NY Times, Sun, Jan 14, 2007 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Fraser Simpson
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 66, Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times
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3. Divorc├ęs covering writer's costs (8) : EXPENSES
7. Ordered troops: "Phone Shepard by ten" (7) : PHALANX
9. Figures doctor had to care (9) : OCTAHEDRA
11. Communication attempt is to one of Jupiter's moons (8) : CALLISTO
12. Prankster, on weakening (9) : IMPAIRING
13. Spell "arrival"? (8) : ENTRANCE
14. Notes a city in Texas (6) : LAREDO
17. Less onerous barbecue starter (7) : LIGHTER
19. Preferred Korea to Japan (6) : CHOSEN
22. Turks turned to Aunt Polly's nephew with answer (8) : OTTOMANS
25. Outsource shifts of a diplomatic nature (9) : COURTEOUS
26. Nag overweight president in Grand Rapids, at first (3,5) : GETAFTER
27. Early part of a board game evening (9) : WEEKNIGHT
28. Very bad butcher in a cast (7) : SATANIC
29. Unexpected gentleman is nosy, we hear (8) : SURPRISE
1. News provider hurt native American (6) : APACHE
2. Passable director Reitman's written up "G.W.T.W." star (9) : NAVIGABLE
3. Foreign name holds "dumb" guy up (6) : EXOTIC
4. Are crawfishes black, like some ballpoint pens? (8) : ERASABLE
5. Listen to more transparent person who fleeces the sheepish? (7) : SHEARER
6. Sing to withered Dane off-key (8) : SERENADE
8. Assigns everyone extra minutes to decide games (6) : ALLOTS
10. Endure space traveler, hot and heavy (4,7) : COMETHROUGH
15. Adventurers groan at us degenerates (9) : ARGONAUTS
16. Gunmen ultimately miss owls (8) : SHOOTERS
18. Conclude about Brazilian resort: "of second-rate quality" (8) : INFERIOR
20. Child's wheels taken by senior person on a picket line (7) : STRIKER
21. Comedian Steve leaving cocktail unfinished (6) : MARTIN
23. African pest jet-sets everywhere, essentially (6) : TSETSE
24. Smart-looking wood (6) : SPRUCE
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