New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 2002

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Figures : DATA
5. Makes fun of, in a way : APES
9. Tower site : BABEL
14. N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Monroe : EARL
15. Pigeon : DUPE
16. Creepy : EERIE
17. Conquest of Caesar's : GAUL
18. "I agree!" : AMEN
19. Mark : GRADE
20. With 23-Across, deli spread, literally : CHOPPEDLI
23. See 20-Across : VER
24. Obliquely : ASKANT
26. Golden-agers : SENIORS
28. With 31-Across, instant, literally : SPLITSEC
31. See 28-Across : OND
32. "Dirty" activity : POOL
33. Test subject : GUINEAPIG
38. European nationalist org. : IRA
39. More hard-fought : FIERCER
41. Sports org., 1960-69 : AFL
42. Source of fragrant wood : CEDARTREE
44. Tribe in Manitoba : CREE
45. With 46-Across, bereft, literally : HEA
46. See 45-Across : RTBROKEN
49. Contract signing : CLOSING
53. Shower times : APRILS
54. With 55-Across, math exercise, literally : LON
55. See 54-Across : GDIVISION
58. Austrian-born conductor Leinsdorf : ERICH
60. Baseball no-no : BALK
61. Relative of an M.C.A.T. or G.R.E. : LSAT
64. Sign of autumn : FROST
65. Besides : ELSE
66. Tales and such : LORE
67. Some may be pitched : TENTS
68. Plane reservation : SEAT
69. Start a pot : ANTE
1. B.S., e.g. : DEG
2. Battery type : AAA
3. Six cubic yards of dirt, say : TRUCKLOAD
4. Start of a big greeting : ALLHAIL
5. Fits in : ADAPTS
6. Hose site : PUMP
7. It has a fluted blade : EPEE
8. Fires off : SENDS
9. Tenderfoot : BEGINNER
10. ___ Lingus : AER
11. "Fantastic!" : BRAVO
12. Down maker : EIDER
13. Unpleasant looks : LEERS
21. It touches four Great Lakes: Abbr. : ONT
22. Western director Sergio : LEONE
24. Savory jelly : ASPIC
25. Future fern : SPORE
27. Ike's mother's name : IDA
29. Bavarian river : EGER
30. Doctor : CURER
34. "6 'N the Mornin'" rapper : ICET
35. English surgeon with a disease named after him : PARKINSON
36. Sondheim's "___ Pretty" : IFEEL
37. Places for rivulets : GLENS
39. Transportation charges : FREIGHTS
40. "Try ___ see" : ITAND
43. Cries at fireworks : AHS
44. Civic competitor : COROLLA
47. 2- or 3-pointer : BASKET
48. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
49. Fissure : CLEFT
50. "M" star : LORRE
51. It may cause tearing : ONION
52. Ribs : GIBES
56. Formal farewell : VALE
57. Role for Ingrid : ILSA
59. K.C. zone : CST
62. Pop or Dada : ART
63. Driver's aid : TEE

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