New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Author: Joe Bower and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Bower
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Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bower. This is puzzle # 115 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sagittarius, with "the" : ARCHER
7. "My gal" et al. : SALS
11. Any ship : SHE
14. Aplenty : GALORE
15. Apple product : IMAC
16. Wee one : TAD
17. Goddess of love's love : ADONIS
18. Washroom : LAVATORY
20. "___ the season ..." : TIS
21. Roof part : EAVE
23. Certain refrigerators : AMANAS
24. Broke ground : HOED
26. Chicken order : WING
28. Pub stock : ALES
29. Showy annual : ASTER
31. This puzzle has a secret one, starting with the third letter of 4-Down : STAIRCASE
34. Prefix with classical : NEO
36. "___ we forget ..." : LEST
37. Salon stiffener : GEL
38. "Unbelievable!" : HOLYCOW
42. Patient people : ABIDERS
44. "Exodus" hero : ARI
45. Misses the mark : ERRS
47. Govt. code crackers : NSA
48. What to do to read the secret message (going diagonally down, then diagonally back up the under side) : TAKESTEPS
51. Inputs into a computer : TYPES
55. Afternoon affairs : TEAS
56. Say ___ (refuse) : NOTO
58. Smarmy : OILY
59. Throat part : TONSIL
61. Scent : ODOR
63. "If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
64. "Is everything all right?" : AREYOUOK
66. Manage, slangily : HACKIT
68. Dogfaces : GIS
69. Scruff : NAPE
70. Regal fur : ERMINE
71. Plea at sea : SOS
72. Took action against : SUED
73. Cash in : REDEEM
1. First name in mystery : AGATHA
2. Contacts from space : RADIOS
3. Skeleton site : CLOSET
4. Sweetie pie : HON
5. Old railroad name : ERIE
6. Cut again : RESAW
7. Llama's head? : SILENTL
8. Docs' grp. : AMA
9. Hot issue : LAVA
10. Con guy : SCAMARTIST
11. "The Flintstones" setting : STONEAGE
12. More than a pest : HARASSER
13. Popular ice cream : EDYS
19. Locker room supply : TALC
22. Nobleman above a baron: Abbr. : VIS
25. Disavow : DENY
27. Greek Mother Earth : GAEA
30. Booms' opposites : RECESSIONS
32. ID in a library : ISBN
33. Overhead trains : ELS
35. ___ cloud (cosmic debris) : OORT
38. Monopoly token : HAT
39. Choral work : ORATORIO
40. Portrait, e.g. : LIKENESS
41. St. Paul's architect : WREN
43. Belafonte song opener : DAYO
46. Scared a bit : SPOOKED
49. "Calm down ..." : EASY
50. Part of E.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
52. Small digit : PINKIE
53. "Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
54. Modus operandi : SYSTEM
57. Awed one : OOHER
59. Marks : TAGS
60. Island get-together : LUAU
62. Hard to find : RARE
65. Reveal, poetically : OPE
67. Mil. authority : CMD

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