New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 83 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dogpatch cartoonist : CAPP
5. Prefix with byte : MEGA
9. Book after Hebrews : JAMES
14. Away from the wind : ALEE
15. "Oh dear!" : ALAS
16. 10% taker : AGENT
17. Job enders : PINKSLIPS
19. Dweebish : NERDY
20. Christmas season : NOEL
21. Singer DiFranco : ANI
23. Actor's prompt : CUE
24. Writer/director Nicholas : MEYER
26. Tours within tours : SIDETRIPS
29. G.P.'s grp. : AMA
30. Phaser setting : STUN
32. Go a-courting : WOO
33. Sound in the head : SANE
35. Concern of 41-Down: Abbr. : INS
36. Stingless flier : DRONE
39. Descending into ruin : HITTINGTHESKIDS
43. Bruce of comedy : LENNY
44. Singer Sumac : YMA
45. Chem. and bio. : SCIS
46. Back on board : AFT
47. Kinks song of 1970 : LOLA
49. Newt : EFT
50. Malibu menaces : MUDSLIDES
54. Some stereos : SONYS
56. "Double Fantasy" musician : ONO
57. "What Kind of Fool ___?" : AMI
58. Auctioneer's "Sold!" : GONE
59. "Hit the road!" : SCRAM
61. Idaho city : TWINFALLS
66. Crème de la crème : ELITE
67. Scotch partner : SODA
68. Martinique et Guadeloupe : ILES
69. Splinter groups : SECTS
70. "That hurts!" : YEOW
71. Clancy hero Jack : RYAN
1. Upper limit : CAP
2. Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
3. Small-time : PENNYANTE
4. Sri Lanka export : PEKOE
5. Shopaholic's heaven : MALL
6. Gin-maker Whitney : ELI
7. Clothing store, with "The" : GAP
8. Syrian president Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
9. They have sweeping responsibilities : JANITORS
10. Secret stat, sometimes : AGE
11. French thanks : MERCI
12. Eventually become : ENDUP
13. Eye sores : STYES
18. Sun. talks : SERS
22. F.D.R. program : NEWDEAL
24. Sitcom set in Korea : MASH
25. Messages via modem : EMAIL
26. Like anthems : SUNG
27. Chic : INSTYLE
28. Movable castles : ROOKS
31. Dickens boy : TINYTIM
34. Old lab heaters : ETNAS
37. Bluenose : NICENELLY
38. Instruct morally : EDIFY
40. One way to go down : INFLAMES
41. Managed care grps. : HMOS
42. Boom producers : SSTS
48. Beginning on : ASOF
50. He took two tablets : MOSES
51. "That's enough!" : UNCLE
52. Classical column style : DORIC
53. Addlebrained : DITSY
55. Studio sign : ONAIR
58. Bite like a beaver : GNAW
60. A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATT
62. Misery : WOE
63. Promising words : IDO
64. Grazing locale : LEA
65. Tax form datum: Abbr. : SSN

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