New York Times, Saturday, January 10, 2004

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FGJKQZ} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tim Russert venue : CNBC
5. Had an assignation : TRYSTED
12. Tribune Company competitor : HEARST
15. Have a tête-à-tête with : SEEALONE
16. Store sign : ONSALE
17. Argues : HASWORDS
18. Store sign : YESWEREOPEN
20. Matisse's "La Tristesse du ___" : ROI
21. Initiation declaration : SOLEMNVOW
22. Elton John and others : SIRS
23. Like some floor polish : PINEY
24. Center : MIDST
25. Benjamins : CNOTES
27. Some princesses : RANEES
28. Phil Niekro and others : BRAVES
29. Dip into : PERUSE
30. Eye parts: Var. : IRIDES
31. Fair to middling : MODEST
32. One giving the silent treatment : MIMER
33. "___ abed and daylight slumber / Were not meant for man alive": Housman : MORNS
34. Tabloid topic : PAIR
35. Not-too-spicy cuisine : CANTONESE
39. She's a doll : ANN
40. In modern lingo, an urban male who devotes much time to his appearance and lifestyle : METROSEXUAL
42. Provide a segue for : LEADINTO
44. What's left : ESTATE
45. Sign-up : ENLISTEE
46. Places for pilots : STOVES
47. Perfume ingredient : ROSEOIL
48. Something to shoot through : LENS
1. ___ sum (Chinese flowering cabbage) : CHOY
2. Spanish infants : NENES
3. Boito's Mefistofele, e.g. : BASSO
4. CNN screen feature : CRAWL
5. Three-legged ornamental table : TEAPOY
6. Fix, as a costume : RESEW
7. [That is, like, so last week] : YAWN
8. Driver's caution : SLO
9. Superlatively hot : TORRIDEST
10. Check mate? : ENDORSEE
11. Stops : DESISTS
13. Teen party : SLEEPOVER
14. House wreckers : TERMITES
15. Heads (off) : SHOVES
19. Feminine suffixes : ENNES
22. ___ headache : SINUS
24. Imbroglio : MARESNEST
25. Ones in joint custody? : CRIMINALS
26. Candidate of 2000 : NADER
27. Christmas carolers often get them : REDNOSES
28. "Music for Airports" composer : BRIANENO
29. ___-Novo (Benin's capital) : PORTO
30. Sticker : IMPALER
31. Missouri Compromise signer : MONROE
33. Company that makes Othello : MATTEL
35. Prefix with grade : CENTI
36. Panegyrize : EXTOL
37. Worldly : SUAVE
38. Put away : EATEN
40. ___ soup : MISO
41. Exhibiting greater moderation : LESS
43. When repeated, a classic horror movie line : DIE

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