
7. Half of an E.P.A. mileage rating : CITY
8. Pony players' locale, in brief : OTB
9. Paging device : BEEPER
10. Incredible bargain : STEAL
11. Where the San Andreas Fault is: Abbr. : CALIF
12. "Ain't!" retort : ARESO
13. Shaker's partner : MOVER
18. Genesis patriarch : ADAM
23. Convened again : RESAT
24. "Can you believe this?" look : STARE
25. Come clean : FESSUP
26. Knocks the socks off : WOWS
27. Alternative to a Twinkie : HOHO
28. From the top : ANEW
29. Steakhouse selections : TBONES
30. Attach, in a way : TIEON
34. Terrible twos, e.g. : PHASE
35. Browse, as the Web : SURF
36. Sportscaster Hershiser : OREL
37. Hang around : STAY
39. Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
40. "Can I come out now?" : ISITSAFE
45. Armed conflict : HOTWAR
46. Battleship shade : GRAY
47. Sober : STAID
48. Rock opera with the song "Pinball Wizard" : TOMMY
49. Densely packed, in a way : URBAN
50. Pour salt on, perhaps : DEICE
53. Apollo's instrument : LYRE
54. N.Y.S.E. debuts : IPOS
55. Full of guile : FOXY
56. Tees off : IRES
57. Fellow : GENT
60. Step on it : HIE
61. Soccer ___ : MOM

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