New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Iron man? : ROBOT
6. Persian kings : SHAHS
11. Meteor's path : ARC
14. Mojave home : ADOBE
15. TV series precursor : PILOT
16. Stadium shout : RAH
17. Author of the quote beginning at 26-Across : SIRJAMESMBARRIE
20. Dowel : PEG
21. Fond du ___ : LAC
22. V.I.P. : SOMEONE
23. Strange : EERIE
25. Check presenter : PAYER
26. Beginning of a quote : GODGAVEUSMEMORY
31. ___ the boys : ONEOF
32. Not counterfeit : GOOD
33. Exits, with "out" : BOWS
34. ___-Roman : GRECO
36. "It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
40. High schooler : TEEN
41. "Life ___ short ..." : ISTOO
42. Middle of the quote : THATWEMIGHTHAVE
48. Photographer Cartier-Bresson : HENRI
49. What an activist has : CAUSE
50. Uses a compass : ORIENTS
53. Shelley's "Queen ___" : MAB
54. Neighbor of Wash. : IDA
57. End of the quote : ROSESINDECEMBER
60. Comedic missile : PIE
61. "Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
62. John, Paul or George : SAINT
63. "Star Trek" rank: Abbr. : ENS
64. Plains shelter : TEPEE
65. Irritable : TESTY
1. Coarse file : RASP
2. Garfield's stooge : ODIE
3. Winner of five consecutive Wimbledons : BORG
4. Predicate part: Abbr. : OBJ
5. Item sold in a bag : TEALEAF
6. Coined money : SPECIE
7. Part of H.R.H. : HIS
8. Gifts for the poor : ALMS
9. One who rides the rails : HOBO
10. Ready for mailing : STAMPED
11. Dry gulch : ARROYO
12. 1936 and 1937 Best Actress Luise : RAINER
13. Upbeat : CHEERY
18. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Harshman : MARV
19. Enlarge, as a hole : REAM
23. Conceits : EGOS
24. Concerned with good breeding : EUGENIC
26. Large lump : GOB
27. Lennon's love : ONO
28. Ground cover? : DEW
29. Norman Thomas's party: Abbr. : SOC
30. Meadow sound : MOO
34. "Fancy that!" : GEE
35. Kind of sleep : REM
36. 1980's U.S. Davis Cup captain : ASHE
37. "Let's call ___ day" : ITA
38. Martinmas's mo. : NOV
39. Pool temperature tester : TOE
40. Pair of sweaters worn together : TWINSET
41. Comment after a difficult decision : ITSBEST
42. Athlete Jim : THORPE
43. Addiction source : HEROIN
44. Liqueur flavorers : ANISES
45. Swing site : TREE
46. Reproductive cell : GAMETE
47. Anti-Red grp. : HUAC
51. Bit of flooring : TILE
52. Sassy one : SNIP
54. Wading bird : IBIS
55. Something that might be created by accident? : DENT
56. Affected : ARTY
58. Buck's partner : DOE
59. West of Tinseltown : MAE

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