New York Times, Monday, May 26, 2003

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Was in a choir : SANG
5. All-night bash : RAVE
9. Tough guys : HEMEN
14. Award in the ad biz : CLIO
15. Genesis garden : EDEN
16. "To the moon, ___!" ("The Honeymooners" phrase) : ALICE
17. Much modern popular music : ROCK
18. Direct : FORTHRIGHT
20. In the offing : AHEAD
22. Requisite : NEED
23. Emergency message : SOS
24. Wedding ceremony, e.g. : MARRIAGERITE
28. Drop from the eye : TEAR
29. Wandered : ROAMED
33. Where fighter jets touch down : AIRSTRIPS
38. Shareholder's substitute : PROXY
39. Wrath : IRE
40. Animal hides : PELTS
42. Mincemeat dessert : PIE
43. Touches down : LANDS
46. Targets of football kicks : GOALPOSTS
49. Stuffed shirts : SNOOTS
51. Derrière : REAR
52. Flier at Kitty Hawk : WILBURWRIGHT
58. Row a boat : OAR
61. Nut : LOON
62. Unearthly : EERIE
63. Be a secret author : GHOSTWRITE
67. "Ain't Misbehavin'" star Carter : NELL
68. Musical show : REVUE
69. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
70. Any Poe story : TALE
71. Improve, as text : EMEND
72. Lowly worker : SERF
73. Underworld river : STYX
1. "Hightail it out of here!" : SCRAM
2. Island welcome : ALOHA
3. More friendly : NICER
4. Speedy one-seaters : GOKARTS
5. Gridiron official, for short : REF
6. Hubbub : ADO
7. Captain Nemo's creator : VERNE
8. Computer key : ENTER
9. Convertible look-alike : HARDTOP
10. Actor Wallach : ELI
11. Russian fighter jets : MIGS
12. Canyon sound : ECHO
13. New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
19. Legacy receiver : HEIR
21. Regimen : DIET
25. Org. for people 50 and over : AARP
26. "Peer Gynt" composer : GRIEG
27. Spot for a headphone : EAR
30. Swabs : MOPS
31. Escape route : EXIT
32. Brunette-to-redhead jobs : DYES
33. Is under the weather : AILS
34. Tehran's locale : IRAN
35. Ashcroft's predecessor : RENO
36. Negotiator with Isr. : PLO
37. One of the Fab Four : STARR
41. Whole lot : SLEW
44. Wall Street index, with "the" : DOW
45. Unnatural-sounding : STILTED
47. Reduce, as expenses : PARE
48. Adjusts to the surroundings : ORIENTS
50. Glacial : SLOW
53. Yawn inducers : BORES
54. Merge : UNITE
55. "Super!" : GREAT
56. Not flat : HILLY
57. Pre-Internet communication : TELEX
58. Brute : OGRE
59. Pause filler : AHEM
60. Wander : ROVE
64. Natural tanner : SUN
65. Road cover : TAR
66. Santa's helper : ELF

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