New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 122 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Star Wars" gangster ___ the Hutt : JABBA
6. Basilica center : NAVE
10. Police dept. alerts : APBS
14. Bubbling on the burner : ABOIL
15. Part of 5-Down: Abbr. : AMER
16. "Star Trek" speed : WARP
17. Belt tightenings : BUDGETCUTS
19. Director Kazan : ELIA
20. Hearty hello : HAIL
21. Draft dispenser : TAP
23. Play one's part : ACT
24. Directed skyward : UPCAST
27. Silly 70's fad : PETROCKS
29. Pitcher's tour de force : NOHITTER
31. Factor in shipping costs : ZONE
32. Sling mud at, say : SLUR
33. Composer Satie : ERIK
35. Bother persistently : NAGAT
38. Nightmarish street : ELM
39. Trite truth : BROMIDE
41. Tony-winning Hagen : UTA
42. Big name in polls : ROPER
44. Fill till full : SATE
45. Nest builder in the eaves : WASP
46. Thunderous sound : CLAP
48. Motorist's stop : RESTAREA
50. Reddish-brown : MAHOGANY
53. Endangered bamboo eaters : PANDAS
54. Nabokov title heroine : ADA
55. Sign of a full house : SRO
56. Dessert wine : PORT
57. Course listing : MENU
59. Title of this puzzle, in reference to 17- and 39-Across and 11- and 26-Down : FIRSTMATES
64. Program problems : BUGS
65. Finishes (up) : USES
66. Love a lot : ADORE
67. X and Y, on a graph : AXES
68. Cold cuts, e.g. : MEAT
69. Hill broadcaster : CSPAN
1. Pugilist's poke : JAB
2. ___ Dhabi : ABU
3. Physique, so to speak : BOD
4. Result of teasing? : BIGHAIR
5. Yankees' div. : ALEAST
6. Table salt, to a chemist : NACL
7. ___ Darya (Asian river) : AMU
8. Sporty Chevy, briefly : VETTE
9. Fake : ERSATZ
10. Leave dumbstruck : AWE
11. Protection for the royal family : PALACEGUARD
12. Building block : BRICK
13. Small rows : SPATS
18. Nervous laugh : TITTER
22. Facedown : PRONE
24. Family name at Indy : UNSER
25. Chihuahua chicken : POLLO
26. Not much moolah : CHUMPCHANGE
27. Early political race : PRIMARY
28. "Not ___ bet!" : ONA
30. Love personified : EROS
34. Flying toy : KITE
36. Clueless : ATSEA
37. Spanish snacks : TAPAS
39. Toots one's own horn : BRAGS
40. Tyrant : DESPOT
43. "Telephone Line" grp. : ELO
45. Job-seekers' reading : WANTADS
47. French fragrance : PARFUM
49. Runway surface : TARMAC
50. Deadly snake : MAMBA
51. For two, in music : ADEUX
52. Hubbub : NOISE
56. "Hey, over here!" : PSST
58. Naval inits. : USS
60. Stephen of "Still Crazy" : REA
61. Go one better than : TOP
62. All competitor : ERA
63. One with a six-yr. term : SEN

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