New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 2006

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old afternoon TV staple, with "The" : MATCHGAME
6. Something light and soft? : DIETSODA
14. Misrepresented : BELIED
16. Prescription description part : ONCEADAY
17. Apprehensive : ONEDGE
18. Joining-of-hands period : NOONTIME
19. Number of the 2016 Olympics : XXXI
20. Abbr. often before a name : ATTN
22. Start of a critical call : NINE
23. Get worse : SLIP
24. One of two extremes: Abbr. : MIN
25. Remains on the shoulder? : ROADKILL
29. Retreat : ASYLUM
33. Sore loser's cry : IDEMANDAREMATCH
35. "Another Green World" composer : ENO
36. Island chains : LEIS
37. It's held in an orbit : EYE
38. Inventor of a braking system for cars : OTIS
39. The Rhineland Campaign was part of it: Abbr. : ETO
40. Tries to outfox : MATCHESWITSWITH
44. Curiously spelled 1960 Al Cohn tune : YOUNME
46. Somehow : INASENSE
47. One locked in a boat : OAR
48. Running things in a bar : TABS
49. Slime : GUNK
51. "Now I get it" : AHSO
52. Rake : SKIM
56. Successful result in a DNA lab : PERFECTMATCH
58. Certain Ontarian : ONEIDA
60. Three-time Emmy winner for "Nick News" : ELLERBEE
61. Drunken : SOTTED
62. Charges : ASSESSES
63. Something struck from a book : MATCHHEAD
1. Big maker of small cars : MATCHBOX
2. Demographic group, briefly : GENX
3. Hoops Hall-of-Famer English : ALEX
4. 18-Across in France : MIDI
5. Head shot?: Abbr. : EEG
6. Classic caution to a child : DONTPLAYWITHMATCHES
7. Start ___ : INON
8. Prefix with tourism : ECO
9. Where singles start out in love? : TENNISMATCH
10. Lustrous : SATINY
11. Mythical dweller across the Rainbow Bridge : ODIN
12. Broad : DAME
13. Always, in verse : AYE
15. Try to profit from : DEALIN
21. Tiny waves : TILDES
23. Calypso relative : SKA
24. Gooper's wife in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" : MAE
25. "The Old Swimmin'-Hole" poet : RILEY
26. Poem title start : ODETO
27. Half-serious run? : AEIOU
28. Old Eur. money : DMS
30. Accepted : LETIN
31. Hand and foot : UNITS
32. "Munich" actor Ivgy : MOSHE
34. Spanish royalty : REINAS
38. Have to return : OWE
40. Union organizers? : MATCHMAKERS
41. Always, in verse : EER
42. They carry stigmas : TABOOS
43. Many men are registered with it: Abbr. : SSS
45. Having no charge : NONFEE
49. Molecular biology lab preparations : GELS
50. Some addresses : URLS
51. Unerringly, after "to" : ATEE
52. Low in education : SETH
53. Frequent flier? : KITE
54. What comes to mind : IDEA
55. Org. whose success is no accident? : MADD
56. Fabaceae family member : PEA
57. Breakers' equipment : CBS
59. Hardly a worthy competitor : NOMATCH

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