New York Times, Friday, October 18, 2002

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 165 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Suitability : APTNESS
8. Best at buffoonery : ZANIEST
15. Frighten : THROWASCAREINTO
17. Purchase with rings : LOOSELEAFBINDER
18. Wear : ATTIRE
19. Adaptable aircraft : STOL
20. Prize : GEM
21. Paper money : NOTES
22. Mix up : STIR
23. Hard-to-refute evidence : TAPE
24. Level : TIER
25. Kit-Cat Club member in 18th-century London : WHIG
26. Certain puffer-uppers : PRMEN
27. Include, with "in" : ADD
28. Look : PEER
29. Show the ropes : ORIENT
30. Planter : WINDOWBOX
32. Say "I'm sorry" : REPENT
35. Wide-eyed sort : NAIF
36. Wander : GAD
39. Go off : ERUPT
40. Snippy : TART
41. Rustic : RUBE
42. Fencer's move : VOLT
43. Punches : AWLS
44. Barbary Coast city : TUNIS
45. Map abbr. : ISL
46. "I kiss'd thee ___ kill'd thee": Othello : EREI
47. Shrine : TEMPLE
48. Nutritional group : VITAMINBCOMPLEX
51. Stranded person's wish : EVACUATIONPLANE
52. "L'enfant prodigue" composer : DEBUSSY
53. Stiff : PIEEYED
1. Setting for Tom Wolfe's "A Man in Full" : ATLANTA
2. Driver's license, e.g. : PHOTOID
3. Brought (out) : TROTTED
4. More intrusive : NOSIER
5. Jugs : EWERS
6. Reward for good pitching? : SALE
7. Maui-to-Hawaii dir. : SSE
8. Rubenesque : ZAFTIG
9. ___ Day : ARBOR
10. Buzz's companion on the moon : NEIL
11. "Am ___ your way?" : IIN
12. Final stage : ENDGAME
13. Increase, as an incline : STEEPEN
14. Agony : TORMENT
16. Surefire out : CASTIRONALIBI
22. Shake off : SHED
23. Multicolored breakfast cereal : TRIX
25. ___ with (dated) : WENT
26. Head of the class : PROF
28. Two-cupper : PINT
29. Write of passage? : OBIT
30. Mewled : WEPT
31. "Ring out the thousand ___ of old": Tennyson : WARS
32. Brought back : REVIVED
33. Wearing : EROSIVE
34. Can opener : PULLTAB
36. Shoot-'em-up action : GUNPLAY
37. Chisholm Trail terminus : ABILENE
38. Gender-neutral : DESEXED
40. Score : TWENTY
41. Mess up : RUMPLE
43. Dramatic highlights : ARIAS
44. Fiesta Bowl site : TEMPE
46. They'll never fly : EMUS
47. Writer Morrison : TONI
49. With a needle: Prefix : ACU
50. Filch : COP

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