New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 2003

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prepares for a bout : SPARS
6. Easter serving : LAMB
10. A lot : GOBS
14. John Lennon's last million-selling single : WOMAN
15. String puller : USER
16. Bibliophile's label : RARE
17. Apologize and then some : ATONE
18. Commercial prefix with bank : CITI
19. Big furniture retailer : IKEA
20. Start of a quip by hockey commentator Don Cherry about his autobiography : THREEYEARS
22. Pain in the neck : DRAG
23. Boy-girl : HETERO
24. "___ So Easy" : ITS
26. Muckraker Tarbell : IDA
27. Settings for some TV dramas: Abbr. : ERS
28. Quip, part 2 : AGOICOULDNT
32. Dignified : STAID
33. Federation : LEAGUE
34. Carryall : CASE
37. Top : LID
39. Match parts : SETS
40. Brightest star in Aquila : ALTAIR
43. Pizazz : OOMPH
46. Quip, part 3 : SPELLAUTHOR
48. Top : CAP
51. Souvenir from Aruba? : TAN
52. English ___ : LIT
53. "I've had enough" : NOMORE
55. Trash can, perhaps : ICON
57. End of the quip : NOWIAREONE
60. Pickable : RIPE
61. Kind of doctor : SPIN
62. Countenance : ALLOW
63. ___ even keel : ONAN
64. Farm cry : OINK
65. Upholstery fabric : TOILE
66. Bump on a branch : NODE
67. Hungary's Imre ___ : NAGY
68. "+" site : ANODE
1. Bandage : SWATHE
2. Uproar : POTHER
3. Loan payment schedules: Abbr. : AMORTS
4. Bombay royal : RANEE
5. Ridicule : SNEERAT
6. Life's founder : LUCE
7. Sri Lanka's locale : ASIA
8. ___ system : METRIC
9. Connecticut city that's home to ESPN : BRISTOL
10. Traffic chart : GRID
11. Institute of Nuclear Studies site : OAKRIDGE
12. Mexican tree with large, edible seeds : BREADNUT
13. Navigable channels : SEAGATES
21. Series of postures, basically : YOGA
25. Go after : SUE
29. Bribe : OIL
30. Dunderhead : IDIOT
31. Eye protector : LASH
32. Eskimo's catch : SEAL
34. Not subject to change : CASTIRON
35. "Heat" star, 1995 : ALPACINO
36. Place for shorthand : STENOPAD
38. Play-___ : DOH
41. Out of sorts : ILL
42. More than dampens : RAINSON
44. Author Simpson : MONA
45. How refunds may be made : PRORATA
47. More work : UTOPIA
48. "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
49. Traitor's name : ARNOLD
50. Little one : PEEWEE
54. It's opened with a knife : MELON
56. Island bird : NENE
58. Faction : WING
59. Black : INKY

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