New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 2007

Author: Steven E. Atwood
Editor: Will Shortz
Steven E. Atwood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Atwood. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Exchange : SWAP
5. Enjoy 5-Down hills : SKI
8. Facility in Phila. or Denver : USMINT
14. City with a seemingly contradictory two-syllable name : HILO
15. Oui's opposite : NON
16. Orthodontic device for separating teeth : SPACER
17. Capital at 60 degrees latitude : OSLO
18. Switch positions : ONS
19. Mean : DENOTE
20. Means : WHEREWITHAL
23. Country in Eur. : SWE
24. Fiber for wet suits : LYCRA
25. Some standardized coll. exams : LSATS
27. Mean : EQUAL
31. Majestic : AUGUST
33. Mean : VULGAR
35. Scratch : MAR
36. Trifling : IDLE
40. German "a" : EINE
41. Surplusage : OVERS
43. Org. setting eligibility requirements : NCAA
44. Duration : SPAN
45. "___ dieu!" : MON
46. Means : AUGURS
48. Heads of old Rome : CAPITA
51. Carmen, for one : GYPSY
52. Makes laugh really hard : SLAYS
55. Not generic : LABEL
57. Mean : AIM
58. Mean : SMALLMINDED
64. Mean : MEAGER
66. Words said before and after "what" : IAM
67. Sea eagle : ERNE
68. Not remote : ONSITE
69. Put to the test : TRY
70. Means : WAYS
71. Value : ASSESS
72. Go-ahead : YES
73. Short and detached, in mus. : STAC
1. Mean : SHOW
2. Birthday creation : WISH
3. Everything, in Germany : ALLE
4. Mean : POOR
5. See 5-Across : SNOWY
6. Big name in Japanese photography : KONICA
7. Means : INSTRUMENTALITY
8. Food safety grp. : USDA
9. Means : SPELLS
10. "Whew!" : MAN
11. Prefix with -hedron : ICOSA
12. Contents meas. : NETWT
13. Apple and orange : TREES
21. She: Italian : ELLA
22. Comics Viking : HAGAR
26. Mean : STINGY
27. Lead-ins to holidays : EVES
28. Witticism : QUIP
29. Forearm part : ULNA
30. Means : AGENCY
32. ___ Minor : URSA
34. Frolic : ROMP
37. Large bra feature : DCUP
38. Phyllis's 1970's TV husband : LARS
39. "Don't get too excited now!" : EASY
42. "Et ___!" : VOILA
47. Hybrid fruit : UGLI
49. Means : ASSETS
50. Playing loudly : ABLARE
52. Part of Oceania : SAMOA
53. Some bank holdings : LIENS
54. Collect : AMASS
56. Annual September gala, with "the" : EMMYS
59. G.I. chow : MRES
60. Scoop : NEWS
61. "Phooey!" : DRAT
62. "A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
63. Genealogical abbr. : DESC
65. "Oh wad some power the giftie ___ us": Burns : GIE

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