New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Author: Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Kavanaugh
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Louganis who did gainers : GREG
5. Gelled garnish : ASPIC
10. Greenish-blue : AQUA
14. Back : REAR
15. Animal life : FAUNA
16. Vice president under Jefferson : BURR
17. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
18. Place to say "I do" : ALTAR
19. Lacking spring or curl, as hair : LANK
20. Eloquent : SILVERTONGUED
23. He's no bull : STEER
24. Kind of sign : NEON
25. Uncooked : RAW
28. Reason to call a plumber : LEAK
31. Jeweled headdress : TIARA
33. "60 Minutes" network : CBS
36. Like a fast driver : LEADFOOTED
40. Way to learn, after "by" : ROTE
42. Concur : AGREE
43. Prime-time time : NINE
44. Tyrannical : IRONFISTED
46. Real heel : CAD
47. ___ Gras : MARDI
48. Invitation notation : RSVP
51. Computer program suffix : EXE
52. Wicked : EVIL
56. Wipe out : ERASE
60. Possible title for this puzzle : REFINEDPEOPLE
64. Famous cookie guy : AMOS
66. Mischievous one : ROGUE
67. Stopgap measure for a 28-Across : PAIL
68. Sticky stuff : GOOP
69. Tourist's aid : GUIDE
70. "___ homo" (Pilate's words) : ECCE
71. Television award : EMMY
72. Playful animal : OTTER
73. Suggestive look : LEER
1. "Ewww!" : GROSS
2. Like twice-smoked cigars : RELIT
3. American symbol : EAGLE
4. Driveway surface : GRAVEL
5. Off in the distance : AFAR
6. Sodium chloride : SALT
7. Pretense : PUTON
8. Foolish : INANE
9. Freight : CARGO
10. Competent : ABLE
11. Algebraic equation : QUADRATIC
12. Large coffee holder : URN
13. Biblical boat : ARK
21. Before, once : ERE
22. Golden rule word : UNTO
26. Sports venue : ARENA
27. Went in ankle-deep : WADED
29. ___ Mountains, near the Tian Shan range : ALAI
30. They're found under the counter at bars : KEGS
32. Charged particle : ION
33. Arson, e.g. : CRIME
34. Cleansing agent : BORAX
35. Pantry : STOREROOM
37. "If the ___ is concealed, it succeeds": Ovid : ART
38. Bambi, for one : DEER
39. D.E.A. employees, e.g. : FEDS
41. Butt : END
45. Feudal land : FIEF
49. Neckline type : VEE
50. Urge onward : PROPEL
53. Sign of summer : VIRGO
54. Going either direction : INOUT
55. Kosher : LEGIT
57. Swiftly : APACE
58. Pie portion : SLICE
59. Sniggler : EELER
61. Spot : ESPY
62. Dapper fellow : DUDE
63. Equal : PEER
64. Get older : AGE
65. May honoree : MOM

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