New York Times, Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Peter L. Stein
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Peter L. Stein
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Michaels. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Stein. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Appetite arouser : AROMA
6. Show appreciation, in a way : CLAP
10. Busyness : ADO
13. Reporting to : BELOW
14. "Gladiator" setting : ROME
15. Groucho's cigar, e.g. : PROP
16. Attila, for one? : ACEINVADER
18. First-rate stand-up comic : RIOT
19. Bird sounds : COOS
20. Neck and neck : EVEN
21. Is tiresome : WEARS
22. How some things are set : INSTONE
24. When said three times, a dance : CHA
25. Cowardly boxer? : RINGCHICKEN
31. Voice opposition : DEMUR
35. Food with lots of fiber : ROUGHAGE
36. North Carolina's ___ University : ELON
37. Jefferson's religious belief : DEISM
39. "L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
40. Like a photon : MASSLESS
42. Herders' tools : PRODS
43. Where to find a genie? : INTHEBOTTLE
46. Colony worker : ANT
47. Polite reply that may be accompanied by eye-rolling : YESDEAR
52. The Destroyer, in Hinduism : SHIVA
55. Relative of Bowser : FIDO
57. Concerning : INRE
58. Trek : HIKE
59. Holders of some pipe joints? : ELLBINDERS
61. Start the bidding : OPEN
62. Middling : SOSO
63. Nimbi : AURAE
64. Carry-on checkers: Abbr. : TSA
65. Bit of laughter : PEAL
66. Teapot part ... or a two-word hint to 16-, 25-, 43- and 59-Across : SPOUT
1. Early counters : ABACI
2. Military drone's job, for short : RECON
3. Spreads in bars : OLEOS
4. Like towelettes, typically : MOIST
5. Barley bristle : AWN
6. Lily-livered : CRAVEN
7. Prospector's strike : LODE
8. Word of agreement : AMEN
9. A pop : PER
10. "Habanera" from "Carmen" is one : ARIA
11. "Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
12. Stops waffling : OPTS
15. Flock leader : PREACHER
17. Caesar's "I came" : VENI
21. Taylor or Tyler : WHIG
23. Norris Trophy winner for eight consecutive years : ORR
24. One to hang with : CHUM
26. Miller's need : GRIST
27. N.Y.S.E. listings : COS
28. Green Hornet's sidekick : KATO
29. "Yikes!" : EGAD
30. Pulls in : NETS
31. Prefix with god : DEMI
32. Zip : ELAN
33. Kind of votes a candidate wants : MOST
34. Stubbly : UNSHAVEN
37. Cardholder's woe : DEBT
38. That, in Toledo : ESO
41. ___ the Hyena of "Li'l Abner" : LENA
42. Foot, to a zoologist : PES
44. Popular bathroom cleaner : TYDBOL
45. First pope with the title "the Great" : LEOI
48. Fixed fashionably : DIDUP
49. Summer month in South America : ENERO
50. Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
51. Change, as an alarm : RESET
52. It may precede a chaser : SHOT
53. They may swivel : HIPS
54. Self-assembly retail chain : IKEA
55. Ice sheet : FLOE
56. She said "Play it, Sam" : ILSA
59. "I know what you're thinking" skill : ESP
60. "If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS

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