New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Author: Jonathan Gersch
Editor: Will Shortz
Jonathan Gersch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {BQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. ___ Island, Bahamas, boyhood home of 47A : CAT
4. Jack's partner : JILL
8. Brook sound : MURMUR
14. Egg cells : OVA
15. Cookie since 1912 : OREO
16. Discomfort : UNEASE
17. With 64A, film for which 47A won an Oscar for Best Actor : LILIESOF
19. President with an airport named after him : REAGAN
20. Shangri-la : EDEN
21. Autobiography of 47A : THISLIFE
23. Noisy to-dos : ROWS
27. VCR button : REC
28. Film starring 47A with a chart-topping title song : TOSIRWITHLOVE
34. Squeeze (out) : EKE
35. Computer acronym about faulty data : GIGO
36. Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
39. Broadway play (and later film) starring 47A : ARAISININTHESUN
44. Bamako's land : MALI
45. Ripped : TORE
46. "All bets ___ off" : ARE
47. Actor born Feb. 20, 1927 : SIDNEYPOITIER
52. Michael Stipe's band : REM
53. Brontë heroine : EYRE
54. Debut film for 47A, 1950 : NOWAYOUT
59. Relative of an ostrich : RHEA
63. Kind of acid used in bleaches : OXALIC
64. See 17A : THEFIELD
68. Fine wool : MERINO
69. River to the Seine : OISE
70. ___-mo : SLO
71. Naval banner : ENSIGN
72. Tampa/St. ___ : PETE
73. Grp. that gave 47A a Life Achievement Award in 1999 : SAG
1. ___ slaw : COLE
2. Eager : AVID
3. Legend : TALE
4. Cup of ___ : JOE
5. Apr. 15 check recipient : IRS
6. Preceder of Virgo : LEO
7. Gallery : LOFT
8. Classic cigar brand : MURIEL
9. Intl. grp. for which 47A was named an ambassador : UNESCO
10. Sincere : REAL
11. Gift givers : MAGI
12. Jet set?: Abbr. : USAF
13. Artist Magritte : RENE
18. Letters on a cross : INRI
22. Regal inits. : HRH
24. Grps. : ORGS
25. 1940's conflict, for short : WWII
26. Affix one's John Hancock : SIGN
28. Nets or Jets : TEAM
29. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
30. Closes tightly : SEALS
31. Hoity-___ : TOITY
32. Neckline shape : VEE
33. Bit of French writing : ESSAI
37. "Certainly!" : SURE
38. Lollapalooza : ONER
40. Afternoon hour on a sundial : III
41. "Uh-uh" : NOPE
42. King Priam's home : TROY
43. Prince, e.g. : HEIR
48. Evaporating, with "up" : DRYING
49. Reader of The Weekly Standard, perhaps : NEOCON
50. Relative of an ostrich : EMU
51. Actress Hatcher : TERI
54. Iditarod's finish : NOME
55. Plow pullers : OXEN
56. Punic ___ : WARS
57. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
58. Sporty car feature : TTOP
60. Gas company with collectible toy trucks : HESS
61. Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
62. Work like ___ : ADOG
65. Make haste : HIE
66. Round fig. : EST
67. Price of admission : FEE

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