New York Times, Friday, February 23, 2007

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of blocker : SPAM
5. Clay defeater : POLK
9. Standard jacket feature : BLURB
14. Conference intro : TELE
15. 26 on a table : IRON
16. Girl's name meaning "born again" : RENEE
17. Dangerously : ONTHINICE
19. 8 1/2-pound statue : OSCAR
20. Comment of abandon : WHATTHEHECK
22. ___ Bad Wolf of comic books : LIL
23. Cement layer : MASON
24. "Hey, just a second!" : SEEHERE
26. W. Coast airport : SFO
28. ___ horn : ALTO
30. It works as a translator : RNA
31. Tragic figure of literature : KINGLEAR
33. Splash guard : FENDER
37. 1960's TV dog : ASTRO
38. Head : LAV
40. Like some myths : NORSE
41. "No more" : THEEND
43. High-waisted to the extreme : LEGGIEST
45. Psych 101 topic : EGO
46. Poet/cartoonist Silverstein : SHEL
47. Affliction : WOE
48. "Who knows?!" : BEATSME
52. Pioneering 1940's computer : ENIAC
54. Business card abbr. : EXT
55. Modern phone display : TEXTMESSAGE
59. ___-Car : ECONO
61. Event souvenirs : TEESHIRTS
62. Island shared by two countries : TIMOR
63. Eastern queen : RANI
64. Study of figures: Abbr. : GEOM
65. Spirited : SASSY
66. Partner of letters : ARTS
67. Business page inits. : NYSE
1. Lay up : STOW
2. Phnom ___ : PENH
3. ___ Springs, Fla. : ALTAMONTE
4. Former Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic conductor : MEHTA
5. It admits very little light : PINHOLE
6. Like the Mikado and Nanki-Poo : ORIENTAL
7. Shetland Islands sight : LOCH
8. They're often found under desks : KNEES
9. Difficult means of communication : BROKENENGLISH
10. Article in a French magazine : LES
11. Poseidon, to Athena : UNCLE
12. Show over : REAIR
13. Star of "Always Leave Them Laughing," 1949 : BERLE
18. "Too much to go into now" : ITSALONGSTORY
21. Early "What's My Line?" panelist : CERF
25. Red River city : HANOI
26. Game in which jacks are the highest trumps : SKAT
27. Seek at random, with "for" : FISH
29. Grad student's hurdle : ORALS
32. Welcome : GREET
34. Star of a former self-titled sitcom : DREWCAREY
35. Onetime distributor of free maps : ESSO
36. Nerve network : RETE
39. Very strong : VEHEMENT
42. Hemisphere : DOME
44. Creation : GENESIS
48. Common sugar source : BEETS
49. No longer working for the Company : EXCIA
50. Smithereens : ATOMS
51. Part of a crowd, maybe : EXTRA
53. "It's ___" ("Maybe it's meant to be") : ASIGN
56. Do 80, say : TEAR
57. Sporty cars : GTOS
58. Salinger dedicatee : ESME
60. Directory data: Abbr. : NOS

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