Crossword: ''Shrinkage''

A few inches have been lost.
By MATT JONES  |  September 17, 2008

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Across
1 Goofball
5 "Oh, well" noise
9 Creates a backup, perhaps
14 Actress Jessica of "The Love Guru"
15 "Habanera" from "Carmen," e.g.
16 Original U.K. "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" host Anderson
17 Engage in some really tame foreplay?
19 Susan who played Cindy Brady
20 Top prize for a certain basketball player?
22 Superman foe
26 They may be pet
27 Country whose flag's stripes are red, white and black
28 Existed
31 South American monkey
32 Important view?
36 Railroad stop: abbr.
37 Follower, of sorts
38 Org. that fines for obscenities
41 The diet version of chef Ramsay?
46 Part of UAE
48 TV chef Paula
49 Former San Diego Charger Junior
50 Coffeehouse syrup brand
52 Sandwich or leotard, e.g.
54 Artwork with a common element?
58 Bit the dust
59 Movie title that describes what happened to the five long entries in this puzzle?
64 Distance runner
65 Buglike?
66 Line on a graph
67 Dated
68 Take top billing
69 It's formed when clenched

Down
1 Took a break
2 Abbas's group
3 ___ Dhabi
4 Efron of "High School Musical"
5 Fencing sword
6 Some nest eggs
7 Covered in a shiny coat
8 Fifty, in a sense
9 Make it all the way?
10 Totally mistaken
11 In relation to
12 Actor Rupert of "My Best Friend's Wedding"
13 Submits, as a contest entry
18 "True Blood" channel
21 Golf's Sony ___ Hawaii
22 Women's ___
23 Debunked paranormalist Geller
24 Word before "You're it!"
25 Business home bases, for short
28 "I took you for that cunning ___ of Venice" (line from "Othello")
29 Practice piece
30 Wisconsin college where Harrison Ford studied
33 Co. behind Myth War Online and GodsWar Online
34 "Midnight Run" star Charles
35 Toothpaste variety
38 Summer program where participants are destined to lose
39 Home country of Wimbledon singles winner Goran Ivanisevic
40 Desks in university libraries
42 Prefix meaning "equal"
43 ___ Xer
44 It gets baled
45 Rum ___ Tugger ("Cats" cat)
47 "Jim Henson's Muppet ___"
51 Our, to Henri
52 "Come in!"
53 Club central to a Jim Bakker scandal
55 They rank just below lance corporals in the Marines: abbr.
56 Disastrous defeat
57 Tiny bit
60 Klutz
61 ___Clean (product hawked by Billy Mays)
62 Bro's sibling, maybe
63 Guinness Book suffix

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