New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Passing fancies : WHIMS
6. Cathedral area : APSE
10. End-of-week cry : TGIF
14. Greek column style : IONIC
15. Fishing rod attachment : REEL
16. Roughly : ORSO
17. Split : SUNDAEONABANANA
20. M.D.'s work in them : ERS
21. "Yummy!" : MMM
22. "This means ___!" : WAR
23. Home of the N.L.'s Cards : STL
24. Sleep medication : OPIATE
26. Bartenders check them: Abbr. : IDS
28. Split : BOWLERSHEADACHE
34. Earth tone : OCHER
35. Mag. staff : EDS
36. Slap shot success : GOAL
37. Not just aloof : ICY
38. Closes tight : SEALSUP
42. Dangerous sprayer : UZI
43. Runners' units : LAPS
45. 601, to Nero : DCI
46. Brought on board : HIRED
48. Split : SMALLWINEBOTTLE
52. "That means ___!" : YOU
53. Actor William of "Yanks" : DEVANE
54. Cooking spray brand : PAM
56. Mercury, but not Mars : CAR
58. Metal container : ORE
59. Bud's comic buddy : LOU
62. Split : STOCKMARKETNEWS
66. Like poor losers : SORE
67. Itsy-bitsy bug : MITE
68. Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
69. "The Untouchables" extras : TMEN
70. Wallet padding : ONES
71. Bill from a computer company? : GATES
1. Smart-alecky : WISE
2. Happy ___ : HOUR
3. Travelers' stopovers : INNS
4. Prefix with night or day : MID
5. Runs like a rabbit : SCAMPERS
6. Coffee shop lures : AROMAS
7. Check endorser's need : PEN
8. Kelp and others : SEAWEEDS
9. Island near Corsica : ELBA
10. Unit of bricks : TON
11. Wimbledon venue : GRASSCOURT
12. "Winning ___ everything" : ISNT
13. Babe in the stable : FOAL
18. Arab ruler : EMIR
19. Like Death Valley : ARID
24. Corrida cry : OLE
25. Something that may be hard to hold : THELINE
27. Statesman Hammarskjöld : DAG
28. Gets really steamed : BOILS
29. Philosopher William of ___ : OCCAM
30. Discounter's pitch : WHYPAYMORE
31. Tempe sch. : ASU
32. Old sitcom maid : HAZEL
33. Say "Li'l Abner," say : ELIDE
39. One of eight Eng. kings : EDW
40. Environmental problem : ACIDRAIN
41. Game "played" with answering machines : PHONETAG
44. ___-mo : SLO
47. Suffix with Canaan : ITE
49. Gambler's need : LUCK
50. Calls to mind : EVOKES
51. Like a skinny-dipper : BARE
54. Verbal nudge : PSST
55. It's smashed in a lab : ATOM
57. BB's and bullets : AMMO
59. Period of penitence : LENT
60. Something that hurts, slangily : OWIE
61. Applications : USES
63. Long time: Abbr. : CEN
64. Numbered hwy. : RTE
65. Org. for people with arms : NRA

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