New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 2003

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: In this beautiful super-symmetric puzzle, the four long theme answer have to be read in the indicated directions.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A quick left and a quick right : JABS
5. Some Indian music : RAGAS
10. Give a free pass : COMP
14. Exchange premium : AGIO
15. Put out : EVICT
16. Where Mosul is : IRAQ
17. Antelope with twisty horns : KUDU
18. Five in front : PENTA
19. "M*A*S*H" cast member : FARR
20. Company once run by astronaut Frank Borman : EASTERNAIRLINES
23. Shultz's predecessor as secretary of state : HAIG
24. Suffix with psych- : OTIC
25. Sling mud at : ASPERSE
28. Extreme blandness : NOTASTE
32. Whipped up : CHURNED
33. Popular food fish : SNAPPER
34. Paint : LIMN
35. Cell phone ring in a theater, e.g. : NONO
36. Mideast expert : ARABIST
40. Burnt : CHARRED
43. Friendly salutation in France : MESAMIS
44. Semicircular symbol : LUNETTE
45. Not too bright : PALE
46. Bridge piece : ARCH
47. Onetime subsidiary of AT&T : CIRTCELENRETSEW
54. Navajo neighbor : HOPI
55. Frank who was known as "The Enforcer" : NITTI
56. Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
57. 20's locales : ATMS
58. Head-___ : TOTOE
59. How much advertising is done : ONTV
60. Like some practice : PAST
61. Position : STAND
62. 4 p.m. bellringer : NYSE
1. Hunky-dory : JAKE
2. It's wet in Juárez : AGUA
3. One heart, two diamonds, e.g. : BIDS
4. Martin Luther King Jr., e.g. : SOUTHERNBAPTIST
5. Longtime record label of Frank Sinatra : REPRISE
6. Repaid : AVENGED
7. Actress Gershon : GINA
8. The things we do : ACTIONS
9. Begin : STARTON
10. Line from Seattle to Chicago : CIFICAPNREHTRON
11. Port of a 1942 Allies landing : ORAN
12. Mate for "my friend" Flicka : MARE
13. OT filler : PQRS
21. Make : EARN
22. "Close My Eyes Forever" singer ___ Ford : LITA
25. Happy as ___ : ACLAM
26. Queen's county : SHIRE
27. Reebok rivals : PUMAS
29. Genial sort : SPORT
30. Words to live by : TENET
31. Whittle away : ERODE
37. PC competitor : IMAC
38. Some 1920's entertainment : SILENTS
39. "The Four Quartets" writer : TSELIOT
40. O.K. Corral gang member : CLANTON
41. Fast : HURRIED
42. Suffix with avoid : ANCE
47. Cause to have cracks : CHAP
48. Bit : IOTA
49. Tach readings : RPMS
50. Diminutive suffix : ETTA
51. Company that introduced the transistor radio in 1952 : SONY
52. Guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
53. Hello from a distance : WAVE

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