New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Author: Janet R. Bender
Editor: Will Shortz
Janet R. Bender
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Soreness : ACHE
5. Snakes do it : MOLT
9. Hitter's problem : SLUMP
14. Wheedle : COAX
15. Put one ___ : OVER
16. Medieval invader : TATAR
17. Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
18. Neighbor of Sumatra : JAVA
19. Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
20. Scenic park in 58-Across : BOBOLIGARDENS
23. Gather together for stitching : SHIRR
25. 18-Across, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
26. In medias ___ : RES
27. Noted bridge in 58-Across : PONTEVECCHIO
32. Record : LOG
33. Operatic soloist : DIVA
34. Pulitzer novelist Anne : TYLER
38. High cards : ACES
40. Olympian's quest : MEDAL
43. Wedge in a bottleneck? : LIME
44. Purposely lose : THROW
46. Roman date : IDES
48. Sharp turn : ZIG
49. Museum house in 58-Across : PALAZZOPITTI
53. Columbus Day mo. : OCT
56. What Austrians speak: Abbr. : GER
57. Teacher's charges : CLASS
58. European cultural center : FLORENCEITALY
63. Muslim ascetic : FAKIR
64. River spanned by 27-Across : ARNO
65. Misfortunes : ILLS
68. Clear the tape : ERASE
69. Nick at ___ : NITE
70. Lexicographer Webster : NOAH
71. Like sunflowers : RAYED
72. Hall-of-Famer Slaughter : ENOS
73. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
1. Play part : ACT
2. British runner Sebastian : COE
3. Sign of things to come : HARBINGER
4. Send abroad : EXPORT
5. Voodoo : MOJO
6. Certain coffee table shape : OVAL
7. Jeans maker Strauss : LEVI
8. Calamitous : TRAGIC
9. Like night skies : STARLIT
10. Shortening : LARD
11. Express : UTTER
12. Sen. Snowe's state : MAINE
13. Decrease? : PRESS
21. Word with pure or standard : BRED
22. Cigar residue : ASH
23. Accident sound : SPLAT
24. Bootlegger's product : HOOCH
28. Pep : VIM
29. A 1950 film was "all about" her : EVE
30. Spanish naval base site : CADIZ
31. Olive in the comics : OYL
35. Actress with many exes : LIZTAYLOR
36. Gives off : EMITS
37. Patron saint of marriage : REGIS
39. Appeasement : SOP
41. Wood-dressing tool : ADZ
42. Sign of summer : LEO
45. Bet : WAGERED
47. Pet lovers' org. : SPCA
50. Football's Dawson : LEN
51. Esoteric : ARCANE
52. The Big Ten's Fighting ___ : ILLINI
53. Bid : OFFER
54. Red Cross organizer Barton : CLARA
55. Hungarian wine : TOKAY
59. Stand : RISE
60. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
61. Fascinated by : INTO
62. Nail holders : TOES
66. Make tracks : LAM
67. ___ Na Na : SHA

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