New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 2003

Author: John Underwood
Editor: Will Shortz
John Underwood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {X} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Underwood. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. PC bailout : ESC
4. Utah's ___ Canyon : SEGO
8. Padrone : BOSS
12. Gold star, e.g. : HONOR
14. Ain't right? : ISNT
15. Even, to Yvette : EGAL
16. Procter & Gamble brand : IVORY
17. Musical embellishment : GRACENOTE
19. Went pffft : DIED
20. Singer with the 1999 #1 hit "Believe" : CHER
21. Fasten over : RETIE
22. Italian dancer ___ Cecchetti : ENRICO
24. Dracula prototype : VLAD
26. Big mouth : YAP
27. Major annoyance : HEADACHE
29. Bill passer : SENATE
31. The Buckeyes, briefly : OSU
32. Fireworks time, with "the" : FOURTH
34. Still-life vessel : EWER
35. With 39-Across, a common greeting : QUE
37. Dayton-to-Toledo dir. : NNE
38. Summer mo. : AUG
39. See 35-Across : PASA
41. Avoids : SKIRTS
43. Common cricket score : NIL
46. Ethically indifferent : AMORAL
48. Awful : GRUESOME
50. Gaslight : JET
51. Pitcher with 5,714 lifetime strikeouts : RYAN
53. They're often settled : SCORES
54. "Wait Until Dark" co-star, 1967 : ARKIN
56. Total requirement? : MILK
58. Punchers : AWLS
59. Like some modern signals : MICROWAVE
61. Church recital : CREDO
62. Thickening agent in food : AGAR
63. Sea of ___, arm of the Black Sea : AZOV
64. "Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
65. Wails : SOBS
66. ___ Martin (cognac) : REMY
67. What the Cubs play games in: Abbr. : CDT
1. Like ones starting over : ENOERAUQSOTKCAB
2. Vile : SORDID
3. Tally-ho, e.g. : CRY
4. Pine (for) : SIGH
5. Opposite of making progress : ESREVERNIGNIVOM
6. Twist : GNARL
7. School for future Lts. : OTC
8. "Good!" in Genoa : BENE
9. Traveling up a down staircase, e.g. : OGOTYAWGNORWEHT
10. Fill up : SATIATE
11. Person in 39-Down : SLEEPER
12. Cab Calloway, King of ___ : HIDEHO
13. Sheep : OVINES
18. "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
20. Designer Chanel : COCO
23. ___ noir : CAFE
25. Bat wood : ASH
28. Beefcake poser : HUNK
30. Modern: Ger. : NEU
33. Hawaii, once: Abbr. : TERR
36. Old Mideast inits. : UAR
38. "Hold on ___!" : ASEC
39. See 11-Down : PAJAMAS
40. Explorer Vespucci : AMERIGO
41. Sneaky : SLY
42. Narwhal feature : TUSK
44. Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
45. It may be written on a chalkboard : LESSON
47. Classic New Yorker cartoonist : ARNO
49. Zoomed : SOARED
52. Throw : AMAZE
55. Some bargain bin items, for short : IRRS
57. Impose : LEVY
60. "The blood-red blossom of ___ ...": Tennyson : WAR
61. Toronto media inits. : CBC

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