New York Times, Friday, October 4, 2002

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {KQVZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. They're lifesavers : FIREDEPARTMENTS
16. Degree requirement, maybe : ORALEXAMINATION
17. Point out : CALLATTENTIONTO
18. Suit to ___ : ATEE
19. Start of a German series : EINS
20. Source of being, it's said : TAO
21. Meyerbeer's "___ Huguenots" : LES
22. Some poles : ANODES
24. Amalgamate : MELD
25. Discouraging word : TUT
26. "Promised Land" author : EBAN
28. Shot the breeze : JAWED
31. Old colonial region : EASTINDIA
36. 1983 film based on a Jean Shepherd book : ACHRISTMASSTORY
38. Began : STARTEDIN
39. Assuaging agent : EASER
40. Shake off : LOSE
41. Game show V.I.P.'s : MCS
42. It produces wrinkles : AGER
44. Repeat : PARROT
48. "A shrewd pickpurse": Howell : LAW
51. Herbert of "War and Peace" : LOM
52. Help : MAID
53. Reticulation : MESH
54. Brief time? : PRESSCONFERENCE
59. Smash-up : HEADONCOLLISION
60. Restlessness : ANTSINONESPANTS
1. Centrally located : FOCAL
2. Uncontrollable : IRATE
3. Chest sounds : RALES
4. Marie Claire competitor : ELLE
5. Bust specialists, for short : DEA
6. Compass : EXTENT
7. Place to sun : PATIO
8. Better : AMEND
9. Dentist's direction : RINSE
10. Rock blaster : TNT
11. Spring time in Paris : MAI
12. 1940's arena: Abbr. : ETO
13. Home entertainment systems : NINTENDOS
14. Thoroughgoing : TOTAL
15. Hair holder : SNOOD
22. Reviews, as books : AUDITS
23. Salon specialties : SETS
24. Tropical rays : MANTAS
25. Brat : TERROR
27. Split : BISECT
28. Madison, for one: Abbr. : JAS
29. It separates two breaks : ACT
30. Part of an Eskimo diet : WHALEMEAT
31. LAX posting : ETD
32. "___ Blue?" (1929 hit) : AMI
33. Japanese honorific : SAN
34. E.U. member : IRE
35. Firth of Clyde port : AYR
37. Percolate : SEEP
41. 4-Down features : MODELS
42. Top dog : ALPHA
43. "Bridge Complete" author : GOREN
45. Exxon rival : AMOCO
46. Became wearisome : RANON
47. Biathlon need : RIFLE
48. Moscow's ___ Museum : LENIN
49. Track founded in 1711 : ASCOT
50. Times : WHENS
53. Blue ___ Reservoir (Colorado's largest body of water) : MESA
55. Old protest grp. : SDS
56. "___ Married an Axe Murderer" (Mike Myers comedy) : SOI
57. Media inits. since 1980 : CNN
58. It may be written in stone : RIP

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