New York Times, Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Owl's home, maybe : BARN
5. Partner of ham : SWISS
10. Increase : GOUP
14. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
15. Jeweler's unit : CARAT
16. Uncouth : RUDE
17. Trip to Germany? : BONNVOYAGE
19. Rat-___ : ATAT
20. Makes beloved : ENDEARS
21. Fudge ___ ice cream : RIPPLE
23. Martinique, par exemple : ILE
24. Ivy League buddies? : PENNPALS
26. Informed : AWARE
29. Innsbruck locale: Abbr. : AUS
30. Absorb, as a cost : EAT
31. Where people arrive to split : RENO
32. Long overcoat : ULSTER
34. Driver's lic. and others : IDS
37. Homeless German writer? : MANNINTHESTREET
40. Hindu honorific : SRI
41. Cousin of a conch : LIMPET
42. Suffix with persist : ENCE
43. Bray starter : HEE
45. Archer's asset : AIM
46. One in a cast : ACTOR
47. Scandinavian surveillance? : TAILFINN
50. ___ standstill : ATA
51. Metes out : ALLOTS
52. Frontier settlement : OUTPOST
56. Response to an insult, maybe : SLAP
57. Clean B & B? : SWEPTUPINN
60. London gallery : TATE
61. Raring to go : EAGER
62. Son of Isaac : ESAU
63. Gave the once-over : EYED
64. O. Henry device : IRONY
65. Cabinet div. : DEPT
1. Emmy winner Neuwirth : BEBE
2. Elvis's middle name : ARON
3. Tear apart : REND
4. Pitch-and-putt club : NINEIRON
5. Musical arranger's work : SCORE
6. Partner of means : WAYS
7. Belfast grp. : IRA
8. Droop : SAG
9. Rowboat's rear : STERN
10. Italian brandy : GRAPPA
11. One getting same-day medical service, maybe : OUTPATIENT
12. 1960's Interior Secretary Stewart : UDALL
13. "For ___ sake!" : PETES
18. Low-lying land : VALE
22. Like krypton or xenon : INERT
24. Bulletin board fastener : PUSHPIN
25. Regard highly : ESTEEM
26. Weaponry : ARMS
27. Become threadbare : WEAR
28. Wipe out : ANNIHILATE
29. Director Robert : ALTMAN
32. Prefix with cycle : UNI
33. Ballpark fig. : EST
35. Art ___ : DECO
36. Suffix with hip or quip : STER
38. "___ My Heart in San Francisco" : ILEFT
39. Summarized, as a ball game : RECAPPED
44. Fled and wed : ELOPED
46. Westernmost Aleutian : ATTU
47. Take a nibble at : TASTE
48. Set to rest : ALLAY
49. Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
50. Singing cowboy : AUTRY
52. Ready for business : OPEN
53. Seine tributary : OISE
54. Lose it : SNAP
55. Bolt holder : TNUT
58. Kids' card game : WAR
59. Tripper's problem? : EGO

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