New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Author: M. Preston Sherwood
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Sherwood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQW} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sherwood. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Still in contention : ALIVE
6. Artist Chagall : MARC
10. Turns sharply : ZIGS
14. Enticed, with "in" : ROPED
15. Essayist's alias : ELIA
16. List ender : ETAL
17. One bringing up the rear : LASTINLINE
19. Basilica's center : NAVE
20. Warbler Yoko : ONO
21. Italy's shape : BOOT
22. Left port : SAILED
24. Hollywood's Ken or Lena : OLIN
25. Prefix with vitamin : MULTI
26. Pop artist Johns : JASPER
29. Surgeon's asset : SUREHAND
32. Think tank nuggets : IDEAS
33. 20-mule team load : BORAX
34. Postal motto conjunction : NOR
35. Unwelcome mail : BILL
36. Sills selections : ARIAS
37. Actor O'Shea : MILO
38. Wriggly fish : EEL
39. Rower's craft : SCULL
40. Prickly plants : CACTI
41. Sweepers' utensils : DUSTPANS
43. Made into mush : PUREED
44. 3 and 2, e.g. : COUNT
45. Seine feeder : OISE
46. Abbott, to Costello : COHORT
48. Cool-sounding rapper : ICET
49. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
52. Help in a heist : ABET
53. Vegas V.I.P. : HIGHROLLER
56. "Hud" Oscar-winner : NEAL
57. AOL patron : USER
58. "___ in your mouth, not ..." : MELTS
59. Pound a Selectric : TYPE
60. Fill to the gills : SATE
61. Theme of this puzzle : SKATE
1. Guthrie the younger : ARLO
2. Usurer's offering : LOAN
3. ___ facto : IPSO
4. Fido fixer : VET
5. All you can eat : EDIBLES
6. Juicy fruit : MELON
7. Touched down : ALIT
8. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
9. Pauses in speech : CAESURAS
10. Nadir's opposite : ZENITH
11. Boardwalk confection : ITALIANICE
12. Collapsed under pressure : GAVE
13. Winter toy : SLED
18. Roulette color : NOIR
23. Football's Karras : ALEX
24. Fall birthstone : OPAL
25. Piece of cave art : MURAL
26. Were in accord : JIBED
27. "So long, Pierre!" : ADIEU
28. Offers for a song : SELLSCHEAP
29. Besmirches : SOILS
30. Nick of "Cape Fear" : NOLTE
31. R2-D2 or C-3PO : DROID
33. Main impact : BRUNT
36. Ornate leaf, or a design patterned after it : ACANTHUS
37. Mule's mother : MARE
39. Railway siding : SPUR
40. International airport section : CUSTOMS
42. Flute sound : TOOTLE
43. Liner's landing : PIER
45. Earthy hue : OCHRE
46. Pessimist's word : CANT
47. Toe the line : OBEY
48. "This is the thanks ___?" : IGET
49. Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
50. Etta of the comics : KETT
51. Gael's tongue : ERSE
54. "This ___ test" : ISA
55. Albanian currency : LEK

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