New York Times, Friday, January 25, 2002

Author: Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor: Will Shortz
Gilbert H. Ludwig
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Soap" family : TATES
6. Belt piercer : AWL
9. ___ friends : AMONG
14. Make ___ (get rich) : AMINT
15. Green stretch : LEA
16. One who serves long? : LIFER
17. Area : SPECIALTY
19. Gather : INFER
20. Biblical judge : ELI
21. They may be parked in a park: Abbr. : RVS
22. Still available, in a way : UNSOLD
24. Actor Brad of "The Client" : RENFRO
26. ___ Lumumba, Congo's first P.M. : PATRICE
28. Driving need : LICENSE
31. Stomach : MAW
32. Locate on the dial : TUNETO
33. Up : RAISE
35. Area : LENGTHBYWIDTH
38. Makes shakes, maybe : JERKS
39. Fall collection? : LEAVES
40. Pole's cousin : OAR
41. Really bad : ABYSMAL
43. Washer setting : SPINDRY
46. Missouri feeder : PLATTE
50. Line feeder : STOOGE
51. Asian leader? : EUR
52. Funny guy : WAG
53. Like a 27-Down : WOOLY
54. ___ area : NOSMOKING
57. Like otologists' tests : AURAL
58. Alley ___ : OOP
59. Kings Peak's range : UINTA
60. "Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
61. Reason : WHY
62. It may be branded : STEER
1. It may be stunning : TASER
2. Not meager : AMPLE
3. Marketing ploy : TIEIN
4. Business letter abbr. : ENC
5. Onset of wakefulness : STIRRINGS
6. Whittier poem "___ Well" : ALLS
7. Believer in spirits? : WET
8. Shots off the backboard : LAYUPS
9. Elite ones : ALIST
10. Like some keys : MINOR
11. ___ area : OFFLIMITS
12. Attention-getting question in a small ad : NEEDCASH
13. Sound that might deter a burglar : GRR
18. Relative of a stilt : AVOCET
23. Aberdeen denial : NAE
25. Keep back : FLUNK
27. Kind of lamb : EWE
29. Biblical suffix : ETH
30. How a prince is born : NOBLY
32. Area : TERRITORY
33. Competitive : RIVALROUS
34. Forster's ___ Quested : ADELA
35. Emerges suddenly : LEAPSOUT
36. What a nod may mean : YES
37. Money that's shelled out? : WAMPUM
38. Alcott book "___ Boys" : JOS
41. Part of S.A. : ARG
42. "Later" : BYENOW
44. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" family name : NOLAN
45. Longtime Strand writer : DOYLE
47. Bundling aid : TWINE
48. Oncle's wife : TANTE
49. Actress Samantha : EGGAR
51. Make out : ESPY
53. Is in the past? : WAS
55. Cry at a circus : OOH
56. It might help you get started : KIT

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