New York Times, Monday, January 7, 2008

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Peeling knives : PARERS
7. "See ya" : BYE
10. Katie Couric's network : CBS
13. Kansas city where Dwight Eisenhower grew up : ABILENE
15. Symbol of sturdiness : OAKTREE
17. High hit behind the catcher, say : POPFOUL
18. Do surgery (on) : OPERATE
19. End of a school Web address : EDU
20. Salves : BALMS
22. "My life ___ open book" : ISAN
23. Ward off : REPEL
26. Safety item for a tightrope walker : NET
27. Pep rally shout : RAH
28. Refused : SAIDNO
30. Tallied up : ADDED
33. Neurologist or orthopedist : DOCTOR
36. Graceful swimmer : SWAN
38. Nuptial agreement : IDO
39. Spotty : ERRATIC
41. Tidy savings : NESTEGG
43. Miss. neighbor : ALA
44. ___ of Man : ISLE
46. Paths from here to there : ROUTES
47. Stretchy fabric : LYCRA
49. Self-assurance : APLOMB
51. Family : KIN
52. Vegetable that rolls : PEA
53. Looks to be : SEEMS
57. Treble's counterpart : BASS
59. Thorny parts of roses : STEMS
61. III + IV : VII
62. Miss terribly : ACHEFOR
64. Theory of the universe, or a hint to the starts of 17-Across and 7-, 10-, 35- and 40-Down : BIGBANG
67. Scene at a natural history museum : DIORAMA
68. Observed secretly : SPIEDON
69. Summer hrs. in D.C. : EDT
70. One doing leg. work : REP
71. Derisive looks : SNEERS
1. Post or Trib : PAPER
2. Residence : ABODE
3. Shred : RIPUP
4. Aide to Santa : ELF
5. Old auto inits. : REO
6. Rebuff : SNUB
7. Prosperous place : BOOMTOWN
8. Kennel cries : YAPS
9. ___ out (barely make) : EKE
10. Extreme effort at weight loss : CRASHDIET
11. Alpha, ___, gamma ... : BETA
12. Glimpsed : SEEN
14. Twisty-horned antelope : ELAND
16. Musical chord : TRIAD
21. Eye part : LENS
24. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
25. Vientiane native : LAOTIAN
27. Abductors' demands : RANSOMS
29. Eye part : IRIS
31. Periphery : EDGE
32. Lady and the Tramp, e.g. : DOGS
33. Start a card game : DEAL
34. Air France destination : ORLY
35. Skilled marksman : CRACKSHOT
37. Aviation-related prefix : AERO
40. Baloney : CLAPTRAP
42. Inside of a paper towel roll : TUBE
45. Sporting sword : EPEE
48. One heeding the alarm clock : RISER
50. Symbols of meekness : LAMBS
54. Dodge : EVADE
55. Petty : MINOR
56. + and – : SIGNS
57. Ordered : BADE
58. Carbolic ___ : ACID
59. A few : SOME
60. Nurses a drink : SIPS
63. Lead-in to fetched or sighted : FAR
65. Card game with knocking : GIN
66. Spelling competition : BEE

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