New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Minty drink : JULEP
6. Fallback strategy : PLANB
11. Govt. property overseer : GSA
14. Loud, as the surf : AROAR
15. Martini's partner : ROSSI
16. Mantra syllables : OMS
17. Author's sign-off? : BEWRITEBACK
19. College sweater letters : NUS
20. Add zest to : SEASON
21. Like helium : INERT
23. Cold and wet : RAW
26. Ave. intersectors : STS
27. Smells : SNIFFS
28. One-named folk singer : ODETTA
30. A.D. part : DOMINI
32. "___ Bulba" (Brynner film) : TARAS
33. Hardly tanned : PALE
34. Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
37. Designer Cassini : OLEG
38. One of the Osmonds : MARIE
39. "Ignorance ___ excuse" : ISNO
40. LP's and CD's: Abbr. : RECS
41. Microwave, e.g. : OVEN
42. Yegg's job : HEIST
43. Mary Hartman portrayer Louise : LASSER
45. Is currently selling : HASOUT
46. Cellos' little cousins : VIOLAS
48. Pricing word : PER
49. PBS supporter : NEA
50. Keypad key : ENTER
51. Compound of gold : AURATE
54. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
55. Astronaut's sign-off? : OUTTOLAUNCH
60. Born, in bios : NEE
61. Mailing list items : NAMES
62. Sole material : CREPE
63. Norm: Abbr. : STD
64. Search blindly : GROPE
65. Mentholated cigarettes : KOOLS
1. Start of a one-two : JAB
2. Suffix with strict : URE
3. Part of PRNDL : LOW
4. Prominent donkey features : EARS
5. Unwed fathers : PRIESTS
6. Use a button : PRESS
7. Timber wolf : LOBO
8. Simile center : ASAN
9. Defense advisory org. : NSC
10. Two-piece wear : BIKINI
11. Nuclear physicist's sign-off? : GONEFISSION
12. Blue cartoon character : SMURF
13. Bus. aides : ASSTS
18. "Later!" : TATA
22. Chuckleheads : NINNIES
23. Chopper part : ROTOR
24. Allan-___ : ADALE
25. Tailor's sign-off? : WERECLOTHED
27. Captain Hook's henchman : SMEE
29. Bargain hunter's stop : TAGSALE
30. Risk taker : DARER
31. Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
33. Do roadwork : PAVE
35. Come after : ENSUE
36. Terra ___ : COTTA
38. Trunk growth : MOSS
42. Five-time Kentucky Derby winner Bill : HARTACK
44. South Seas attire : SARONG
45. Make well : HEAL
46. Lines on leaves : VEINS
47. Map enlargement : INSET
48. Plain writing : PROSE
51. Spherical opening? : ATMO
52. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
53. Money on the Continent : EURO
56. Former Mideast org. : UAR
57. Opposite of paleo- : NEO
58. An N.C.O. : CPL
59. Cocks and bulls : HES

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