New York Times, Monday, March 24, 2003

Author: Alison D. Donald
Editor: Will Shortz
Alison Donald
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Donald. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Neighbor of Ecuador : PERU
5. Dressed : CLAD
9. Identical : EQUAL
14. Firefighters' tools : AXES
15. Poison ivy reaction : RASH
16. Pulitzer-winning novelist Alison : LURIE
17. Sales agents, briefly : REPS
18. This, south of the border : ESTO
19. Decorates richly : GILDS
20. Very bright : SMARTASAWHIP
23. Prefix with center : EPI
24. Med. plan : HMO
25. Part of the foot : INSTEP
29. Actress Meryl : STREEP
31. Motion while saying "Good dog!" : PAT
33. ___ mode : ALA
34. Showered : RAINED
36. Mild, as weather : BALMY
38. Very bright : WISEASANOWL
40. Civil rights org. : NAACP
42. In a sour mood : MOROSE
43. Build (on) : ADD
44. "Undoubtedly" : YES
45. Mitchell of NBC News : ANDREA
49. Fly that carries sleeping sickness : TSETSE
52. ___ Beta Kappa : PHI
53. Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
54. Very bright : SHARPASATACK
58. Mideast's ___ Peninsula : SINAI
61. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
62. "It's ___ to tell a lie" : ASIN
63. Disdain : SCORN
64. Prophet : SEER
65. Taboo : NONO
66. Like a tie game in overtime : TENSE
67. Job : TASK
68. Shoelace problem : KNOT
1. Analyzes grammatically : PARSES
2. Free (from) : EXEMPT
3. Fix : REPAIR
4. Moscow's land, once: Abbr. : USSR
5. Famous Boston dessert : CREAMPIE
6. Rope, cowboy-style : LASSO
7. "The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
8. Boat on the Indian Ocean : DHOW
9. Illinois city : ELGIN
10. Witticisms : QUIPS
11. Dot-com's address : URL
12. Help : AID
13. Parisian article : LES
21. Silent character in "Little Orphan Annie" : THEASP
22. Top 10 record : HIT
26. Towering : TALL
27. Shade tree : ELM
28. Salary : PAY
30. Rock's Clapton : ERIC
31. Mexican moolah : PESOS
32. Month in Israel : ADAR
35. Epithet : NAME
36. Sarajevo is its capital : BOSNIA
37. Impressed mightily : AWED
38. Walk in shallow water : WADE
39. Two-by-two vessel? : NOAHSARK
40. Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
41. TV interruptions : ADS
44. Nay opposer : YEA
46. Sanity : REASON
47. San Fernando Valley community : ENCINO
48. Start of a John F. Kennedy quote : ASKNOT
50. Nicholas and Ivan, e.g. : TSARS
51. Sparkle : SHINE
52. Loses color : PALES
55. Part of R & R : REST
56. Nolo contendere, e.g. : PLEA
57. Aquarium : TANK
58. Speedy way to get to Paris : SST
59. ___ cream : ICE
60. Negative in Normandy : NON

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