New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 2002

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pop singer Lisa : LOEB
5. Yak : BLAB
9. When repeated, 1954 Eddie Fisher hit : AGIRL
14. Grayish yellow : ECRU
15. Guitar forerunner : LUTE
16. Vietnam site in 1969 news : MYLAI
17. Child's toy : WHIRLIGIG
19. Distasteful solution? : BRINE
20. Cara and Castle : IRENES
21. Shuttle cargoes : PAYLOADS
23. Octave followers : SESTETS
25. Driving spots : TEES
26. Straight ones = 2.0 : CEES
28. Half a mountaineering expedition : ASCENT
32. Sermon recipients : BRETHREN
36. Transmission ender : OVER
37. Korean border river : YALU
38. What 17-Across, 62-Across, 10-Down or 35-Down does : SPINS
41. Tidy sum : PILE
42. Mideast title : EMIR
43. Overeater's problem : POTBELLY
45. Hits the end? : SPANKS
48. "Why not!" : SURE
49. Blackens : TARS
51. Some cracks are full of it : SARCASM
56. Purge : CLEANOUT
60. River across Nebraska : PLATTE
61. Rosemary and others : HERBS
62. Thrust producer : PROPELLER
64. St. Teresa's birthplace : AVILA
65. Article in Berlin : EINE
66. Resort east of Glenwood Springs : VAIL
67. Prepares potatoes, in a way : RICES
68. Jam site : ROAD
69. Hireling, in history : ESNE
1. Partner in exploring : LEWIS
2. Yellowish : OCHRE
3. Eastern Indians : ERIES
4. Like ashes : BURNT
5. Sore spots : BLISTERS
6. Galoot : LUG
7. Not having one's feet flat on the ground : ATIP
8. Produced : BEGAT
9. Moseys : AMBLES
10. Rocket part : GYROSCOPE
11. Pelvic bones : ILIA
12. South African gold discovery site, with "the" : RAND
13. Not just evasions : LIES
18. Parasite : LEECH
22. Legislator's cry : YEA
24. Ooze : SEEP
27. Disrespectful ones : SNIPS
29. Axis of ___ : EVIL
30. Dudley Do-Right's beloved : NELL
31. It doesn't take much : TREY
32. Some tourney draws : BYES
33. Way up or down : RAMP
34. Director Kazan : ELIA
35. Once popular player : TURNTABLE
39. Entre ___ : NOUS
40. Broke : STRAPPED
44. The Thief of Bad Gags : BERLE
46. "The Wizard of Oz" setting : KANSAS
47. Broadway sign : SRO
50. Terrif : SUPER
52. Have farm young : CALVE
53. Pathfinder? : ATLAS
54. It's held during Oktoberfest : STEIN
55. Cosmetician Norman : MERLE
56. Overcook : CHAR
57. Son of Jacob : LEVI
58. Philosopher Hoffer : ERIC
59. Cream, of 1960's rock : TRIO
63. ___ par : ONA

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