New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 2001

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mastered : TAMED
6. Scissor : CLIP
10. Red Sea vessel : DHOW
14. "Deathtrap" co-star, 1982 : REEVE
15. Cairo debut of 1871 : AIDA
16. Bounty rival : VIVA
17. Conquer one's phobias? : ESCAPEFEAR
19. ___ impulse : ONAN
20. Eugene Debs, e.g.: Abbr. : SOC
21. Team members : OXEN
22. Sour : CURDLE
24. Peloponnesian War victor : SPARTA
26. Brine-cured cheeses : FETAS
27. #1 producer of a leafy vegetable? : ESCAROLEKING
32. Fail to work : LOAF
35. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
36. Prefix with graphic : GEO
37. Pupil's place : IRIS
38. Goes through : SIFTS
40. Go after : SHAG
41. View from Marseille : MER
42. Secluded spot : GLEN
43. 1988 swimming gold medalist Kristin : OTTO
44. Treatment for an English earl? : ESSEXTHERAPY
49. Fold : PLEAT
50. Peek : GLANCE
54. Basis of a comparison : BRANDX
56. Jellystone Park resident : YOGI
58. Fish delicacy : EEL
59. Hubs : LOCI
60. Extra time to finish a written test? : ESSAYGRACE
63. "... two fives for ___?" : ATEN
64. Sorry sort : RUER
65. Roadside offer : HOPIN
66. Not great : SOSO
67. Men : SIRS
68. Induction motor inventor : TESLA
1. Ear cover, maybe : TRESS
2. Noted didacticist : AESOP
3. Travelers' destination : MECCA
4. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA
5. Stops on a line : DEPOTS
6. It may be alfresco : CAFE
7. Debt protection : LIEN
8. Writer Tarbell : IDA
9. Distribute, with "out" : PARCEL
10. "Rusalka" composer : DVORAK
11. 20-20 ability? : HINDSIGHT
12. Lap path, perhaps : OVAL
13. Taper off : WANE
18. Demands : EXACTS
23. Foe of the Navajo : UTE
25. Court figures : REFS
26. Best Actress for "The Accused," 1988 : FOSTER
28. Properly : ARIGHT
29. Search and rob : RIFLE
30. Like some drinks : NEAT
31. Energetic : GOGO
32. Gimlet flavoring : LIME
33. They're found in streaks : ORES
34. National security concerns : AIRSPACES
39. Like rosebushes : SNAGGY
40. Versatile bean : SOYA
45. Weather newsmaker : ELNINO
46. Crossed (out) : XED
47. Governments, by their nature : TAXERS
48. Tough spot : PLIGHT
51. Some tides : NEAPS
52. Rhodes known for his scholarship : CECIL
53. Ecuador's Santa ___ Bay : ELENA
54. Le Sage's "Gil ___" : BLAS
55. Prefix with gravure : ROTO
56. W.W. I locale : YSER
57. They're used during a row : OARS
61. ___ generis : SUI
62. Eggs : ROE

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