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New York Times, Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Author:
Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle was used for set of granite coasters sold at the NYT Store.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1203 ( 21,575 )
Across
1
Brake components : PADS
5
Actress Pia : ZADORA
11
Intimidate : COW
14
Edgar-winning writer Larson : ERIK
15
Presently : INABIT
16
Title role about a titleholder : ALI
17
Elegance in road construction? : PAVINGGRACE
19
Rtes. : RDS
20
Turban wearer, maybe : SWAMI
21
Singer Sumac : YMA
22
Big word in advertising : FREE
23
Desirable guy to rent from? : PLUMLANDLORD
27
Anatomical pouch : SAC
30
Historical chapter : ERA
31
Nosebag tidbit : OAT
32
Big chunk of ice : FLOE
34
Band jobs : GIGS
37
Lake of TV : RICKI
40
Hit "snooze" with force? : POUNDEDTHEALARM
43
Al ___ : DENTE
44
Blackener of Santa's suit : SOOT
45
Not attend : SKIP
46
Boy in "A Christmas Carol" : TIM
47
Like, awesome : RAD
49
Feminine suffix : ESS
50
Council of Guinness drinkers? : PUBCOMMITTEE
56
"Dies ___" : IRAE
57
Scull : OAR
58
Alternative to high heels : FLATS
62
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
63
Feature of some intersections ... or a five-word hint to 17-, 23-, 40- and 50-Across : FOURWAYSTOP
66
"Love Story" composer Francis : LAI
67
Old war story : AENEID
68
Cookbook writer Rombauer : IRMA
69
Donna Summer's "___ Works Hard for the Money" : SHE
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Slowly : ADAGIO
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"Careful now" : EASY
Down
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Energizes, with "up" : PEPS
2
Get ___ deal : ARAW
3
Opera star : DIVA
4
Economize : SKIMP
5
Make a sharp turn : ZIG
6
Director Lee : ANG
7
Hall of fame : DARYL
8
Winner of 2008 : OBAMA
9
Costa ___ : RICAN
10
Had a hero? : ATE
11
It often has cream cheese frosting : CARROTCAKE
12
Grayer, maybe : OLDER
13
Smartened (up) : WISED
18
View from Abu Simbel : NILE
22
Thrashes about : FLAILS
24
Yen : URGE
25
Hotel employees : MAIDS
26
TV explorer : DORA
27
Org. in TV's "Nash Bridges" : SFPD
28
Soothing plant : ALOE
29
"Jumpin' at the Woodside" composer/bandleader : COUNTBASIE
33
Tempt : ENTICE
35
Classic muscle car : GTO
36
Brief : SHORT
38
___ Kringle : KRIS
39
Some tricksters : IMPS
41
Mailing to a record exec : DEMO
42
Floride, e.g. : ETAT
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Stare down, say : DEFY
50
Aspirin and such : PILLS
51
Heep of fiction : URIAH
52
Lowed : MOOED
53
___ Loa : MAUNA
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Markdown abbr. : IRREG
55
Borden cow : ELSIE
59
Trac II alternative : ATRA
60
___ of Maine toothpaste : TOMS
61
Neuter : SPAY
63
Sky safety org. : FAA
64
2006 Nintendo debut : WII
65
Fuss : ADO

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

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