New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: When you connect the Os you get a bow tie. So what's the clarinet relative? Ellen Ripstein had to tell me: "It's an O-bow (bow of O's, pronounced like the instrument oboe.)"
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rivera of the original "Chicago" : CHITA
6. "Dragnet" force, in brief : LAPD
10. Org. for which a D.V.M. might work : SPCA
14. Southwestern sheepherders : HOPIS
15. Mythical king of the Huns : ATLI
16. Press : IRON
17. Unending pain : AGONY
18. Ayatollah's land : IRAN
19. N.Y. neighbor : CONN
20. With 59-Across, hint to this puzzle's secret : CLARINET
23. Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
24. Honeymoon suite feature : HOTTUB
27. Souvenir from a bad trip? : ABRASION
29. Le Figaro article : UNE
30. Epigram : MOT
32. See 65-Down : OCAT
33. "Come here often?," e.g. : LINE
35. Chewy candy : ROLO
38. River to the Rhone : ISERE
41. What to do after completing this puzzle, with four straight lines : CONNECTALLTHEOS
44. Children's author Blyton and others : ENIDS
45. Chief Whitehorse, e.g. : OTOE
46. Subject of illicit trade : ARMS
47. Japanese leader of the 1960s : SATO
49. "The Gift of the Magi" gift : FOB
51. Ample shoe width : EEE
52. Promoted : FOSTERED
56. Gwen of the original "Chicago" : VERDON
58. Berlin cry : ACH
59. See 20-Across : RELATIVE
61. "Yikes!" : UHOH
63. Like some hands : IDLE
64. ___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
68. Some votes : NOES
69. Cain of "Lois & Clark" : DEAN
70. China company : LENOX
71. Secy. : ASST
72. Dry : ARID
73. Jim-dandy : SWELL
1. Half a dance : CHA
2. Keep all to oneself : HOG
3. New issue on Wall St. : IPO
4. Color faintly : TINCT
5. Sanctuary : ASYLUM
6. Dragon's ___ (early video game) : LAIR
7. Central courts : ATRIA
8. Alternative if things go wrong : PLANB
9. Bread for burritos? : DINERO
10. Order to attack, with "on" : SIC
11. Made a killing, say : PROFITEERED
12. Individually owned apartment : CONDO
13. Former U.N. chief Kofi : ANNAN
21. Multiple-choice choices : ABORC
22. Kind of approval : TACIT
24. Actor Tom of "Amadeus" : HULCE
25. Bialy flavorer : ONION
26. Some court attire : TENNISSHOES
28. Violinist Schneider, informally : SASHA
31. Curtain puller of film : TOTO
34. Wrap up by : ENDAT
36. 50 degs., maybe : LAT
37. Former Swedish P.M. Palme : OLOF
39. Beau : ROMEO
40. City north of Cologne : ESSEN
42. Any acetate, chemically : ESTER
43. Pope after John X : LEOVI
48. ___ Foods, Inc. : OREIDA
50. Instruments for drawing angles : BEVELS
52. Animals : FAUNA
53. Spanish skating figures : OCHOS
54. Cain vis-à-vis Abel : ELDER
55. ___ Lama : DALAI
57. Freshen : RENEW
60. Be inclined : TEND
62. Post W.W. II pres. : HST
65. With 32-Across, a ball game : ONE
66. Response to a joke in an I.M. : LOL
67. Rocker ___ Rose : AXL

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