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New York Times, Monday, October 30, 2006

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Comment upon bumping into an old friend, #1
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
3633533719611
RebusCircleScrabblePGramFresh
1521.58132%
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 167 for Ms. Salomon. Monday freshness: 67%
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© 2006, The New York Times10/30/6 ( No. 20,810 )
Across
1
Soaking site : BATH
5
Cry like a baby : BAWL
9
Early Peruvian : INCA
13
Jai ___ : ALAI
14
Category : GENRE
15
Sweetheart : DEAR
16
Window ledge : SILL
17
Jason's sorceress wife : MEDEA
18
Long and lean : LANK
19
Comment upon bumping into an old friend, #1 : HELLOSTRANGER
22
Russian refusal : NYET
23
Soul singer James : ETTA
24
San Francisco/Oakland separator : BAY
27
Comment #2 : LOOKWHOSHERE
31
John, Paul and George: Abbr. : STS
34
Hi-___ monitor : RES
35
Wordsworth works : POEMS
36
Pistol, e.g. : HANDGUN
39
"Forget about it!" : NOSIREE
41
Bubbling on the stove : ABOIL
42
Like sushi : RAW
43
Militant 60's campus org. : SDS
44
Comment #3 : HOWVEYOUBEEN
49
Absorb, with "up" : SOP
50
Word that's an example of itself : NOUN
51
Klutz's cry : OOPS
54
Comment #4 : LONGTIMENOSEE
59
"Let's get crackin'!" : CMON
61
Forearm bones : ULNAS
62
"Agreed!" : DEAL
63
Wolf's cry : HOWL
64
___ Rizzo of "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
65
Peaceful period : LULL
66
___-bitsy : ITSY
67
Deuces : TWOS
68
Häagen-Dazs alternative : EDYS
Down
1
Wingding : BASH
2
Visitor from another planet : ALIEN
3
Running total : TALLY
4
Jewish campus group : HILLEL
5
Borscht ingredient : BEET
6
Julie who played Mary Poppins : ANDREWS
7
Christmas garland : WREATH
8
Makeshift shelter : LEANTO
9
Run in place : IDLE
10
Not-so-potent potables : NEARBEERS
11
Campbell's container : CAN
12
Biblical boat : ARK
14
Baseball bigwigs: Abbr. : GMS
20
Plains Indian : OTO
21
Responses of shock : GASPS
25
Carrying a weapon : ARMED
26
Go-aheads : YESES
28
Sch. named for a televangelist : ORU
29
Author Kesey : KEN
30
___ polloi : HOI
31
Persian potentates : SHAHS
32
Just not done : TABOO
33
Blizzard battlers : SNOWPLOWS
37
Opposite of multiplication: Abbr. : DIV
38
First American to orbit Earth : GLENN
39
Arrest : NAB
40
Have bills : OWE
42
Meet unexpectedly : RUNINTO
45
Dannon product : YOGURT
46
Wanted felon : OUTLAW
47
Ages and ages : EON
48
Pasta bit : NOODLE
52
Nom de plume: Abbr. : PSEUD
53
Serta competitor : SEALY
55
Nothing but : ONLY
56
The "m" of E = mc squared : MASS
57
"___ Beso" (Paul Anka song) : ESO
58
Building additions : ELLS
59
"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
60
Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT

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4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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