New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nobodies : ZEROS
6. 1969 biopic starring Omar Sharif : CHE
9. Penicillin treats it : STREP
14. Throw off : ELUDE
15. Shade : HUE
16. Old NBC courtroom drama : THEDA
17. Satan? : DEMONKING
19. Race : REVUP
20. Steeled : GIRDED
21. Tight-fitting woman's garment : BODICE
22. Preclusion : BAN
23. Visine? : REDREMOVER
26. Luke's father in "Star Wars" : ANAKIN
29. Crabber's bait : EEL
30. Takes to heart? : WEDS
31. Chest site : ATTIC
32. Plague : ANNOY
34. Spruce up some fabric? : EMBOSSTWEED
38. Tones down : MUTES
39. Indistinguishable : ALIKE
42. Subject of a museum in Austin, Minn. : SPAM
46. Some name suffixes : SRS
47. Kvetches : GRIPES
48. Idaho symbol? : TATERTOTEM
51. Drain unclogger : LYE
52. Track events : RELAYS
53. Psychologist who launched behaviorism : WATSON
56. Taurotragus oryx : ELAND
57. Fighter's dare ? or a hint to answering 17-, 23-, 34- and 48-Across : BRINGEMON
60. __ Janis, old comic actress : ELSIE
61. The George and Dragon, e.g. : INN
62. Teed off : IRATE
63. Caesar's father : PATER
64. Capture : BAG
65. Unavoidable : FATED
1. Letter from London : ZED
2. Classy : ELEGANT
3. Muse : RUMINATE
4. It's in the dumps : ODOR
5. Thrill : SEND
6. Reprove : CHIDE
7. Goth subjugator : HUN
8. Lines of thought, for short? : EEG
9. 1948 campaign name : STROM
10. It has its ups and downs : THEDOW
11. Bring back : REVIVE
12. Brought out : EDUCED
13. Professor's workload : PAPERS
18. "Ol' Man River" composer : KERN
21. Less than : BELOW
22. Suffolk sound : BAA
24. Least likely to get it : DENSEST
25. Lets out : RENTS
27. Clijsters of tennis : KIM
28. SALT concern : ICBM
32. Pirate battler : ASTRO
33. Class : YEAR
35. Unseats : OUSTS
36. Michigan's ___ Broad College of Business : ELI
37. One with a mission : DIPLOMAT
40. Main idea : KEYNOTE
41. Legal conclusion? : ESE
42. "Angels in America" actress : STREEP
43. One-dish meal : PAELLA
44. Ultimately : ATLAST
45. Bully : MEANIE
47. Fed : GMAN
49. Big name in trucks : RYDER
50. First-ever N.B.A. lottery pick : EWING
54. Cry of joy : TGIF
55. "Buona ___" : SERA
57. Spill catcher : BIB
58. Biochemistry abbr. : RNA
59. Lyricist Washington who won two Oscars for songwriting : NED

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