New York Times, Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Author Paretsky : SARA
5. "Mamma Mia!" group : ABBA
9. Dumb bunny : STUPE
14. Radical ___ : CHIC
15. Foundry form : MOLD
16. Early sitcom star : ARNAZ
17. Knife handle : HAFT
18. Way around London, once : TRAM
19. Rock bottom : NADIR
20. Like second or farm : BEFOREHAND
23. Stat for Clemens : ERA
24. Portfolio part, in brief : IRA
25. Dormitory annoyance : SNORER
27. Incite to anger : PROVOKE
31. Vistula River city : WARSAW
34. Talking bird of poetry : RAVEN
35. Actress Mazar : DEBI
38. European erupter : ETNA
39. Poetic paean : ODE
40. "Yikes!" : OMIGOSH
43. Adj. modifer : ADV
44. Lean and strong : WIRY
46. Siouan people : OTOS
47. "L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
49. Best, on the links : LOWEST
51. Much-covered R & B song : CCRIDER
53. Beat the draft? : ENLIST
56. African serpent : ASP
57. "Boola Boola" singer : ELI
59. Like wave or treatment : AFTERSHOCK
63. Kosher : LEGIT
65. Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
66. Didn't have good traction : SLID
68. Slalom champ Phil : MAHRE
69. Reach across : SPAN
70. American Theatre Wing award : TONY
71. ___ out (declined) : OPTED
72. Submarine : HERO
73. Just beat : EDGE
1. Acad., e.g. : SCH
2. 1956 Peck role : AHAB
3. Abundant : RIFE
4. When Macbeth meets his fate : ACTFIVE
5. Acela operator : AMTRAK
6. Yawner : BORE
7. Malaise, with "the" : BLAHS
8. Sloganeer of sorts : ADMAN
9. ___ Day O'Connor : SANDRA
10. Song syllable : TRA
11. Like pat or still, reading down : UNDERSTAND
12. Ice dancing team : PAIR
13. Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
21. Maine college town : ORONO
22. "___ not the time!" : NOWIS
26. "... ___ he drove out of sight" : ERE
27. Search for prey : PROWL
28. Contact, in a way : RADIO
29. Like paper or light, reading down : OVERWEIGHT
30. Trim to fit : EDIT
32. Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
33. Be uncertain : WAVER
36. A star may have a big one : EGO
37. Pear variety : BOSC
41. Recurring theme : MOTIF
42. Like Siberian winters : HARSH
45. Asian capital? : YEN
48. Comeback : RIPOSTE
50. On the schedule : SLATED
52. Slot spot : CASINO
54. Secret supply : STASH
55. The Sun Devils' city : TEMPE
57. A Sesame Streeter : ELMO
58. Jeté, e.g. : LEAP
60. Crowd sound : ROAR
61. Doofus : CLOD
62. Double-decker checker : KING
64. Tick off : IRE
67. Do colorful work : DYE

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