New York Times, Friday, September 13, 2002

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Meeting that's both business and pleasure : POWERLUNCH
11. Boosters, for short : AMPS
15. Fan : AFICIONADO
16. Bush, in the 80's : VEEP
17. Some radio productions : SIMULCASTS
18. Stage org. : ANTA
19. Certain "edge" : STP
20. Starring role for Julie Christie, 1965 : LARA
21. Hardly hardy : TENDER
23. Control post : HELM
24. Camping enthusiasts : TENTERS
25. Robin Goodfellow, e.g. : SPRITE
28. Novelist once captured by cannibals : MELVILLE
29. Ontario natives : CREES
30. Adams of Sinn Fein : GERRY
31. Time on end : EON
32. John ___, the Lone Ranger : REID
33. Squalid : SEAMY
34. Fictional orphan : EYRE
35. Flat, in ads : APT
36. Small change : CENTS
37. Offstage aides : CUERS
38. They're given at birth : PRENAMES
40. Does the honors, so to speak : CARVES
41. Rick in flicks : MORANIS
42. 007 foe : DRNO
43. Skirts : EVADES
44. Put up the cash : PAID
45. Chitchat : GAB
48. South American monkey : TITI
49. Password : OPENSESAME
52. Gulf port : ADEN
53. Garden center purchase : FERTILIZER
54. ___-majesté : LESE
55. Breaks down : TAKESAPART
1. Avoid summer school : PASS
2. "Well, what ___?!" : OFIT
3. Chicken : WIMP
4. Old French coin : ECU
5. Brooks of little consequence : RILLETS
6. Where it's at : LOCALE
7. Render defenseless : UNARM
8. Pad owner : NASA
9. Aug. setting in K.C. : CDT
10. Inn : HOSTELRY
11. Sporty Studebaker : AVANTI
12. Periodic table developer : MENDELEYEV
13. "The Mask of Dimitrios" star, 1944 : PETERLORRE
14. Characteristic of desert vegetation : SPARSENESS
22. Need to keep up with the Joneses : ENVY
23. Scurried : HIED
24. Specifics : TERMS
25. Recycling material : SCRAPMETAL
26. Make available in advance : PREPROVIDE
27. Stresses, perhaps : REITERATES
28. Supermarket department : MEATS
30. They're in the pool : GENES
33. Like Bel Paese cheese : SEMISOFT
34. It's somewhat less than a pound : EURO
36. Staff : CANE
37. Unit of luminous intensity : CANDELA
39. Literature Nobelist Gordimer : NADINE
40. Head : CRISIS
42. Poet translated by Ciardi : DANTE
44. Lift (up) : PERK
45. Where Samson died : GAZA
46. Like the top medalists at the 2000 Olympics: Abbr. : AMER
47. Puppet of children's TV : BERT
50. Green shade : PEA
51. Sample : SIP

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