New York Times, Monday, March 30, 2009

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: I had made a nice puzzle with SINGLE, DOUBLE, TRIPLE Will pushed me to add a QUADRUPLE. I already had TRIPLEBYPASS, but needed the BYPASS for QUADRUPLEBYPASS. So TRIPLE became LAYERCAKE 15 so then I had to make all of them 15. I didn't think I could do it, but was thrilled that he had pushed me in the end. First indication that four was rapidly becoming the new three... That was an end of an era for me. I think I've only had one or two three-themed puzzles since then.

It was around this time I heard about the blogs, I think, and that I had a reputation to uphold as a Miss Monday!

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Side of a doorway : JAMB
5. 1928 Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
9. ___ and dangerous : ARMED
14. Actor Morales : ESAI
15. Western locale called the Biggest Little City in the World : RENO
16. Late hotel queen Helmsley : LEONA
17. Small hotel room specification : SINGLEOCCUPANCY
20. Modern workout system : TAEBO
21. Fan sound : WHIR
22. "Hel-l-lp!" : SOS
23. Capone and Pacino : ALS
25. Sticky stuff : GOO
27. 1944 thriller with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck : DOUBLEINDEMNITY
36. ___-bitty : ITTY
37. Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
38. Ad ___ per aspera (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
39. Former AT&T rival : GTE
40. Princess Diana's family name : SPENCER
42. Suffix with president : IAL
43. Eagle's nest : AERIE
45. Trojan War hero : AJAX
46. Years, in Latin : ANNI
47. Baked dessert with lemon filling, maybe : TRIPLELAYERCAKE
50. Partner of long. in a G.P.S. location : LAT
51. Small pouch : SAC
52. "___ sells seashells by the seashore" (tongue twister) : SHE
54. Bulletin board fastener : TACK
58. Oliver's love in "As You Like It" : CELIA
62. Serious heart surgery : QUADRUPLEBYPASS
65. Brink : VERGE
66. Continental money : EURO
67. Author Morrison : TONI
68. Words to live by : CREED
69. TV's warrior princess : XENA
70. Former jets to J.F.K. : SSTS
1. Words said in fun : JEST
2. Where India is : ASIA
3. Lion's hair : MANE
4. Chronic whiner : BIGBABY
5. Before, poetically : ERE
6. Cat's plaint : MEOW
7. 1/12 of a foot : INCH
8. Graph points : LOCI
9. Swiss peak : ALP
10. Deduces : REASONS
11. Not stereo : MONO
12. Letter attachments: Abbr. : ENCS
13. When the sun shines : DAY
18. Laze about : LOLL
19. Impulse : URGE
24. Ooze : SEEP
26. Poet Khayyám : OMAR
27. Probe persistently : DIGAT
28. Stream critter : OTTER
29. Wombs : UTERI
30. Like a score of 10 for 10 : IDEAL
31. Japanese fighter : NINJA
32. Go bad, as teeth : DECAY
33. Singer Turner's autobiography : ITINA
34. Drug that calms the nerves, slangily : TRANK
35. New Haven collegian : YALIE
40. Actress Ward : SELA
41. Old flames : EXES
44. Start of a daily school recital : IPLEDGE
46. Opposite of refuses : ACCEPTS
48. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
49. Bordering on pornographic : RACY
52. Litigant : SUER
53. Tortoise's race opponent : HARE
55. Peak : APEX
56. Word in many a Nancy Drew title : CLUE
57. "Show Boat" composer Jerome : KERN
59. Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
60. "Money ___ everything" : ISNT
61. Sale tag caution : ASIS
62. Shopping channel : QVC
63. Scarlet : RED
64. Feathered neckwear : BOA

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