New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 2007

Author: Mike Shenk
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Shenk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVYZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Supreme leader : ROSS
5. Special Forces toppers : BERETS
11. "Top Gun" target : MIG
14. Dissenter : ANTI
15. One of a tour crew : ROADIE
16. Title girl in an 1884 operetta : IDA
17. "A County in la Nazione: Autobiography of a 'Godfather' Star" : ITALIASHIRE
19. Shaving choice : GEL
20. "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." star : NABORS
21. Dominant : CENTRAL
23. Bracing : BRISK
24. Partner of starts : FITS
26. L.S.U. rival, informally : BAMA
27. Garage stain : OIL
28. Hawks : SELLS
30. Saturn's largest moon : TITAN
31. Melancholiac's list : WOES
33. Blount in the N.F.L. Hall of Fame : MEL
34. Report card signer : PARENT
35. "Mark of a Big Movie: Autobiography of a Western Author" : IMAXBRAND
38. Seasoned (and seasonal) quaff : EGGNOG
41. Stud's place : EAR
42. Tastes : SIPS
46. Slowly : LARGO
47. Annual traveler : SANTA
49. Unimpressive score : NIL
50. Airline since 1948 : ELAL
51. It might hold your interest : BANK
52. Scathing online criticism : FLAME
54. 20 Questions category : MINERAL
56. Didn't let out of one's sight : TAILED
57. Bulldog booster : ELI
58. "Unyielding Sweetheart: Autobiography of a Big-League Pitcher" : IRONDARLING
61. Pay stub line : NET
62. Get mentioned : COMEUP
63. Get in on a deal : ANTE
64. Pirouetter's pivot : TOE
65. Works : KNEADS
66. Bus. bigwigs : CEOS
1. Pointer for gold seekers? : RAINBOW
2. Neighbor of four Great Lakes : ONTARIO
3. Work of art : STABILE
4. Sights on a rural horizon : SILOS
5. They have supporting roles : BRAS
6. Sister of Helios : EOS
7. Encouraging word : RAH
8. Orders : EDICTS
9. A bicycle's built for two : TIRES
10. Taken in : SEEN
11. Move : MIGRATE
12. Thinker : IDEAMAN
13. Stouthearted : GALLANT
18. Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
22. Sporty '55 debuts : TBIRDS
24. Show off at the gym : FLEX
25. "Sick Noggin: Autobiography of a Mail-Order Pioneer" : ILLBEAN
29. Slate, for one : EMAG
30. Biscuit or almond : TAN
32. Census form check box : SINGLE
34. Hair splitter : PART
36. Cattle call : MOO
37. File's counterpart : RANK
38. Honda model : ELEMENT
39. "Sidereus Nuncius" author : GALILEO
40. Countertop choice : GRANITE
43. Straight : INALINE
44. Olive stuffing : PIMENTO
45. Arctic transports : SLEDGES
47. Oscar Wilde play : SALOME
48. Way over there : AFAR
51. Captain of industry : BARON
53. Sachet scent : LILAC
55. Ilsa's love : RICK
56. Last call : TAPS
59. PBS supporter : NEA
60. Flop : DUD

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