New York Times, Friday, October 11, 2002

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Shortz
A. J. Santora
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 248 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Notable : BIGWIG
7. Rest stop sight : BIGRIG
13. 1973 Pacino portrayal : SERPICO
14. Covers, in a way : INSURES
16. Mideastern money : PIASTER
17. Nudist : ADAMITE
18. George W.'s press secretary : ARI
19. Lock : TRESS
21. Agcy. for retirees : SSA
22. Rumpled : MUSSY
24. Not separate : WED
26. Leveling wedge : SHIM
27. With 34-Down, procedure starter : STEP
28. Deck figure : SPADE
30. Ens. producer : USNA
31. Draftable : ONTAP
33. Lure : COMEON
35. Jalopy : TINCAN
37. Heart seeker : TINMAN
38. "Soap" spinoff : BENSON
39. It offers a lot of bucks : RODEO
40. "___ doing ..." : INSO
41. Two-door : COUPE
43. Bite : NOSH
47. It may be faint : ODOR
48. Fall off : EBB
49. Rejoinder in a kids' argument : ISTOO
50. Real beauty : GEM
51. 70's Renault : LECAR
54. Basic cable channel : TNN
55. Novelist Sábato : ERNESTO
59. Rabble-rouse : AGITATE
61. Lexicographer William Allan ___ : NEILSON
62. Beat a retreat : RUNAWAY
63. Shabby : RAGTAG
64. Hodgepodge : RAGBAG
1. Mediterranean port : BEIRUT
2. Poker player's comment : IRAISE
3. They're not specialists: Abbr. : GPS
4. Like S. J. Perelman : WITTY
5. Rose creator, maybe : ICER
6. Reason for an R rating : GORE
7. Lacking objectivity : BIASED
8. Unaffiliated: Abbr. : IND
9. Grp. that oversees govt. construction : GSA
10. It may give punch punch : RUM
11. Arm of the Atlantic : IRISHSEA
12. Becomes privy to : GETSINON
13. Sends cyberads to : SPAMS
15. Deck figure : SEAMAN
20. Pull the switch? : SWAP
23. Commercial producer : SPONSOR
25. Get off the fence : DECIDE
26. Court call : SUMMONS
28. It's taken before swinging : STANCE
29. Criticize harshly : PAN
32. Army figure, for short : NCO
34. See 27-Across : ONE
35. Easier to cut into : TENDERER
36. Up state? : INSOMNIA
37. Tee, e.g. : TOP
38. Hypothetical protein molecule : BIOGEN
39. "Hee Haw" character : RUBE
42. Slightly squashed? : OBLONG
44. St. Lawrence feeder : OTTAWA
45. "Notes on Camp" essayist : SONTAG
46. Toots : HONEY
49. Infuriating : IRING
52. "It Walks by Night" novelist : CARR
53. Lago contents : AGUA
56. "Les Girls" actress Taina : ELG
57. Scrapped Boeing project : SST
58. ___ fault : TOA
60. Filing facilitator : TAB

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