New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQV} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like a melon : JUICY
6. Be itinerant : ROAM
10. One who's driving on air? : CBER
14. Top mark : APLUS
15. Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
16. Take on : HIRE
17. Telephone the catalog merchant Bean at midnight? : CALLLLLATE
19. Census data : AGES
20. Record label known for compilations : KTEL
21. Pencil holder, at times : EAR
22. President-___ : ELECT
23. Physics unit : ERG
24. Select a 1918 Billy Murray song? : PICKKKKKATY
27. Chinese restaurant flower : TEAROSE
29. Fix : RIG
30. Costa del ___ : SOL
31. Baseball's Bud : SELIG
32. Succor : AID
33. Brontë heroine : EYRE
34. Fast jets for a top banana? : BOSSSSSTS
38. Velvety growth : MOSS
41. Sch. group : PTA
42. Cummerbund's place : WAIST
46. Wrath : IRE
47. All-Star third baseman Ron : CEY
48. Gripes : PLAINTS
50. Half a dozen erotic pictures of chests? : SIXXXXXRAYS
53. "The Bells" poet : POE
54. Wreck : TOTAL
55. Hall-of-Famer nicknamed "Bobby Hockey" : ORR
56. Mark on a graph : PLOT
57. "The Black Stallion" boy : ALEC
58. Commercials for a Des Moines driving org.? : IOWAAAAADS
61. "Etta ___" : KETT
62. Raised : BRED
63. Neither early nor late : ONCUE
64. Little Oil Drop was its mascot : ESSO
65. Statistics figure : MODE
66. Stays fresh : KEEPS
1. Hardcover covers : JACKETS
2. Trapped : UPATREE
3. Criminal : ILLEGAL
4. Select : CULL
5. Fashion inits. : YSL
6. Tie the knot a second time? : RELACE
7. Arkansas's ___ Mountains : OZARK
8. College major : ART
9. Madonna's role in "A League of Their Own" : MAE
10. Pool hall need : CHALK
11. New Orleans, with "the" : BIGEASY
12. Builder : ERECTOR
13. Change the look of : RESTYLE
18. Luau souvenirs : LEIS
22. Heart chart: Abbr. : EKG
24. Comics possum : POGO
25. Rap's ___ Kross : KRIS
26. Grade-schoolers : KIDS
28. Barbecue fare : RIBS
32. Simile center : ASA
33. Actor Morales : ESAI
35. Glasses, commercially : SPEX
36. Charon's river : STYX
37. "___ the night ..." : TWAS
38. Boner : MISTAKE
39. Ripken's team for 3,001 games : ORIOLES
40. Ice hockey teams, e.g. : SEXTETS
43. One way to jog : INPLACE
44. Arose : STOODUP
45. Flies over the equator? : TSETSES
47. First year in St. Pius I's papacy : CXL
48. Thanksgiving Day event : PARADE
49. Vega's constellation : LYRA
51. Brand of knife : XACTO
52. Participated in crew : ROWED
56. Glazier's item : PANE
58. PC maker : IBM
59. Guadalajara gold : ORO
60. Fine, informally : AOK

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