New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Author: Leonard Williams
Editor: Will Shortz
Leonard Williams
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Way out West? : STAGE
6. Expert, maybe, on the I.R.S. code : CPA
9. Head cover : SCARF
14. Early venture for the 21-Acrosses : PRINTSHOP
16. Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
17. Not eager : RELUCTANT
18. Like a saw's edge : EROSE
19. "Indubitably" : YES
20. Bonehead : ASS
21. Name associated with 25- and 59-Across : WRIGHT
22. Review a review, say : EDIT
24. Deserve : EARN
25. Famous Dec. 17 venture for the 21-Acrosses : POWEREDFLIGHT
30. Thin porridges : GRUELS
31. Newt-born? : EFT
32. Sushi option : EEL
34. Length unit in Lyon : METRE
35. One with a ring: Abbr. : MRS
36. Craft wood : BALSA
38. Rocker Nugent : TED
39. Flat hat : TAM
40. Once in a blue moon : RARELY
41. See 59-Across : NORTHCAROLINA
45. Historical divisions : ERAS
46. Bibliographic abbr. : IBID
47. Year of the 21-Acrosses' first 25-Across : MCMIII
50. "___ Maria" : AVE
51. Key letter : PHI
54. "Home ___" : ALONE
55. Christmas decoration site : EVERGREEN
58. Skin cosmetic : TONER
59. With 41-Across, location of the first successful 25-Across : KITTYHAWK
60. "Oh my heavens!" : EGADS
61. Tee's predecessor : ESS
62. Like some tree trunks : MOSSY
1. Lively, especially for one's age : SPRY
2. Corner : TREE
3. Afflicts : AILS
4. African grazer : GNU
5. Series ender: Abbr. : ETC
6. Pure as the driven snow : CHASTE
7. Bridge: Lat. : PONS
8. Pertinent : APT
9. Children's writer ___ L. Smith : SHERRI
10. Compassionate : CARING
11. Wide-eyed : AGOG
12. Late-afternoon traffic, e.g. : RUSH
13. Podiatry matters : FEET
15. Elevator alternative : STAIRS
21. Disney, for one : WALT
22. Water carrier : EWER
23. Remove, to a typesetter : DELE
24. Failing marks : EFFS
25. Fix just right : PREEN
26. Best : OUTDO
27. Body layer : DERMA
28. Euripides play : HELEN
29. Induction motor inventor : TESLA
30. Clock standard: Abbr. : GMT
33. Assign, as responsibility : LAY
35. PC alternatives : MACS
36. "Road" film destination : BALI
37. Gobi-like : ARID
39. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, e.g. : THAI
40. Joffrey of the Joffrey Ballet : ROBERT
42. Checked, with "in" : REINED
43. Judges, e.g. : TRIERS
44. Small fasteners : RIVETS
47. "G'day, ___!" : MATE
48. Thick-soled shoe : CLOG
49. "___ Lisa" : MONA
50. #2, famously : AVIS
51. Stew veggies : PEAS
52. Cuts down : HEWS
53. Black : INKY
55. Squeeze (out) : EKE
56. Court site : GYM
57. Fraternity letter : RHO

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