New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Black Caucus, e.g. : BLOC
5. Borscht makings : BEETS
10. Prefix with carpal : META
14. 1972 Kentucky Derby winner ___ Ridge : RIVA
15. More than fancy : REGAL
16. Mysterious byline, for short : ANON
17. Start of a cynic's definition of "love" : ATEMPORARY
19. Burglar : YEGG
20. "Oh, Lady, Be Good" writer : GERSHWIN
21. Reef material : CORAL
22. Lunch hour, maybe : ONE
23. With 43-Down, author of the definition : AMBROSE
25. Vamooses : SCOOTS
29. Causes gasps : AWES
30. Skin flicks : PORNO
31. Put ___ appearance : INAN
32. Kind of spirit : TEAM
36. Middle of the definition : INSANITYCURABLE
39. Element #10 : NEON
40. New Mexico resort : TAOS
41. Cheeses in red wax : EDAMS
42. Ego : SELF
43. Safari chiefs : BWANAS
44. Private school : ACADEMY
48. Cousin of "Ugh!" : FIE
49. Congo Basin river : ZAIRE
50. Pink-flowered shrub : OLEANDER
55. Proctor's announcement : TIME
56. End of the definition : BYMARRIAGE
58. Paleozoic and Cenozoic : ERAS
59. Hyperactive : MANIC
60. Like a beanpole : THIN
61. Tent furniture : COTS
62. Indefinite wait : WHILE
63. "What ___ could I do?" : ELSE
1. Crow : BRAG
2. For the calorie-conscious : LITE
3. In excess of : OVER
4. Engine parts : CAMS
5. Seven-time N.F.L. East champions in the 1950's : BROWNS
6. Spooky : EERIE
7. Cardinal O'Connor's successor : EGAN
8. Cigarette stat : TAR
9. Winking, maybe : SLY
10. 1984 Ed Koch best seller : MAYOR
11. Año starter : ENERO
12. "Animal House" party wear : TOGAS
13. Turn sharply : ANGLE
18. Massless particle : PHOTON
21. Dan Rather's employer : CBS
23. Radar-equipped plane : AWACS
24. Waiter's offering : MENU
25. Test drive : SPIN
26. Christmas decoration : CONE
27. Guess qualifier : ORSO
28. Son of Judah : ONAN
29. "Don't give me ___ your lip!" : ANYOF
31. Part of a continental tour : ITALY
32. Unveiler's cry : TADA
33. Abba of Israel : EBAN
34. "Summer and Smoke" heroine : ALMA
35. Word before call or hall : MESS
37. News bit : ITEM
38. Don't change out of : REWEAR
42. Understand : SEE
43. See 23-Across : BIERCE
44. Montezuma, e.g. : AZTEC
45. Where "Aida" premiered : CAIRO
46. Shoot for : AIMAT
47. Toggery : DRESS
48. Thrash : FLAIL
50. Old Dodge : OMNI
51. Dark time, informally : NITE
52. Author Roald : DAHL
53. Patronage: Var. : EGIS
54. Actress Russo : RENE
56. Audi competitor : BMW
57. Derisive cry : YAH

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