New York Times, Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Author: Ron O'Hair
Editor: Will Shortz
Ron O'Hair
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {BJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. O'Hair. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sin city : SODOM
6. Ninny : ASS
9. On the double : APACE
14. "William Tell," e.g. : OPERA
15. U.S.N. rank : CPO
16. Barroom brawl : MELEE
17. Spot of tea? : STAIN
18. Medical rarity, these days : HOUSECALL
20. Mother deer : DOES
22. Mess kit items : UTENSILS
23. Adds an answer (with the following space) : FILLSINTHE
26. Frozen confection brand : ICEE
27. Zed, stateside : ZEE
28. Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
34. Dyer's need : VAT
35. Cattle count : HEAD
36. Like a body temperature of 98.6° : NORMAL
37. Contest submission (with the following space) : ENTRY
39. Unconscious gaze (with the preceding space) : STARE
40. False start? : PSEUDO
42. Romances : WOOS
45. Deli fish : LOX
46. Robert and Samuel : MORSES
47. Publicity : INK
48. Sheryl Crow's "___ Wanna Do" : ALLI
49. War games ammo (with the preceding space) : CARTRIDGES
52. Whitey, to Yogi : TEAMMATE
57. "Shave ___ haircut" : ANDA
58. Hold cheap : UNDERRATE
60. Take forcibly : USURP
63. Dirt : GRIME
64. Long. crosser : LAT
65. Some lumps : SUGAR
66. Church assembly : SYNOD
67. Cabinet-level dept. : EPA
68. Sporting blades : EPEES
1. Castaway's note : SOS
2. "x" a box, say : OPT
3. Kind of office : DEADLETTER
4. Brooks Robinson, for one : ORIOLE
5. Lions' prides? : MANES
6. Otto's "oh!" : ACH
7. Spewed forth : SPOUTED
8. Lee side : SOUTH
9. "I'll say!" : AMEN
10. Iron pumpers develop them : PECS
11. Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
12. An amoeba has one : CELL
13. Snigglers' catches : EELS
19. Greet and seat : SEEIN
21. Tag info : SIZE
23. Time to quit? : FIVEPM
24. Playground rejoinder : ICANSO
25. Museum-funding org. : NEA
29. Prekickoff ritual : TOSS
30. Pastels, e.g. : ART
31. Like a railroad with narrow tracks : SMALLGAUGE
32. King of pop music : CAROLE
33. Joan's "Dynasty" role : ALEXIS
35. Stevenson fiend : HYDE
38. Ukr. neighbor : RUS
41. Wayne won one in 1969 : OSCAR
42. Listen in on : WIRETAP
43. Windsor's prov. : ONT
44. Bourbon Street vegetable : OKRA
48. Makes sense : ADDSUP
50. Dickens title starter : ATALE
51. Occupied : INUSE
52. Port workhorses : TUGS
53. Professor 'iggins : ENRY
54. Score after deuce : ADIN
55. Exec's note : MEMO
56. Wilbur's horse : MRED
59. Announcement before the listing of flight connections: Abbr. : ETA
61. Actress Charlotte : RAE
62. Telephone trio : PRS

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