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New York Times, Tuesday, January 2, 2007

"Cómo ___?" (with a hint to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times1/2/07 ( No. 20,874 )
Across
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Water carrier : PIPE
5
Maybelline rival : ALMAY
10
Hearty's partner : HALE
14
Lex and Park, e.g., in N.Y.C. : AVES
15
Head out : LEAVE
16
Banned orchard spray : ALAR
17
Steinbeck classic : EASTOFEDEN
19
It may be proper : NOUN
20
"The Atom ___ Show" (1960's TV cartoon) : ANT
21
Stunt cyclist, e.g. : DARER
22
Pagoda sights : GONGS
23
A Judd : NAOMI
25
Follows a healthy diet : EATSRIGHT
27
Like much music, today : ONCD
29
"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
30
Fascinated by : INTO
33
The Beatles' "___ the Walrus" : IAM
35
Sporty wheels : GTCARS
40
Eighty-sixed wares of 1773 : TEASINTHEHARBOR
43
Break away : SECEDE
44
"A Chorus Line" number : ONE
45
"Cómo ___?" (with a hint to this puzzle's theme) : ESTA
46
Ambulance letters : EMS
48
Spider web, e.g. : TRAP
50
Indonesian condiment : SATESAUCE
55
Get through to : REACH
59
"Halt!" to a salt : AVAST
60
Kind of colony : PENAL
62
Agile deer : ROE
63
Come together : MASS
64
Upholstery protectors : SEATCOVERS
66
Angler's hope : BITE
67
Champion skater Brian : ORSER
68
Rustic stopovers : INNS
69
"Family Ties" son : ALEX
70
Waist-ful? : OBESE
71
Docket item : CASE
Down
1
Song of praise : PAEAN
2
Ex of the Donald : IVANA
3
Pasta topper : PESTO
4
French direction : EST
5
Sporty Italian auto, for short : ALFA
6
Eyed wolfishly : LEEREDAT
7
___ mistake (blew it) : MADEA
8
Heads off : AVERTS
9
Craving : YEN
10
Ho Chi Minh's capital : HANOI
11
Go ___ (agree) : ALONG
12
Yuk it up : LAUGH
13
Dadaist Max : ERNST
18
Valhalla chief : ODIN
22
Van Susteren of TV news : GRETA
24
Fraternal fellow : MOOSE
26
"Alas" utterer : SIGHER
28
Hollywood industry : CINEMA
30
The "I" in F.W.I.W. : ITS
31
Alumna bio word : NEE
32
Tic ___ (mint) : TAC
34
Conductance unit : MHO
36
Brunch offering : CREPE
37
Crunched muscles : ABS
38
Raise a stink? : ROT
39
Spanish Mrs. : SRA
41
That is: Lat. : IDEST
42
International pacts : ENTENTES
47
Four-star : SUPERB
49
Singer Guthrie : ARLO
50
Rio dance : SAMBA
51
Be of use : AVAIL
52
"Try this!" : TASTE
53
Reo contemporary : ESSEX
54
Stop : CEASE
56
Skybox locale : ARENA
57
Woes for toes : CORNS
58
"Siddhartha" writer : HESSE
61
It may be a lot : ACRE
64
Jack of "Barney Miller" : SOO
65
Singer Damone : VIC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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