New York Times, Thursday, August 21, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: Twelve answers in this puzzle are to be entered in an unusual way, for you to discover.
JimH notes: Words with rebus-like squares need to be read twice, once with each vowel. So, for example, 16 Across is FLIPFLOP and 12 Down is PINGPONG.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. E.R. amts. : CCS
4. Geographical name that means roughly "great land" : ALASKA
10. "An Essay on Criticism" essayist : POPE
14. Leftover bit : ORT
15. Reading of 98.6°, e.g. : NORMAL
16. Casual footwear : FLIPFLOP
17. First-rate : TIPTOP
18. Singles' world : DATINGSCENE
20. Pre-Red head : TSAR
22. Tiny complaints : NITS
23. Oklahoma tribe : OSAGE
24. Moving : ASTIR
26. Tries : STABS
28. Lap dog : MALTESE
30. Kind of radio : AMFM
34. Alphabet trio : STU
37. Stalled construction : BARN
38. For some time : AWHILE
40. Peter Cottontail's pace : HIPPTYHOPPITY
42. Ella Fitzgerald classic : ATISKETATASKET
43. Station rating : OCTANE
44. Speaker in the outfield : TRIS
45. Shropshire female : EWE
46. Some Joe Frazier wins : TKOS
47. Irons : SMOOTHS
50. Drang's partner : STURM
51. Yellow parts : YOLKS
55. Cause for a blessing? : ACHOO
59. Hike : SNAP
61. A millionth of a milli- : NANO
62. Nickel-nursers : CHEAPSKATES
65. Not go straight : ZIGZAG
66. Rabble : RIFFRAFF
67. Phone button : REDIAL
68. Hosp. readout : ECG
69. Cards traded for Musials, maybe : OTTS
70. Burly : STOCKY
71. Blue hue : SKY
1. White vestment : COTTA
2. Traverse back and forth : CRISSCROSS
3. Annual parade honoree, briefly : STPAT
4. Clause joiner : AND
5. Museum deal : LOAN
6. Craftsmanship : ARTISTRY
7. Lovestruck : SMITTEN
8. Part of the Louisiana Purchase : KANSAS
9. H.S. subj. : ALG
10. Sgt.'s charges : PFCS
11. Olive genus : OLEA
12. Rec room activity : PINGPONG
13. It involves a wave of the hand : EPEE
19. Terse radio message : SOS
21. Basket feature : RIM
25. Six-Day War figure : RABIN
27. "Out!" : BEATIT
29. Trendy : LATEST
30. Spa sounds : AHS
31. Stand-up's prop : MIKE
32. Zoomed : FLEW
33. Parcel (out) : METE
34. Kerflooey : SHOT
35. Pendulum accompaniment : TICKTOCK
36. Capable of : UPTO
39. Spineless : WISHYWASHY
41. ___ de deux : PAS
42. Perfumed : AROMATIC
44. House mover? : TORNADO
48. Old arm : MUSKET
49. Roughly one of every two deliveries : SON
50. Pacifier : SOP
52. Lolls : LAZES
53. Trinket : KNICKKNACK
54. Damp : SOGGY
55. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
56. Small talk : CHITCHAT
57. Importance : HEFT
58. Galoots : OAFS
60. Scaler's goal : PEAK
63. Yearbook sect. : SRS
64. Wily : SLY

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