New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 181 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: 18- & 22-Across and 53- & 57-Across have a hidden connection to 36-Across.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ whisker : BYA
4. Jazz (up) : SPICE
9. City across the Missouri from Council Bluffs : OMAHA
14. Balderdash : ROT
15. Bean seen on TV : ORSON
16. Wizardry : MAGIC
17. XXX counterpart : OOO
18. Pay for, with "of" : BEARTHECOST
20. Electrical units : OHMS
22. Sweet wine : MARSALA
23. Having some success : DOINGOK
25. Crown ___ : JEWELS
29. Church party : SOCIAL
30. Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
32. Jeans name : LEE
33. Woven strands : PLAITS
35. "Oh, sure!" : IBET
36. Bodies making their closest approach in more than 50,000 years on August 27, 2003 : THEEARTHANDMARS
41. Users of electrolocation : EELS
42. Shredded : TOREUP
43. G.P. grp. : AMA
44. Reasons : WHYS
46. Takes off : ERASES
50. Surroundings : MILIEU
52. Waldenbooks competitor : BDALTON
53. Parade chief's rank : MARSHAL
56. With 63-Across, where the Kings play in Sacramento : ARCO
57. Remove uncertainty : CLEARTHEAIR
61. Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
62. Fab Four member : RINGO
63. See 56-Across : ARENA
64. Hill dweller : ANT
65. Bygone : OLDEN
66. Fence alternative : HEDGE
67. Opener : KEY
1. Worries : BROODS
2. "Anyone home?" call : YOOHOO
3. Kind of number or weight : ATOMIC
4. Crying out loud? : SOB
5. Canine neighbor : PREMOLAR
6. "Forever Blue" singer Chris : ISAAK
7. Field reporter: Abbr. : CORR
8. Tolkien's ___ of Fangorn : ENTS
9. Breakfast order : OMELET
10. Big parrot : MACAW
11. Back, in time : AGO
12. The guy's : HIS
13. Pretense : ACT
19. Muslim pilgrim : HAJI
21. Shoots from cover : SNIPES
24. Celebration : GALA
26. Italian island : ELBA
27. Look like a creep : LEER
28. Places for props : SETS
30. A Musketeer : ATHOS
31. Leader before Lenin : TSAR
34. ___-bitty : ITTY
35. Old family Chevy : IMPALA
36. Lions or Tigers : TEAM
37. Half in front? : HEMI
38. Israeli airline : ELAL
39. Teasing : NEEDLING
40. ___ mater (brain membrane) : DURA
44. Irritate : WEARON
45. Smart : HURT
47. When it's blue, it's fast : STREAK
48. Epoch when mammals arose : EOCENE
49. Nose-in-the-air : SNOOTY
51. Picture : IMAGE
52. Bleated : BAAED
54. Onetime throne occupier : SHAH
55. This spot : HERE
57. ___-Magnon : CRO
58. "___ Abner" : LIL
59. Swan song : END
60. "Norma ___" : RAE

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