New York Times, Thursday, March 15, 2007

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVWZ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Brazilian dance : MAXIXE
7. Matters of intl. concern : ATESTS
13. Snares : ROPESIN
14. Kaplan course, briefly : SATPREP
16. Cause for a siren : AIRRAID
17. Accumulator : ACCRUER
18. Agent : PROXY
19. Greyhound fare? : ALPO
21. Sammy Davis Jr.'s "___ Can" : YESI
22. Sound : SANE
23. VW front? : STU
24. Kind of number : FAX
25. Sink : SAG
27. Gen ___ : XER
30. Fishing hook with a handle : GAFF
31. Teachers' org. : NEA
34. Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
36. High: Prefix : ALTI
37. Private affair? : EXTRAMARITALSEX
40. Marvel Comics hero : XMAN
41. Affirmed's 1978 Triple Crown archrival : ALYDAR
42. Prior to, in verse : ERE
43. Evidences exposure to ultraviolet light : TANS
44. Waterspout : JET
45. Missile from a prankster : PIE
47. Period of years : ERA
48. Bruiser : APE
50. Big, in adspeak : MAXI
54. Deer ___ : XING
56. Prefix with meter : HEXA
58. Ribald BBC comedy, informally : ABFAB
59. Fix firmly : INGRAIN
61. Ump's call : BALLONE
63. Moon of Saturn : TELESTO
64. Disparage : SNEERAT
65. "Shifting gears a little" and others : SEGUES
66. Spicy cuisine : TEXMEX
1. Actress Kelly : MOIRA
2. Cover in the kitchen : APRON
3. 1738 Handel opera set in Persia : XERXES
4. Brit's exclamation : ISAY
5. Top of a clock : XII
6. Wrap up by : ENDAT
7. "The faster the better" : ASAP
8. 66-Across snack : TACO
9. Abbr. after a comma : ETC
10. Nimble : SPRY
11. Like some questions : TRUEFALSE
12. Checks in on : SEESAFTER
13. Upbraids : RAPS
15. Menu heading : PRIXFIXE
20. Monopoly square : LUXURYTAX
23. Army NCO : SGTMAJ
26. Kind of battery : AAA
28. Vance Air Force Base site : ENID
29. Shoot over : RETAPE
30. Hootenanny participant : GAL
31. Informational sign on an Interstate : NEXTEXIT
32. Some vets : EXMARINES
33. Tilted : ATANANGLE
35. Output from Washington Irving : TALE
38. Hosp. workers : RNS
39. Cal-Nev-___, Nev. : ARI
46. Globe with olive branches, for the United Nations : EMBLEM
49. Classic name in Milwaukee brewing : PABST
51. Prior to, in verse : AFORE
52. Popular antianxiety drug : XANAX
53. "Yeah, sure!" : IBET
55. Tennis star Rusedski : GREG
56. "Women and Love" author Shere : HITE
57. Son of Seth : ENOS
58. ___ Cross, James Patterson detective : ALEX
60. Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
62. Suffix with pent- : ANE

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