New York Times, Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Author: Nancy Salomon and Nancy T. Shack
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Nancy T. Shack
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110/23/20021
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1.52000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Shack. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Balance of October : LIBRA
6. Not ashore : ASEA
10. Pal in Sydney : MATE
14. Arm of the sea : INLET
15. Pooh, for one : BEAR
16. Yoked beasts : OXEN
17. Hendrix biography "___ Me While I Kiss the Sky" : SCUSE
18. 2002 Literature Nobelist Kertesz : IMRE
19. Decent, so to speak : CLAD
20. Start of a definition of "microsecond" : THETIMEITTAKES
23. A, in Acapulco : UNA
24. Suffix with xeno- : PHOBE
25. Padlock piece : HASP
28. Definition, part 2 : FORYOURNEW
33. Like : ALA
34. "See ya!" : CIAO
35. Slender woman : SYLPH
36. Fam. member : REL
37. Rhein feeder : AAR
38. Vigoda of "Barney Miller" : ABE
40. Legal conclusion? : ESE
41. Gloomy, in poetry : DREAR
43. "___, Our Help in Ages Past" (hymn) : OGOD
44. Twaddle : ROT
45. Definition, part 3 : COMPUTERTO
48. Philosophical subjects : ISMS
49. "Me too" : ASAMI
50. "Oh, brother!" : MAN
52. End of the definition : BECOMEOBSOLETE
58. "Awright!" : YEAH
59. Janis's husband in the funnies : ARLO
60. Runs like a deer : LOPES
61. Facility : EASE
62. Creditor's claim : LIEN
63. What's happening : EVENT
64. "Darn it!" : NUTS
65. Choice word : ELSE
66. "Touched By an Angel" co-star : REESE
1. ___ price : LIST
2. Make a small move : INCH
3. Off-color : BLUE
4. What to do before a big race, maybe : RESTUP
5. Had a home-cooked meal : ATEIN
6. Rose lover? : ABIE
7. Like some athletes : SEMIPRO
8. Coarse : EARTHY
9. Playground retort : ARETOO
10. Derision : MOCKERY
11. Rod in a hot rod : AXLE
12. Parts of a Victorian social schedule : TEAS
13. Wrap up : END
21. Secret society : MAFIA
22. Treated badly : ABUSED
25. Capital of Colombia? : HARDC
26. Car similar to a Grand Am : ALERO
27. Oregon's capital : SALEM
29. Crew tool : OAR
30. Pirates and Padres, informally : NLERS
31. Kind of salts : EPSOM
32. Puts an edge on : WHETS
34. He debuted at the Met in 1903 : CARUSO
38. Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
39. Prosperous periods : BOOMS
42. Army helicopters : APACHES
43. Baltimore birds : ORIOLES
46. Steamed dish : TAMALE
47. TV chef Lagasse : EMERIL
48. Smitten : INLOVE
51. One who hears "You've got mail" : AOLER
52. Sweetheart : BEAU
53. Right on the map : EAST
54. Off-white shade : BONE
55. Blunted blade : EPEE
56. Gymnastic coups : TENS
57. 53-Down, in Italia : ESTE
58. Kyoto currency : YEN

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