New York Times, Friday, November 22, 2002

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Sherry O. Blackard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. How sponges eat? : FORFREE
8. Annual Honolulu event : PROBOWL
15. Tickled ones : IVORIES
16. Procrastinator's comeuppance, perhaps : LATEFEE
17. "Move on already!" : LETITGO
18. Ally in the war in Kosovo : ALBANIA
19. Least polished : CRUDEST
20. Patriarchs : NESTORS
21. Is dependent (on) : HANGS
22. Times before : EVES
24. Art subject : NUDE
25. Third planet from die Sonne : ERDE
26. Vein pursuits? : ORES
27. Unlikely grant giver : MISER
28. Sellout : SMASHHIT
30. Merry-andrews : JOKERS
31. Cable channel for old flicks : AMC
32. One in pigtails : GAL
33. Sharp : SNAZZY
37. Founder of historical materialism : KARLMARX
42. "It's safe ___ ..." : TOSAY
43. Turns down, in a way : DIMS
44. Yard sales? : ALES
45. Nouveau Mexique, e.g. : ETAT
46. One may be fractured : BONE
47. Sprinter Rudolph : WILMA
48. Coming out party? : PAROLEE
50. Sub : STANDIN
52. Pea-___ (thick fogs) : SOUPERS
53. Katherine of TV's "Soap" : HELMOND
54. Get out of the habit of : UNLEARN
55. Seat of Orange County : ORLANDO
56. Glimpses, as a Christmas gift : PEEKSAT
57. Seinfeldesque quality : WRYNESS
1. Cops : FILCHES
2. Like some swimming strokes : OVERARM
3. Capitol construction : ROTUNDA
4. Raid targets : FRIDGES
5. Priests' performances : RITES
6. Mind readers?: Abbr. : EEGS
7. Shrouded in mystery : ESOTERIC
8. American inventory : PLANES
9. Breathing anomalies : RALES
10. Some wagering parlors, briefly : OTBS
11. Nonsquare : BEATNIK
12. Futile : OFNOUSE
13. More outlandish : WEIRDER
14. Some car shoppers : LEASERS
23. Spot checker? : VET
26. "Good heavens!" : OHMY
27. Tough companion? : MOLL
29. Like some recollections : HAZY
30. Cannery row? : JARS
32. It may feature a spinning wheel : GAMESHOW
33. Accelerates : STEPSUP
34. Zip : NOTAONE
35. Ordinarily : ASARULE
36. 1952 Olympic marathon winner Emil : ZATOPEK
37. People in a tree? : KIN
38. Go-to guy : MAINMAN
39. Through : ALLDONE
40. Cues : REMINDS
41. Love letters? : XSANDOS
43. "Who ___?" : DOESNT
46. "It ain't over till it's over" speaker : BERRA
47. Astronaut Schirra : WALLY
49. Spots for meadowlarks : LEAS
51. Okla., before 1907 : TERR

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