New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 2007

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Shorten, say : EDIT
5. Swindle, in slang : REAM
9. Fancy button material : NACRE
14. Banjoist Fleck : BELA
15. "What ___?" (clerk's question) : ELSE
16. Relatives of English horns : OBOES
17. Events for some teens : BARMITZVAHS
19. Censor : BLEEP
20. Carry out an order : SEETOIT
21. Frequently used adverb on Court TV : ALLEGEDLY
23. Extremely popular : LOVED
25. Dog-___ : EAR
26. Eventually : INTIME
29. CPR experts : EMTS
31. Stain collector : BIB
34. Kind of officer : LOAN
35. 21, e.g. : OFAGE
36. Subject of many X-Files : UFO
37. Bargaining phrase ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : ITSGONNACOSTYOU
41. Call upon : ASK
42. Nail, as a gymnastic landing : STICK
43. Maximum extent : HILT
44. A couple in Mexico? : DOS
45. Follower of red or 50 : CENT
46. Devotes : SPENDS
48. Starts to like, with "to" : WARMS
49. Like some breakfast cereals : OATEN
51. It tends to increase with income : TAXRATE
55. Places of prayer and reflection : PAGODAS
59. "Goody!" : OHBOY
60. Something never shown in bars : CIRCLEGRAPH
62. Struck down : SMOTE
63. "All right already!" : OKOK
64. Branch headquarters? : TREE
65. Warlock, e.g. : HEXER
66. You can see right through it : LENS
67. Gather : HERD
1. Declines : EBBS
2. "My stars!" : DEARME
3. "Would ___?" : ILIE
4. Fink's activity : TATTLING
5. Bring back : REVIVE
6. Lift : ELATE
7. Bat material : ASH
8. Southwest sight : MESA
9. One column in the periodic table : NOBLEGASES
10. More up to the job : ABLER
11. Not same-sex : COED
12. Stagger : REEL
13. Annual athletic award from cable TV : ESPY
18. Camera feature : ZOOM
22. Free : LETGO
24. Actual : DEFACTO
26. Old war story : ILIAD
27. "I beg to differ" : NOTSO
28. Listings on a to-do list : TASKS
30. Big truck maker : MACK
31. Start of a poker game : BUYIN
32. Poker player's declaration : IFOLD
33. Fights : BOUTS
35. "Come ___!" : ONIN
38. Food company whose name is spelled out in its advertising jingle : OSCARMAYER
39. Weapons check, in brief : NTEST
40. Victors of 1865 : THENORTH
46. Library area : STACKS
47. Feature of many a pirate : PEGLEG
48. Penned : WROTE
50. Stage part : APRON
51. Reggae musician Peter : TOSH
52. "Alas!" : AHME
53. Microsoft product launched in 2001 : XBOX
54. Sci. course : ECOL
56. Brave : DARE
57. Mimic : APER
58. Drop : SHED
61. "South Park" brother : IKE

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