New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 2004

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Like going in circles : FRUSTRATING
12. Atlantic City, e.g. : SEASIDERESORT
14. Academy Award winner who said "I dream for a living" : STEVENSPIELBERG
16. Western bulrushes : TULES
17. Sch. that Roger Staubach played football for : USNA
18. Freshwater fish with bill-like jaws : GAR
19. Serving edge : ADIN
20. "The Optimist's Daughter" author : WELTY
22. Viva ___ : VOCE
23. Crisper : BIN
24. Chip flavoring : SALSA
25. "Hotel de ___" (1959-60 TV western) : PAREE
26. Camp seat : LOG
27. Moolah : KALE
28. Father ___, the leper priest of Molokai : DAMIEN
29. Blue prints : EROTICA
31. Exotic stamp collectors, maybe : PENPALS
32. Keeps from : DENIES
33. Gives the heave-ho : CANS
34. Org. with writing fellowships : NEA
35. Things seers see : OMENS
36. Off one's trolley : NUTSY
37. Year that Eric the Red was born, traditionally : CML
38. Place to dry tobacco : OAST
39. "Check it out!" : GOSEE
40. Park opened in 1964 : SHEA
41. Former MGM rival : RKO
42. Santa suit stuffing : BATT
43. Defensive play : STAND
44. It's dangerous for you to fly by : SEATOFYOURPANTS
48. Stiffs : STUFFEDSHIRTS
49. Roadwork equipment : SAFETYCONES
1. Full of vinegar : FEELINGONESOATS
2. Mystery writer's award : RAVEN
3. Plays for a sap : USES
4. It could be original : SIN
5. Stats on some backs : TDS
6. Put off : REPULSE
7. Longtime record label for Whitney Houston and Kenny G : ARISTA
8. Small : TEENY
9. ___ Margarita, in the Caribbean : ISLA
10. Head, slangily : NOB
11. They're always unaccompanied : GREGORIANCHANTS
12. 2001's "Planet of the Apes" and others : STUDIOREMAKES
13. Selenium and zinc : TRACEELEMENTS
14. Openings for horse trainers : STABLEDOORS
15. Healthful dishes : GREENSALADS
20. W.W. II volunteers : WAACS
21. "The Intimate ___" (1990 jazz album) : ELLA
22. "Hard Hearted Hannah" of song : VAMP
24. Irving Berlin's "Blue ___" : SKIES
25. Velvety plant : PANSY
28. Packed : DENSE
30. Affect in a subtle way : TINT
31. Place of hard knocks? : PATE
33. Kind of battle : CUSTODY
36. Procrastinator's reply : NOTYET
39. Misstep : GAFFE
40. It can be icy : STARE
42. Laugh, in showbiz slang : BOFF
43. Showcase lead-in on "The Price Is Right" : SPIN
45. Your, in Roma : TUA
46. 20-time Rose Bowl winner: Abbr. : USC
47. Sorority letter : RHO

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