New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 2002

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big drops : CHASMS
7. Small intake : SIP
10. Rib : JOSH
14. British medical journal, with "The" : LANCET
15. One of the Aleutian Islands : UNALASKA
17. Debut of Sherlock Holmes : ASTUDYINSCARLET
19. Seeker's question : WHERE
20. Understands, slangily : GROKS
21. Need to pay : OWE
22. In ___ (isolated) : VACUO
24. 1st, 2nd and 3rd, e.g.: Abbr. : STS
26. 60's TV kid : OPIE
29. Henry James biographer Edel : LEON
31. Freezing : GELID
35. Headed : RAN
36. Debut of Kinsey Millhone : AISFORALIBI
38. Distributes, as tasks : ASSIGNS
40. Bun toppers : SESAMES
41. Debut of Philip Marlowe : THEBIGSLEEP
43. Haughty outburst : BAH
44. Fail ignominiously : EATIT
45. "Stop rowing" command : OARS
46. Comfortable, as accommodations : HOMY
47. Blue : SAD
49. World Cup legend Maradona : DIEGO
51. Milk source for Romano cheese : EWE
54. First capital of the kingdom of Italy : TURIN
56. "Camelot" composer : LOEWE
60. Debut of Lew Archer : THEMOVINGTARGET
63. Black Canyon carver, with "the" : COLORADO
64. Samuel Barber's "___ for Strings" : ADAGIO
65. Door fixture : HASP
66. Brown with His Band of Renown : LES
67. Render harmless, in a way : DEHORN
1. Dig sans tools : CLAW
2. Work (out) : HASH
3. Table payment : ANTE
4. Winding road section : SCURVE
5. Daughter of King Aeëtes : MEDEA
6. Bay of pigs? : STY
7. Option not available in a convertible : SUNROOF
8. ___ many words : INSO
9. Smokers' units : PACKS
10. Disturb : JAR
11. Christiania, now : OSLO
12. Bias : SKEW
13. More than antipathy : HATE
16. Closing moment : LASTGASP
18. Weak yes : IGUESSSO
23. React to some static : CLING
25. Ward on TV : SELA
26. Declaim : ORATE
27. Ottoman Empire governor : PASHA
28. Miniature photo, maybe : INSET
30. Leader's aid : NOSERING
32. Transitional state : LIMBO
33. Girder : IBEAM
34. Like good gossip columnists : DISHY
36. Bolshevik, e.g. : AGITATOR
37. Kyle ___, "The Terminator" hero : REESE
39. Wading bird : IBIS
42. Unmanageable horses, in the Southwest : LADINOS
46. Triumphant shout : HOORAH
48. 2001 British Open champion David ___ : DUVAL
50. Clearing : GLADE
51. Do work on glass, say : ETCH
52. Shout from a coach : WHOA
53. Slender fish : EELS
55. Depend (on) : RIDE
57. Frozen food brand : EGGO
58. Peter who directed "The Truman Show" : WEIR
59. Town on the Thames : ETON
61. Heavy-duty locks? : MOP
62. Smidgen : TAD

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