New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Santa Anna at the Alamo, e.g. : BESIEGER
9. "Dixie" composer : EMMETT
15. Judge too highly : OVERRATE
16. Like a big grin : TOOTHY
17. Start of a comment on a popular adage : WEWONDER
18. Cries of pain : OUCHES
19. Papas on the screen : IRENE
20. "The Mikado" accessories : OBIS
22. "What was ___ do?" : ITO
23. To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
24. Comment, part 2 : HOWELSECAN
27. It may be raw : DEAL
29. Hind, e.g. : DEER
30. C.S.A. state : ALA
33. Response to an insult : SLAP
35. Hammett pooch : ASTA
39. Comment, part 3 : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
44. Rest area sight : SEMI
45. Favor one side? : LIMP
46. Thus far : YET
47. "You betcha!" : SURE
51. South Vietnam's Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
53. Comment, part 4 : FLOCKIFNOT
57. Certain column : ONES
61. Just fine : AOK
62. Regarding : ASTO
63. Hand warmer? : STOVE
64. Ascended : UPROSE
66. End of the comment : TOGETHER
69. Not so remote : NEARER
70. Bombarding : SHELLING
71. Take stock of : ASSESS
72. Brunch order : OMELETTE
1. Alamo defender : BOWIE
2. Three-time Wimbledon champ : EVERT
3. Setting for a famous "Les Misérables" scene : SEWER
4. Smoothed (out) : IRONED
5. Seaside raptor : ERNE
6. Flit about : GAD
7. Hot time in Paris : ETE
8. Arrange into new lines : REROW
9. Star of France : ETOILE
10. Chilled dessert : MOUSSE
11. Soft shoe : MOC
12. Set of principles : ETHIC
13. Certain sorority woman : THETA
14. Iron Mike : TYSON
21. Oyster's home : BED
24. Circle overhead? : HALO
25. Norwegian king : OLAF
26. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
28. Sigmoid shape : ESS
30. They may be crunched in a gym : ABS
31. Get prone : LIE
32. Usher's offering : ARM
34. Bud : PAL
36. Short : SHY
37. Pipe joint : TEE
38. Frick collection : ART
40. 45, e.g. : DISC
41. Friend of Rover : FIDO
42. Send forth : EMIT
43. Bad way to go? : APE
48. Czars' edicts : UKASES
49. Stair parts : RISERS
50. Young newt : EFT
52. Mark with blotches : MOTTLE
53. Zoologist's study : FAUNA
54. Bounds along : LOPES
55. Podded plants : OKRAS
56. "___ fast!" : NOTSO
58. Like seven Ryan games : NOHIT
59. Marathon, e.g. : EVENT
60. Conductor Koussevitzky : SERGE
63. It may be hard or soft : SELL
65. Vein find : ORE
67. Resistance unit : OHM
68. "I'm impressed!" : GEE

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