New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 2002

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Sphere : REALM
6. Embargoed land : CUBA
10. One of a multiple birth : QUAD
14. Da Gama's destination : INDIA
15. Addict : USER
16. Take apart : UNDO
17. Junípero Serra, for one : FRANCISCAN
19. 9 to 5, maybe : ODDS
20. Not be up-to-date : LAG
21. V-J Day pres. : HST
22. Street hustler's game : MONTE
24. Classic examples : EPITOMES
27. Before the bell : EARLY
30. Pack : STOW
31. Russian capital : RUBLE
34. Lenore's creator : POE
35. Prominent grocery chain : IGA
38. "Spy Game" star : BRADPITT
40. He was in the rag trade : SCOTTJOPLIN
42. Article lead-in : DATELINE
44. Get-up-and-go : PEP
45. Ripple maker : OAR
46. Sell for : FETCH
48. Outside opening? : ECTO
52. Word on an invitation : WHERE
54. Place to plug a new book, maybe : TALKSHOW
57. Monitor's side : NORTH
60. 57-Across opposer : LEE
61. "Thimble Theater" name : OYL
62. Hairpieces : RUGS
64. Custardlike dessert : KEYLIMEPIE
67. Nay sayer : ANTI
68. Stick on the table : OLEO
69. Not stick to the script? : PRINT
70. W.C. : JOHN
71. Popular side : SLAW
72. Zippy flavors : TANGS
1. Biathlon weapons : RIFLES
2. Captivated : ENRAPT
3. Slow movement : ADAGIO
4. Architect Maya ___ : LIN
5. Hardly wimpy : MACHO
6. Scalper's victim : CUSTER
7. Trojan initials : USC
8. Radiant look : BEAM
9. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
10. Affirmative action concern : QUOTA
11. Support : UNDERPIN
12. Put on : ADD
13. Beehives and buns : DOS
18. An end to sex? : ISM
23. Rib : NEEDLE
25. Now and again? : TWICE
26. What "The Star-Spangled Banner" writer is in this puzzle : SUBJECT
28. It may be odd : LOT
29. Still : YET
32. Buddy : BRO
33. Finnic language : LAPP
36. Sunday driver? : GOLFER
37. Play to ___ : ATIE
39. Vocal cords, informally : PIPES
40. Muscularity : STRENGTH
41. Blast maker : TNT
42. Average name : DOW
43. "That's nice!" : AAH
47. Revere : HALLOW
49. Penner of polonaises : CHOPIN
50. Trifling : TOYING
51. Barn fledglings : OWLETS
53. Pitcher's bagful : ROSIN
55. Wahine's gift : LEI
56. Neat as a pin : KEMPT
58. Refs' calls, for short : TKOS
59. Extreme torment : HELL
62. Rule, in India : RAJ
63. Start of a Spanish count : UNO
65. Indeed : YEA
66. Coldwell Banker competitor : ERA

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