New York Times, Monday, January 21, 2008

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {PQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

Andrea Carla Michaels notes: Went back to a simple WIN/LOSE/DRAW ... but I was especially fond of DRAWABLANK because I am a Scrabble enthusiast. And I love that it is such a good thing in Scrabble to draw a blank, but a bad thing in real life!
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lascivious : LEWD
5. Dopey or Doc : DWARF
10. Say jokingly : JEST
14. Zone : AREA
15. More unusual : RARER
16. Great Salt Lake's state : UTAH
17. Triumph, but just barely : WINBYANOSE
19. Hawaiian island : MAUI
20. Badminton court divider : NET
21. Actor Ed of "Daniel Boone" : AMES
22. Declining in power : EBBING
24. False fronts : FACADES
27. God, to Muslims : ALLAH
28. Smug smiles : SMIRKS
30. TV, slangily, with "the" : TUBE
32. Legal wrong : TORT
33. Find a new purpose for : REUSE
35. Org. with admirals : USN
38. Fall off a beam, e.g. : LOSEONESBALANCE
42. Baseballer Mel : OTT
43. Ice cream holders : CONES
44. Fusses : ADOS
45. Politico Gingrich : NEWT
46. Marks that look like inverted v's : CARETS
48. Pago Pago's locale : SAMOA
51. Less drunk : SOBERER
54. Graduates : ALUMNI
56. Opposite of an intro, musically : CODA
57. Parisian yes : OUI
60. MasterCard rival : VISA
61. Momentarily forget (or get lucky in Scrabble?) : DRAWABLANK
64. Barely earned, with "out" : EKED
65. Ship from the Mideast : OILER
66. Suffix meaning "little" : ETTE
67. M&M's that were removed from 1976 to 1987 out of a health concern for a coloring dye : REDS
68. A ton : LOADS
69. Command to a steed : WHOA
1. Home turf? : LAWN
2. Shallowest Great Lake : ERIE
3. Led off : WENTFIRST
4. Amount of hair cream : DAB
5. All soap operas, basically : DRAMAS
6. Declined in power : WANED
7. Got up : AROSE
8. Thing, in legal briefs : RES
9. Unoccupied, as a theater seat : FREE
10. Popular newspaper puzzle subtitled "That Scrambled Word Game" : JUMBLE
11. Online commerce : ETAIL
12. Finnish bath : SAUNA
13. Chicken piece : THIGH
18. Talk idly : YACK
23. Biblical tower site : BABEL
25. Comic Johnson : ARTE
26. Cigar ends : STUBS
28. Capital of Manche, France : STLO
29. No longer worth debating : MOOT
31. "The Star-Spangled Banner" land : USA
33. Leases : RENTS
34. WNW's opposite : ESE
35. Sworn to tell the truth : UNDEROATH
36. Glaswegian, e.g. : SCOT
37. Loch ___ monster : NESS
39. Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
40. At this moment : NOW
41. Swiss river : AARE
45. Wanderers : NOMADS
46. Trees whose wood is used for chests : CEDARS
47. United ___ Emirates : ARAB
48. Lifeguard, at times : SAVER
49. Similar : ALIKE
50. Meditated (on) : MUSED
52. City between Gainesville and Orlando : OCALA
53. Took a curtain call : BOWED
55. Fox hit "American ___" : IDOL
58. "Render therefore ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
59. Scandinavian furniture giant : IKEA
62. ___ de Janeiro : RIO
63. Actor Ayres : LEW

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