New York Times, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Eric's "Will & Grace" co-star : DEBRA
6. Language from which "divan" is derived : FARSI
11. Dunderhead : OAF
14. Thin as ___ : AREED
15. Strand, somehow : ICEIN
16. Nickname for #6 on the Sixers : DRJ
17. [See circles] : WINDOWSHADE
19. D.D.E.'s W.W. II command : ETO
20. Well-dressed, photogenic male : GQTYPE
21. [See circles] : ELEVATOR
23. Delays set them back: Abbr. : ETDS
25. "No horsing around!" : BEGOOD
26. Negligent : LAX
29. A.B.A. member's title : ESQ
30. Burger order : RARE
31. "How Do ___" (1997 LeAnn Rimes hit) : ILIVE
33. One pointing and clicking : USER
35. Oenophile's interest : NOSE
39. 80, for Hg : ATNO
40. Northern Europeans : LAPPS
41. Start time for many a military mission : DAWN
42. Colonel's div. : REGT
43. Check box option on a Spanish survey? : OTRA
44. "Dream Lover" singer, 1959 : DARIN
45. CNBC news topics, for short : IPOS
47. Business with a register : INN
49. Paris's Basilique ___-Clotilde : STE
50. Language that treats "dz" as a single consonant : SLOVAK
53. Use a cell phone outside one's calling area : ROAM
55. [See circles] : SINEWAVE
58. Recess : ALCOVE
62. Dick : TEC
63. [See circles] : STOCKMARKET
65. Egypt's ___ Simbel historical site : ABU
66. Defensive retort : AMTOO
67. Scottish child : BAIRN
68. Seedy sort? : RYE
69. Majority of a crowd at a Jonas Brothers concert : TEENS
70. "I'm outta here!" : SEEYA
1. Family pet in "Hi and Lois" : DAWG
2. Former "ER" co-star La Salle : ERIQ
3. Having one's heart set (on) : BENT
4. Change colors? : REDYE
5. Oliver Twist, for one : ADOPTEE
6. Hi-___ : FIS
7. Result of overstrain : ACHE
8. Concrete : REAL
9. Court huddles : SIDEBARS
10. Taken-aback response : INEVER
11. Start of many dedications : ODETO
12. ___-Detoo : ARTOO
13. Finger of the ocean : FJORD
18. Forms a union : WEDS
22. Program : AGENDA
24. Occupies an abandoned building : SQUATS
26. Either of two guests on "To Tell the Truth" : LIAR
27. Der ___ (Konrad Adenauer) : ALTE
28. Deer ___ : XING
30. Garage job : REPAIR
32. Like some candles : VOTIVE
34. When flowers bloom: Abbr. : SPR
36. Crew members : OARS
37. "M*A*S*H" co-star : SWIT
38. Feminizing suffix : ENNE
40. Attention-getting cry : LOOKATME
44. Test sites : DNALABS
46. Handles roughly : PAWSAT
48. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
50. Relatively cool red giant : SSTAR
51. Remain inactive : LIEBY
52. How actors should appear : ONCUE
54. Jazz's Carmen : MCRAE
56. Drop paper in a box, maybe : VOTE
57. Coll. major : ECON
59. Tex's neighbor : OKIE
60. Especially : VERY
61. It's about 2 1/2 times as high as Vesuvius : ETNA
64. W.B.A. finales : KOS

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