New York Times, Monday, September 9, 2002

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48 Missing: {FQZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Every clue starts with the letter L. The four theme answers each have two words, each starting with L as well. There are 12 other L's in the grid. Can you spot them?
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lauderdale is south of it : BOCA
5. Leader of pre-1917 Russia : TSAR
9. Look more prominent than the rest, with "out" : JUT
12. Learn to cope : ADAPT
14. Loft : ATTIC
16. Lennon's woman : ONO
17. Literary Cather : WILLA
18. Lento or largo : TEMPO
19. "Ladders to Fire" novelist Anaïs : NIN
20. Lousy-car buyer's protection : LEMONLAW
22. Link between nations : TREATY
24. Leadership of a co. : MGT
25. Liable to make one scratch : ITCHY
26. Lane Kirkland of the AFL-CIO, e.g. : LABORLEADER
31. Lie in bed, say : AIL
32. Like some verbs : IRREGULAR
36. Latitude/longitude shower : MAP
37. Lethargy : MALAISE
39. Losing tic-tac-toe row : OXO
40. Let spread : PROPAGATE
42. Louse-to-be : NIT
43. Lego precursor : LINCOLNLOGS
47. Link : TIETO
49. Land bordering Greece: Abbr. : ALB
50. Long-necked instruments : SITARS
51. Light that oozes : LAVALAMP
56. Links org. : PGA
57. Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
59. Le ___ (Paris paper) : MONDE
60. Lithe swimmer : EEL
61. Late princess : DIANA
62. Lower leg joint : ANKLE
63. Lacking moisture : DRY
64. "Let's go!" : CMON
65. Loss's opposite : GAIN
1. Loudly cry : BAWL
2. Likely foil for Garfield : ODIE
3. Less than 1 m.p.h., as winds : CALM
4. Level-headedness : APLOMB
5. "Later" : TATA
6. "Little of this, little of that" dish : STEW
7. Location for 24-hr. banking : ATM
8. Lifeguards' dangers : RIPTIDES
9. Lunch for a whale, in a Bible story : JONAH
10. Like-mindedness : UNITY
11. "Les Misérables" award, 1987 : TONY
13. Latin dance : TANGO
15. Line of mourners : CORTEGE
21. L, e.g.: Abbr. : LTR
23. Linen color : ECRU
26. Libeler, almost by definition : LIAR
27. Labrador food? : ALPO
28. Light purple : LILAC
29. Lyre-carrying Muse : ERATO
30. "Little Mermaid" : ARIEL
31. Loudness increaser, at a concert : AMP
33. Like a hippie's hair : LONG
34. Line on a graph : AXIS
35. Ludicrous comments : ROT
37. Lutèce V.I.P. : MAITRED
38. Lacking faith in God : AGNOSTIC
41. "Let me go!" e.g. : PLEA
44. Like certain engineers: Abbr. : NAV
45. Lima animal : LLAMA
46. Lozenge-shaped : OBLONG
47. Lion's cousin : TIGER
48. Lire used to be spent here : ITALY
50. Lost no time : SPED
51. Letterman rival : LENO
52. Ladd or Greenspan : ALAN
53. "Lonely Boy" singer Paul : ANKA
54. Livy's 1,551 : MDLI
55. Light hammer part : PEEN
58. Lunch meat : HAM

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