New York Times, Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQV} This is puzzle # 172 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scotch go-with : SODA
5. Each : APOP
9. Like an old Andean empire : INCAN
14. Got 100 on : ACED
15. Gymnastics coach Karolyi : BELA
16. Bond before Dalton : MOORE
17. Do-it-yourselfer : HANDYANDY
19. Attorney-___ : ATLAW
20. Gets in the game : ANTES
21. Prude : NICENELLY
23. Like bookie joints, sometimes : RAIDED
25. Forever and a day : EON
26. That, south of the border : ESO
27. Some pitches at baseball stadiums : ADS
28. Ja Rule's genre : RAP
30. Wealthy widow : DOWAGER
33. Cold war side : NATO
35. Wee one : TOT
37. Vertical, at sea : APEAK
38. Hardly a beauty queen : PLAINJANE
42. Debate topic : ISSUE
45. Tariff : TAX
46. Separate into lights and darks, say : SORT
50. Perpetual : NONSTOP
53. Danger for a fly : WEB
55. Stephen of "Citizen X" : REA
56. "Rope-a-dope" boxer : ALI
57. Cleanse (of) : RID
59. Reversible fabric : DAMASK
61. Natty dresser : DAPPERDAN
65. It may be at a tilt : LANCE
66. "The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
67. Sourpuss : GLOOMYGUS
69. Fan mags : ZINES
70. Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
71. Borscht need : BEET
72. 3 on a par 5 : EAGLE
73. Nikita's "no" : NYET
74. Exxon abroad : ESSO
1. Dry as a desert : SAHARAN
2. Song words before "We stand on guard for thee" : OCANADA
3. Driller and filler : DENTIST
4. Threw in : ADDED
5. Lawyers' org. : ABA
6. The Quakers of the Ivy League : PENN
7. Nostalgic number : OLDIE
8. What you may have to do for goods bought by mail order : PAYCOD
9. "___ Old Cowhand" (1936 Bing Crosby hit) : IMAN
10. One with a staff position? : NOTE
11. Hall locale : COLLEGE
12. Lake on the edge of Kazakhstan : ARALSEA
13. Buffalo's home : NEWYORK
18. Belgian river : YSER
22. Brian of early Roxy Music : ENO
24. Facts and figures : DATA
29. Luau fare : POI
31. Pasty-faced : WAN
32. King Kong's kin : APES
34. Concerto, e.g. : OPUS
36. Blasting material : TNT
39. Tennis do-over : LET
40. It may be cut by an uppercut : JAW
41. Took a bough? : AXED
42. Confused : INADAZE
43. Sunrooms : SOLARIA
44. Taking potshots : SNIPING
47. Juicy fruits : ORANGES
48. Bails out : RESCUES
49. Learns easily : TAKESTO
51. 1960's-70's Boston Garden hero : ORR
52. Hybrid language : PIDGIN
54. Salve : BALM
58. Dawdle : DALLY
60. Waffler's answer : MAYBE
62. Banana discard : PEEL
63. "You're something ___!" : ELSE
64. It smells : NOSE
68. Stable staple : OAT

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