New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Author: Eugene W. Sard
Editor: Will Shortz
Eugene W. Sard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sard. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shoe blemish : SCUFF
6. Sean Connery, for one : SCOT
10. Plod along : SLOG
14. Trivial objection : CAVIL
15. Grandma : NANA
16. Like some tales or orders : TALL
17. Mountain ridge : ARETE
18. Uzis and AK-47's : ARMS
19. Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
20. Barely wound Lee's men? : GRAZEGRAYS
22. Affirm : AVER
23. Math course, briefly : CALC
24. Intertwine : ENLACE
26. ___ room (place for tots) : ROMPER
30. Van Gogh home : ARLES
32. Skater's jump : AXEL
33. Ricky player : DESI
35. Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
39. Elude capture : GETAWAY
41. Primal therapy sounds : SCREAMS
43. Beachhead of 1/22/44 : ANZIO
44. Dance at a barn dance : REEL
46. Braun and Gabor : EVAS
47. "Julius" in Gaius Julius Caesar : NOMEN
49. Join the navy, say : ENLIST
51. Major publicity : HOOPLA
54. Weight not charged for : TARE
56. Airline to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
57. Examine an Eastern European language? : CHECKCZECH
63. Moreno of "West Side Story" : RITA
64. To laugh, to Lafayette : RIRE
65. One-tenth payment : TITHE
66. Oast : OVEN
67. More than : OVER
68. Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
69. Bohr or Borge : DANE
70. Many a Bosnian : SERB
71. Lots and lots : REAMS
1. Heroin, slangily : SCAG
2. Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
3. Iris's place : UVEA
4. Irish surname starter : FITZ
5. Lamb's cover : FLEECE
6. Traffic problem : SNARL
7. Venezuela's capital : CARACAS
8. "Gentle ___ Mind" (country classic) : ONMY
9. Mortarboard attachment : TASSEL
10. Pilfer I-beams? : STEALSTEEL
11. Caterpillar, e.g. : LARVA
12. Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
13. Menacing look : GLARE
21. Italy's largest lake : GARDA
25. In the area : NEAR
26. Sitar selection : RAGA
27. Yoked pair : OXEN
28. City on the Moselle : METZ
29. No-frills Cessna? : PLAINPLANE
31. Greet the day : RISE
34. Brontë heroine : EYRE
36. 26-Down player Shankar : RAVI
37. "___ corny ..." : IMAS
38. Kind of prof. : ASST
40. Moth's temptation : WOOL
42. Office worker : CLERK
45. One on the way in : ENTERER
48. Computer shortcuts : MACROS
50. Sweet stuff : NECTAR
51. Judean king : HEROD
52. Three-time batting champ Tony : OLIVA
53. Like Cheerios : OATEN
55. Sour-tasting : ACERB
58. Busy place : HIVE
59. Fan's publication, for short : ZINE
60. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
61. Ground-up bait : CHUM
62. Clothes lines : HEMS

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