New York Times, Monday, December 22, 2003

Author: Joy C. Frank
Editor: Will Shortz
Joy C. Frank
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Frank. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Event attended by Cinderella : BALL
5. Dumbbells : DODOS
10. Totally unexciting : BLAH
14. Black-and-white cookie : OREO
15. W.W. II plane ___ Gay : ENOLA
16. Plumb crazy : LOCO
17. Song from Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" : SENDINTHECLOWNS
20. Aria flourishes : CADENZAS
21. Start : ONSET
22. Sound repeated while marching : HEP
23. Company with a crocodile logo : IZOD
25. Soft shade : PASTEL
29. High rank : EMINENCE
33. Cast member : ACTOR
34. Kukla, ___ and Ollie : FRAN
35. "Eureka!" : AHA
36. Scene of dazzling goings-on : THREERINGCIRCUS
40. Loving murmur : COO
41. Toledo's lake : ERIE
42. Vermont city : BARRE
43. Catcher's position : HOMEBASE
46. Drives back : REPELS
47. ___ liquor : MALT
48. Disfigure : MAR
49. Stream : CREEK
52. Scale interval : SEMITONE
57. "The Greatest Show on Earth" purveyors : BARNUMANDBAILEY
60. "Holy Toledo!" : EGAD
61. Bar patron's request, with "the" : USUAL
62. Edward who popularized the limerick : LEAR
63. Old bandleader Columbo : RUSS
64. ___ roof : GABLE
65. Dashed : TORE
1. Pear variety : BOSC
2. Vicinity : AREA
3. Allow temporary use of : LEND
4. Ore's locale : LODE
5. Washington of Hollywood : DENZEL
6. Alternative to "in a bottle" : ONTAP
7. Cries from Homer Simpson : DOHS
8. Spanish cheer : OLE
9. Baglike structure : SAC
10. Mae West, for one : BLONDE
11. Temperature extremes : LOWS
12. Clearasil target : ACNE
13. Party-giver : HOST
18. Be a natural part : INHERE
19. Diving bird with a weird call : LOON
23. Public persona : IMAGE
24. Multivitamin additive : ZINC
25. Quilt part : PATCH
26. Sneezer's cry : ACHOO
27. Late Sen. Thurmond : STROM
28. Stubbed item : TOE
29. "Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
30. Button material : NACRE
31. Rude person : CHURL
32. Simplifies : EASES
34. Blue-ribbon position : FIRST
37. True : REAL
38. Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
39. Eminem's music : RAP
44. Corrects : EMENDS
45. Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
46. Walk aimlessly : RAMBLE
48. Olympic award : MEDAL
49. "Good buddy" : CBER
50. Spaghetti sauce brand : RAGU
51. Historical times : ERAS
52. Social rebuff : SNUB
53. Pinball error : TILT
54. Yellow sub? : OLEO
55. Close in on : NEAR
56. Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
58. Root beer order : MUG
59. Happy ___ lark : ASA

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