New York Times, Monday, January 28, 2008

Author: Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Blake
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Baby's first word, in Italy : MAMMA
6. Commercials : ADS
9. Touches : ABUTS
14. Skip ___ (lose tempo) : ABEAT
15. Tennis do-over : LET
16. Katmandu's land : NEPAL
17. ___ firma : TERRA
18. Mai ___ (tropical drink) : TAI
19. "Yum!" : TASTY
20. "Future Shock" author : ALVINTOFFLER
23. Prefix with -lithic : NEO
24. Wetland : FEN
25. Antique restorer's efforts, for short : TLC
28. Late hunter of Nazi war criminals : SIMONWIESENTHAL
34. Comedian Philips : EMO
35. Aria singer : DIVA
36. Brewing coffee produces one : AROMA
37. Designer Christian : DIOR
39. Semesters : TERMS
42. Muslim holy man : IMAM
43. Shake hands (on) : AGREE
45. Former senator Trent : LOTT
47. ___ dye (chemical coloring) : AZO
48. "Sister Carrie" author : THEODOREDREISER
52. Airport schedule abbr. : ETD
53. The 1919 Treaty of Versailles concluded it: Abbr. : WWI
54. Directional suffix : ERN
55. Singing group suggested by the starts of 20-, 28- and 48-Across : THECHIPMUNKS
61. Dragon Ball Z game company : ATARI
64. ___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
65. Actress Papas or Ryan : IRENE
66. Thesaurus author : ROGET
67. Superlative suffix : EST
68. Girlish laugh : TEHEE
69. Bullwinkle, for one : MOOSE
70. Letter between pi and sigma : RHO
71. Actress Falco and namesakes : EDIES
1. ___ Hari : MATA
2. Brother of Cain and Seth : ABEL
3. "___ Griffin's Crosswords" : MERV
4. Dolphins QB Dan : MARINO
5. Finished : ATANEND
6. Choir voice : ALTO
7. Like most users of sign language : DEAF
8. Cadavers, slangily : STIFFS
9. Insect or radio part : ANTENNA
10. Yogi, for one : BEAR
11. FedEx competitor : UPS
12. Tit for ___ : TAT
13. Crafty : SLY
21. Namely : TOWIT
22. Former auto executive Iacocca : LEE
25. Clarence of the Supreme Court : THOMAS
26. Kind of class for expectant mothers : LAMAZE
27. Noisy shouting : CLAMOR
28. Anesthetize, say : SEDATE
29. "Put me down as a maybe" : IMIGHT
30. Tied down, as a boat : MOORED
31. "___ changed my mind" : IVE
32. Country rocker Steve : EARLE
33. Prefix with lateral : TRI
38. Old Olds car : REO
40. "The ___ Squad" of '60s-'70s TV : MOD
41. Throat problem : STREP
44. First American to walk in space : EDWHITE
46. Orkin target : TERMITE
49. Be in the red : OWE
50. Wealthier : RICHER
51. Accustomed : INURED
55. ___ chic : TRES
56. Corned beef concoction : HASH
57. Absorbed by : INTO
58. Soda pop brand : NEHI
59. Thigh/shin connector : KNEE
60. Understands : SEES
61. Slot machine part : ARM
62. Excessively : TOO
63. In the past : AGO

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