New York Times, Monday, May 20, 2002

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQX} This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Garage sale tag : ASIS
5. The whole spectrum : ATOZ
9. Sea creatures with claws : CRABS
14. Worker's ___ (insurance) : COMP
15. Catch rodeo-style : ROPE
16. "Scheherazade" locale : HAREM
17. Knight's protection : CHAINMAIL
19. Quite sharp : ACUTE
20. Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
21. Bad firecracker : DUD
22. James Dean persona : REBEL
23. Econ. yardstick : GNP
25. Letter distribution on base : MAILCALL
27. "Close, but no cigar" : NICETRY
31. Mermaid's home : SEA
32. Phone the folks : CALLHOME
34. Despot : TYRANT
38. ___ Khan : AGA
39. Sheetful of cookies : BATCH
41. Twinings product : TEA
42. Italian cheese : ROMANO
45. Money for the house : HOMELOAN
48. Fellows : MEN
49. Certain spiders in "Spider-Man" : MUTANTS
50. Linguistic borrowing : LOANWORD
55. Moo ___ pork : SHU
56. Fouled up : ERRED
57. "___ you sure?" : ARE
59. Ice house : IGLOO
63. Treat badly : ABUSE
64. Theme of this puzzle : WORDCHAIN
66. "Hasta la ___, baby!" : VISTA
67. NBC's peacock, e.g. : LOGO
68. Sitting on one's hands : IDLE
69. Gas additive : ETHYL
70. Smudge : SPOT
71. Loch ___ : NESS
1. It's got your number: Abbr. : ACCT
2. London shopping district : SOHO
3. Muslim holy man : IMAM
4. Big name in catalogs : SPIEGEL
5. Pitcher's pride : ARM
6. Warty hopper : TOAD
7. Poppy product : OPIUM
8. Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald : ZELDA
9. Pride of country music : CHARLEY
10. Indy entry : RACECAR
11. Island near Curaçao : ARUBA
12. Tropical nut : BETEL
13. Whiff : SMELL
18. Final inning, usually : NINTH
24. Gratis, to a lawyer : PROBONO
26. Land bridge : ISTHMUS
27. Raleigh's state: Abbr. : NCAR
28. Othello's undoer : IAGO
29. Chowder morsel : CLAM
30. Vocalist Sumac : YMA
33. Biblical verb ending : ETH
35. Plenty, and then some : ATON
36. In apple-pie order : NEAT
37. Shades from the sun : TANS
40. See 65-Down : COM
43. General pardon : AMNESTY
44. F.D.R.'s plan : NEWDEAL
46. Code of conduct : ETHIC
47. Rowan & Martin's show : LAUGHIN
50. Sailor's shore time : LEAVE
51. Planet's path : ORBIT
52. In ___ (hurriedly) : ARUSH
53. R&B singer Lou : RAWLS
54. Start to wilt : DROOP
58. It follows that : ERGO
60. Put on board, as cargo : LADE
61. Lubricates : OILS
62. Small bills : ONES
65. With 40-Down, a modern company : DOT

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