New York Times, Friday, April 25, 2003

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQVWY} This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unremarkable batting performance : ONEHIT
7. "The New Language of Politics" author : SAFIRE
13. Change a handle on : RENAME
14. Britain's crown jewels have them : LUSTRES
15. Pump cost : GASTAX
16. It may involve a rabbit : MAGICACT
17. Iraq's Imam ___ Mosque : ALI
18. 1998 Paul Simon musical, with "The" : CAPEMAN
20. Prefix with political : GEO
21. Brief plea : NOLO
23. Keen-eyed one : NOTER
24. Air traffic controller's concern : BLIP
25. Comic strip canine : SNERT
27. Canada's Grand ___ National Historic Park : PRE
28. Daily dramas : SOAPS
29. Feature of many a V-8 engine car : DUALEXHAUST
32. Simmons rival : SERTA
33. Pedestrians' woes : CORNS
34. Arranger's asset : EARFORMUSIC
36. Breaks at the ranch : TAMES
37. Sequel to "Angela's Ashes" : TIS
38. They do the lord's work : SERFS
42. Subject to markdown, say : USED
43. "Sunflowers" setting : ARLES
45. Like a 1943 copper penny : RARE
46. It may be AM or FM: Abbr. : STN
47. Unencumbers : FREESUP
49. Grade in the 70's : CEE
50. More suspicious : SMELLIER
52. Kind of wit : RAPIER
54. Snags : LASSOES
55. It may come as a big relief : FRIEZE
56. Comes after : ENSUES
57. Acted rudely, in a way : STARED
1. Some are vital : ORGANS
2. "S.N.L." alum Kevin : NEALON
3. Store, as corn : ENSILE
4. Pillbox, e.g. : HAT
5. Apple that's brightly colored : IMAC
6. Carol Burnett, by birth : TEXAN
7. Hon : SUGAR
8. Alphabet book phrase : ASIN
9. Consumer protection org. : FTC
10. Host of NPR's "This American Life" : IRAGLASS
11. Return requirement? : RECEIPT
12. Holds up in court : ESTOPS
14. They're not to be believed : LAMEEXCUSES
16. Canadian length : METRE
19. Cottonwoods : POPLARTREES
22. In sequence : ORDERED
24. Bar employee : BOUNCER
26. Gang interests : TURFS
28. Products of Indian looms : SARIS
30. ___-Z : ATO
31. Christmas sounds : HOS
32. Lack of variety : SAMENESS
34. Rochester's ___ School of Music : EASTMAN
35. Track athlete : MILER
36. Go at it : TUSSLE
39. Like R versus PG-13 : RACIER
40. "Hold it right there!" : FREEZE
41. Blow a fuse : SEERED
43. Old Dodge : ARIES
44. Skips around, in a way : SURFS
47. Ice ___ : FLOE
48. Hair line : PART
51. Shaq's alma mater : LSU
53. ___ mater (brain cover) : PIA

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