New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Author: Myles Callum
Editor: Will Shortz
Myles Callum
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {DHQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Crucible" setting : SALEM
6. Willingly : LIEF
10. Chihuahua cries : YAPS
14. Not merely sluggish : INERT
15. Razor brand : ATRA
16. Eye rakishly : OGLE
17. Start of a quip : TIMEFLIESLIKEAN
20. Fatty treat for birds : SUET
21. Perfumer's extract : ESSENCE
22. Wagering venue, briefly : OTB
25. Sox foes : JAYS
27. Ancient Mexican : TOLTEC
28. Rutabaga, e.g. : TURNIP
30. Grouch : CRAB
32. Málaga Mrs. : SRA
33. Fit to serve : ONEA
34. Where overreachers go : TOOFAR
36. Middle of the quip : ARROWBUTFRUIT
41. Arrow poison : CURARE
42. ___ B'rith : BNAI
44. "Friends" network : NBC
47. Parched : SERE
48. Bikini blasts : ATESTS
50. Speaks like Robert Byrd : ORATES
52. Unique, to Caesar : RARA
54. Painter's medium : OIL
55. Squirting flower, say : NOVELTY
57. Talk like Daffy : LISP
59. End of the quip : FLIESLIKEAMELON
64. Rock 'n' roll pioneer Freed : ALAN
65. Big story : EPIC
66. Where the action is : ARENA
67. Model Banks : TYRA
68. D.C. group : SENS
69. Off one's trolley : NUTTY
1. Do some modeling : SIT
2. "Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
3. Science fiction writer Stanislaw : LEM
4. "___ Tu" (1974 song) : ERES
5. Honshu peak, briefly : MTFUJI
6. Nonprofessionals : LAITY
7. Social attachment? : ITE
8. European language : ERSE
9. 1893 Verdi opera : FALSTAFF
10. Sticks figure : YOKEL
11. 007 and others : AGENTS
12. Position filler : PLACER
13. Five Nations tribe : SENECA
18. Axel, e.g. : LEAP
19. Weather line : ISOBAR
22. Ear: Prefix : OTO
23. Popular sandwich filler : TUNA
24. Uncle Remus honorific : BRER
26. Energetic cleaner : SCOURER
29. Buster? : NARC
31. Classroom routine : ROTE
34. Tahoe transport : TBAR
35. Sticks figure : RUBE
37. Diving birds: Var. : OUSELS
38. Goes to the mat : WRESTLES
39. ___ many words : INSO
40. Jacques of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
43. Bermuda, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
44. For dieters : NONFAT
45. Rain shield, in London : BROLLY
46. Luxury spread : CAVIAR
48. La Scala song : ARIA
49. Discoverer of New Zealand : TASMAN
51. "Lovergirl" singer ___ Marie : TEENA
53. Guinness et al. : ALECS
56. "Holy moly!" : YIPE
58. Machu Picchu site : PERU
60. Kith's partner : KIN
61. Voided shot : LET
62. Where London is: Abbr. : ONT
63. Roll-call call : NAY

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