New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 2002

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 73 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: The seven circled letters, reading in order from top to bottom, will spell the title of this puzzle.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Part of UTEP : PASO
5. Green piece : BILL
9. Bar ___ : CODE
13. It was dropped in the 60's : ACID
14. Organic compound : ENOL
15. Myrrh-bearer : MAGUS
16. Hearty breakfast fare : THREEEGGOMELETS
19. Long-handled tool : HOE
20. Concur : SEEEYETOEYE
21. Beethoven's "Kreutzer ___" : SONATA
23. Fast bucks : DEER
24. Four: Prefix : TETR
26. Labored : TOILED
30. Hagfish by another name : SLIMEEELS
35. Not waste : REUSE
36. Secreted : HID
37. Improve on, say, as a bow : RETIE
39. Big inits. in paperback publishing : NAL
40. Standing : ERECT
43. Yahoo offering : FREEEMAIL
46. Looked hard : PEERED
48. Hair controllers : GELS
49. In a while : ANON
51. Like jungles vis-à-vis deserts : WETTER
55. Jazz trumpeter of the Big Band era : PEEWEEERWIN
60. Will Smith title role : ALI
61. Print version of an online publication, slangily : DEADTREEEDITION
63. Tapestry city : ARRAS
64. Ninny : DOLT
65. View in northern Italy : ALPS
66. Tag word : SOLD
67. Narrow strait of land: Abbr. : ISTH
68. Therapist's remark : ISEE
1. Park network : PATHS
2. Allergy season sound : ACHOO
3. Certain wail : SIREN
4. Calverley's "___ to Tobacco" : ODE
5. Relative of a kingfisher : BEEEATER
6. "Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
7. Theater section : LOGE
8. Emily of "A River Runs Through It" : LLOYD
9. Unit of heat : CALORIE
10. Molding shape : OGEE
11. Carrying out the trash, maybe : DUTY
12. Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
15. Shower part : METEOR
17. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
18. Satisfy : MEET
22. It helps you watch your balance: Abbr. : ATM
25. Part of a sail : REEF
27. Moon goddess : LUNA
28. Actor Morales : ESAI
29. Hollow : DELL
30. Name for a big dog : SHEP
31. Euros replaced them : LIRE
32. It comes from a French bean : IDEE
33. Missive: Abbr. : LTR
34. Victory, Viennese-style : SIEG
38. Like Shaquille O'Neal's shoes : EEEWIDTH
41. Freshwater crustacean : CRAWDAD
42. Principles : TENETS
44. Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
45. Colo. is on it : MST
47. Idler's opposite : DOER
50. "___ say more?" : NEEDI
52. Flip response? : TAILS
53. Run off together : ELOPE
54. Dentist's direction : RINSE
55. Modern electronic organizers, for short : PDAS
56. Architect Saarinen : EERO
57. Countess's mate : EARL
58. Model T contemporaries : REOS
59. Mark of punishment : WELT
62. ___ chi : TAI

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