New York Times, Monday, March 31, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Part of Miss America's attire : SASH
5. Syrian president Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
10. When tripled, et cetera : BLAH
14. 4:00 socials : TEAS
15. Hobbits' home, with "the" : SHIRE
16. Gutter locale : EAVE
17. "That ___ hay!" : AINT
18. 34-Down for a politician? : HANDBUZZER
20. "Spare the ___, spoil ..." : ROD
21. Fabricate, as a signature : FORGE
22. Visionaries : SEERS
23. 34-Down for a bookkeeper? : RUBBERPENCIL
26. Put on board : LADE
27. "As my final point ..." : LASTLY
31. Japanese beer named for a city : OTARU
33. Farm-related: Prefix : AGRI
36. ___ de Janeiro : RIO
37. 34-Down for a stenographer? : DISAPPEARINGINK
41. Bank acct. amt. : INT
42. 10 million of them equal a joule : ERGS
43. Speechify : ORATE
44. Dale Earnhardt org. : NASCAR
47. When shadows are short : NOON
48. 34-Down for a dentist? : EXPLODINGGUM
54. San Diego baseballer : PADRE
57. Together : ASONE
58. Prefix with sex : UNI
59. 34-Down for a florist? : SQUIRTROSE
61. Cutlass or Delta 88 : OLDS
62. Additions : SUMS
63. Shoelace end : AGLET
64. Suspenseful : TAUT
65. VCR insert : TAPE
66. Wanting : NEEDY
67. Card above a deuce : TREY
1. Lennon bandmate : STARR
2. "Wheel of Fortune" buys : AEIOU
3. Removes paint, in a way : SANDBLASTS
4. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
5. On land : ASHORE
6. Knifelike : SHARP
7. Burn slightly : SINGE
8. Shakespeare's Forest of ___ : ARDEN
9. Girl at a ball : DEB
10. Watch rims : BEZELS
11. Loll : LAZE
12. Claim : AVER
13. His's partner : HERS
19. Govt. cultural org. : USIA
21. Angry, and not going to take it anymore : FEDUP
24. Theda of the silents : BARA
25. Roman 152 : CLII
28. Like sides of pyramids : TRIANGULAR
29. Jacket buildup : LINT
30. Oxen holder : YOKE
31. Norse war god : ODIN
32. ___ Louise of "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
33. ___ Lingus : AER
34. Pre-April 1 purchase : GAG
35. Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
38. Cop's collar : PERP
39. Who preceded Adam and Eve on earth : NOONE
40. Sailor's rum drink : GROG
45. Cherry red : CERISE
46. Downsizer : AXER
47. Nonagenarian's age : NINETY
49. Not quite jumbo : LARGE
50. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
51. Gave, as an Rx : DOSED
52. Excessive : UNDUE
53. Moist, as the air : MISTY
54. "Hey there!" : PSST
55. Color of water : AQUA
56. Hauler's destination : DUMP
60. Color of sand : TAN
61. Baseball's Mel : OTT

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