New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2003

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 173 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. With 7-Across, something to start with : BANANA
7. See 1-Across : DAIQUIRI
15. Many : ALOTOF
16. Subtle reference : ALLUSION
17. Directed at : SENTTO
18. Singles or doubles : BASEHITS
19. Trees and such : SCENERY
21. It may accompany a MS. : SASE
22. Bagasse base, maybe : BEET
24. Rock's Cream, e.g. : TRIO
27. Rambo-esque : MACHO
31. Callus sites : SOLES
34. ___-Magnon : CRO
36. Cold weather quarters : IGLOO
37. English painter John : OPIE
38. Blocks of time : ERAS
39. Line from "The Student Prince" : DRINKDRINKDRINK
42. Knock down : DECK
43. Way back when : ONCE
44. Longines rival : OMEGA
45. "Uh-huh" : YEH
46. All-encompassing : BROAD
47. Also-ran in 2000 : NADER
48. Some art design, informally : DECO
50. ___ Brasi (Corleone hood) : LUCA
52. Grease, briefly : LUBE
55. Surprise fare : POTLUCK
60. Turning red, maybe : RIPENING
64. Time of the year : SEASON
65. Swimming and diving pageant : AQUACADE
66. On-line business : ETRADE
67. With 68-Across, something to finish with : ESPRESSO
68. See 67-Across : COFFEE
1. Largemouth or smallmouth : BASS
2. Cad in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" : ALEC
3. Zero : NONE
4. Abbr. on an order : ATTN
5. Memoranda keeper : NOTEBOOK
6. In advance of, in poems : AFORE
7. Bit : DAB
8. "Too bad!" : ALAS
9. She met Rick in Paris : ILSA
10. Chases : QUESTS
11. Person who's well-armed? : USHER
12. Sequel letters : III
13. Malarkey : ROT
14. Break-___ : INS
20. "Don't evade the question!" : YESORNO
23. Like some anesthetics : TOPICAL
25. What Bing Crosby said he did "for you" : ICRIED
26. Lunchbox item : ORANGE
27. Blouse with a sailor collar : MIDDY
28. "We've got a deal!" : AGREED
29. Hot as a pistol, say : CLICHE
30. What taxis do : HONK
32. Like taxis at a hotel, maybe : LINEDUP
33. Comics cry : EEK
35. Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
38. Aunt with a "Cope Book" : ERMA
40. Côte ___ (French wine region) : DOR
41. Fund, as a charity : DONATETO
46. Evict : BOUNCE
49. Brighten up : CLEAR
51. Trig. function : COSEC
53. Leaning : BIAS
54. Final stages : ENDS
56. 1968 British comedy "Only When I ___" : LARF
57. Initials at Colo. Springs : USAF
58. Set of principles : CODE
59. Child support? : KNEE
60. Arctic explorer John : RAE
61. Mensan highs : IQS
62. Little chow : PUP
63. 1989 auto debut : GEO

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