New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FHJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Ocean motion : TIDE
5. Epistle apostle : PAUL
9. Get-go : ONSET
14. Words of confidence : ICAN
15. "Dirty" Cajun dish : RICE
16. Makes some music, like the Stones : ROCKS
17. Tape for a music exec : DEMO
18. WWW addresses : URLS
19. Aerodynamically designed : SLEEK
20. Fish playing a woodwind? : BASSONBASSOON
23. "May ___ now?" : IGO
24. PBS funder : NEA
25. To no avail : INVAIN
28. Not relaxed : TENSE
30. Auctioneer's cry : GONE
33. Cube maker Rubik : ERNO
34. Unmannered sort : CAD
36. Outdated atlas abbr. : SSR
37. Pride member : LION
38. Looney Tunes horse-drawn conveyance? : CARTONCARTOON
42. ___ Hari (spy) : MATA
43. La preceder : TRA
44. ___ gratia artis (MGM motto) : ARS
45. Per unit : APOP
46. Banjoist Scruggs : EARL
48. Chance for a hit : ATBAT
52. Force : COMPEL
54. Will Smith biopic : ALI
56. Expose, in verse : OPE
57. Dirigible party? : BALLONBALLOON
61. Hillside : SLOPE
63. Prayer addressee : LORD
64. Look up and down : OGLE
65. Red Sea land : YEMEN
66. Score for Mia Hamm : GOAL
67. Cheery tune : LILT
68. Actress Winger : DEBRA
69. Fork over, with "up" : ANTE
70. Many August births : LEOS
1. Morsel : TIDBIT
2. Frigid time : ICEAGE
3. Plum variety : DAMSON
4. Slaughter of Cooperstown : ENOS
5. Danish filler : PRUNE
6. Crash cushioner : AIRBAG
7. The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
8. Not as much : LESS
9. Bean on the screen : ORSON
10. Ill feelings : NOLOVELOST
11. Screenwriter's creation : SCENARIO
12. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
13. "For shame!" : TSK
21. ___ a time : ONEAT
22. ___ Nevadas : SIERRA
26. Get ___ a good thing : INON
27. Prefix with profit : NON
29. Doodler's aid : SCRAPPAPER
31. Coveted statue : OSCAR
32. Fed. hush-hush group : NSA
35. "I'm all ears!" : DOTELL
38. Mafia bigwig : CAPO
39. Mushroom cloud producer : ATOMBOMB
40. Pro-gun rights org. : NRA
41. Bring up the rear : TRAIL
42. Brit's raincoat : MAC
47. Maze scurrier, maybe : LABRAT
49. Dance energetically : BOOGIE
50. Famed Harlem theater : APOLLO
51. Religious principles : TENETS
53. Spanish princess : ELENA
55. Soup scoop : LADLE
58. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
59. "High" time : NOON
60. Take it easy : LOLL
61. Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
62. General in gray : LEE

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