New York Times, Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Swiftly : APACE
6. Leading the pack : FIRST
11. Programming problem : BUG
14. "M*A*S*H" clerk : RADAR
15. Hawaiian hello : ALOHA
16. William Tell's canton : URI
17. Subject of a parable of Jesus : PRODIGALSON
19. New IBM hire, maybe : MBA
20. ___ Victor : RCA
21. Play for a sap : USE
22. Bridge : SPAN
23. Take off the books : REPEAL
26. Squandered : MISSPENT
28. Major work : OPUS
29. "___ had it!" : IVE
31. Rich tapestry : ARRAS
32. A sib : SIS
33. Tankard filler : ALE
34. Set of principles : ETHIC
36. Conniving sort : SCHEMER
38. ABC or XYZ : TRIGRAM
41. Serving on a spit : KABOB
42. Bar bill : TAB
43. Comedian Olsen : OLE
44. Greet the day : ARISE
46. Run smoothly : HUM
47. Level on the evolutionary ladder : APES
48. Produce, as heat : GENERATE
51. Villain's epithet : CURSES
53. Nile cobras : ASPS
54. Long-jawed fish : GAR
55. Black cuckoo : ANI
56. Two liters, e.g.: Abbr. : VOL
57. Lewis Carroll poem : JABBERWOCKY
62. Big time : ERA
63. Encyclopedia section : ATLAS
64. Actor Milo : OSHEA
65. Sloppy digs : STY
66. Barn dances : REELS
67. Whinny : NEIGH
1. Artist Jean : ARP
2. Something to try to shoot : PAR
3. Fuss : ADO
4. Core groups : CADRES
5. Novelist Jong : ERICA
6. J.F.K. overseer : FAA
7. Shed light on : ILLUME
8. Martini's partner : ROSSI
9. Pumps and clogs : SHOES
10. Beachgoer's goal : TAN
11. Farm abundances : BUMPERCROPS
12. University of Illinois locale : URBANA
13. Mel Ott's team : GIANTS
18. Telescope pioneer : GALILEO
22. Bit of mistletoe : SPRIG
23. Katharine of "The Graduate" : ROSS
24. DeMille production, e.g. : EPIC
25. "Boris Godunov," for one : PUSHKINPLAY
27. Sir, in old India : SAHIB
30. "Make" or "break" : VERB
33. Honey-colored : AMBER
34. Ides rebuke : ETTU
35. Mine transport : TRAMCAR
37. Lets up : EASES
39. Away from the wind : ALEE
40. Leathernecks' lunch : MESS
44. Century plants : AGAVES
45. Vacation spot : RESORT
46. Like some tea : HERBAL
47. Melodious : ARIOSE
49. Playing marble : AGATE
50. Put off, as a motion : TABLE
52. Not achieved : UNWON
57. Shake up : JAR
58. Pothook shape : ESS
59. Sorority letter : CHI
60. Fraternity party staple : KEG
61. Derisive cry : YAH

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