New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 2002

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Inferior alcohol : BUGJUICE
9. Poughkeepsie college : MARIST
15. Isn't shy : SPEAKSUP
16. Pronto : ATONCE
17. Up : INCREASE
18. "Aha!" : GOTCHA
19. Sporting deceptions : DEKES
20. Start operating : SETUPSHOP
22. Gen. follower : EXOD
23. Big delivery? : TWINS
24. Winning sequence : OOO
25. Rte. parts : STS
26. Mere semblance : GHOST
27. Words from a crowd : CHANT
29. Lacking : SHORT
30. Glacial formations : ARETES
31. Knightly hero of medieval romances : ROLAND
33. Guinness, for one : BREWER
34. Not specifically assigned : ROVING
35. Beeps : PAGES
36. Sunburn symptom : EDEMA
37. Get all of : BUYUP
38. Risky business?: Abbr. : OTB
41. Nietzsche's "___ Antichrist" : DER
42. Well follower : ILLBE
43. Sorry sort : RUER
44. Fought : DIDBATTLE
47. Hindu aphorisms, collectively : SUTRA
48. Immature : UNRIPE
49. Inconveniences : TROUBLES
51. Less original : STALER
52. Where to draw the line? : ARTCLASS
53. Rises dramatically : TOWERS
54. Parenthetically : BYTHEWAY
1. They usually aren't hits : BSIDES
2. Ready to take a cut : UPNEXT
3. Wolf snakes' prey : GECKOS
4. 1998 Pulitzer nonfiction winner ___ Diamond : JARED
5. Instruments that may be made from monkeypod wood : UKES
6. "Love ___ Song Without End" (from "Bambi") : ISA
7. Oath : CUSSWORD
8. Pentathlon competitor, e.g. : EPEEIST
9. Sorcerer : MAGUS
10. On : ATOP
11. Languishes in confinement : ROTS
12. Disorganized : INCHOATE
13. Draft order? : SCHOONER
14. Cozy locales : TEAPOTS
21. Cause of a blowup? : TNT
23. Simple footwear : THONG
26. Where the Volta flows : GHANA
27. Cad : CREEP
28. Cuts : HEWS
29. Not likely : SLIM
30. Object : ARGUE
31. Arrived at, oater-style : RODEINTO
32. Have trouble with one's balance : OVERDRAW
33. Candle scent or rum flavoring : BAYBERRY
34. 1932 Gable film remade as "Mogambo" : REDDUST
35. Can help? : PULLTAB
37. Diner order : BLT
38. Ban : OUTLAW
39. Saint canonized by Gregory XV : TERESA
40. Forward : BRASSY
42. Anatomical canals : ITERS
43. Much-devalued monetary unit : RUBLE
45. Nastiness : BILE
46. Little, e.g. : APER
47. Similar things : SUCH
50. Teammate of Hubbell and Terry : OTT

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