New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles E. Gersch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Jerry ___, mustachioed comedian with 8-Across : COLONNA
8. Late, great entertainer : BOBHOPE
15. Circuit well-trod by 8-Across : USOTOUR
16. Liqueur flavoring : APRICOT
17. House Speaker nicknamed "Mr. Sam" : RAYBURN
18. Job for a speech coach : STUTTER
19. Mideast bigwigs of old : AGAS
20. Drinks daintily : SIPS
22. Madeleine Albright's bailiwick, once : STATE
23. One of the 13 colonies: Abbr. : DEL
24. Oktoberfest serving : BEER
25. "Quiet, please!" : SHH
26. 15-Across audiences : GIS
27. Swift avian : EMU
29. Faulkner character ___ Varner : EULA
33. Answer to "Are too!" : AMNOT
36. With 40-Across, 8-Across's signature song : THANKSFOR
38. 8-Across film of 1940 : ROADTOSINGAPORE
40. See 36-Across : THEMEMORY
41. Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
42. Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
43. Elvis hit "A Fool Such ___" : ASI
44. CPR user, often : EMT
45. Early Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
47. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
49. Morse bit : DAH
52. Speed: Prefix : TACHO
55. Not fer : AGIN
56. Poker? : TINE
57. Connived : SCHEMED
59. Compared (to) : LIKENED
61. More than worried : ALARMED
62. Where 8-Across was born : ENGLAND
63. Jane who co-starred in three 8-Across films : RUSSELL
64. 1933 Broadway musical that featured 8-Across : ROBERTA
1. Band-Aid rival : CURAD
2. Inedible orange : OSAGE
3. True-blue : LOYAL
4. Wagering places, for short : OTBS
5. ___-Turn (sign) : NOU
6. Some hospital staff : NURSES
7. Golfer Palmer, to friends : ARNIE
8. Blackfish or redeye : BASS
9. Make a choice : OPT
10. Brief encounter : BRUSH
11. Satisfied, as a meal : HITTHESPOT
12. Prefix with -gon : OCTA
13. Laureate figure, maybe : POET
14. Raison d'___ : ETRE
21. Staffing up early : PREHIRING
24. "You're welcome, Hans!" : BITTE
25. Warbled : SUNG
26. Some bringers of baby gifts : GODMOTHERS
28. ___ a time : MANY
30. ETs' ships : UFOS
31. Age-old tales : LORE
32. Ancient Athens's Temple of ___ : ARES
33. Museo holdings : ARTE
34. Kind of scale : MOHS
35. Scottish denials : NAES
36. General ___ chicken (Chinese menu item) : TSOS
37. Destiny : KARMA
39. Actor Epps : OMAR
44. Pacific phenomenon : ELNINO
46. French river in W.W. I news : SOMME
48. Gulf vessel : OILER
49. Gulf money : DINAR
50. Regarding : ANENT
51. Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
52. Bygone autocrat : TSAR
53. Rights grp. : ACLU
54. Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
55. Supplementary: Abbr. : ADDL
56. Prefix with photo : TELE
58. Sushi fish : EEL
60. Former Vladimir Putin org. : KGB

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