New York Times, Thursday, January 2, 2003

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Diagnostic data, informally : LABS
5. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" screenwriter : DAHL
9. Office correspondence : MEMOS
14. Gas's partner: Abbr. : ELEC
15. 1958 Pulitzer winner : AGEE
16. Rod Stewart's ex : ALANA
17. Tropical tuber : TARO
18. Botch : RUIN
19. Wrap up : RECAP
20. It may allow you to make an entrance : SMARTCARD
22. Single-named supermodel : IMAN
23. Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't ___ Home" : GOTNO
24. Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
26. Some people pass on them: Abbr. : RDS
28. Suffix with verb : OSE
29. "___ there?" : WHOS
33. Update a factory : RETOOL
35. Pipe problem : LEAKAGE
37. Data : INFO
38. Focus of an interplanetary search : INTELLIGENTLIFE
42. It may be abstract : NOUN
43. Remove roughly : TEAROUT
44. Took pains : STROVE
46. In stitches : SEWN
47. South-of-the-border title: Abbr. : SRA
50. Go for the bronze? : TAN
51. Some speeding vehicles' destinations, briefly : ERS
53. Drive forward : IMPEL
55. Ordination, e.g. : RITE
57. Comeback, maybe : WISECRACK
61. High hat : MITER
62. December 13th, e.g. : IDES
63. Act like an ass : BRAY
64. Like some skies : AZURE
65. They can get rough : SEAS
66. "___ cost you!" : ITLL
67. Halfhearted : TEPID
68. Vigorous : HALE
69. Misses : GALS
1. "C'mon!" : LETSGO
2. Los ___ : ALAMOS
3. Dress down : BERATE
4. Pooh-pooh : SCORN
5. Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
6. Mexican water : AGUA
7. One who has it coming? : HEIR
8. Tennis great who never won Wimbledon : LENDL
9. Devil dog : MARINE
10. Ca, Ga or Pa : ELEM
11. Tubes on a plate : MACARONI
12. Intermittently : ONANDOFF
13. Aphid's sustenance : SAP
21. Spa handout : TOWEL
25. Heretofore : ERENOW
27. Member of the rose family : SLOE
30. Revealing top : HALTER
31. Dust Bowl figure : OKIE
32. No quick reads : SAGAS
34. Feature of the Earth : TILT
35. NBC host : LENO
36. "American Gigolo" star : GERE
38. Part of V.M.I.: Abbr. : INST
39. Stamp and sign, perhaps : NOTARIZE
40. "Louder!" : TURNITUP
41. Cover-up in 47-Down : TUNIC
45. Didn't go straight : VEERED
47. Ancient military hub : SPARTA
48. Amnesiac's lack : RECALL
49. Univalent chemical groups : ALKYLS
52. Cager's favorite sound : SWISH
54. Head honcho : MRBIG
56. Actress Polo : TERI
58. Guess : IDEA
59. Navy commando : SEAL
60. "___ est percipi" (old Latin motto) : ESSE
61. Yoga class need : MAT

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