New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. With 5- and 10-Across, need for 69-, 70- and 71-Across : NINE
5. See 1-Across : SPACE
10. See 1-Across : GRID
14. "___ off?" : ONOR
15. Earthling : HUMAN
16. Vargas Llosa novel "___ Julia and the Scriptwriter" : AUNT
17. Ye follower : OLDE
18. Blue dyes : ANILS
19. Atlases, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
20. Cruelty : SADISM
22. Hebrew prophet : ELIJAH
24. Milk provider : EWE
25. P.D. alert : APB
27. Cheated : GULLED
30. Div. of a former union : SSR
31. They have big bills : TOUCANS
34. Outside: Prefix : EXO
35. Relating to life : BIOTIC
36. Philips product : TVSET
38. Label on many an advertising photo : AFTER
41. Washington State's Sea-___ Airport : TAC
42. Pantywaist : SISSY
43. Adherent in Iran : BAHAI
44. Work boot feature : TOECAP
46. Clockmaker Terry : ELI
47. How some rebukes are made : CROSSLY
49. "Life ___ cabaret" : ISA
52. Creepy-crawlies : LARVAE
54. 38-Down was the second one : SON
55. R.N.'s treatment : TLC
56. Rarely : SELDOM
59. Unconcerned retort : SOWHAT
61. Kind of bag : TOTE
63. Period : STAGE
65. Surrounding light : HALO
66. Litigious one : SUER
67. "And then again ..." : ORNOT
68. Desktop marker : ICON
69. With 70- and 71-Across, what the middle of this puzzle is : KIDS
70. See 69-Across : XANDO
71. See 69-Across : GAME
1. Snares : NOOSES
2. Marriage byproduct : INLAWS
3. Yes-man, perhaps : NODDER
4. "___ Sleep, for Every Favor" (old hymn) : EREI
5. It might be next to a bar of soap : SHAMPOO
6. Bit of wit : PUN
7. Provençal pal : AMIE
8. "Safe" or "out" : CALL
9. Academy graduate : ENSIGN
10. ___ Abdel Nasser : GAMAL
11. Unfeeling : RUTHLESS
12. Place to lay over : INN
13. Skid row ailment : DTS
21. Like Britain's Private Eye magazine : SATIRICAL
23. Antidrug mantra : JUSTSAYNO
26. Fit up against : BUTTTO
28. Split personalities? : EXES
29. Feeble-minded : DOTY
32. Informal goodbyes : CIAOS
33. Ins have it : ACCESS
35. She played Maude on "Maude" : BEA
37. Limo passenger : VIP
38. See 54-Across : ABEL
39. Scottie in the White House : FALA
40. Craved : THIRSTED
45. Nearly : CLOSETO
48. Ted Williams and others : REDSOX
49. Cornell's home : ITHACA
50. Winter Olympics event : SLALOM
51. Broadway opening? : ACTONE
53. Turns : VEERS
57. Other, in España : OTRA
58. "Death in Venice" author : MANN
60. Antiroyalist, in the Revolution : WHIG
61. Scolding sound : TSK
62. Ja, across the Rhine : OUI
64. Vishnu, e.g. : GOD

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