New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Author: Nancy S. Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy S. Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 5-Across handle : HAFT
5. Sharp weapon, slangily : SHIV
9. Rope fiber : SISAL
14. Mozart composition : ARIA
15. Animal with a scut : HARE
16. Shiraz native : IRANI
17. Start of a message on a Lincoln Center T-shirt : BEETHOVEN
19. Honor, in academe : LAUDE
20. See 13-Down : INSTATE
21. Wedding reception ritual : TOAST
23. Clan emblems : TOTEMS
24. T-men, e.g. : FEDS
25. Cathedral city : ELY
28. Great balls of fire : STARS
29. "The Immoralist" author : GIDE
30. Liberate : FREE
31. Walked over : TROD
33. Butchers' offerings : TBONES
35. Message, part 2 : MADEOVERTURES
39. Doings of Hercules : LABORS
40. Table section : LEAF
41. Cross to bear : ONUS
42. Mother of Horus : ISIS
44. 1938 Physics Nobelist : FERMI
49. Sword conqueror : PEN
50. Aware of : ONTO
51. Word processing command : SAVEAS
52. ___ Lama : DALAI
54. Babar's queen : CELESTE
55. Spiral-horned antelope : ELAND
57. End of the message : TOLEONORE
59. Tubular pasta : PENNE
60. Jam-pack : CRAM
61. Morlocks' victims in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
62. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
63. Does some tailoring : HEMS
64. Can blemish : DENT
1. Things to kick : HABITS
2. "Am too!" rejoinder : ARENOT
3. Cinco de Mayo event : FIESTA
4. Tear to shreds : TATTER
5. Round at a bar, maybe : SHOTS
6. Keep : HAVE
7. Tick off : IRE
8. Discharged, as gases : VENTED
9. Eliot's Marner : SILAS
10. S. & L. offerings : IRAS
11. Sweet wine : SAUTERNE
12. What's more : AND
13. With 20-Across, receive a posthumous honor : LIE
18. Cage-wheel runner : HAMSTER
22. One-named singer : ODETTA
24. Opera that inspired the T-shirt slogan : FIDELIO
26. Popular jeans : LEES
27. Sycophant's word : YES
29. Statehouse V.I.P. : GOV
30. Pro : FOR
32. Soprano in "The Barber of Seville" : ROSINA
34. Stymie : BUFFALO
35. What a groom may groom : MANE
36. Plentiful : ABUNDANT
37. John ___ Passos : DOS
38. Realtor's abbr. : RES
39. Prune : LOP
43. Zigzag, e.g. : STITCH
45. Smoothed out : EVENED
46. Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
47. Women's prison figure : MATRON
48. "Looky there!" : ISEEIT
50. Grayer, maybe : OLDER
51. Appears to be : SEEMS
53. "___ Karenina" : ANNA
54. Secretive sort : CLAM
55. Rater of m.p.g. : EPA
56. Court cry : LET
58. Bonanza find : ORE

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