New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 2002

Author: Bruce L. Bliven
Editor: Will Shortz
Bruce L. Bliven
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bliven. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Seat of Silver Bow County : BUTTE
6. It may be pulled or pumped : MUSCLE
12. Strip : UNROBE
14. Bump along the way? : ANTHILL
16. One striking out, maybe : EDITOR
17. Took off on : PARODIED
19. Catholic devotion : NOVENA
20. 48-Down military group member : SEAL
21. Swimmer with a long snout : GAR
22. Shaman's doctrine : ANIMISM
24. Enumerate : SPECIFY
26. Right of passage : EASEMENT
28. Russian mint product : RUBLE
29. Soft, twilled silk : SURAH
30. Less likely to make mistakes : ABLER
31. Supermodel Veronica : WEBB
35. Two for the record : SIDES
37. Three in a match, maybe : SETS
38. Caseharden : INURE
40. Portion for the plate : TITHE
42. Advice to a type-A person : RELAX
43. Like some old film sleuths : ORIENTAL
47. Transistor electrode : EMITTER
49. Nitpicky person : CAVILER
51. Net supporter : RIM
52. Pelvic bones : ILIA
54. Get rid of the holes in, maybe : REPAVE
55. Feudal lord : SEIGNIOR
57. Main order : ENTREE
58. Private retreat : SANCTUM
59. Sure to fail : DOOMED
60. Pie preceder : CUTESY
61. Unpleasant : MESSY
1. ___ Park, Calif. : BUENA
2. Foiled : UNDONE
3. Material for many a game show : TRIVIA
4. Figures on poles : TOTEMS
5. Sources of wood for cabinetwork : EBONIES
6. They have scales and keys : MAPS
7. Like an eyesore : UNAESTHETIC
8. Flog, in a way : STRAP
9. Case for a veterinarian : CHOLERA
10. Top : LID
11. Fit to be picked : ELIGIBLE
13. "Institutio principis Christiani" writer : ERASMUS
15. Circular : LEAFLET
18. Things that tumble : DRYERS
23. Praiseworthy : MERITORIOUS
25. Forest litter : CUBS
27. Crest's antithesis : NADIR
31. Cable workers, e.g. : WIRERS
32. "Wise men learn much from ___": Aristophanes : ENEMIES
33. Problem eater: Var. : BULIMIAC
34. See 53-Down : BRAT
36. Cut : SHEARED
39. Gone : EXTINCT
41. Acerbate : ENVENOM
44. Move with stealth : TIPTOE
45. They're set for rising : ALARMS
46. Bank deposits? : LEVEES
48. First-class : ELITE
50. Overrun with cattails : REEDY
53. With 34-Down, soldier's son, say : ARMY
56. African with a mane : GNU

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