New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Author: PAtrick MErrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cartographers' works : MAPS
5. "I did it!" : TADA
9. Count of stars on a U.S. flag : FIFTY
14. Canted : ALOP
15. Minute bit : ATOM
16. Lavatory sign : INUSE
17. Gawk : GAPE
18. Catskills resort, e.g. : NEWYORKSPA
20. Hint at : IMPLY
22. Magazine number : ISSUE
23. Azer. or Ukr., once : SSR
24. Rich source of fossil fuel : COALMINE
26. Utmost degree : NTH
28. Dejected : SAD
29. Land : ACREAGE
33. Part of a circle : ARC
36. Makeup of 18-, 24-, 53- and 64-Across : STATEABBRS
39. Ned who composed "Air Music" : ROREM
42. Commotion : ADO
43. Candidate of 1992 and '96 : PEROT
44. Component length of 36-Across : TWOLETTERS
47. Inspire respect : AWE
48. Withdraws : SECEDES
49. Coach Parseghian : ARA
52. Mortarboard, e.g. : CAP
53. Large real estate purchase : LANDDEAL
58. Computer key : ESC
61. Flowering shrub : LILAC
63. Pago Pago's locale : SAMOA
64. Members of Elián González's family, e.g. : FLORIDAKIN
67. Highly graphic : GORY
68. Camera concern : FOCUS
69. Inhabitant of ancient Persia : MEDE
70. Launder ending : ETTE
71. All the clues in this puzzle do this with 36-Across : START
72. Gaelic : ERSE
73. Scorch : SEAR
1. Copperfield's field : MAGIC
2. Mission in Texas : ALAMO
3. Carl Reiner film "Where's ___?" : POPPA
4. Witches' recitations : SPELLS
5. Color on the beach : TAN
6. Arranged a dinner at home : ATEIN
7. Walk about with a divining rod : DOWSE
8. Vanderbilt and Grant : AMYS
9. Risky building to be in : FIRETRAP
10. India ___ : INK
11. Complain : FUSS
12. Medicinal amts. : TSPS
13. Calendar's span : YEAR
19. Scale unit at the post office : OUNCE
21. Warbler Sumac : YMA
25. Passports and driver's licenses, for short : IDS
27. Nectar-pouring goddess : HEBE
29. Origin suffix : ATOR
30. Incantation beginning : ABRA
31. Develop : GROW
32. Medieval Italian fortress city : ESTE
33. Sciences' partner : ARTS
34. Investment firm T. ___ Price : ROWE
35. Gator's relative : CROC
37. Makes lace : TATS
38. Orange or lemon drink : ADE
40. Major util. : ELEC
41. Decorated Olympian : MEDALIST
45. Warmish : TEPID
46. Okinawa honorific : SAN
50. Interstate syst. : RDS
51. Maxims : ADAGES
53. Cager at the Staples Center : LAKER
54. Corrosive liquids : ACIDS
55. Milk a scene for all it's worth : EMOTE
56. Arterial trunk : AORTA
57. Coating : LAYER
58. Flunking marks : EFFS
59. Schedule position : SLOT
60. Cola's beginning : COCA
62. Flimsy, as an excuse : LAME
65. Capek play : RUR
66. Married name modifier : NEE

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