New York Times, Friday, May 16, 2003

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Book that tells of the reign of Cyrus : EZRA
5. Gem holder : SAFE
9. Freezes, perhaps : NUMBS
14. Calypso, for one : SEAMAIDEN
16. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
17. Former name of 34-Across : LENINGRAD
18. Squelched : SATON
19. Summer phenomenon in 34-Across : WHITENIGHTS
21. Hug : ENCLASP
25. Existing : INESSE
26. Show, but not premiere : REAIR
27. Treasure map distances : PACES
29. Chapel part : APSE
30. Bros : DUDES
31. "___ Young" (Nat King Cole #1 song) : TOO
34. City founded May 16, 1703 : SAINTPETERSBURG
38. Inits. in 70's-80's rock : ELO
39. Could be reached at the office : WASIN
40. ___ Sea (saline lake) : ARAL
41. "Eat!" : DIGIN
42. Shiny, in product names : BRITE
43. Curtain-parting time : ACTONE
46. Actor who made his film debut in "Kid Galahad," 1962 : EDASNER
48. 34-Across tourist attractions during 19-Across : DRAWBRIDGES
51. Cleo of jazz : LAINE
52. Noted 34-Across attraction, with "the" : HERMITAGE
57. How many trust : INGOD
58. Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
59. Nothing, slangily : BEANS
60. The Panthers of the Big East : PITT
61. Hitching place : RENO
1. Immigrant's class: Abbr. : ESL
2. Series ender : ZEE
3. Ruled : RAN
4. Any of les trois mousequetaires : AMI
5. They may accompany rolled eyes : SIGHS
6. Leaking : ADRIP
7. Many a Guinness listing : FEAT
8. Michael who wrote "The Neverending Story" : ENDE
9. Curiosity : NOSINESS
10. Conventions : USAGES
11. Naphthalene targets : MOTHS
12. Printing woes : BLOTS
13. Pick up : SENSE
15. Gabrielle ___ of "Scent of a Woman" : ANWAR
20. More luxurious : NICER
21. Take out lines? : ERASE
22. Setting in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" : NEPAL
23. Watch brand : CASIO
24. Form of security : LIEN
27. Leader born in 17-Across : PUTIN
28. Former British colony : ADEN
30. First name in 50's TV : DESI
31. City where Lancia is based : TURIN
32. Spiel : ORATE
33. Lustful sort : OGLER
35. Ship's cabin features, maybe : TWINBEDS
36. Doctor's aid : PAGER
37. Tijuana attractions : BARS
41. Disliking : DOWNON
42. 101 : BASIC
43. Unrehearsed : ADLIB
44. One doing heavy lifting : CRANE
45. Subarctic forest : TAIGA
46. Cousin of a bittern : EGRET
47. Resign, as a job : DEMIT
49. Denny's competitor : IHOP
50. Place with a takeout line : DELI
53. Blacken : TAR
54. Suit's bottom : ACE
55. It's played with two hands : GIN
56. Japan's medieval ___ Castle : EDO

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