New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. With 40A, a breakfast order : CAKES
6. With 40A, garden sites : BEDS
10. With 40A, a V.I.P. : SHOT
14. Top picks : ALIST
15. Delta Center team : UTAH
16. Mesa Indian : HOPI
17. Is rated : GETSAGRADE
19. Leader at OPEC, maybe : EMIR
20. Computer add-on : ESE
21. 40A/34D topping : MUSTARD
23. Macon-to-Augusta dir. : ENE
24. Encouraging signs? : PATS
25. Uplifted : BUOYED
27. Clothes model : WEARER
31. Nobody : PEON
32. Like a bike chain, usually : OILED
33. Miner's entry : ADIT
35. Incarnation of the Egyptian god Thoth : IBIS
39. Pope's cape : ORALE
40. ? : HOT
41. Hop on : MOUNT
42. First name in '50s TV : DESI
43. Dreamcast maker : SEGA
44. Prefix with vascular : INTRA
45. Negligible : SLIM
47. Loose overcoat : ULSTER
48. Tried hard : PUSHED
51. Something that needs to be cleared up : ACNE
53. Bolted down : ATE
54. 40A/34D topping : KETCHUP
56. Rx prescribers : MDS
59. Service rewards : TIPS
61. For show only : CEREMONIAL
63. History Muse : CLIO
64. Over : ANEW
65. English Channel feeder : SOMME
66. With 40A, a firebrand : HEAD
67. With 40A, racers : RODS
68. With 40A, a fad : TREND
1. With 34D, part of a pound : CAGE
2. Brews : ALES
3. Wind-up toy? : KITE
4. Curvy path : ESS
5. Prairie event : STAMPEDE
6. Salvo : BURST
7. The Dakotas, to de Gaulle : ETATS
8. Early baby word : DADA
9. Cold dessert : SHERBET
10. A miss : SHE
11. Comfortable : HOMEY
12. Posit aloud : OPINE
13. With 34D, spent : TIRED
18. Kind of gum in food preparation : GUAR
22. Abbott and Costello, e.g. : DUO
26. 40A/34D topping : ONIONS
27. With 34D, a pretty tree : WOOD
28. Home to Yeats : EIRE
29. "C'est la vie" : ALAS
30. 40A/34D topping : RELISH
31. Outside of a gyro : PITA
33. Clearing, of sorts : AHEM
34. ? : DOG
36. Set end to end : BUTT
37. Citer's opening : INRE
38. With 34D, a mariner's guide : STAR
41. Road marker : MILEPOST
43. One-person cab : SIDECAR
46. Albanian money : LEK
47. U.S. coin word : UNUM
48. With 34D, a comic strip setting : PATCH
49. Practical : UTILE
50. Old print : SEPIA
51. Like large landowners : ACRED
52. Wads of gum : CHEWS
55. "A ___'clock scholar" : TENO
56. Silent type : MIME
57. Censure : DAMN
58. With 34D, a racing vehicle : SLED
60. Settler's building material : SOD
62. ___'easter : NOR

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