New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Out of business : SHUT
5. Like lions : MANED
10. Eyes : ORBS
14. Singer Amos : TORI
15. Celebrity's concern : IMAGE
16. Tide variety : NEAP
17. Pg. in a photocopier : ORIG
18. Kind of chart : NATAL
19. Paul feminizer : ETTE
20. Thought favorably of : WASHIGHON
22. Magnate : BARON
23. Like most N.B.A. stars : TALL
24. Marzipan ingredient : ALMOND
25. "Prove it!" : SHOWME
28. Learned one : SAGE
30. Leonardo da Vinci's "___ and the Swan" : LEDA
31. "Heroic Stanzas," for one : DRYDENWORK
37. Rainbow: Prefix : IRIDO
39. "Exodus" hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
40. TV's ___ Gillis : DOBIE
41. Putting the squeeze on : PRESSURING
44. Nick at ___ : NITE
45. Realm : AREA
46. Trying experience : ORDEAL
48. Quit : RESIGN
52. Siouan people : OTOE
53. Con ___ (lovingly) : AMORE
54. Gimcracks : FOLDEROLS
59. Kudrow of "Friends" : LISA
60. Fictional ringbearer : FRODO
61. Ridge on a guitar neck : FRET
62. Map : PLAT
63. Extend : RENEW
64. Arm bone : ULNA
65. Mr. of 19th-century fiction : HYDE
66. Hanker (for) : YEARN
67. Where the Rhone and the Saône meet : LYON
1. Put aboard : STOW
2. Round dance : HORA
3. "Exodus" author : URIS
4. Penny pinchers : TIGHTWADS
5. Was sociable at a party : MINGLED
6. "___ and the Night Visitors" : AMAHL
7. Growing alliance : NATO
8. New York archbishop Edward : EGAN
9. Viña ___ Mar : DEL
10. Late bedtime : ONEAM
11. Like bell-bottoms : RETRO
12. Conductor's wand : BATON
13. Be the opposite of 4-Down : SPEND
21. "___ a Rock" (1966 hit) : IAM
22. Amalgam : BLEND
24. Time in history : AGE
25. Boo-boo : SLIP
26. German "Mr." : HERR
27. Cartoon dog : ODIE
28. Mideast land : SYRIA
29. Situation favoring the server : ADIN
32. Hard to find : RARE
33. Awe-inspiring : WONDERFUL
34. Theater award : OBIE
35. Meter maid of song : RITA
36. It goes from stem to stern : KEEL
38. River that feeds the Missouri : OSAGE
42. Samovar : URN
43. Was natural and unrestrained, slangily : GOTDOWN
47. Caviar : ROE
48. Designer Lauren : RALPH
49. Watson of "Gosford Park" : EMILY
50. 1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
51. Angry : IRATE
52. Closer to retirement : OLDER
54. Lacking plans : FREE
55. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
56. Paris taxi destination, maybe : ORLY
57. He's seen late : LENO
58. Hockey great Mikita : STAN
60. Swelter : FRY

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