New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 2004

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. Strategic Iraqi port just across the Kuwaiti border : UMMQASR
8. Old green coats? : PATINAS
15. Paste : TROUNCE
16. Home to Dyess A.F.B. : ABILENE
17. Before : AHEADOF
18. Lagged : RANLATE
19. Fits : HYSTERIAS
21. Like articles and blood : TYPED
22. Steady devotion : ADHERENCE
23. 1960's chess master : TAL
24. Starts to resemble : NEARS
25. Fouls up : ERRS
27. Map point : SITE
28. Like ink, in France : NOIRE
30. Where we live : ABODES
32. Scholars : SAVANTS
35. Some bargains : TWOFERS
36. Disinclined : AVERSE
37. Decalogue word : SHALT
38. Exact : VERY
39. Still : MUTE
41. Go from here to there : SEGUE
45. Fat letters : EMS
46. PET scan particles : POSITRONS
48. Northern forests : TAIGA
51. Loses focus : SPACESOUT
52. When coins came into general use : IRONAGE
54. Get the last bit of suds out : RERINSE
55. Tower of faith : MINARET
56. Less subdued : GAUDIER
57. Parade times : EASTERS
58. Disburses : EXPENDS
1. Jazz enthusiast? : UTAHAN
2. Personification of humanity's dark side : MRHYDE
3. Title TV character played by Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
4. Pertaining to the present period in earth history : QUATERNARY
5. "Father Knows Best" family : ANDERSONS
6. Harshly criticize : SCORE
7. Employees in the sugar industry : REFINERS
8. Grammarian, at times : PARSER
9. Org. that the Indiana Pacers once belonged to : ABA
10. Moonroof feature : TINT
11. Not well : ILLY
12. First or third quarter phenomenon : NEAPTIDE
13. Animal with no teeth : ANTEATER
14. Like some melons : SEEDLESS
20. Decent plot : ACRE
26. "I thought I ___ ..." : SAWA
27. What a tough guy may not show much : SOFTERSIDE
29. Pair : ITEM
31. Support, redundantly : BOLSTERUP
32. Do a hurry-up job : SAVETIME
33. Common wedding song : AVEMARIA
34. Competing narratives : VERSIONS
35. Sad Sack's tormentor, in comics : THESARGE
37. Cry from a tickled person : STOP
40. Bouts of gastritis : UPSETS
42. "Don't stay out here" : GOONIN
43. Available : UNUSED
44. Ethyl acetate and others : ESTERS
47. Mountaineering aid : ICEAX
49. Small distraction : GNAT
50. Europe's Gorge of the ___ : AARE
53. E.U. language : GER

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