New York Times, Monday, March 12, 2007

Author: Kevin Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. More eccentric : ODDER
6. "Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
10. Reaction to a knee-slapper : HAHA
14. Old pal : CRONY
15. Food that may come in small cubes : TOFU
16. Giant-screen film venue : IMAX
17. Sign for a person in therapy? : CONTENTSFRAGILE
20. ___, due, tre ... : UNO
21. Abominable Snowman : YETI
22. Turtle's covering : SHELL
23. Like college aptitude tests, for many students : RETAKEN
26. Highway : ROAD
28. Compete in a slalom : SKI
29. Moist : DAMP
31. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
35. Together : INTANDEM
38. "Well, then ..." : ANYHOO
40. By way of : VIA
41. Sign for a recovering alcoholic? : KEEPDRY
43. Annoy : IRK
44. Completely cover : ENCASE
46. "Hmmm ..." : LETMESEE
48. Japanese drink : SAKE
49. Numbered hwys. : RTES
51. Faux ___ : PAS
52. Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
54. Comedian's gimmick : SCHTICK
58. Candidate Stevenson of '52 and '56 : ADLAI
61. Level : TIER
63. Rhetorical question, possibly : DOI
64. Sign for a gangster? : PROTECTFROMHEAT
68. Fork prong : TINE
69. Washington daily : POST
70. ___ Ste. Marie, Mich. : SAULT
71. Went fast : SPED
72. Aussie jumpers : ROOS
73. ___ Rose Lee : GYPSY
1. Happen : OCCUR
2. Pilotless aircraft : DRONE
3. Sign for a jury selector? : DONOTSTACK
4. Suffix with differ : ENT
5. Seedy loaf : RYE
6. Eventgoer : ATTENDEE
7. Party thrower : HOST
8. Uphold : AFFIRM
9. Prickly seed cover : BUR
10. Religious time : HIGHDAY
11. French girlfriend : AMIE
12. Room connector : HALL
13. Skating jump : AXEL
18. Science guy Bill : NYE
19. Cool ___ cucumber : ASA
24. Letters before an alias : AKA
25. Twists to be worked out : KINKS
27. Eye-catching designs : OPART
30. Enough : AMPLE
32. Sign for a sunbather? : THISSIDEUP
33. Went fast : TORE
34. Oxen connector : YOKE
35. Currier and ___ : IVES
36. Companion of the Pinta and Santa Maria : NINA
37. Plowmaker John : DEERE
39. Pretty maiden of Greek myth : NYMPH
42. Mousse and mud pie : DESSERTS
45. Exposed to oxygen : AERATED
47. Consume : EAT
50. Skin art : TATTOO
53. Go quickly : HIE
55. ___-Magnon : CRO
56. They're stirred in the fire : COALS
57. Meower : KITTY
58. Many urban homes: Abbr. : APTS
59. Annoyance from a faucet : DRIP
60. "The ___ Ranger" : LONE
62. In that case : IFSO
65. E.M.T.'s skill : CPR
66. "No ___" (Chinese menu notation) : MSG
67. It's pitched with a pitchfork : HAY

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