New York Times, Friday, December 27, 2002

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Sherry O. Blackard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {VZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. She's available for future reference : SEERESS
8. Sun blocker : PARASOL
15. Like some subsidiary buildings : ANNEXED
16. Walk this way : ERECTLY
17. Chow holders : LEASHES
18. Fairy slipper and lady's-tresses : ORCHIDS
19. Scamp : URCHIN
20. Way to deliver a barb : SNIDELY
21. Out-and-out : TOTAL
22. Carpet meas. : SQYD
23. Ran : BLED
25. Unisex wraparound skirt of Polynesia : PAREU
27. It's molded in the kitchen : JELLO
28. You have it coming : INHERITANCE
33. Unfavorably : ILL
34. One may pass the buck : DOE
35. Crossways : ATHWART
36. Invoice inclusion : FEE
37. "___ the law" : ITS
38. Hard heads? : TASKMASTERS
40. Papal vestment : ORALE
42. Recent additions to la familia : BEBES
43. Simple : MERE
44. 19th-century journalist/politician ___ Kendall : AMOS
46. Some charity runs : TENKS
50. Chuck : DEEPSIX
52. Holy terror? : ATTILA
53. Test group? : LABRATS
54. Embellish : DRESSUP
55. "No kidding!" : IMEANIT
56. O.K. : AGREETO
57. Protesters, sometimes : PELTERS
58. Record holder : DOSSIER
1. Tours toast : SALUT
2. Febrero follows it : ENERO
3. Pass : ENACT
4. Turn into something else : RESHAPE
5. Send : EXHILARATE
6. Not obscured : SEEN
7. 1960's march organizers: Abbr. : SDS
8. One of Indiana's symbols : PEONY
9. Sure competitor : ARRID
10. Invoice abbr. : RECD
11. "Arrow of God" novelist Chinua ___ : ACHEBE
12. Oranges in a gallery, perhaps : STILLLIFE
13. Disney tear-jerker : OLDYELLER
14. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
20. Speaker of a sort : SQUAWKBOX
22. Political reformer Low and others : SETHS
24. Handouts : DOLES
26. Romance novelist's award : RITA
27. Beautiful people : JETSETTERS
28. Unintuitive thing for language learners : IDIOM
29. Gothic monument : NOTREDAME
30. #1 hit by the Crystals : HESAREBEL
31. Adam and Eve : NAMES
32. Bellyache : CRAB
39. Lion tormentors : TSETSES
41. Ogle : LEERAT
44. Up : ASTIR
45. They're hard to see through : MISTS
47. Some Japanese descendants : NISEI
48. 1971 title role for Sutherland : KLUTE
49. Sweetness or bitterness : SAPOR
51. Sash contents : PANE
52. Canis Major neighbor : ARGO
53. It may be glossed over : LIP
54. "Old man" : DAD

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