New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2001

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 8 Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Squinting eye, e.g. : SLIT
5. Phoenix, formerly : ASHES
10. Maker of pit stops? : TRAM
14. Core : PITH
15. Pull : CLOUT
16. Something about you : AURA
17. Always : EVER
18. "Arsenic and Old Lace" director : CAPRA
19. Top Tatar : KHAN
20. Where people take a crash course? : DEMOLITIONDERBY
23. It may be under the table : WAD
24. Traffic stoppers?: Abbr. : DEA
25. Nameplate sharer : BUSINESSPARTNER
34. ___ end : ATAN
35. Kind of stock : NOPAR
36. Set, in Soissons : FIXE
37. Preserve, in a way : SALT
38. Put to the test : TRIED
39. Proceedings : ACTA
40. Bygone title : SHAH
41. "Touched By an Angel" co-star : REESE
42. Stop at the door, perhaps : CARD
43. Firecrackers go off on it : INDEPENDENCEDAY
46. Ram, in Ramsgate : TUP
47. Part of a U.R.L., maybe : GOV
48. Too good to compete with : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
57. Wear down little by little : GNAW
58. Spokes : RADII
59. Air bag? : LUNG
60. Cork's place : EIRE
61. Salon supply : TINTS
62. Letters on a food stamp : USDA
63. Bibliographic abbr. : ETAL
64. Part of a U.R.L. : SLASH
65. A footbridge from Windsor leads to it : ETON
1. Wasted no time : SPED
2. Like some ammunition : LIVE
3. Squib : ITEM
4. Cry uncle : THROWINTHETOWEL
5. They may describe spills : ACCIDENTREPORTS
6. Crib part : SLAT
7. Prayer stick wielders : HOPI
8. Newly minted money : EURO
9. What "ain't" ain't : STANDARDENGLISH
10. Simply accept : TAKEATFACEVALUE
11. Where Wuppertal is : RUHR
12. Disney's Aladdin, e.g. : ARAB
13. Lots : MANY
21. P.C.-to-P.C. system : LAN
22. Article written by Freud : DER
25. They have low ranges : BASSI
26. Deseret denizen: Var. : UTAHN
27. It's often dressed : SALAD
28. Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
29. Went undercover : SPIED
30. Bel ___ : PAESE
31. Certain battery : NICAD
32. Cry while holding a paper : EXTRA
33. Well-rehearsed : READY
44. Sta-___ fabric softener : PUF
45. Cedar Rapids college : COE
48. Kind of arch : OGEE
49. Military assignment : UNIT
50. Seat of ancient Irish kings : TARA
51. Do perfectly : NAIL
52. Buchanan who wrote "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face" : EDNA
53. Is on the bottom? : SITS
54. Sudden burst : GUST
55. Reverse : UNDO
56. Alaska's first governor William A. ___ : EGAN

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