New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 2003

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Specialty : AREAOFEXPERTISE
16. Her film debut was as Woody Allen's date in "Annie Hall" : SIGOURNEYWEAVER
17. Food item made with olive oil and spices : ITALIANDRESSING
18. Place for a duck : FEN
19. Give up : DIE
20. It's often left hanging : ART
21. Japanese historical period from the 17th to 19th centuries : EDO
22. Respectful greeting : SALAAM
24. "Hey!" : PSST
25. Donna ___, "Don Giovanni" soprano : ANNA
28. Hack, e.g. : DRIVER
31. Matters : COUNTS
34. A challenge : IDAREYOU
38. Bag holders : CADDIES
40. Some primetime TV : SITCOMS
41. Ennui : THEBLAHS
43. Was goatish : LEERED
44. "The wait is over!" : ATLAST
46. Baseball's Tony or Alejandro : PENA
47. Box without a prize : SPAR
50. Sign in the heart of downtown : MAINST
53. Lay low : HID
54. Take in : GYP
56. 30-day mo. : SEP
57. Tablet holder : ARK
60. 1960's pop group named after a phrase from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : EVERYMOTHERSSON
64. Graph point locator : POLARCOORDINATE
65. Welfare : STATEASSISTANCE
1. "Yeah, right!" : ASIF
2. Observance : RITE
3. Star of "A Summer Place," 1959 : EGAN
4. Trio after @, perhaps : AOL
5. Novelist Louise de la Ramée's pen name : OUIDA
6. Delicate : FRAIL
7. Baseball team : ENNEAD
8. Marked : XED
9. Gets bigger and bigger : PYRAMIDS
10. Relief pitcher? : EWER
11. Lie : REST
12. Class leaders: Abbr. : TAS
13. Creepers : IVIES
14. More than gladdens : SENDS
15. Plant problem : ERGOT
22. Mariner's worry : SANDBAR
23. He wed a White House widow : ARI
24. Commandment : PRECEPT
25. Broker's file: Abbr. : ACCT
26. Vessel maker of old : NOAH
27. Painting type : NUDE
29. Resort near Beaver Creek : VAIL
30. "The Oriental Ballet" designer : ERTE
32. Abrupt ending of a sort : TILT
33. Word with state or great : SEAL
35. Past time : YORE
36. Prophet's wish : OMEN
37. Inspector's employer: Abbr. : USDA
39. They clean locks : SHAMPOOS
42. Fed. benefit source : SSA
45. Jewish calendar starter : TISHRI
47. Some guard dogs, for short : SHEPS
48. Court position : PIVOT
49. "A Passage to India" woman : ADELA
51. Food and shelter : NEEDS
52. Nautical pole : SPRIT
54. Circular course : GYRE
55. Pool site, maybe : YMCA
57. "___ uncertain actor on the stage" (Shakespearean sonnet start) : ASAN
58. Drilling grp. : ROTC
59. Pants part : KNEE
61. Sing : RAT
62. How-___ : TOS
63. Dundee precip : SNA

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