New York Times, Friday, September 12, 2003

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Sherry O. Blackard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Juice with punch : HARDCIDER
10. Mass communication medium? : LATIN
15. Protect, in a way : INOCULATE
16. Underpinning : BRACE
17. They often end with puns : KNOCKKNOCKJOKES
19. Milk pitcher? : ELSIE
20. Apocalyptic : DIRE
21. Pond creature : NEWT
22. Abbr. in a military title : RET
23. Go caving : SPELUNK
26. Sutton of the P.G.A. : HAL
27. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
29. "A special laurel ___ go": Whitman : EREI
30. Overdo a scene, say : EMOTE
32. Pitching choice : TAR
34. Party decoration : STREAMER
36. Comes out of denial : FACESIT
40. Fuses : SOLDERS
41. Three points in a row, perhaps : ELLIPSIS
43. Gray of "Gray's Manual of Botany" : ASA
44. Calorie-dense treat : SCONE
45. Stirs up the sediment in : MUDS
47. Ernie Bilko's rank: Abbr. : MSGT
51. It serves Stockholm : SAS
52. Quick multipliers : RABBITS
55. My follower : LAI
56. Like some churches: Abbr. : EPIS
58. Moxie : GUTS
59. Open : OVERT
61. "You can't be serious!" : DONTMAKEMELAUGH
64. Fastidious roommate of fiction : UNGER
65. Whistler on the range : TEAKETTLE
66. Flies, e.g. : PESTS
67. Let loose : UNLEASHED
1. Ones on trails, perhaps : HIKERS
2. Shaker leader : ANNLEE
3. Settles for the night : ROOSTS
4. First year of John VI's papacy : DCCI
5. Salad veggies : CUKES
6. Variety : ILK
7. Cause of some allergic reactions : DANDER
8. Big names in l'opéra : ETOILES
9. New faces on bases : RECRUITS
10. H.H.H.'s boss : LBJ
11. Schönberg opera "Moses und ___" : ARON
12. Net : TAKEHOME
13. Noncaloric cooler : ICEWATER
14. Two close for comfort? : NESTLERS
18. "The Longest Day" director ___ Annakin : KEN
24. Beautiful fairies of Persian myth : PERIS
25. Dirigible parts : KEELS
28. Oktoberfest souvenir : STEIN
31. Head of a household, maybe : MADAM
33. According to : ASPER
35. Certain wingding : ROAST
36. Came clean : FESSEDUP
37. Noted 1931 indictee : ALCAPONE
38. Business section info : CLOSINGS
39. Faraway place : TIMBUKTU
42. 11- or 12-year-old, e.g. : SUBTEEN
46. Saturnine : DISMAL
48. One on a trail, perhaps : SLEUTH
49. It can be a mouthful : GARGLE
50. Showed generosity, in a way : TITHED
53. Khan man? : AGA
54. Roman sandal : SOLEA
57. "Keep this" : STET
60. Brewery equipment : VATS
62. Evan S. Connell's "___ Bridge" : MRS
63. Manage, with "out" : EKE

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