New York Times, Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Composer whose music is often heard at graduations : ELGAR
6. Word on some diplomas : MAGNA
11. TV sked abbr. : TBA
14. Take for a while : LEASE
15. When the Boston Marathon is held : APRIL
16. It comes with a charge : ION
17. Nondefensive military move : FIRSTSTRIKE
19. Shine, in product names : GLO
20. High dudgeon : IRE
21. Baby's ring : TEETHER
23. There are six of these in the middle of 17- and 56-Across and 11- and 25-Down : CONSONANTS
28. Razor brand : ATRA
29. Hand or foot : UNIT
30. "Well, well!" : ISAY
31. Reassuring words : ITSOK
32. High muck-a-mucks : BIGSHOTS
34. Of the flock : LAIC
35. Ending of the Bible : ETH
36. Medium settings? : ORACLES
38. Punishment, metaphorically : ROD
41. Base tune : TAPS
43. Garage figure : ESTIMATE
45. Old-hat : PASSE
47. Santa ___ (hot winds) : ANAS
48. "Paradise Lost," e.g. : EPIC
49. Roguish : ARCH
50. Jam producer : BOTTLENECK
52. Scam artist : SCHEMER
54. 1995 court V.I.P. : ITO
55. Eastern way : TAO
56. "Just do it," e.g. : CATCHPHRASE
62. Lennon's lady : ONO
63. Sun Valley locale : IDAHO
64. Mirage sight : OASIS
65. Theologian's subj. : REL
66. Dot in the ocean : ISLET
67. On the dot : SHARP
1. Tiny toymaker : ELF
2. Hula hoop? : LEI
3. Long-snouted fish : GAR
4. Basketball stat : ASSISTS
5. Back in? : RETRO
6. Place for a pin : MAT
7. Financing abbr. : APR
8. Like sandpaper : GRITTY
9. "Just do it" shoes : NIKES
10. Away from the wind : ALEE
11. Fix : TIGHTSCRAPE
12. "10" music : BOLERO
13. Eskimo garb : ANORAK
18. Tour for Nicklaus : SENIORS
22. "Mon Oncle" star : TATI
23. 1, 8 or 27 : CUBE
24. "Step ___!" : ONIT
25. Some adult education : NIGHTSCHOOL
26. Dog star? : ASTA
27. Emerging : NASCENT
31. Capital of old Moldavia : IASI
33. Crosby partner : HOPE
34. Reveal accidentally : LETSLIP
37. Future J.D.'s hurdle : LSAT
39. Auricular : OTIC
40. Knock flat : DECK
42. Connors contemporary : ASHE
44. Hanukkah item : MENORAH
45. Flock leader : PASTOR
46. Like federal tax laws : ARCANE
47. From the heart? : AORTAL
50. Sweat units : BEADS
51. Group values : ETHOS
53. Early 12th-century date : MCII
57. Leader in a beret : CHE
58. On a roll : HOT
59. ___ rule : ASA
60. Lady's man : SIR
61. Unproven ability : ESP

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