New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Fr. holy women : STES
5. Nut's partner : BOLT
9. Rite place : ALTAR
14. Bath powder ingredient : TALC
15. Tom Joad, for one : OKIE
16. Mr. Moto portrayer : LORRE
17. Boorish : RUDE
18. St. Paul's architect : WREN
19. Shoe blemish : SCUFF
20. Flexible educational environment : OPENCLASSROOM
23. You should worry if you're in it : PERIL
24. Suffix with auction : EER
25. Lobbying grp. : PAC
28. "Smile!" show : CANDIDCAMERA
33. California's Big ___ : SUR
36. Teutonic turndown : NEIN
37. Wreath for the head : ANADEM
38. Took advantage of : USED
40. Like some organs : VITAL
42. Herbert sci-fi classic : DUNE
43. Dracula portrayer : LUGOSI
45. Burned-out ship, e.g. : HULK
47. Amigo : PAL
48. "Guys and Dolls" composer : FRANKLOESSER
51. Car loan fig. : APR
52. They, in Tours : ILS
53. Simoleons : MOOLA
57. Payee's convenience : DIRECTDEPOSIT
62. False move : FEINT
64. Mate's greeting : AHOY
65. False move : FAKE
66. Best Actress winner for "Blue Sky" : LANGE
67. Mountain-climbing aid : ROPE
68. Just manages, with "out" : EKES
69. Pushed strongly : URGED
70. Took to court : SUED
71. Deliver a tirade : RANT
1. Barbershop band? : STROP
2. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
3. One to respect : ELDER
4. Postcard-pretty : SCENIC
5. Play in the alley : BOWL
6. Gumbo pod : OKRA
7. Epitaph word : LIES
8. Got uptight : TENSED
9. Election loser : ALSORAN
10. Plumb crazy : LOCO
11. Falsified, as charges : TRUMPEDUP
12. Kennel sound : ARF
13. Officiate : REF
21. Tartan-wearing group : CLAN
22. Some California political moves : RECALLS
26. Place to fight : ARENA
27. Sahara transport : CAMEL
29. Britain's Chamberlain : NEVILLE
30. Early sixth-century date : DII
31. ___ dark (clueless) : INTHE
32. "Spy vs. Spy" magazine : MAD
33. ___ drug (infection fighter) : SULFA
34. Take forcibly : USURP
35. With respect to : REGARDING
39. Put on : DON
41. Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
44. Sidestepped : SKIRTED
46. Gridder-turned-politician Jack : KEMP
49. Back-to-back awards for Hanks : OSCARS
50. Top contractor? : ROOFER
54. Honshu port : OSAKA
55. Compare : LIKEN
56. Bikini event, in old headlines : ATEST
58. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
59. 10 C-notes : THOU
60. Inside info : DOPE
61. Checked out : EYED
62. Winter bug : FLU
63. Musical perception : EAR

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