New York Times, Thursday, June 26, 2003

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQYZ} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: Note: A certain letter of the alphabet appears in this puzzle exactly 21 times. When you have finished solving, find and connect these letters to get an appropriate design.
JimH notes: I have shaded in squares with the letter that appears 21 times.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Smelling salts container : VIAL
5. Mooch : BUM
8. Learn in passing : HEAROF
14. Weaving together : ENLACING
16. Add : APPEND
17. 1955 musical version of "Cinderella" : THEGLASSSLIPPER
19. Cowpunch's moniker : TEX
20. Tree whose winged seeds look like tiny canoe paddles : ASH
21. It's an honor : OSCAR
22. Northern Indians : ERIES
24. Low ___ : EBB
26. More cunning : SLIER
29. Grandkids, to grandparents : DEARS
30. Philosophical : DEEP
32. Carlo who wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli" : LEVI
33. Roadside sign : GAS
35. Not very engaging : ARID
37. Side dish, for short : VEG
38. One who delivers papers : PROCESSSERVER
42. How Miss Piggy refers to herself : MOI
43. Delicacy at a state dinner? : TACT
44. Urchin's home : SEA
45. Frequently : ALOT
47. Hideaway : LAIR
49. Old West gunman Jack : SLADE
53. Los ___ : LOBOS
55. Fragrant ring : LEI
56. Brad Pitt thriller : SEVEN
57. Resulted (from) : AROSE
59. Superhuman ability : PSI
61. Cockpit abbr. : ALT
62. Mission of a sort : HOMELESSSHELTER
66. Morning music : AUBADE
67. Wordsworth, for one : LAUREATE
68. Casserole crust : GRATIN
69. Private : OWN
70. Hammock holder : TREE
1. Checked for accuracy : VETTED
2. Be essential (to) : INHERE
3. Greek princess : ALEXIA
4. Time difference : LAG
5. Judge's no-no : BIAS
6. Never expressed, as tears : UNSHED
7. Some British imports : MGS
8. Portraitist Frans : HALS
9. Long stories : EPICS
10. Revolt : APPALL
11. Stay on death row : REPRIEVE
12. Start of a long-distance call : ONE
13. N.Y.C. artery, with "the" : FDR
15. Person of grace and dignity : CLASSACT
18. Prompts grave thoughts in : SOBERS
23. As a result : ERGO
25. Fairy-tale monster : BEASTIE
27. By any chance : EVER
28. Set up : RIG
31. They have wedges : PIES
34. It makes an impression : SEAL
36. More fancy : DRESSIER
38. Knit shirt : POLO
39. City in central Ecuador : RIOBAMBA
40. Balance : SCALES
41. Sheltered spot : VALE
42. Bad start? : MAL
46. Clawed : TOREAT
48. Carpentry tool : RIPSAW
50. Embodiment of a god : AVATAR
51. Computer key : DELETE
52. Main order : ENTREE
54. Old Italian coppers : SOLDI
58. Grasped : SEEN
60. Stay away from : SHUN
62. She-demon : HAG
63. Lord's Prayer beginning : OUR
64. ___-pitch : SLO
65. Replayed shot : LET

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