New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. An article may be written on it : SPEC
5. Purse part, often : STRAP
10. Cake with a kick : BABA
14. Baccarat alternative : FARO
15. Brownish gray : TAUPE
16. Bass products : ALES
17. Yellowstone figure : PARKRANGER
19. ___ out (barely gets) : EKES
20. "Yertle the Turtle" author : DRSEUSS
21. Rake with fire : STRAFE
23. "Quiet!" : SHH
24. Where cubs are raised : LAIR
26. Permit : LET
27. "I know the answer!" : AHA
30. Contract bridge tactics : REVERSEBIDS
33. Bother : FUSS
35. Like modern clocks and recordings : DIGITAL
36. Home on the range : TEPEE
38. Divine path, in Asian religions : TAO
39. Firm belief : DOGMA
43. Wash : CLEANSE
46. Heat to more than 212°, as water : BOIL
47. Where weapons are forbidden : NEUTRALZONE
51. Need for a keg : TAP
52. Takes too many tranqs, say : ODS
53. Peak SE of Olympus : OSSA
54. "La-la" lead-in : TRA
56. Color, as a hippie's shirt : TIEDYE
58. Breakaway country from Ethiopia : ERITREA
62. Other, in Oaxaca : OTRA
63. Send around the bend : DRIVECRAZY
66. Astronaut Armstrong : NEIL
67. Nonstudio film : INDIE
68. Plowing unit : ACRE
69. Swirl : EDDY
70. Achieves perfectly : NAILS
71. They're split for soup : PEAS
1. Bay Area patrollers: Abbr. : SFPD
2. Carson predecessor : PAAR
3. Miscalculates : ERRS
4. Soda fountain choices : COKES
5. Hid : STASHED
6. Catches some rays : TANS
7. Toupee, slangily : RUG
8. Copy : APE
9. Keep going : PERSIST
10. 1930's heavyweight champ Max : BAER
11. Acid-neutralizing compound : ALKALI
12. Complained : BEEFED
13. Selling points : ASSETS
18. German industrial valley : RUHR
22. "Don't ___ on me" : TREAD
24. Daewoo model : LEGANZA
25. Operatic passage : ARIOSO
27. Toward the rear : AFT
28. Tint : HUE
29. Egyptian viper : ASP
31. Blood pressure, body temperature, etc. : VITALS
32. Campy 1958 sci-fi film, with "The" : BLOB
34. Split-off group : SECT
37. Jetsons' lad : ELROY
40. Came down with : GOT
41. Unaccounted-for G.I. : MIA
42. Saint-Moritz sight : ALP
44. Entered gradually : EASEDIN
45. Main courses : ENTREES
47. Zero : NOTONE
48. Reworked, as text : EDITED
49. Log-on name : USERID
50. Rocker Clapton : ERIC
55. Fall into ___ (get caught) : ATRAP
57. Carson ___ of MTV : DALY
58. Malevolence : EVIL
59. Marathon : RACE
60. Pound of literature : EZRA
61. Yeoman's yeses : AYES
64. Genetic info carrier : RNA
65. Uganda's Amin : IDI

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