New York Times, Friday, February 22, 2002

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Naturally" : OFCOURSE
9. Sonny boy : LADDIE
15. Bar offerings : PRETZELS
16. Much of "The Ed Sullivan Show" : LIVETV
17. Like a pope, old-style : PONTIFIC
18. Window-shop : BROWSE
19. W.W. II spy grp. : OSS
20. Motorcade units : SEDANS
22. Pitter-patter maker : RAIN
23. Pack : STOW
25. Tow truck hook-up, maybe : REPO
26. Animal houses : BARNS
27. 60's dos : AFROS
29. New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
31. Big name in security : BRINKS
33. Canal zones? : EARS
34. Nov. honoree : VET
37. Podded seeds : LENTILS
39. Military duty? : LATRINE
41. Head lines, for short? : EEG
42. Salade niçoise ingredient : TUNA
44. Heavy : LEADEN
45. Cut corners : SCRIMP
47. Bergen sidekick : SNERD
48. "Adia" singer McLachlan : SARAH
51. "A ___ should not mean / But be": MacLeish : POEM
53. Didn't just tiptoe into the water : DOVE
54. Oaf : CLOD
55. Op Art and Pop Art : GENRES
57. Needlefish : GAR
58. Welcome offer to a dishwasher : ILLDRY
60. Sydney salutation : GDAYMATE
62. Sergeant's order : FALLIN
63. Currier and Ives, e.g. : SURNAMES
64. Ladybird, for one : INSECT
65. Boston Harbor flotsam, 1773 : TEACHEST
1. Subject to being challenged : OPPOSABLE
2. Like some refrigerators : FROSTFREE
3. Not allowing to speak one's mind : CENSORING
4. Player with 511 career home runs : OTT
5. Strong arms? : UZIS
6. Direct : REFER
7. Perfect pitch, maybe : SLIDER
8. This shouldn't be loose : ESCAPEE
9. Foreign attorneys' degs. : LLBS
10. Tune : AIR
11. "St. Ludmilla" composer : DVORAK
12. Kind of flask used by a chemist : DEWAR
13. "___ His Kiss" (golden oldie) : ITSIN
14. Choice in choosing up sides : EVENS
21. Knobby : NODAL
24. "I ___ tell!" : WONT
26. Stitches : BASTES
28. Bandleader Henderson : SKITCH
30. Word-of-mouth : ORAL
32. Arc on a score : SLUR
34. Hunt the Wumpus, for one : VIDEOGAME
35. Exhausts : ENERVATES
36. Like blue-ribbon-winning steak : TENDEREST
38. Straight-billed game bird : SNIPE
40. African money : RAND
43. In the middle of : AMONGST
45. Order to a cowboy, with "up" : SADDLE
46. Chicken man : PERDUE
48. It may be filled with saucers and such : SCIFI
49. Gumshoe Pinkerton : ALLAN
50. Coin collections : ROLLS
52. Funny Anne : MEARA
55. Ibsen character : GYNT
56. Coordination : SYNC
59. Rocker Ocasek : RIC
61. ___-jongg : MAH

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