New York Times, Friday, July 5, 2002

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: ONE under PAR at the top, and ONE over PAR at the bottom.
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Across Down
1. Syria's Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
6. By its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a birdie : PAR
9. Doggie dinner : ALPO
13. Reveal unwanted things, maybe : TALKINONESSLEEP
17. Wishes to satisfy : ISEAGERTOPLEASE
18. High degree : PHD
19. Rice wine : SAKE
20. Enthusiastic about : HIGHON
21. It has its limits : CITY
22. Door sign : MEN
23. Caterer's heater : STERNO
26. Not hopeless, as a plan : WORKABLE
31. Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
32. Husband: Fr. : MARI
33. Sweet-talk : COAX
34. Exactly what's expected : PARFORTHECOURSE
37. Race pace : TROT
38. One caught off base, perhaps : AWOL
39. Ram rival : NINER
40. Greets : SAYSHITO
42. Most pertinent : APTEST
43. Presidential also-ran Landon : ALF
44. Influence : SWAY
45. Two-time U.S. Open champ : AGASSI
49. 1952 quiz show "Up to ___" : PAAR
50. Kind : ILK
53. What mismatches have : NOTHINGINCOMMON
56. Going off : TAKINGONESLEAVE
57. Certain hockey shot : SLAP
58. By its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a bogey : PAR
59. Party leader : EMCEE
1. Eagerly expectant : ATIP
2. Beauty pageant wear : SASH
3. Kind of dog : SLED
4. Letters on a poster : AKA
5. Probes : DIGSINTO
6. Petunia fancier : PORKY
7. Table stake : ANTE
8. Stutz Bearcat contemporary : REO
9. Without ___ to stand on : ALEG
10. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
11. North American capital : PESO
12. Out-of-doors : OPEN
14. Peachy-keen : NEATO
15. Ball-shaped : SPHERIC
16. Move furtively : SLINK
21. Basketweaving and such : CRAFTS
22. Bisque ingredient : MOREL
23. School mos. : SEPTS
24. Beauty pageant wear : TIARA
25. N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Hirsch : ELROY
26. "Whoopee!" : WAHOO
27. Sharp-sightedness : ACUITY
28. Shouldered : BORNE
29. Performs eye surgery, in a high-tech way : LASES
30. Put to work : EXERT
32. Weekday sequence : MTWTF
35. Banister : RAILING
36. Out with some ifs : ONPAROLE
41. ___ stock (can ship immediately) : HASIN
42. Eyes-in-the-skies acronym : AWACS
44. Not so crazy : SANER
45. Sugar bowl marchers : ANTS
46. Good shot : GOAL
47. Aleutian island : ATKA
48. Transport : SHIP
49. ___ colada : PINA
50. Colorful computer : IMAC
51. It means nothing to 45-Across : LOVE
52. It may provide child support : KNEE
54. Elephant herd? : GOP
55. Dues payer: Abbr. : MEM

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