New York Times, Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Author: Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Blake
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brake components : PADS
5. Actress Pia : ZADORA
11. Intimidate : COW
14. Edgar-winning writer Larson : ERIK
15. Presently : INABIT
16. Title role about a titleholder : ALI
17. Elegance in road construction? : PAVINGGRACE
19. Rtes. : RDS
20. Turban wearer, maybe : SWAMI
21. Singer Sumac : YMA
22. Big word in advertising : FREE
23. Desirable guy to rent from? : PLUMLANDLORD
27. Anatomical pouch : SAC
30. Historical chapter : ERA
31. Nosebag tidbit : OAT
32. Big chunk of ice : FLOE
34. Band jobs : GIGS
37. Lake of TV : RICKI
40. Hit "snooze" with force? : POUNDEDTHEALARM
43. Al ___ : DENTE
44. Blackener of Santa's suit : SOOT
45. Not attend : SKIP
46. Boy in "A Christmas Carol" : TIM
47. Like, awesome : RAD
49. Feminine suffix : ESS
50. Council of Guinness drinkers? : PUBCOMMITTEE
56. "Dies ___" : IRAE
57. Scull : OAR
58. Alternative to high heels : FLATS
62. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
63. Feature of some intersections ... or a five-word hint to 17-, 23-, 40- and 50-Across : FOURWAYSTOP
66. "Love Story" composer Francis : LAI
67. Old war story : AENEID
68. Cookbook writer Rombauer : IRMA
69. Donna Summer's "___ Works Hard for the Money" : SHE
70. Slowly : ADAGIO
71. "Careful now" : EASY
1. Energizes, with "up" : PEPS
2. Get ___ deal : ARAW
3. Opera star : DIVA
4. Economize : SKIMP
5. Make a sharp turn : ZIG
6. Director Lee : ANG
7. Hall of fame : DARYL
8. Winner of 2008 : OBAMA
9. Costa ___ : RICAN
10. Had a hero? : ATE
11. It often has cream cheese frosting : CARROTCAKE
12. Grayer, maybe : OLDER
13. Smartened (up) : WISED
18. View from Abu Simbel : NILE
22. Thrashes about : FLAILS
24. Yen : URGE
25. Hotel employees : MAIDS
26. TV explorer : DORA
27. Org. in TV's "Nash Bridges" : SFPD
28. Soothing plant : ALOE
29. "Jumpin' at the Woodside" composer/bandleader : COUNTBASIE
33. Tempt : ENTICE
35. Classic muscle car : GTO
36. Brief : SHORT
38. ___ Kringle : KRIS
39. Some tricksters : IMPS
41. Mailing to a record exec : DEMO
42. Floride, e.g. : ETAT
48. Stare down, say : DEFY
50. Aspirin and such : PILLS
51. Heep of fiction : URIAH
52. Lowed : MOOED
53. ___ Loa : MAUNA
54. Markdown abbr. : IRREG
55. Borden cow : ELSIE
59. Trac II alternative : ATRA
60. ___ of Maine toothpaste : TOMS
61. Neuter : SPAY
63. Sky safety org. : FAA
64. 2006 Nintendo debut : WII
65. Fuss : ADO

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