New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Shortz
A. J. Santora
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 245 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Open, as an aspirin bottle : UNCAP
6. Verdant : LUSH
10. 747, e.g. : JET
13. Lariat loop : NOOSE
14. Helmetlike flower petal : GALEA
16. "Little" 60's singer : EVA
17. "Keep it under your hat!" : MUMSTHEWORD
19. Family room : DEN
20. "Peer Gynt" character : ANITRA
21. Limit : CEILING
23. Defense planning grp. : NSC
24. Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
26. Mountain West conference team : UTES
27. Reticent : CLOSEMOUTHED
32. Astronaut's insignia : NASA
35. Blow-up: Abbr. : ENL
36. "How Sleep the Brave," for one : ODE
37. Over : ANEW
38. "You lucky ___!" : STIFF
41. Strait-laced : PRIM
42. Local fund-raising grp. : PTA
43. "Bali ___" : HAI
44. Concerning : ASTO
45. Busboy's receptacle : SILENTBUTLER
51. Flame-broil : SEAR
52. Misdeed : SIN
53. Uncle ___ : SAM
56. Where to look someone up : WHOSWHO
59. State confidently : ASSURE
61. Focal point : HUB
62. Taciturn : TIGHTLIPPED
65. Wind dir. : ESE
66. Way up : STAIR
67. Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
68. Your of yore : THY
69. Empire builder of old Peru : INCA
70. Les ___-Unis : ETATS
1. Dispirit : UNMAN
2. Article followers : NOUNS
3. "The Tonight Show" performer : COMIC
4. Like some D.A.'s : ASST
5. Low-flying seabird : PETREL
6. Size above med. : LGE
7. Detroit org. : UAW
8. Union general Henry Warner ___ : SLOCUM
9. How an addendum may be attached : HERETO
10. "Star Wars" knight : JEDI
11. Smooth : EVEN
12. Zestiness : TANG
15. Parting word : ADIEU
18. Headbands? : HALOES
22. W.W. II craft: Abbr. : LST
25. "It ___ Fair" (Sammy Kaye hit) : ISNT
27. Bird call : CAW
28. Statesman Root : ELIHU
29. ___ de combat : HORS
30. Ready for print : EDIT
31. Sales pitch enclosure, maybe : DEMO
32. Baby's quiet times : NAPS
33. Opposing : ANTI
34. Beachball balancer : SEAL
39. Minnesota ___ : FATS
40. From son to father : FILIAL
41. Average : PAR
46. Count ender? : ESS
47. Colorful amphibians : NEWTS
48. Bora Bora neighbor : TAHITI
49. Heavy shoe : BROGAN
50. Store, as fodder : ENSILE
53. Opposite of infra : SUPRA
54. Relative of 25-Down : ARENT
55. Iranians of old : MEDES
56. Stimulate : WHET
57. Theater admonition : HUSH
58. Listen to : OBEY
60. Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
63. Juice brand : HIC
64. Refrain syllable : TRA

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