New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Go soft : MELT
5. Meter reading : FARE
9. Stogie : CIGAR
14. Home to billions : ASIA
15. "Think nothing ___" : OFIT
16. Eyes : OCULI
17. Done in desperation : LASTDITCH
19. Dismissed : LETGO
20. Walk quietly : TIPTOE
21. Moray, for one : EEL
23. Dele canceler : STET
24. Olympic sled : LUGE
26. Whippers : LASHERS
28. Unlike 1/2 : INTEGRAL
32. Equal : PEER
33. Mal de ___ : MER
34. "Horrible" comics character : HAGAR
36. Painter Max : WEBER
39. Mars's Greek counterpart : ARES
41. Highway behemoths : SEMIS
43. Race's finish line : TAPE
44. Gin's go-with : TONIC
46. Odd-numbered page : RECTO
48. Preceded : LED
49. Bygone autocrat : CZAR
51. Sticks in the snow? : SKIPOLES
53. Domains of influence : SPHERES
56. Dance unit : STEP
57. "Your Show of Shows" regular : COCA
58. ___ canto (singing style) : BEL
60. Come up with : CREATE
64. Arizona home : ADOBE
66. Surfer's stop? : TVCHANNEL
68. Iranian money : RIALS
69. Shredded : TORE
70. Gossip tidbit : ITEM
71. Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
72. "Ars amatoria" poet : OVID
73. Thomas Hardy heroine : TESS
1. Brewery supply : MALT
2. Actor Morales : ESAI
3. Saying "th" for "s" : LISP
4. Spill the beans : TATTLE
5. Pâté meat : FOIEGRAS
6. Back at sea? : AFT
7. Houston university : RICE
8. Neighbor of Lucy : ETHEL
9. Rank above maj. : COL
10. Polar cover : ICESHEET
11. Not-so-super bowl? : GUTTERBALL
12. "Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
13. Major melees : RIOTS
18. Moolah : DOUGH
22. Drink like a dog : LAP
25. Rarin' to go : EAGER
27. Use a needle : SEW
28. "___ my wit's end!" : IMAT
29. Detective Wolfe : NERO
30. Attire popular with private eyes : TRENCHCOAT
31. Fabrics with metallic threads : LAMES
35. "Casablanca" cafe : RICKS
37. Sporting blade : EPEE
38. Cinergy Field athletes : REDS
40. Large : SIZEABLE
42. Like letters on shirts : STITCHED
45. Geo or Reo : CAR
47. Kiri Te Kanawa's milieu : OPERA
50. Gray-clad soldier : REB
52. Gift-giver's request : OPENIT
53. Winter accessory : SCARF
54. Lecterns : PODIA
55. Argument : SETTO
59. Ukrainian city near the Polish border : LVOV
61. Prefix with date : ANTE
62. Golfers' needs : TEES
63. Shade trees : ELMS
65. Coveted Scrabble tile : ESS
67. Dernier ___ : CRI

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