New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 2002

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQWYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Novelist Melanie ___ Thon : RAE
4. Kind of saw : CROSSCUT
8. Goalpost parts : CROSSBARS
13. Delineate : ETCH
15. Shakespearean verb : HATH
16. On again, in a way : RELIT
17. French illustrator Gustave : DORE
18. "William Tell" part : ARIA
19. In reserve : ONICE
20. Basic algebra technique : CROSSMULTIPLICATION
23. "Don't stop!" : MORE
24. They may be flipped past : ADS
25. Vote for a member of the other political party : CROSSOVER
28. Far from fat : TRIM
31. Entrance requirement, perhaps : EXAM
35. Hoofer's technique : TOETAP
37. Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
38. The Senate declared him a public enemy : NERO
39. K+, e.g. : ION
40. Lenten serving : HOTCROSSBUN
43. Fish catcher : NET
44. Carrier with tight security : ELAL
46. Informal shirt : TEE
47. ___ Mountains (Appalachian range) : POCONO
49. Part of una casa : SALA
50. Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
52. Stumbled upon : RANACROSS
53. Missouri or Maine preceder : USS
55. Words of clarification : ASIN
57. Lindbergh achievement : CROSSINGTHEATLANTIC
65. It's on the Missouri : OMAHA
66. Spanner of 11 time zones : ASIA
67. See 68-Across : OATH
68. With 67-Across, sworn : UNDER
69. Cost of living? : RENT
70. Marching band member : TUBA
71. Hoppers : TOADS
72. Game with goalies : LACROSSE
73. Pedestrian, at times : CROSSER
1. Relief provider : REDCROSS
2. Wee bit : ATOM
3. Natural shade : ECRU
4. Target-centering aid : CROSSHAIR
5. Kind of beetle : CARPET
6. Water supplier, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
7. Hot cuisine : THAI
8. Traffic light site, maybe : CROSSROAD
9. Treasury secretary before Rubin : BENTSEN
10. Others, to Octavian : ALII
11. Anticrime acronym since 1970 : RICO
12. W.W. II gun : STEN
14. 34-Down protection : HELMET
21. It includes Exodus : TORAH
22. Arose : CAMEUP
25. Rail supports : CROSSTIES
26. Alley Oop's mate : OOOLA
27. Open to bribery : VENAL
29. Intersected again : RECROSSED
30. Having five sharps : INB
32. It's a gas : XENON
33. Game site : ARENA
34. Driving competition : MOTOCROSS
36. Fertilizer compound : POTASH
41. Sitcom newsman Baxter : TED
42. Waterwheel : NORIA
45. Cracked up : LAUGHED
48. Defeatist's word : CANNOT
51. Common church figure : LATINCROSS
54. Castor and Pollux : STARS
56. Roofing material : SLATE
57. Strike : CROSSOUT
58. "___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
59. Zippo : NADA
60. Equivalent of a European count : EARL
61. In deep water? : ASEA
62. It's T-shaped : TAUCROSS
63. "What'll ___?" : ITBE
64. Burn : CHAR

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