New York Times, Thursday, June 12, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVXY} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lay to rest : INTER
6. Broken-off branch : SECT
10. Hydronium, e.g. : ION
13. Expensive wrap : SABLE
14. Loads : ATON
15. He talked to Wilbur Post : MRED
17. Baste over, e.g. : RESEW
18. Online pastime : CHAT
19. Second sock, say : MATE
20. They call New Zealand "Aotearoa" : MAORIS
22. It may be taken at the wrist : PULSE
23. 1 + 6 + 10-Across : INTERSECTION
27. Spots on diamonds : MOUNDS
28. Rat Island group : ALEUTS
32. Pub orders : PINTS
33. Invents : COINS
36. Grant-giving grp. : NEA
37. Tag line? : ASIS
38. Where a stray may stay : POUND
39. Doe and dam : SHES
40. Sportscaster Berman : LEN
41. Phrase on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
42. Goatish figures : FAUNS
43. Less calm : EDGIER
45. Sissy Spacek title role : CARRIE
46. 63 + 64 + 65-Across : CONCENTRATED
50. Gross part : DOZEN
53. Calls it quits early : ABORTS
54. One in an express checkout count : ITEM
55. It's seen on many a roof : DISH
56. Second of three words in West Point's motto : HONOR
60. Bad thing to get stuck in : MIRE
61. "The ___ Gave My Heart To" (1997 pop hit) : ONEI
62. Piano technique improver : ETUDE
63. Time server : CON
64. Piddling payment : CENT
65. Was esteemed : RATED
1. Medit. land : ISR
2. Glaswegian denial : NAE
3. Atlanta-based station : TBS
4. Some metals : ELEMENTS
5. Good things to reap : REWARDS
6. "___ bleu!" : SACRE
7. Body of values : ETHIC
8. Compete in a Soap Box Derby, e.g. : COAST
9. Discharge letters? : TNT
10. Unable to catch, with "to" : IMMUNE
11. Kind of history : ORAL
12. Mosquito guards : NETS
16. It'll barely pass you : DEE
21. W.W. II intelligence org. : OSS
22. Pro campaigners : POLS
23. Skewer : IMPALE
24. Mouthed off : NOISED
25. Piano maintenance : TUNING
26. "___ my Annabel Lee": Poe : IAND
29. O.K., in a way : UNHURT
30. ___ Beanie Babies : TEENIE
31. Mouthed off to : SASSED
33. Dot follower [with 38-Across + 35-Down, this puzzle's theme] : COM
34. Suffix with vigor : OUS
35. Like Brahms's "Rain Sonata" : ING
38. Blue books : PORN
39. City south of St. Petersburg : SARASOTA
41. Very bright : NEON
42. To a greater extent : FARTHER
44. Workers skilled with tongs : ICEMEN
45. Bull's-eye: Abbr. : CTR
47. "Bullseye!" actor : CAINE
48. "Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
49. Perfectly pitched : NOHIT
50. A bit thick : DIM
51. Auditory : OTIC
52. Nobody, slangily : ZERO
55. Shot orderer : DOC
57. Screwball : NUT
58. Literary piece : ODE
59. Traffic stopper : RED

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