New York Times, Monday, November 10, 2003

Author: Gail A. MacLean
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. MacLean. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Secy. : ASST
5. The South, in the Civil War: Abbr. : CSA
8. Nickname for Montana : BIGSKY
14. Den : LAIR
15. Possess : OWN
16. Nobody in particular : ANYONE
17. Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
18. 1950's-60's TV western : WAGONTRAIN
20. Noted Louisiana-born concert pianist : VANCLIBURN
22. Chooses : OPTS
23. Pennsylvania home of Lafayette College : EASTON
24. Appear : SEEM
26. "___ pig's eye!" : INA
28. Wheat keeper : GRANARY
33. Garments that moths may eat : SWEATERS
38. "___ and the Pussycats" (old TV cartoon) : JOSIE
39. Guest-room furniture : CONVERTIBLESOFA
42. To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
43. Santa's bagful : PRESENTS
44. Mosaic component : TESSERA
47. Feedbag bit : OAT
48. Broccoli ___ (leafy vegetable) : RABE
50. Actress Kidman : NICOLE
55. Baths : SPAS
59. Seat carried on poles : SEDANCHAIR
61. "Come here often?," e.g. : PICKUPLINE
63. On the bounding main : ASEA
64. Cut into : INCISE
65. LP successors : CDS
66. Fivers : FINS
67. Caught : NETTED
68. "___ the season ..." : TIS
69. In ___ (existing) : ESSE
1. Not dead : ALIVE
2. Yemen's capital : SANAA
3. Zodiac divisions : SIGNS
4. Piece of land : TRACT
5. Sharer of a prize : COWINNER
6. Q-tip, e.g. : SWAB
7. Black ___ (cattle breed) : ANGUS
8. Headline : BANNER
9. Amt. compounded at a bank : INT
10. Toy that whirls : GYRO
11. "General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
12. Make 33-Across, say : KNIT
13. Longings : YENS
19. Wash. neighbor : OREG
21. One who may be arrested for doing nothing : LOITERER
25. Grand : MAJESTIC
27. Paintings : ART
29. Narrow victory margin : NOSE
30. "Unto us ___ is given" : ASON
31. Fissure : RIFT
32. Supporting votes : YEAS
33. "Shoo!" : SCAT
34. Used a loom : WOVE
35. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
36. Hertz rival : AVIS
37. Drink, as hot tea : SIP
40. Sibling for sis : BRO
41. Quality of good ground beef : LEANNESS
45. Spoke scratchily : RASPED
46. First fratricide victim : ABEL
49. Government order : EDICT
51. Rub raw : CHAFE
52. Where camels stop for refreshment : OASIS
53. Mortgages, e.g. : LIENS
54. Clear the slate : ERASE
55. Whirl : SPIN
56. Ponderosa ___ : PINE
57. Brokerage file: Abbr. : ACCT
58. Playlet : SKIT
60. "Me, myself ___" : ANDI
62. Expend : USE

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