New York Times, Monday, October 22, 2001

Author: Denise Neuendorf
Editor: Will Shortz
Denise M. Neuendorf
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Neuendorf. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Replies to an invitation, briefly : RSVPS
6. Procrastinator's word : LATER
11. J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
14. Where to hear an aria : OPERA
15. Stood up : AROSE
16. Pitcher's stat. : ERA
17. Kids' bicycle features : BANANASEATS
19. Unhinged : MAD
20. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
21. School grps. : PTAS
22. Battery terminal : ANODE
24. Bad golf drives : SLICES
26. Eagle's claw : TALON
28. Bridge seat : NORTH
30. Signed and delivered go-between : SEALED
33. Church officer : ELDER
36. Overwhelming defeat : ROUT
38. Tortoise racer : HARE
39. Thumbs-up vote : YEA
40. Slob's opposite : NEATNIK
43. Get a blue ribbon : WIN
44. Breaks bread : EATS
46. Thunderstruck : AWED
47. Lightens up : EASES
49. Extreme fears : DREADS
51. Tennis great Ivan : LENDL
53. Kind of force : BRUTE
55. Team listing : ROSTER
58. [Man, this is heavy!] : GROAN
60. Panhandles : BEGS
62. Spread for 8-Down : OLEO
64. ___ Grande : RIO
65. Big bang makers : CHERRYBOMBS
68. Printer's need : INK
69. Major artery : AORTA
70. Laker Shaq : ONEAL
71. Hospital V.I.P.'s : MDS
72. Picked up on : NOTED
73. Bogart classic "Key ___" : LARGO
1. Morning garment : ROBE
2. Tiffs : SPATS
3. Easily bribed : VENAL
4. Pecan treat : PRALINE
5. ___ Antonio : SAN
6. What breaks a camel's back : LASTSTRAW
7. Territory : AREA
8. Breakfast bread : TOAST
9. Superlative suffix : EST
10. Secondhand shop deal : RESALE
11. Used car buyers' protection : LEMONLAWS
12. Actor Pitt : BRAD
13. Shade of green : JADE
18. Mimic : APER
23. Wordsmith Webster : NOAH
25. It's grown in ears : CORN
27. Italian wine region : ASTI
29. Bellhop's locale : HOTEL
31. Canal of song : ERIE
32. Scout groups : DENS
33. Looked at : EYED
34. Shakespearean king : LEAR
35. Appointment organizers : DATEBOOKS
37. College soph, e.g. : UNDERGRAD
41. Opponent of 28-Across : EAST
42. Some sneakers : KEDS
45. Poet Teasdale : SARA
48. Pennsylvania city : ALTOONA
50. Classic yo-yo maker : DUNCAN
52. Snoopy : NOSY
54. Movie critic Roger : EBERT
56. Bugs bugger Fudd : ELMER
57. Sack again, as groceries : REBAG
58. Dismal : GRIM
59. Orange peel : RIND
61. Art Deco designer : ERTE
63. Norwegian capital : OSLO
66. "Yoo-___!" : HOO
67. Braz. neighbor : BOL

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