New York Times, Monday, December 24, 2001

Author: Nancy Salomon and Marjorie Berg
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Marjorie Berg
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97/3/200011/14/20053
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0900000
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1.57000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Berg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Cry a river : BAWL
5. Hair untangler : COMB
9. High school jrs. take them : PSATS
14. Buffalo's lake : ERIE
15. "Hard ___!" (ship command) : ALEE
16. To whom a Muslim prays : ALLAH
17. "Rambling Wreck From Georgia ___" : TECH
18. Sponsor's spiel : SALESPITCH
20. Turkish capital : ANKARA
22. Key of Schubert's Symphony No. 5 : BFLAT
23. Apple co-founder Jobs : STEVEN
24. Smart ___ whip : ASA
25. Inventor Elias : HOWE
29. Slobber : DROOL
31. N.Y. Islanders' org. : THENHL
33. Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
35. Vintners' vessels : VATS
38. Loud, as a crowd : AROAR
39. Bi- halved : UNI
40. Scratch inducer : BADITCH
42. To and ___ : FRO
43. Dismiss : LETGO
45. "Uh-huh" : YEAH
46. Uncertain : IFFY
47. Clear, as a drain : UNCLOG
49. Roman Empire conquerors : GOTHS
51. Big Apple gallery district : SOHO
52. Lawyers' org. : ABA
55. Hawkish : PROWAR
58. Train tracks : RAILS
60. On one's back : SUPINE
61. Bit of a bug : TINYGLITCH
65. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
66. Desert brick : ADOBE
67. Spanish Surrealist Joan : MIRO
68. Gulf war missile : SCUD
69. Handled clumsily : PAWED
70. Item in an actor's hand : PROP
71. "Egad!" : OHMY
1. Alphas' followers : BETAS
2. "You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
3. "The Wizard of Oz" figure : WICKEDWITCH
4. French port : LEHAVRE
5. Ladies' man : CASANOVA
6. Suffix with pay : OLA
7. Peach ___ : MELBA
8. Gripes : BEEFS
9. One of the Three Bears : PAPA
10. Move like a snake : SLITHER
11. Height: Abbr. : ALT
12. Tic-___-toe : TAC
13. "Pipe down!" : SHH
19. Bed board : SLAT
21. Antique auto : REO
26. Two-way toggler : ONOFFSWITCH
27. Fishing spot : WHARF
28. Crazy Legs Hirsch : ELROY
30. Lord's mate : LADY
32. "That's a laugh!" : HAH
33. Doozies : LULUS
34. Bridge bid, briefly : ONENO
36. 7 up, e.g. : TIE
37. Like bachelor parties : STAG
40. Ghostly greeting : BOO
41. Hot car garage : CHOPSHOP
44. "Good gracious!" : GLORYBE
46. "Let it be true" : IHOPESO
48. Author Sheehy : GAIL
50. Capote, to friends : TRU
53. Dirigible : BLIMP
54. Up and about : ASTIR
56. Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
57. Query before "Here goes!" : READY
59. Got gray : AGED
61. Kind of dance : TAP
62. Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
63. This instant : NOW
64. ___-Magnon : CRO

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