New York Times, Monday, January 7, 2002

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Speaker's platform : DAIS
5. Thailand, once : SIAM
9. Used a broom : SWEPT
14. "Tickle me" doll : ELMO
15. Part of S.R.O. : ONLY
16. Spine-tingling : EERIE
17. 1966 Beach Boys hit : WOULDNTITBENICE
20. Possible reply to "Will you take out the trash?" : YESDEAR
21. Chinese restaurant drink : HOTTEA
22. Class head : PROF
24. Seek the affection of : WOO
25. Morse code bits : DASHES
29. U.S./U.K. divider : ATL
31. Back of the neck : NAPE
35. Actor Hawke : ETHAN
36. It'll knock you out : ETHER
38. Neon or freon : GAS
39. Was completely indifferent : COULDNTCARELESS
42. Last word in the Pledge of Allegiance : ALL
43. Fine sheet material : SATIN
44. "The Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
45. Sixth word in the Pledge of Allegiance : FLAG
47. Gangster's gun : GAT
48. "The Joy Luck Club" writer : AMYTAN
49. Fraternity letter : ETA
51. Long ago : YORE
53. Have in mind : INTEND
56. February 29 : LEAPDAY
61. Comment from a recipient of an extravagant gift : YOUSHOULDNTHAVE
63. "Tomorrow" musical : ANNIE
64. "Star Wars" princess : LEIA
65. Steel ingredient : IRON
66. Adhesive : PASTE
67. Tells it like it isn't : LIES
68. Microscope part : LENS
1. Moist in the morning : DEWY
2. Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
3. Radio host Don : IMUS
4. Auctioneer's final word : SOLD
5. Submarine detection systems : SONARS
6. Foreword : INTRO
7. Rope-a-dope boxer : ALI
8. Legendary story : MYTH
9. Take care of : SEETO
10. Continued : WENTON
11. Buffalo's lake : ERIE
12. Type size : PICA
13. Golf bag item : TEE
18. Relies (upon) : DEPENDS
19. Derby hat : BOWLER
23. Where Easy Street is? : FATCITY
25. Coffee order : DECAF
26. Lagoon surrounder : ATOLL
27. Longtime Dolphins coach Don : SHULA
28. "2001" computer : HAL
30. Lighter ___ air : THAN
32. Insurance seller : AGENT
33. It might be cooked al dente : PASTA
34. Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
36. ___ Kett of old comics : ETTA
37. Beef, e.g. : REDMEAT
40. 1998 Winter Olympics site : NAGANO
41. Put down : LAY
46. Understands : GETSIT
48. Sites for fights : ARENAS
50. Giggle : TEHEE
52. Blast from the past : OLDIE
53. New Rochelle college : IONA
54. Women in habits : NUNS
55. Uninteresting : DULL
57. Pop singer Collins : PHIL
58. Truth or ___ (slumber party game) : DARE
59. Stratford's river : AVON
60. Desires : YENS
61. Pound sound : YAP
62. Luau souvenir : LEI

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