New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 2002

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gossip : CHIN
5. Gossips : GABS
9. Geode material : AGATE
14. Place for a comb : HIVE
15. "New Jack City" co-star : ICET
16. Interlaced : WOVEN
17. Penny, perhaps : ANTE
18. Mirth : GLEE
19. Rack sites : OVENS
20. Casino game that requires thought? : STUDIOUSPOKER
23. Parent of Ameritech, Nynex, etc. : MABELL
24. Haikus, e.g. : VERSES
27. Boring Hyannis Port figure? : TEDIOUSKENNEDY
31. Less ruddy : ASHIER
32. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
33. Prayer starter : OLORD
37. Article in Le Monde : UNE
38. Response to "You won't believe this!" : TRYME
39. Goalie's feat : SAVE
40. Ab exercise : CRUNCH
42. Papers with poorly reasoned arguments? : SPECIOUSSHEETS
47. Ones providing coverage at the Pillsbury Bake-Off? : APRONS
48. Freshen : AIROUT
50. Stock exchange worker who was cheated? : FURIOUSTRADER
54. Hubert's successor : SPIRO
56. "Nerts!" : DRAT
57. Actress Thompson : SADA
58. Where Garth Brooks hails from : TULSA
59. Shrek, e.g. : OGRE
60. They precede automnes : ETES
61. Anarchic : UNLED
62. Bring up : REAR
63. Place for a phone : DESK
1. Gorge : CHASM
2. Suggest : HINTAT
3. Conduit in an I.C.U. : IVTUBE
4. Vital : NEEDED
5. Hired escorts : GIGOLOS
6. Org. involved in the Scopes trial : ACLU
7. 14-Across residents : BEES
8. Rung : STEP
9. Disturbed : AWOKEN
10. Person in a mansion : GOVERNOR
11. With reluctance : AVERSELY
12. Perfect beauty, maybe : TEN
13. Rank on the U.S.S. Enterprise: Abbr. : ENS
21. War story : ILIAD
22. Finished : OVER
25. Gouda alternative : EDAM
26. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
28. Black ___ (reggae group) : UHURU
29. Kind of headache : SINUS
30. Laments : KEENS
33. Bones, anatomically : OSSA
34. Arctic European : LAPP
35. Not just stuff : OVERFILL
36. Contingency plan : RECOURSE
38. Belonging to others : THEIR
40. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
41. Prate : CHATTER
43. Raid : INROAD
44. Clean, now : ERASED
45. Yet : TODATE
46. Some leathers : SUEDES
49. Britain's Betty ___ Prize (literary award) : TRASK
51. Renuzit target : ODOR
52. Desire : URGE
53. 1986 #1 hit for Starship : SARA
54. "Rugrats" dad : STU
55. Many an "Airplane!" gag : PUN

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