New York Times, Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Author: M. Francis Vuolo
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Vuolo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Quirky habits : TICS
5. Ars longa, ___ brevis : VITA
9. Toward the stern : ABAFT
14. Wax-covered cheese : EDAM
15. "You said it!" : AMEN
16. "Stompin' at the ___" : SAVOY
17. Bug spray : REPELLENT
19. Hollywood Walk of Fame sights : STARS
20. Hancock Tower architect : IMPEI
21. "... baked in ___" : APIE
23. A musical Jackson : TITO
24. "Lord of the Rings" actor : IANMCKELLEN
27. Windbag's output : HOTAIR
31. "Take this!" : HERE
32. At the drop of ___ : AHAT
33. Stage opening : ACTI
36. Speck in the ocean : ISLET
40. Original "Star Trek" actress : NICHELLENICHOLS
43. Boarded : GOTON
44. Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
45. Creative spark : IDEA
46. Farm sounds : MOOS
48. Enter the picture : APPEAR
50. Short or long, in phonetics : VOWELLENGTH
55. Plug of tobacco : CHAW
56. One-named New Ager : ENYA
57. Straight: Prefix : ORTHO
62. Jewish sectist : HASID
64. 2001-2 sitcom, or an apt title for this puzzle, with "The" : ELLENSHOW
66. Really steamed : IRATE
67. Sounds of sorrow : SOBS
68. Useful item : TOOL
69. Hikers' routes : PATHS
70. Piece of cake : SNAP
71. Org. whose workers may be left carrying the bag : USPS
1. Actress Garr : TERI
2. Same, in footnotes : IDEM
3. Andy in the funnies : CAPP
4. Hook's underling : SMEE
5. Kilmer of "The Doors" : VAL
6. "That is to say ..." : IMEAN
7. News hr., maybe : TENPM
8. Unfriendly to Beijing : ANTICHINA
9. Beast of burden : ASS
10. It may have the name of a state : BATTLESHIP
11. Be of use : AVAIL
12. Strong point : FORTE
13. Iron Mike : TYSON
18. Chapter 53 : LIII
22. ___ out (just manage) : EKE
25. Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
26. McCormack of "Will & Grace" : ERIC
27. Suspend : HANG
28. John Glenn's state : OHIO
29. Diplomat's asset : TACT
30. Handling comfortably : ATHOMEWITH
34. Proximity : CLOSENESS
35. Pro ___ (for now) : TEM
37. Miner's strike : LODE
38. Home of Zeno : ELEA
39. Bygone despot : TSAR
41. Organic compound : ENOL
42. ___ the finish : INAT
47. Ring cheer : OLE
49. Sound: Prefix : PHON
50. TV screening device : VCHIP
51. Tara family name : OHARA
52. Attended : WASAT
53. Stocking material : NYLON
54. Emperor after Nero : GALBA
58. Queue after Q : RSTU
59. Pres. Jefferson : THOS
60. Earring style : HOOP
61. Hooters : OWLS
63. ___ Plaines : DES
65. John Edward's supposed ability : ESP

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