New York Times, Friday, February 7, 2003

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {KQVWX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old-fashioned outburst : EGAD
5. "... to your beauteous blessings ___ curse": Shak. : ADDA
9. Soul/pop singer Bryson : PEABO
14. Admonition to a noisy child : SILENCEISGOLDEN
17. Big bang creator : TRINITROTOLUENE
18. Places for seals : ALEUTIANISLANDS
19. Mar, in a way : DENT
20. It may be spoiled : FUN
21. 1988 Wimbledon champ : EDBERG
24. Record holders : BLOTTERS
29. Arena arrangement : TIERS
30. Country name from 1971-97 : ZAIRE
31. Elimination : CUT
32. Frights to look at : HAGS
33. Like some notebook paper : RULED
34. ___ James, who sang "Your Cheatin' Heart" : JONI
35. ___ diet : ONA
36. Debtor's woe : BILLS
37. Grabber : TALON
38. Like belly-dancing : SENSUOUS
40. Disconcerting : FAZING
41. Book before Neh. : EZR
42. 1970's-80's sitcom guy, with "the" : FONZ
43. Time piece? : MAGAZINEARTICLE
51. Its characters are drawn : ANIMATEDCARTOON
52. W.W. II hero who later had a successful career in politics : GENERALDEGAULLE
53. Final defensive effort : STAND
54. Suffix with electro- : LYTE
55. Buds : PALS
1. Spanish pronoun : ESTA
2. Word with crazy or guide : GIRL
3. "That's ___!" : ALIE
4. Strippers : DENUDERS
5. Temporary : ACTING
6. Clear à la the Pied Piper : DERAT
7. "Runaround Sue" singer : DION
8. Winemaking region : ASTI
9. Dirty : POLLUTE
10. Chemist's extracting solvent : ELUANT
11. Mideast port : ADEN
12. Distort : BEND
13. Mint stack : ONES
15. Some strong oxidizers : NITERS
16. "___ Park" (2001 whodunit) : GOSFORD
21. Character : ETHOS
22. "Cheers" role : DIANE
23. Ushered in : BEGAN
24. Diamond stat : BALLS
25. Is positioned : LIES
26. Potential water contaminator : ECOLI
27. Never seem to end : RUNON
28. Kind of operation : STING
30. Language related to Xhosa : ZULU
33. 1942 Abbott and Costello film : RIORITA
34. "Give this some flair!" : JAZZITUP
36. Codger : BUZZARD
37. Hindu belief : TANTRA
39. Gobs : SEAMEN
40. Go hunting : FORAGE
42. Side : FACET
43. Flashy car accessories : MAGS
44. Without ___ (daringly) : ANET
45. "Face/Off" actress Gershon : GINA
46. Dickens orphan : NELL
47. Draining effect? : EDDY
48. It may be decaffeinated : COLA
49. Hang out : LOLL
50. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES

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