New York Times, Monday, December 17, 2001

Author: Christina Houlihan
Editor: Will Shortz
Christina Houlihan Kelly
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQW} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Kelly. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Paris paper Le ___ : MONDE
6. Bennett of publishing : CERF
10. They stand behind catchers : UMPS
14. Old piano key material : IVORY
15. Unique person, informally : ONER
16. Barbershop symbol : POLE
17. Insincere support : LIPSERVICE
19. Demolish : RUIN
20. J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
21. Emulated Pinocchio : LIED
22. Polished, as text : EDITED
24. Agreement : PACT
25. Like ___ out of water : AFISH
26. More than 90° : OBTUSE
29. Like a bogey : ABOVEPAR
32. Dressmaker's need : CLOTH
33. 7-6 or love-15 : SCORE
34. Statement made at a 58-Across : IDO
35. ___ Christian Andersen : HANS
36. Tempest : STORM
37. Short note : MEMO
38. Fix illegally : RIG
39. Curling or hurling : SPORT
40. Mugs : FACES
41. Vesuvius action : ERUPTION
43. Mum : SILENT
44. Spiral-horned antelope : ELAND
45. San Francisco's Nob ___ : HILL
46. Rats and fleas, among others : BITERS
48. Apple computer's apple, e.g. : LOGO
49. Actress Caldwell : ZOE
52. Siberia's locale : ASIA
53. Cousin of Santa Claus and the Easter bunny : TOOTHFAIRY
56. Classic Christmas toy : SLED
57. Advantage : EDGE
58. Church part : ALTAR
59. Some sneakers : KEDS
60. Film segment : REEL
61. Item on agent Mulder's desk? : XFILE
1. Gentle : MILD
2. "Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
3. Slangy denial : NOPE
4. They give you the treatment: Abbr. : DRS
5. Mascara site : EYELASH
6. Desire : COVET
7. Oklahoma city : ENID
8. ___ center : REC
9. Without restrictions : FREEFORM
10. Ascend : UPRISE
11. Telephone part : MOUTHPIECE
12. Ballet bend : PLIE
13. E-mail command : SEND
18. Uncle Ben's specialty : RICE
23. Skin or nose follower : DIVE
24. Lays (down) : PUTS
25. Cancel : ABORT
26. Orange-yellow : OCHRE
27. British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
28. Flustered : TONGUETIED
29. Kind of squash : ACORN
30. Professional pitchers : ADMEN
31. Perch : ROOST
33. Symbolized, with "for" : STOOD
36. Bachelor's counterpart : SPINSTER
37. Popular teen hangout : MALL
39. Phone button below the 7 : STAR
40. Personal organizer : FILOFAX
42. Begs : PLEADS
43. Audibly lament : SIGH
45. Bellhop's employer : HOTEL
46. Enjoy the sun : BASK
47. ___ of Man : ISLE
48. High-priced ticket area : LOGE
49. Tubular pasta : ZITI
50. Spoken : ORAL
51. "Jane ___" : EYRE
54. "To a Skylark," for one : ODE
55. Snouted TV alien : ALF

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