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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thought before blowing out the candles

Author:
David Pringle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Pringle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQYZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Pringle.
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© 2008, The New York Times3/18/08 ( No. 21,315 )

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1
MacDowell of "Groundhog Day" : ANDIE
6
#41 or #43 : BUSH
10
These may be coddled : EGGS
14
Nickel and dime : COINS
15
Home to most Turks : ASIA
16
Maul or awl : TOOL
17
Providential : HEAVENSENT
19
Mr. Peanut prop : CANE
20
Vogue competitor : ELLE
21
Not 'neath : OER
22
Walked like a tosspot : REELED
24
Disco ___ of "The Simpsons" : STU
26
Conclude one's argument : REST
27
Nary a penny : NOTONEREDCENT
33
Gymgoer's pride : BOD
34
Portfolio contents : ASSETS
35
Carrot or radish : ROOT
37
Ending with bed or farm : STEAD
39
Mai ___ : TAI
40
Cass and Michelle, in '60s pop : MAMAS
41
Does something : ACTS
42
Like cows, to Hindus : SACRED
44
Hieroglyphics serpent : ASP
45
In close pursuit : HOTONTHESCENT
48
Double reed : OBOE
49
One of two in "boxcars" : SIX
50
Never-before-seen : ALLNEW
53
Be in hock : OWE
55
Follow closely : TAIL
59
Pope from 440 to 461 : LEOI
60
Adds up ... like this puzzle's theme? : MAKESSENSE
63
"We try harder" company : AVIS
64
Up to the task : ABLE
65
Bracelet site : ANKLE
66
Thought before blowing out the candles : WISH
67
Tide type : NEAP
68
Significant ___ : OTHER
Down
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Ibuprofen target : ACHE
2
Coward of the theater : NOEL
3
"Don't touch that ___!" : DIAL
4
Play the market : INVEST
5
Suffix with Brooklyn : ESE
6
When stolen, it stays in place : BASE
7
Tech caller : USER
8
Covet thy neighbor's wife, say : SIN
9
Dislikes, plus : HATREDS
10
"Yadda, yadda, yadda" : ETCETERA
11
Slap shot success : GOAL
12
Auctioneer's last word : GONE
13
Iditarod entry : SLED
18
Some are proper : NOUNS
23
Upper-left key : ESC
25
Wart cause, in folklore : TOAD
26
Hit the hay : RETIRE
27
Gunslinger's mark : NOTCH
28
"___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
29
Everything that's left : ESTATE
30
Get to : REACH
31
"___ is an island" : NOMAN
32
Done for, slangily : TOAST
33
Org. with dens : BSA
36
Cough medicine amt. : TSP
38
Really wow : ASTONISH
40
Early 17th-century year : MDCI
42
One with a carrot nose, maybe : SNOWMAN
43
Tricky turns : ESSES
46
U.K. honour : OBE
47
Full range : EXTENT
50
What "there oughta be" : ALAW
51
Strauss of jeans : LEVI
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Cohort of Clark : LOIS
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State with a panhandle: Abbr. : OKLA
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Show grief : WEEP
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Hieroglyphics cross : ANKH
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Archipelago unit : ISLE
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Sly glance : LEER
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"Honest" prez : ABE
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___ Paulo : SAO

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