New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Author: Kumar Balani
Editor: Will Shortz
Kumar Balani
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Balani. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Stick on a spit : IMPALE
7. "M" director Fritz : LANG
11. Sun. speech : SER
14. Shop worker : TOOLER
15. Takeoff artist : APER
16. ___ polloi : HOI
17. Lawgivers : SOLONS
18. 900-line psychic Miss ___ : CLEO
19. It may be worn under a tunicle : ALB
20. "It's getting late!" abroad? : IHATETORUSSIA
23. Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
25. CD-___ : ROM
26. Kind of star : NATAL
27. Token of welcome : LEI
28. It may be taken with a raised hand : VOW
30. Nothing, at a poker table : BADHAND
32. Upper-left key : ESC
33. "Tristia" poet : OVID
35. Long distance letters : MCI
36. "What'll you have?" abroad? : HOWCANISERBIA
41. Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
42. Taunt : GIBE
43. It's twice-eaten : CUD
45. Rushed violently : HURTLED
49. Old saying : SAW
50. Old NOW cause : ERA
51. Early computer : ENIAC
52. O'Hare monitor abbr. : ETA
54. Go to and fro : SWAY
55. "Baloney!" abroad? : IDONOTBOLIVIA
59. Crackpot : NUT
60. Horse of different colors : ROAN
61. Ringmaster's place : BIGTOP
64. ___ de France : ILE
65. Two tablets, say : DOSE
66. "Psst!" follower, perhaps : INHERE
67. Days of yore : ELD
68. Agenda, informally : SKED
69. Excessive : DETROP
1. T.G.I.F. part : ITS
2. Lea call : MOO
3. Many a conventiongoer : POLITICO
4. Hilo hello : ALOHA
5. Yakutsk's river : LENA
6. Once, once : ERST
7. Milk: Prefix : LACTO
8. Poise : APLOMB
9. Not e'en once : NEER
10. Airline gang : GROUNDCREW
11. Cascades peak : SHASTA
12. Windblown : EOLIAN
13. Like Playboy cartoons : RIBALD
21. Stu of early TV : ERWIN
22. Mumbai master : SAHIB
23. Schooner filler : ALE
24. New Ager John : TESH
28. Coloratura's asset : VOCALCORDS
29. Humpty Dumpty-shaped : OVATE
31. Pseudopod former : AMEBA
34. Understand, slangily : DIG
37. Odin, to the Germans : WOTAN
38. Hemp source : SISAL
39. Diner freebie : ICEWATER
40. Pervasive quality : AURA
44. Dennis or Doris : DAY
45. Tush : HEINIE
46. Exciting : UNDULL
47. Smashed windows, maybe : RIOTED
48. Adulterate : DEBASE
53. Got into shape : TONED
54. Aid in aiming : SIGHT
56. Captured : TOOK
57. Term paper abbr. : IBID
58. Tarzan's transport : VINE
62. Montana motto starter : ORO
63. Zip : PEP

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