New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Rocker Ocasek : RIC
4. "American Pie" beauty : NADIA
9. Window area : SILL
13. Sufficient, old-style : ENOW
15. Walt Whitman's "___ the Body Electric" : ISING
16. Far from harbor : ASEA
17. *1942 film with the line "What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?" : CASABLANCA
19. Look inside? : XRAY
20. Prefix with mural : INTRA
21. Long-distance letters : ATT
23. Commercials : ADS
24. *Bench sharer : TEAMMATE
28. One with fingers crossed : HOPER
30. Lead-in to while : ERST
31. "Illmatic" rapper : NAS
32. Like a clock that has hands : ANALOG
34. Ensembles of eight : OCTETS
37. You might crack one while playing : SMILE
38. Word before pool or park : CAR
41. *Japanese grill : HIBACHI
43. "Get it?" : SEE
44. "Me, Myself & ___," 2000 Jim Carrey film : IRENE
46. Peter of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" : OTOOLE
48. When Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueled : ATDAWN
50. Goof : ERR
51. Letters : MAIL
55. Actor Milo : OSHEA
56. *Underwater creature whose males give birth : SEAHORSE
58. "Finger-lickin' good" restaurant : KFC
59. Fort ___, N.J. : DIX
61. Had dinner at home : ATEIN
62. Not at home : AWAY
64. How the answer to each of the nine starred clues repeats : ATBOTHENDS
68. Barely cooked : RARE
69. Bor-r-ring voice : DRONE
70. Alternative to truth in a party game : DARE
71. Uno + uno + uno : TRES
72. The "S" in WASP : SAXON
73. "Help!" : SOS
1. Say, as a pledge : RECITE
2. More ludicrous : INANER
3. Sportscaster Bob : COSTAS
4. Nothing : NIL
5. Blind ___ bat : ASA
6. Clamor : DIN
7. Old llama herder : INCA
8. Christie who created Hercule Poirot : AGATHA
9. Instrument that wails : SAX
10. *They live on acres of Acre's : ISRAELIS
11. *Rick Blaine in 17-Across, e.g. : LEADROLE
12. Sets (down) : LAYS
14. Start liking : WARMTO
18. "Kapow!" : BAM
22. Throat part : TONSIL
25. "Nay" sayer : ANTI
26. Popular aerobic program : TAEBO
27. *Many-acred homes : ESTATES
29. Bobby's wife on "Dallas" : PAM
33. "Well, that beats all!" : GEE
35. Bawled (out) : CHEWED
36. It might need to be settled : SCORE
38. Secretive org. : CIA
39. *Classic Chinese military treatise, with "The" : ARTOFWAR
40. *Fearful 1917-20 period : REDSCARE
42. Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
45. Slangy denial : NAH
47. Hammed it up : EMOTED
49. River nymphs, in Greek myth : NAIADS
52. Basketball venues : ARENAS
53. San ___, Argentina : ISIDRO
54. Camera eyes : LENSES
57. Derisive laugh : HAH
58. Mario ___, Nintendo racing game : KART
60. More, in commercialese : XTRA
63. Verbal nod : YES
65. Be a pugilist : BOX
66. Plastic ___ Band : ONO
67. Evening hour : TEN

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