New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Author: Michael Kaplan
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Kaplan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kaplan. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Show anger : FUME
5. Round before the final : SEMI
9. Washroom tub : BASIN
14. Ph.D. awarder : UNIV
15. Gave the boot : AXED
16. Blessing-inducing sound : ACHOO
17. Flank : SIDE
18. Gimlet garnish : LIME
19. Crockpot concoctions : STEWS
20. Relax during a drill : STANDATEASE
23. Temp's work unit : DAY
24. Polite affirmation : YESSIR
25. Brazilian dance : SAMBA
27. Big Apple awards : OBIES
30. Like hair, usually, after combing : PARTED
33. Post-O.R. stop : ICU
36. Craps natural : SEVEN
38. Impoverished : NEEDY
39. Sgt. Friday's org. : LAPD
41. Calendar units hidden in 20- and 61-Across and 11- and 35-Down : DATES
43. Worker's pay : WAGE
44. Like a brainiac : SMART
46. Fire remnants : COALS
48. The "R" in Roy G. Biv : RED
49. Trojan War hero : AENEAS
51. Popular snack chip : FRITO
53. Surveyor Jeremiah, for whom a famous line is partly named : DIXON
55. Beatle, endearingly : MOPTOP
59. Meadow sound : BAA
61. Sunshine State school : FLORIDATECH
64. Minute Maid Park player : ASTRO
66. Baylor's city : WACO
67. Sp. girl : SRTA
68. Rodeo animal : STEER
69. From the top : ANEW
70. Ticks off : IRES
71. TV shout-out from the team bench : HIMOM
72. It's sold in skeins : YARN
73. "Great" kid-lit detective : NATE
1. Hard to please : FUSSY
2. Bring together : UNITE
3. Greedy monarch : MIDAS
4. "Nevertheless ..." : EVENSO
5. On the payroll : SALARIED
6. Lighted sign in a theater : EXIT
7. Hand-waver's cry : MEME
8. They may be bright : IDEAS
9. One in the infield : BASEMAN
10. Follow direction? : ACT
11. Show sadness : SHEDATEAR
12. Political caucus state : IOWA
13. Like a yenta : NOSY
21. "That's mine!" : DIBS
22. Deplete, as energy : SAP
26. Cold one : BREW
28. FEMA recommendation, briefly : EVAC
29. Play by a different ___ rules : SETOF
31. Upper hand : EDGE
32. Like batik fabrics : DYED
33. Ingrid's role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
34. Showed up : CAME
35. "Time to rise, sleepyhead!" : UPANDATEM
37. Within earshot : NEAR
40. Zwei follower : DREI
42. Lose the spare tire : SLIMDOWN
45. Schedule B or C, e.g. : TAXFORM
47. Ancient Greek colonnade : STOA
50. La preceder : SOL
52. Chooses to participate : OPTSIN
54. "Impossible!" : NOWAY
56. ___ firma : TERRA
57. Largish combo : OCTET
58. Terrible twos, e.g. : PHASE
59. Bad-mouth : BASH
60. Sparkling wine city : ASTI
62. ___ deficit (lost money) : RANA
63. Pastry prettifier : ICER
65. Vintage auto : REO

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