New York Times, Saturday, April 26, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. National bird of Guatemala : QUETZAL
8. Great thing to hit : JACKPOT
15. Hoist : UPRAISE
16. Retail outlets : EMPORIA
17. Con : AGAINST
18. Sneaks : WEASELS
19. Some are underground: Abbr. : RRS
20. Flora or Fauna : GODDESS
22. They're not part of the body: Abbr. : PSS
23. Crook's comeuppance : RAID
25. Becomes less enthusiastic : COOLS
26. Lie on the beach, say : BAKE
27. Aussie "Dame" and others : EDNAS
29. ___ bit : WEE
30. It may lead to injury : PERIL
31. Prolific egg layer : LEGHORN
33. Gives a number to : DEADENS
35. Ingredient in some cakes : LYE
36. System start-up? : ECO
37. Self-___ : RELIANT
41. They're not yet delivered : FETUSES
45. Pharmaceutical liquids : AQUAS
46. He played Yemana on "Barney Miller" : SOO
48. Regional woodland : SILVA
49. Port holders : TUNS
50. Elite group : SEALS
52. Some fiction, informally : NOIR
53. Creek : RIA
54. Airs : DITTIES
56. Shogunate headquarters : EDO
57. Red supergiant in Scorpius : ANTARES
59. Immunity trigger : ANTIGEN
61. Lexicographer's interest : COINAGE
62. Incitement : GOADING
63. Winds up : EXCITES
64. Adventurous rovers : ERRANTS
1. Exchange words, so to speak : QUARREL
2. Improvement : UPGRADE
3. Getting off the tape : ERASING
4. Chi preceder : TAI
5. Bite : ZING
6. Abbr. in some group names : ASSOC
7. Disappoint : LETDOWN
8. Like many scepters : JEWELED
9. Elvis's "___ of Blues" : AMESS
10. People doing book reviews? : CPAS
11. Levels : KOS
12. Cook : PREPARE
13. Choice for rain gear : OILSKIN
14. Graduation day array : TASSELS
21. One may be fawning : DOE
24. Some ornamentals : DAHLIAS
26. Wanderer : BEDOUIN
28. Nutritious beans : SOYAS
30. Summit goals, sometimes : PACTS
32. "In the Good Old Summertime" lyricist Shields : REN
34. Designation of some clodhoppers : EEE
37. Drudge's life : RATRACE
38. Fall time : EQUINOX
39. Nut : LUNATIC
40. African carriers : TSETSES
41. Leaves : FOLIAGE
42. Fizz ingredient : SLOEGIN
43. Not hard to understand : EVIDENT
44. One-piece outfits : SARONGS
47. Seed in a spikelet : OAT
50. More than a 23-Across : SIEGE
51. Madrileño, e.g. : SENOR
54. "Nuts!" : DRAT
55. Prominent player : STAR
58. Hangman request : ANI
60. Title girl of Eddie Cantor's theme song : IDA

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