New York Times, Monday, February 16, 2004

Author: Charles Barasch
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles Barasch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Barasch. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Chances : ODDS
5. Wires on a bicycle wheel : SPOKES
11. Tavern : BAR
14. In ___ of (substituting for) : LIEU
15. One of Jerry's pals on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
16. Down Under bird : EMU
17. Bejeweled president? : GEMMYCARTER
19. Mo. of Presidents' Day : FEB
20. "Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
21. Dine : EAT
22. Planet : GLOBE
24. Pale, aging president? : WANOLDREAGAN
28. Most elderly : OLDEST
31. Hang around for : AWAIT
32. Place to store valuables : VAULT
33. Hair colorer : DYER
34. ___ and hearty : HALE
38. Devoted follower : ACOLYTE
40. Demolisher : LEVELER
42. More's opposite : LESS
43. Opening for a tab : SLOT
45. Zeal : ARDOR
46. Burning up : IRATE
48. Disinfects : CLEANS
49. Comic president? : JESTERARTHUR
53. Wheel turners : AXLES
54. Tint : HUE
55. Historic period : ERA
58. Compete (for) : VIE
59. Hirsute president? : HAIRYTRUMAN
64. Mont Blanc, e.g. : ALP
65. Money earned : INCOME
66. Communicate by hand : SIGN
67. Tennis court divider : NET
68. Check receivers : PAYEES
69. Neighborhood : AREA
1. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
2. Stopped working, as an engine : DIED
3. Showroom model : DEMO
4. Total : SUM
5. Trigonometric ratio : SECANT
6. Ancient Greek thinker : PLATO
7. Paddle : OAR
8. Set of tools : KIT
9. WSW's reverse : ENE
10. Composer Rachmaninoff : SERGEI
11. Obscure : BEFOG
12. Tiny creature : AMEBA
13. "American Idol" winner ___ Studdard : RUBEN
18. Frothy : YEASTY
23. One using lots of soap : LATHERER
24. Object of a dowser's search : WELLSITE
25. Reclined : LAY
26. Lived : DWELT
27. Like hen's teeth : RARE
28. The White House's ___ Office : OVAL
29. Delicate fabric : LACE
30. Performing twosomes : DUOS
33. "We love to fly, and it shows" airline : DELTA
35. Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
36. Ponce de ___ : LEON
37. Goofs : ERRS
39. Nicholas I or II : TSAR
41. Appraiser : VALUER
44. "___ the land of the free ..." : OER
47. Send again : RESHIP
48. Slides : CHUTES
49. From Jakarta, e.g. : JAVAN
50. Kick out of the country : EXILE
51. Snoozed : SLEPT
52. Lemon ___ (herb) : THYME
55. Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
56. Fury : RAGE
57. "___ and the King of Siam" : ANNA
60. Santa ___ winds : ANA
61. Wintry : ICY
62. Shad product : ROE
63. Land between Can. and Mex. : USA

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