New York Times, Monday, October 7, 2002

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVWXY} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ salts : EPSOM
6. ___-Japanese War : RUSSO
11. Car co. bought by Chrysler : AMC
14. Poem with 17 syllables : HAIKU
15. Full-length, as a movie : UNCUT
16. The facts of life? : BIO
17. "Beat it!" : SCRAM
18. World traveler from Venice : MARCOPOLO
20. Nightly "NewsHour" airer : PBS
22. Skating venue : ICERINK
23. New York governor before George Pataki : MARIOCUOMO
28. Cries to bullfighters : OLES
29. Inits. on a toothpaste box : ADA
30. "___, Joy of Man's Desiring" : JESU
31. Dashboard abbr. : RPM
33. Priest's robe : ALB
34. Hands and feet : UNITS
36. Like one of the two jaws : UPPER
40. Post office workers : MAILMEN
42. Polish remover : ACETONE
44. Half of an audiotape : SIDEB
45. Croc's cousin : GATOR
47. Symbol of industriousness : ANT
48. "___ Skylark" (ode) : TOA
50. Dryer buildup : LINT
51. Snarling dog : CUR
52. G.I. addresses : APOS
55. Home of the AAA Mud Hens : TOLEDOOHIO
58. Shiploads : CARGOES
60. Bobby of the N.H.L. : ORR
61. By its very nature : IPSOFACTO
64. Home with a dome : IGLOO
68. Simon and Garfunkel, once : DUO
69. Japanese port : OSAKA
70. Director who won his first 56-Down in 1934 : CAPRA
71. ___ Juan (capital of 32-Down) : SAN
72. Goose eggs : ZEROS
73. Beginning : ONSET
1. Sounds of doubt : EHS
2. ___-Man (arcade game) : PAC
3. What to call an officer : SIR
4. Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
5. Gibberish : MUMBOJUMBO
6. Piña colada ingredient : RUM
7. Article in La Repubblica : UNA
8. Theatrical drop : SCRIM
9. Assistance : SUCCOR
10. Siouan tribe : OTOE
11. Buzzing with excitement : ABOIL
12. Winnie-the-Pooh's creator : MILNE
13. Does chef's work : COOKS
19. Exactly on time : PROMPT
21. Public row : SCENE
23. Sirs' partners : MAAMS
24. Stevenson who lost twice for president : ADLAI
25. More than fervent : RABID
26. Bringing into play : USING
27. Not at home : OUT
32. See 71-Across : PUERTORICO
35. French composer Erik : SATIE
37. Hunt illegally : POACH
38. The blahs : ENNUI
39. Backward-looking : RETRO
41. "Hurry!" : LETSGO
43. Time-share unit, often : CONDO
46. 100% : ALL
49. "Relax, and that's an order!" : ATEASE
52. They have pH's of less than 7 : ACIDS
53. ___ New Guinea : PAPUA
54. Director Welles : ORSON
56. Screen award : OSCAR
57. Bach instrument : ORGAN
59. "The Wizard ___" : OFOZ
62. Bout stopper, for short : TKO
63. Western treaty grp. : OAS
65. CD predecessors : LPS
66. Source of iron : ORE
67. Stable staple : OAT

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