New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Author: John F. Hughes
Editor: Will Shortz
John F. Hughes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lash of oaters : LARUE
6. Buccaneers' home : TAMPA
11. Iranian city: Var. : QUM
14. Bowl : ARENA
15. "Are you calling me ___?" : ALIAR
16. Actress Merkel : UNA
17. Very best : NEPLUSULTRA
19. "___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
20. Gas of the past : ESSO
21. Gore's "___ My Party" : ITS
22. Lullaby rocker : CRADLE
24. Amigo of Fidel : CHE
26. More acute : SHARPER
27. Scores for Shaq : BASKETS
31. Pianist Nero : PETER
32. Renée's pal : AMI
33. Police offer : REWARD
35. Scattered : SOWN
38. Wash cycle : RINSE
40. Detergent brand : ERA
41. Close-fitting hat : TOQUE
42. Journey for Kirk : TREK
43. Where 17- and 61-Across and 11- and 29-Down might be used : LATINI
45. Olympics chant : USA
46. "Shush!" : QUIET
48. Consumer's bottom line : NETCOST
50. Academic AWOL's : TRUANTS
52. Gloppy stuff : GOO
53. Friars' fetes : ROASTS
54. Wilder's "___ Town" : OUR
56. Location : SITE
60. Swabber's org. : USN
61. Ceaselessly : ADINFINITUM
64. A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
65. ___ Kid of early TV : CISCO
66. Like helium, chemically : INERT
67. Barbie's beau : KEN
68. Heads overseas? : TETES
69. Job extras : PERKS
1. Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
2. God of war : ARES
3. Sales force, for short : REPS
4. Use a key on : UNLOCK
5. ___ Claire, Wis. : EAU
6. Ex-lax? : TAUT
7. Word before fair or well : ALLS
8. Cambridge univ. : MIT
9. More than thirsty : PARCHED
10. Noah's landfall : ARARAT
11. Fair exchange : QUIDPROQUO
12. Cry of surrender : UNCLE
13. Mr. Politically Incorrect : MAHER
18. Pedro's lucky number? : SIETE
23. Playground retort : ARESO
25. "Take one!" : HERE
26. Wrist injury, maybe : SPRAIN
27. Homer's boy : BART
28. Mideast chief: Var. : AMIR
29. Prerequisite : SINEQUANON
30. Gym garb : SWEATS
34. Tate collection : ART
36. Hardly a he-man : WUSS
37. Without ice : NEAT
39. Gull-like predators : SKUAS
41. Josip Broz ___ : TITO
43. Makes no attempt to save : LETSDIE
44. Actress Pola : NEGRI
47. Not damaged : INTACT
49. Trig function : COSINE
50. Teamster's transport : TRUCK
51. "Sweet" O'Grady of song : ROSIE
54. Long ago : ONCE
55. Roswell sightings : UFOS
57. Roman's way : ITER
58. Istanbul native : TURK
59. CPR pros : EMTS
62. Believer's suffix : IST
63. Quick drink : NIP

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