New York Times, Friday, December 29, 2006

Author: Seth A. Abel
Editor: Will Shortz
Seth A. Abel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Have some" : TRYIT
6. Slate, e.g., informally : EMAG
10. One to grow on? : PLOT
14. Whom a leader follows : NOONE
15. Recently departed : LATE
16. Unfrequented : LONE
17. Expected : USUAL
18. Weightlifter? : DIET
19. Not just surmise : AVER
20. Insult from a fashionista : THATSSOLASTYEAR
23. KNO3 : NITER
24. Prayer wish : MIRACLE
25. Lair : HIDEAWAY
28. Runner in "The Sun Also Rises" : TORO
29. "Stuart Little" inits. : EBW
30. Less refined : RUDER
32. Part of some joints : TENON
35. Cadbury Schweppes brand : NEHI
37. They couldn't be further apart : POLES
39. Like the sea : AQUA
40. Rancher's charge : STOCK
42. Bugged, with "on" : SPIED
44. Spigot site, maybe : URN
45. Move easily : SAIL
47. 16th-century Spanish mystic : STTERESA
49. Conference planners' needs : AGENDAS
52. Pioneer in the math of sudoku : EULER
53. Bartender's query : WHATSYOURPOISON
57. Makeshift pencil holders : EARS
58. 1814 Byron poem : LARA
59. Gas bill factor : USAGE
60. "Lean ___" : ONME
61. Not name : OMIT
62. Pushes : SELLS
63. "The Phil Harris-Alice ___ Show" of 1940's-50's radio : FAYE
64. Hip : WISE
65. Namesakes of Perry's creator : ERLES
1. Bit of hardware : TNUT
2. Hebrew for "beginning" : ROSH
3. Retort to an improbable threat : YOUANDWHOSEARMY
4. Drawn : INATIE
5. Newsmaker in space, 1962 : TELSTAR
6. Bygone Cadillacs : ELDORADOS
7. Send off : MAIL
8. First string : ATEAM
9. Is in on the joke : GETSIT
10. Romper room : PLAYAREA
11. Starry-eyed sentiment : LOVECONQUERSALL
12. 10-year-old Oscar winner of 1973 : ONEAL
13. Land overseas : TERRE
21. Clinch : SEWUP
22. Bring (out) : TROT
25. Some lobsters : HENS
26. "Ri-i-ight" : IBET
27. Pound sounds : YELPS
31. Emphasize, in a way : REITERATE
33. Partners' word : OURS
34. Tot watcher : NANA
36. "It's dark in here!" : ICANTSEE
38. Frame job : SETUP
41. Farm young : KIDS
43. Nitpick? : DELOUSE
46. Knock down : LAYLOW
48. Hunt's sitcom co-star : REISER
49. Wowed by, after "in" : AWEOF
50. Home of the Ashanti : GHANA
51. Copycat's comment : SOAMI
54. "Redemption" novelist, 1995 : URIS
55. Eye : OGLE
56. Sad ending? : NESS

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