New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Sherry O. Blackard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fudd of cartoons : ELMER
6. Speeder's snagger : RADAR
11. "The ___" (Uris novel) : HAJ
14. Actress Téa : LEONI
15. Carroll heroine : ALICE
16. "Hooray, José!" : OLE
17. Litter in monkey cages : BANANAPEELS
19. N.F.L. scores : TDS
20. U.N. Day mo. : OCT
21. Econ. yardstick : GNP
22. Solar storm : SUNSPOT
24. General Mills product : WHEATIES
27. "What was ___ think?" : ITO
28. Toys with keys : ROLLERSKATES
33. Crooks crack them : SAFES
36. "Now I get it!" : AHA
37. Black-tie dinner, say : GALA
38. Memorable age : ERA
39. Loafers, e.g., or a lighthearted description of 17-, 28-, 49- and 65-Across : SLIPONS
43. Outdoor game : TAG
44. Sofer of soaps : RENA
46. Vow words : IDO
47. Actress Massey : ILONA
49. Machine parts : BALLBEARINGS
53. Musical sense : EAR
54. More au courant : TRENDIER
58. Colorful marble : CATSEYE
62. Investment option: Abbr. : IRA
63. Corp. bigwig : CEO
64. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
65. What clean kitchens often have : WAXEDFLOORS
68. Versatile vehicle, for short : UTE
69. Bring joy to : ELATE
70. Banks in Cooperstown : ERNIE
71. Scratch : MAR
72. Tapes for producers : DEMOS
73. Prescribed amounts : DOSES
1. Macaroni shape : ELBOW
2. TV host Robin : LEACH
3. ___ Carlo : MONTE
4. Bambi's aunt : ENA
5. Carnival game : RINGTOSS
6. Mountain-climbing technique : RAPPEL
7. Potent potable : ALE
8. Fizzles out : DIES
9. Constitutional rights grp. : ACLU
10. Astronaut Judith : RESNIK
11. Tough issue to handle : HOTPOTATO
12. Actor Ray : ALDO
13. Don't be serious : JEST
18. Indigo source : ANIL
23. Party animal? : STAG
25. You ___ here : ARE
26. New York or New Orleans : SEAPORT
29. Pi follower : RHO
30. ___ Andreas Fault : SAN
31. Oomph : ELAN
32. Multigenerational story : SAGA
33. Belgrade native : SERB
34. Neighborhood : AREA
35. Mail to a star : FANLETTER
40. Truth decay? : LIE
41. Mount in Crete : IDA
42. Gave the high sign : SIGNALED
45. "Ah, me!" : ALAS
48. Timothy Leary's turn-on : LSD
50. Made 7-Down : BREWED
51. Eye parts: Var. : IRIDES
52. Soft ball material : NERF
55. Graphic symbols : ICONS
56. Like a Stephen King novel : EERIE
57. Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
58. Good buddy : CHUM
59. Terrier of film : ASTA
60. Bush's alma mater : YALE
61. Reason to cram : EXAM
66. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
67. "___ y Plata" (Montana's motto) : ORO

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