New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 2003

Author: Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Peoples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Diagnostic aid : MRISCAN
8. Leaves stranded : BEACHES
15. Mundane : EARTHLY
16. Fit : INSHAPE
17. 2003 Broadway musical whose name is an address : AVENUEQ
18. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" duettist, 1976 : KIKIDEE
19. Thimbleful : NIP
20. Roughed up : MAULED
22. It's cast : PART
23. Takes care of : DOES
25. Dashboard item : DIAL
26. Trio to the right of the D on a keyboard : FGH
27. Animal that may be striped : ELAND
29. Emblem of St. Mark : LION
31. Reddish purple : WINE
32. Marriage, for one : RITUAL
34. Three-time Major League Soccer champs : DCUNITED
36. Show affection from a distance : BLOWAKISS
38. Bun holder : BOBBYPIN
41. Ready for a drive : TEEDUP
45. Comrade in arms : ALLY
46. 1987 Pulitzer critic Richard : EDER
48. Pox : CURSE
49. Controversial 1980's proposal: Abbr. : SDI
50. "Yipe!" : EGAD
52. Fishing locale : PIER
53. "What ___?" : ELSE
55. Kennel club's interest : DOGDOM
57. Auto protector : BRA
58. Pause that refreshes : PITSTOP
60. Circling : INORBIT
62. Buttercup family member : ANEMONE
63. Puccini aria : UNBELDI
64. Armenia's capital : YEREVAN
65. Noncommittal reply : MAYBESO
1. Snake : MEANDER
2. Cheese holder : RAVIOLI
3. "Again ..." : IREPEAT
4. Term. : STN
5. Fish bait : CHUM
6. Follow ___ (do detective work) : ALEAD
7. Vicks product : NYQUIL
8. It's put on the rack : BIKELOCK
9. In literature, the personification of purity : ENID
10. "Don't ___" : ASK
11. Flake : CHIP
12. Flipped : HADAFIT
13. Decorative dining table piece : EPERGNE
14. Was hot : SEETHED
21. Bombed : LAIDANEGG
24. Short and thick : SNUBBY
28. John ___, 1995 British Open winner : DALY
30. ___ de Noël (Christmas Eve): Fr. : NUIT
31. Get smart : WISEUP
33. Run : LOPE
35. Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
37. Available for a pass : WIDEOPEN
38. Compensation package amount : BASEPAY
39. Traditional : OLDLINE
40. Criticize harshly : BLISTER
42. Slowly come (in) : DRIBBLE
43. Info that may be stored with passwords : USERIDS
44. Important Wall St. number : PERATIO
47. Discovery of 1898 : RADIUM
51. Title girl in a Ritchie Valens hit : DONNA
54. Salinger girl : ESME
55. Courtesy title overseas : DONA
56. Popular techno musician : MOBY
59. Erev ___ (Hebrew good evening) : TOV
61. Fighter at Chancellorsville : REB

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