New York Times, Monday, August 25, 2003

Author: Craig Kasper
Editor: Will Shortz
Craig Kasper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Plaster work : STUCCO
7. Icy : COLD
11. Jacuzzi : SPA
14. Pay a visit to : CALLON
15. Hawaiian cookout : LUAU
16. What an assessor assesses : TAX
17. Meeting all requirements : UPTOSCRATCH
19. Inventor Whitney : ELI
20. Christmas trees : FIRS
21. Ahead of schedule : EARLY
22. Backs of the thighs : HAMS
23. Subject of an S.E.C. inquiry : FRAUD
25. Go out with : SEE
26. Heel : CAD
27. Unlikely Planned Parenthood member : RIGHTTOLIFER
32. Precedes : FOREGOES
35. Lower the grade of : DERATE
36. Former White House spokesman Fleischer : ARI
37. "___ only me" : ITS
38. Pay-___-view : PER
39. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
40. Babe : INFANT
42. Monastery or convent : CLOISTER
44. Not planned : LEFTTOCHANCE
46. Aussie hopper : ROO
47. Bit of sunshine : RAY
48. Expensive fur : SABLE
52. Computer in-box annoyance : SPAM
54. Prison-related : PENAL
56. Café au ___ : LAIT
57. Santa's subordinate : ELF
58. Unpretentious : DOWNTOEARTH
60. Whistle-blower? : REF
61. Away from the wind : ALEE
62. Cantankerous : ORNERY
63. Undergrad degs. : BAS
64. Holler : YELL
65. Far-flying seabird : PETREL
1. Leave a mark on, as shoes : SCUFF
2. Snouted Latin American animal : TAPIR
3. Ne plus ___ : ULTRA
4. Finality : CLOSURE
5. Firms: Abbr. : COS
6. A while back : ONCE
7. Bordeaux and others : CLARETS
8. Factory store : OUTLET
9. Delicate : LACY
10. Forehead-slapper's cry : DUH
11. Loyal : STEADFAST
12. Body part that's sometimes "greased" : PALM
13. Line of symmetry : AXIS
18. Spates : RASHES
22. Barber's focus : HAIR
24. Investigate : DIGINTO
26. White-collar workers? : CLERICS
28. Annoyed, eventually : GOTTO
29. Cinema house name : ODEON
30. Raison d'___ : ETRE
31. Derrière : REAR
32. Go bankrupt : FAIL
33. 19th-century writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
34. Disreputable groups : RIFFRAFFS
38. Dabble in : PLAYAT
41. Speck : ATOM
42. TV selection : CHANNEL
43. Leak stopper : SEALANT
45. Embroidery yarn : CREWEL
49. Less decorated : BARER
50. Petrol measure : LITRE
51. Antiknock compound : ETHYL
52. Belgrade native : SERB
53. Not guilty by reason of insanity, e.g. : PLEA
54. Vaulter's tool : POLE
55. Orbit : LOOP
58. Calendar unit : DAY
59. Prior to, to Prior : ERE

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