New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 2002

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {GJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: Note: In a letter bank, the letters of one word are used (and repeated as necessary) to spell a longer word or phrase. For example, IMPS is a letter bank of MISSISSIPPI.
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Across Down
1. Loudspeaker sound (and a letter bank for 60-Across) : BLARE
6. Planets and such : ORBS
10. Steamy : DAMP
14. Howled : BAYED
15. Raise a stink : REEK
16. Isaac's firstborn : ESAU
17. See 71-Across : CINCINNATI
19. Hoosegow : STIR
20. Freshwater duck : TEAL
21. Sporty Fords : TBIRDS
23. What's more : ALSO
27. Going strong : ATIT
29. Became an issue : AROSE
30. See 13-Down : PEERPRESSURE
33. Neigh-sayer : HORSE
34. Educator Horace : MANN
35. Company with a dog in its logo : RCA
38. Applicable : INFORCE
41. Do away with : ROOTOUT
43. ___ Moines : DES
44. Harmony : SYNC
46. They have long tails : NEWTS
47. See 50-Down : FIDDLEDEEDEE
50. Many states have them : FAIRS
53. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
54. "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
55. Present from birth : INNATE
57. Knock for a loop : STUN
59. Dutch cheese : EDAM
60. See 1-Across : BEERBARREL
66. Queue : LINE
67. French cheese : BRIE
68. Singer Abdul : PAULA
69. Monopoly card : DEED
70. Sound : SANE
71. Ludicrous (and a letter bank for 17-Across) : ANTIC
1. London's ___ 1 or ___ 2 : BBC
2. "Love Story" composer Francis : LAI
3. "The Fountainhead" author Rand : AYN
4. VCR button : REC
5. Touch up : EDIT
6. More than fancy : ORNATE
7. Seeing things as they are : REALISM
8. "Wanna ___?" : BET
9. "Saturday Night Live" staple : SKIT
10. It's often burning : DESIRE
11. Jeff Bagwell, notably : ASTRO
12. Hotel staff : MAIDS
13. Derby prize (and a letter bank for 30-Across) : PURSE
18. Getting warm : NEAR
22. Without exception : BARNONE
23. Orchard pest : APHID
24. Sierra ___ : LEONE
25. Lord's workers : SERFS
26. Approximately : ORSO
28. Ruler until 1917 : TSAR
31. Hang tough : PERSIST
32. Popular card game : UNO
35. Rootin'-tootin' : ROWDY
36. More adorable : CUTER
37. Out of it : ATSEA
39. Dancer Charisse : CYD
40. Opposite of ecto- : ENDO
42. Abound : TEEM
45. Pen up : CLOSEIN
47. Made to take the fall : FRAMED
48. Main course : ENTREE
49. Spread (on) : DAUB
50. Football locale (and a letter bank for 47-Across) : FIELD
51. Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
52. Mindless : INANE
56. Goes back out : EBBS
58. Vintners' valley : NAPA
61. Pitcher's stat. : ERA
62. Skedaddled : RAN
63. Track feature : RUT
64. Ivy Leaguer : ELI
65. ___ Leman : LAC

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