New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 179 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sword handles : HAFTS
6. Worker's due : WAGE
10. Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
14. "One for My Baby" composer Harold : ARLEN
15. Horse course : OVAL
16. One of nine in golf : IRON
17. "Merry Christmas" to the French : JOYEUXNOEL
19. Antique autos : REOS
20. Tipple : IMBIBE
21. Winter melon : CASABA
23. "Atlas Shrugged" author Rand : AYN
24. Shooters' grp. : NRA
26. Genie holders : LAMPS
29. "Merry Christmas" to Danes : GLAEDELIGJUL
33. Spar verbally : ARGUE
36. "I can only ___ much" : DOSO
37. Sch. named for a televangelist : ORU
38. Life stories on film : BIOPICS
40. Leak fixer : PLUMBER
43. Toss in : ADD
44. Not e'en once : NEER
46. Inspiring sisters : MUSES
47. "Merry Christmas" to Spaniards : FELIZNAVIDAD
51. "Lemon Tree" singer Lopez : TRINI
52. Third after delta : ETA
53. "Pow!" : BAM
56. Federer and Nadal : NETMEN
59. Collected : REAPED
62. Hgt. : ELEV
64. "Merry Christmas" to Italians : BUONNATALE
66. Two capsules, perhaps : DOSE
67. Terrier sounds : ARFS
68. Animated ogre : SHREK
69. Cold war superpower : USSR
70. Sectional, e.g. : SOFA
71. Makeup maker Lauder : ESTEE
1. Muslim pilgrim : HAJI
2. Kitchen drawer? : AROMA
3. Visit from the Blue Angels, maybe : FLYBY
4. Readying for a drive : TEEINGUP
5. Cold-shoulder : SNUB
6. Hit the jackpot : WON
7. Guacamole ingredient : AVOCADO
8. Greek earth goddess : GAEA
9. Architects' annexes : ELLS
10. Car safety device : AIRBAG
11. Prized positions : DREAMJOBS
12. Menagerie : ZOO
13. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
18. TV's Warrior Princess : XENA
22. Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
25. It had a notable part in Exodus : REDSEA
27. Blender setting : PUREE
28. Pronounces poorly : SLURS
30. Waikiki welcome : LEI
31. Lively wit : ESPRIT
32. Chat room chuckle : LOL
33. Sailor's behind : ABAFT
34. Bill tack-on : RIDER
35. Piety : GODLINESS
39. It has headquarters at N.Y.C.'s Time Warner Center : CNN
41. Thurman of "Dangerous Liaisons" : UMA
42. Spa treatments : MUDBATHS
45. Make balanced : EVENOFF
48. "The nerve!" : INEVER
49. Benzoyl peroxide target : ZIT
50. "Rats!" : DARN
54. Split up : APART
55. Knock-down-drag-out : MELEE
57. Corp. recruits, often : MBAS
58. Continental currency : EURO
60. Move gently : EASE
61. Apollo astronaut Slayton : DEKE
62. Campus e-mail suffix : EDU
63. Acapulco article : LOS
65. Supersecretive intelligence org. : NSA

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