New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 2007

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "That ___ so bad" : WASNT
6. Hummus holder : PITA
10. Relative of Finnish : LAPP
14. Koran topic : ALLAH
15. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
16. Giant slalom's first Olympic venue : OSLO
17. Ones with a family connection? : SIAMESETWINS
19. Takes root : SETSIN
20. Straight : HETERO
21. Thrown out : DEPORTED
23. It's not forked out : SOUP
25. Curtain call maker, maybe : DIVA
26. Slowly or quickly: Abbr. : ADV
29. Bayonet, e.g. : STAB
31. Not just laugh : CACKLE
35. Clear, in a way : DEICE
37. Await delivery anxiously : PACE
39. Nautical stabilizer : KEEL
40. Hose hue : ECRU
41. Former European money : PESETAS
42. It's softer than quartz : OPAL
43. Rent-___ : ACAR
44. City on Utah Lake : OREM
45. Conflagrant : AFIRE
46. Much higher than normal : FALSETTO
48. Studious sort, and proud of it : NERD
50. Single, for one: Abbr. : SYN
51. Belabor, with "on" : HARP
53. Soil type : LOAM
55. Special CD release ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : BOXEDSET
59. Punish by fining : AMERCE
63. Voracious : AVID
64. Shrewd bargainers : HORSETRADERS
66. One of a noted nautical trio : NINA
67. "I'm working ___!" : ONIT
68. Lightly pinch : NIPAT
69. On tenterhooks : EDGY
70. Spell checker's find : TYPO
71. Relish : TASTE
1. No-loss, no-gain situation : WASH
2. Caught in ___ : ALIE
3. Crib component : SLAT
4. Specifies : NAMES
5. 1980 Bette Midler hit : THEROSE
6. Manhandle : PAW
7. Footnote abbr. : IBID
8. In pretty good shape : TONED
9. Patronage : AUSPICES
10. Fail to keep tabs on : LOSETRACKOF
11. Kind of prof. : ASST
12. Bend at the barre : PLIE
13. Duck's home : POND
18. Begin : SETOUT
22. Fertility clinic supply : OVA
24. Cover (over) : PAPER
26. Turn ___ ear : ADEAF
27. Bing Crosby's label : DECCA
28. Like rabies : VIRAL
30. Decimal : BASETEN
32. French military hats : KEPIS
33. Big name in '60s counterculture : LEARY
34. The first Mrs. Woodrow Wilson : ELLEN
36. Be very, very sorry : CURSETHEDAY
38. Desert mount : CAMEL
41. Hardly a marksman : POORSHOT
45. Not taking no for an answer : ADAMANT
47. Bit : TAD
49. It may come from a crowd : ROAR
52. Hardy perennial : PEONY
54. Press : MEDIA
55. Downfall : BANE
56. Golden Age poet : OVID
57. Deer ___ : XING
58. Send sprawling : TRIP
60. Gym count : REPS
61. Bureau add-on? : CRAT
62. Famed Ferrara family : ESTE
65. Scrap : SETTO

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