New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 2007

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 4 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Ditsy : DAFT
5. Oast : OVEN
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Am I ___" : LOSIN
14. Oviedo stew : OLLA
15. Nautilus captain : NEMO
16. Allergic explosion : ACHOO
17. Explanation of this puzzle's theme ... : EVERYENTRYTHATS
20. Single-reed instrument : SAX
21. Isolated French places : ILES
22. American or Delta route : AIRWAY
23. Scharnhorst admiral of W.W. I : SPEE
24. Adolescent outbreak : ACNE
25. ... including this ... : INTHEGRIDHASTHE
32. Director of the budget who became U.S. vice president : DAWES
33. Niggling criticism : NIT
34. Rapper MC ___ : REN
35. Enoch's great-great-grandfather : ENOS
36. Sticks turned over a fire : SPITS
38. More than half : MOST
39. Anecdotal collection : ANA
40. One may be rolled : OAT
41. Macintosh accessory : MOUSE
42. ... still more ... : SAMEFIRSTLETTER
47. "Sovereign" : SIRE
48. Vessel for a florist : VASE
49. Busyness : BUSTLE
52. Alternative to a Trac II : ATRA
53. Appendage : ARM
56. ... and, finally, the end of the explanation : ASTHEENTRYSCLUE
59. Rent again : RELET
60. Corleone portrayer : CAAN
61. Aid in crime : ABET
62. Offensive emanations : ODORS
63. Ornamental stone : ONYX
64. Transmitter of cold war news : TASS
1. Discharges : DOES
2. An inventor's middle name : ALVA
3. Flaunt, say, as muscles : FLEX
4. Tobacco smoke component : TAR
5. On which an arabesque is performed : ONELEG
6. Varnished surface, sometimes : VENEER
7. Experts at CPR : EMTS
8. Neither's partner : NOR
9. Lady from south of the border : LATINA
10. Orangish tones : OCHRES
11. "Saint Joan" playwright : SHAW
12. Insignificant amount : IOTA
13. Not just casually interested : NOSY
18. "Yowzer!" : YIPES
19. You can see them at marinas : YACHTS
23. Sinatra tune "___ Funny That Way" : SHES
24. Access for a collier : ADIT
25. Inspirations : IDEAS
26. Norse goddess married to Balder : NANNA
27. Time to close a bar, maybe : TWOAM
28. "I" and "M" in I. M. Pei: Abbr. : INITS
29. They chase flies : TROUT
30. Hermann who wrote "Steppenwolf" : HESSE
31. Exit's opposite : ENTER
36. Shindig of sorts : SOIREE
37. Peel : PARE
38. Minute bit : MOTE
41. Monument Valley sights : MESAS
43. Espoused of Ahasuerus, in the Bible : ESTHER
44. Fish orders : FILETS
45. Tube watcher's food holder : TVTRAY
46. Language organ : LARYNX
49. Beginning for metric : BARO
50. Utilized : USED
51. Site of July 1944 fighting : STLO
52. Arrive ___ agreement : ATAN
53. Actress Jessica : ALBA
54. Regrets : RUES
55. "Miracle" team of 1969 : METS
57. No lieutenant yet: Abbr. : NCO
58. Cool ___ : CAT

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