New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2007

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oodles : SCADS
6. Wide as the ocean : VAST
10. Huffed and puffed : BLEW
14. Seoul's land : KOREA
15. Diva's song : ARIA
16. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
17. A magnet attracts it in a physics experiment : IRONFILING
19. Between twice and never : ONCE
20. Grand Coulee, e.g. : DAM
21. County seat NNW of Oklahoma City : ENID
22. Relieve : SOOTHE
24. At a tilt : SLANTED
26. Praise : LAUD
27. Tire filler : AIR
28. Divorces : SPLITSUP
32. Locale for a New York diva : THEMET
35. What the number of birthday candles signifies : AGE
36. Olden times : YORE
37. Jinxes : HEXES
38. Snooper's org. : CIA
39. Tomato-hitting-the-floor sound : SPLAT
40. Speed skater Heiden : ERIC
41. Bamboozle : CON
42. Sales pitches : SPIELS
43. Zilch : NOTAWHIT
45. Carry the day : WIN
46. Crazy-sounding bird : LOON
47. Freighters' freights : CARGOES
51. One with a hook, line and sinker : ANGLER
54. Stuporous sleep : COMA
55. Doc's picture producer : MRI
56. Java neighbor : BALI
57. Star's marquee position : TOPBILLING
60. Genesis garden : EDEN
61. Tall tale teller : LIAR
62. Have a meal at home : EATIN
63. Orange-flavored powdered drink : TANG
64. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
65. Medicinal amounts : DOSES
1. On the ___ (going to pot) : SKIDS
2. Deep pink : CORAL
3. Enticing smell : AROMA
4. TV room : DEN
5. Two-point plays in football : SAFETIES
6. Legitimate : VALID
7. Parched : ARID
8. Envy or gluttony : SIN
9. Event before moving : TAGSALE
10. Pre-transfusion procedure : BLOODTYPING
11. Gave for a while : LENT
12. "To ___ his own" : EACH
13. Amusement park shout : WHEE
18. Lifeless : INERT
23. "Yes, madame" : OUI
25. Some verbal abuse : NAMECALLING
26. Women's links org. : LPGA
28. Paragon of virtue : SAINT
29. One and only : SOLE
30. ___ Mountains, Europe/Asia separator : URAL
31. Four-footed friends : PETS
32. Next : THEN
33. Medal winner for bravery : HERO
34. Escape route : EXIT
38. Nickel or dime : COIN
39. Shot up, as inflation : SPIRALED
41. Gleeful laugh : CHORTLE
42. Hindu teacher : SWAMI
44. Misery : WOE
47. King ___ (dangerous snake) : COBRA
48. Skips : OMITS
49. Old TV comic Kovacs : ERNIE
50. Leo and Libra : SIGNS
51. Help illegally : ABET
52. Zilch : NADA
53. "Galveston" crooner Campbell : GLEN
54. Inspectors of fin. books : CPAS
58. "Black gold" : OIL
59. Neighbor of a Vietnamese : LAO

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