New York Times, Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Author: Richard Chisholm
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Chisholm
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Airline to Tel Aviv : ELAL
5. Soothing spots : SPAS
9. Pueblo dwelling : ADOBE
14. Broadway Auntie : MAME
15. Strait-laced : PRIM
16. Like a highway : LANED
17. Some bargains : TWOFORONEOFFERS
20. ___ Sark : CUTTY
21. Make use of : TAP
22. Trident feature : TINE
23. Sweetie : HON
24. Top rating, perhaps : TEN
26. ___ room : REC
28. Diamond ___ : LIL
29. Not the finest dog : MUTT
31. Be an agent (for) : REP
33. Dukes and earls : NOBLES
35. Prefix with graphic : ORTHO
37. Punk's pistol : HEATER
39. Overly ominous : TOOFOREBODING
43. Scarsdale, e.g., to New York City : SUBURB
44. Dummy Mortimer : SNERD
46. "Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
49. Part of S.P.C.A.: Abbr. : SOC
51. Door sign : EXIT
52. Maugham's "Cakes and ___" : ALE
53. Look over : EYE
55. A bartender may run one : TAB
57. 42-Down scores: Abbr. : TDS
58. Ella Fitzgerald specialty : SCAT
60. "Slippery" tree : ELM
62. "___ beaucoup" : MERCI
64. Reelection toast? : TOFOURMOREYEARS
68. Happening : EVENT
69. Devil's doings : EVIL
70. Starting from : ASOF
71. Turn blue, maybe : REDYE
72. Cincinnati team : REDS
73. TV host who wrote "Leading With My Chin" : LENO
1. C.P.R. expert : EMT
2. Where some suits are pressed : LAWCOURT
3. Be the equivalent of : AMOUNTTO
4. Hit the road : LEFT
5. More agile : SPRYER
6. In favor : PRO
7. "Say it ___ so!" : AINT
8. Sling mud at : SMEAR
9. Sitcom extraterrestrial : ALF
10. Off one's trolley : DAFT
11. Tip of Massachusetts : ONEILL
12. Songwriter Taupin : BERNIE
13. Classic Fords : EDSELS
18. Mel of the Polo Grounds : OTT
19. Willing to try : OPENTO
23. Patient-care grp. : HMO
25. Associate of Gandhi : NEHRU
27. Yale students starting in 1969 : COEDS
30. Not these : THOSE
32. Jury's makeup : PEERS
34. Pickling need : BRINE
36. Helpful : OFUSE
38. Monastery head : ABBOT
40. Compliant one : OBEYER
41. Cry heard in a 2-Down : NEXTCASE
42. Where Giants and Titans clash : GRIDIRON
45. Skid row woe : DTS
46. Wine expert : TASTER
47. Dinette set spot : ALCOVE
48. Flipped (through) : LEAFED
50. Desert ruminants : CAMELS
54. Bugs bugged him : ELMER
56. Former Tunisian ruler : BEY
59. Cousin of an Obie : TONY
61. Pull up stakes : MOVE
63. "Get ___!" : REAL
65. Western native : UTE
66. Free (of) : RID
67. Bay area airport letters : SFO

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