New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BGJQUXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Window base : SILL
5. One-tenth: Prefix : DECI
9. Within reach : HANDY
14. Operatic solo : ARIA
15. Dash : ELAN
16. Children's song refrain : EIEIO
17. Al Capp parody of Dick Tracy : FEARLESSFOSDICK
20. Octad plus one : ENNEAD
21. Princely initials : HRH
22. On the sheltered side : ALEE
23. Examines a passage : READS
24. A prospector may stake one : CLAIM
26. Midwest hub : OHARE
28. B westerns : OATERS
33. Repair tears : SEW
36. MasterCard rival : VISA
38. Salman Rushdie's birthplace : INDIA
39. User of air abrasion to clean teeth : PAINLESSDENTIST
43. Bewildered : ATSEA
44. Exam taken in H.S. : PSAT
45. Pipe joint : TEE
46. African bloodsucker : TSETSE
48. It's given to a waiter : ORDER
51. Breathing room : SPACE
53. Reggae fan, often : RASTA
57. Play divisions : ACTS
61. Actor Wallach : ELI
62. Shoe part : INSTEP
63. Muscleman's garment : SLEEVELESSSHIRT
66. "Careless Hands" singer Mel : TORME
67. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
68. Otherwise : ELSE
69. Fess up : ADMIT
70. Wall St. trading center : NYSE
71. Prognosticator : SEER
1. Equipped with air bags, say : SAFER
2. Castle of dance : IRENE
3. Tropical vine : LIANA
4. "Streets of ___" (cowboy song) : LAREDO
5. Exploit : DEED
6. Golfer Ernie : ELS
7. What credit cards may bring about, eventually : CASHLESSSOCIETY
8. Prefix with structure : INFRA
9. "For ___ a jolly ..." : HES
10. Verdi opera : AIDA
11. Filmmaker Jordan : NEIL
12. They show their faces in casinos : DICE
13. Oxen's harness : YOKE
18. Whip : LASH
19. The Buckeye State : OHIO
24. Like new dollar bills : CRISP
25. Common street name : MAIN
27. ___ Maria : AVE
29. Big blast maker : TNT
30. Make changes to : EDIT
31. Soufflés do it : RISE
32. Glut : SATE
33. Squabble : SPAT
34. Food, slangily : EATS
35. Sage : WISE
37. How a prank may be done, after "on" : ADARE
40. Mosquito protection : NET
41. Edinburgh girl : LASS
42. J.F.K. approximation : ETD
47. Sporting blade : EPEE
49. Shore birds : ERNS
50. Diaper wearers' woes : RASHES
52. ___ wrench : ALLEN
54. Subway station device : STILE
55. To the point : TERSE
56. More inclined : APTER
57. "The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
58. Lump of dirt : CLOD
59. Contract stipulation : TERM
60. Big rig : SEMI
62. Castaway's home : ISLE
64. One who looks Rover over : VET
65. Swedish carrier : SAS

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