New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Author: Tyler Hinman
Editor: Will Shortz
Tyler Hinman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Dust remover : RAG
4. Shadow : UMBRA
9. Locker room features : ODORS
14. Author Umberto : ECO
15. "The Crucible" setting : SALEM
16. Pretends to get K.O.'d : DIVES
17. Peacemaker? : LEADEROFTHEPACT
20. To begin with : ATFIRST
21. "Let's ___" : ROLL
22. Noggin tops : PATES
23. Sacrosanct : HALLOWED
27. Originate (from) : STEM
28. Eccentric type : FLAKE
30. They navigated by a star : MAGI
31. Always used by a poet : EER
32. Stocking tips : TOES
33. Accusation : CHARGE
35. Suavity that helps one hitch a ride? : THUMBTACT
37. It may go around the block : DETOUR
40. Viscount's superior : EARL
41. Canadian electees, for short : PMS
44. Butter substitute : OLEO
45. Charger : STEED
47. Riverbank predator : CROC
48. Halloween display : SKELETON
50. Bond player, once : MOORE
51. Kind of meet : SWAP
52. Major British publisher : PEARSON
54. Like a good building developer? : ONTHERIGHTTRACT
58. Like two, to four : FEWER
59. Oscar winner for "The Cider House Rules" : CAINE
60. Diamonds, slangily : ICE
61. Meat and potatoes : FOODS
62. Turn outward : SPLAY
63. New England catch : COD
1. Problem during convalescence : RELAPSE
2. Overhead projector sheet : ACETATE
3. Chase : GOAFTER
4. They open Windows : USERS
5. Pathfinder explored it : MARS
6. Part of a Rorschach test : BLOT
7. Whistle-blower : REF
8. Vermonter operator : AMTRAK
9. 1961 Newbery Medal winner Scott : ODELL
10. One of many hats worn by Benjamin Franklin : DIPLOMAT
11. Gametes : OVA
12. ___ room : REC
13. Streak in the sky, for short : SST
18. Carpe ___ : DIEM
19. Unrevealed asset : HOLECARD
23. Former leading light : HASBEEN
24. Failed negotiation result : WAR
25. Humpty Dumpty : EGG
26. Conk out : DIE
28. High-quality, as a film : FOURSTAR
29. Landing craft: Abbr. : LEM
32. Opening day of the Masters: Abbr. : THU
34. Stomach acid, symbolically : HCL
35. Backyard sight : TOOLSHED
36. ___ Bo (workout system) : TAE
37. Coiffures : DOS
38. Antlered animal : ELK
39. Buttonless shirt : TEE
41. Blah : PROSAIC
42. Home of the Atlas Mountains : MOROCCO
43. Like some candles : SCENTED
46. Debaters' needs : TOPICS
47. Fixed by an ed. : CORR
49. Pitchers : EWERS
50. "Ahoy" recipient : MATEY
52. Silvers who played Sgt. Bilko : PHIL
53. Sicilian erupter : ETNA
54. Amiss : OFF
55. Prefix with lithic : NEO
56. Wee hour : TWO
57. Interstice : GAP

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