New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Author: Seth A. Abel
Editor: Will Shortz
Seth A. Abel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Let out the waist of, e.g. : ALTER
6. Ark or bark : BOAT
10. Mexican Mlle. : SRTA
14. Pet ___ : PEEVE
15. Up to it : ABLE
16. Rattler's posture : COIL
17. Supporter of the arts? : EASEL
18. Title start of a 2003 Al Franken best seller : LIES
19. Still pink : RARE
20. Fool a onetime child actor? : TRICKSCHRODER
23. Tiebreakers, briefly : OTS
25. Clean-air org. : EPA
26. Elite group : ALIST
27. Cause a sleepy old man to stumble? : TRIPVANWINKLE
32. Car owner's document : TITLE
33. With respect to : INRE
34. Toe the line : OBEY
35. Black Russian ingredient : VODKA
37. 20's dispensers : ATMS
41. "See ya!" : CIAO
42. Orderly grouping : ARRAY
43. Express gratitude to a country singer? : THANKWILLIAMS
47. Greasy ___ : SPOON
49. Rip-roaring time : GAS
50. Frisk, with "down" : PAT
51. Tie up a Midwest senator? : TRUSSFEINGOLD
56. Wholly absorbed : RAPT
57. Show opener : ACTI
58. Like a luxury car : ROOMY
61. Suit to ___ : ATEE
62. Guitarist Atkins : CHET
63. Give a wide berth : AVOID
64. Garden intruder : WEED
65. Unabridged dictionary, e.g. : TOME
66. The out crowd : NERDS
1. Mock, in a way : APE
2. Grazing locale : LEA
3. Bikini atoll, once : TESTSITE
4. At any time : EVER
5. Take over for, as a pitcher : RELIEVE
6. Europe's ___ Peninsula : BALKAN
7. Eastern sashes : OBIS
8. A Baldwin : ALEC
9. New-Ager John : TESH
10. Dead Sea document : SCROLL
11. Band hand : ROADIE
12. Gets pooped : TIRES
13. Heads-up : ALERT
21. Number cruncher, for short : CPA
22. Croupier's tool : RAKE
23. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
24. Chicago paper, familiarly, with "the" : TRIB
28. Panel layer : PLY
29. Lehár's "The Merry ___" : WIDOW
30. Publicity, slangily : INK
31. Org. whose members are packing? : NRA
35. Chablis, for one : VIN
36. ___ Park, Ill. : OAK
37. "Exodus" hero : ARI
38. Secret exit, perhaps : TRAPDOOR
39. Doll's cry : MAMA
40. Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
41. Gives the boot : CANS
42. Election loser : ALSORAN
43. Rug, so to speak : TOUPEE
44. Emceed : HOSTED
45. Set off : IGNITE
46. Fall behind : LAG
47. Scarecrow stuffing : STRAW
48. Chatter idly : PRATE
52. It's true : FACT
53. Bounce back : ECHO
54. Agenda unit : ITEM
55. Zero, on a court : LOVE
59. ___-Atlantic : MID
60. QB's pickups : YDS

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