New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
U.S.A.
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Karate blow : CHOP
5. Winkler role, with "the" : FONZ
9. Cartoon pics : CELS
13. Wertmüller who directed "Seven Beauties" : LINA
14. "___ Gold" : ULEES
16. Sky lights? : UFOS
17. Brewery fixture : OAST
18. Knocking sound : RATATATTAT
20. Solid alcohol : STEROL
22. All you need, in a Beatles song : LOVE
23. Have a TV dinner, say : EATIN
24. Fire sign? : SMOKE
26. Late singer Rawls : LOU
29. Classic Mercedes-Benz roadsters : SLS
30. Homes that may have circular drives : ESTATES
32. Long, long time : EON
33. Soviet labor camp : GULAG
34. Automaker Ferrari : ENZO
35. July 4th message to America : HAPPYBIRTHDAY
40. Theological schools: Abbr. : SEMS
41. Buys for brew lovers : CASES
42. Grand ___ Opry : OLE
43. How many teens go to movies : ONDATES
46. Not many : FEW
49. 160, once : CLX
50. Mentholated cigarettes : KOOLS
51. Gawk (at) : STARE
53. Brief moments : SECS
54. Regains one's senses, with "up" : SOBERS
55. Memorable title film role of 1971 : DIRTYHARRY
60. Some nest eggs, for short : IRAS
61. Risk-taking Knievel : EVEL
62. Prod : EGGON
63. ___-Rooter : ROTO
64. Old comics boy : NEMO
65. Those, to Carlos : ESOS
66. Official with a list : DEAN
1. Shutters : CLOSES
2. Having a gap : HIATAL
3. Initiations : ONSETS
4. "Gloria ___" (hymn start) : PATRI
5. Roll up : FURL
6. Suffix with pay : OLA
7. Web : NET
8. Fanatic : ZEALOT
9. Adorable : CUTE
10. Pond denizen : EFT
11. Mauna ___ : LOA
12. Sound barrier breaker: Abbr. : SST
15. Tend the hearth : STOKE
19. Greetings of long ago : AVES
21. Early Ping-Pong score : ONEUP
24. Puncture : STAB
25. Enchanting : MAGICAL
26. Horne who sang "Stormy Weather" : LENA
27. Like mud : OOZY
28. 3 - 2, en español : UNO
31. Cunning : SLY
33. Some docs : GPS
34. Masthead names, for short : EDS
35. "War is ___" : HELL
36. Green card? : AMEX
37. "Phooey!" : RATS
38. Lao-___ : TSE
39. "___ Fine" (1963 Chiffons hit) : HESSO
40. Assn. : SOC
43. ___-doke : OKEY
44. Opposite of día : NOCHE
45. Medicinal amount : DOSAGE
46. Denmark's ___ Islands : FAEROE
47. Mistakes : ERRATA
48. Big name in oil : WESSON
52. Snazzy Ford debut of 1955 : TBIRD
53. Capital of Manche : STLO
54. Dict. offerings : SYNS
55. Opium ___ : DEN
56. Correct ending? : IVE
57. Part of a sleep cycle : REM
58. Some football linemen: Abbr. : RGS
59. Down Under hopper : ROO

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