New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tony section of Boston : BACKBAY
5. A chorister : ALTO
9. End of a layoff : CALLBACK
14. One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
15. Noggin : BEAN
16. Israel's Sharon : ARIEL
17. Gasohol, e.g. : FUEL
18. Shake up : JOLT
19. Mississippi tributary : YAZOO
20. Mythical thing in the business world : FREELUNCH
22. Trolley sound : CLANG
23. "___ you kidding?" : ARE
24. Wind dir. : ENE
26. Like some pets : CANINE
30. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
31. Tom Jones hit "___ a Lady" : SHES
35. Capital of Guam, old-style : AGANA
36. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
37. Butler, maid, etc. : HELP
38. Theme of this puzzle : BACKINTOACORNER
41. French 101 verb : ETRE
42. Checked out : EYED
43. One wearing a conical cap : DUNCE
44. Bassoonist's buy : REED
45. 1040 sender : IRS
46. Manufacturer's offer : REBATE
47. Numero ___ : UNO
48. Camp sack : COT
49. "Rats!" and others : OATHS
53. Coupon for the needy : FOODSTAMP
59. Fictional Heep : URIAH
60. Grimm beast : OGRE
61. Inter ___ : ALIA
62. Earl or viscount : TITLE
63. Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
64. Like a yenta : NOSY
65. Tryster's escape route, maybe : BACKDOOR
66. Hot sandwich : MELT
67. 1969 Beatles hit : GETBACK
1. "Keep your distance!" : BACKOFF
2. Mr. Magoo's vision : BLUR
3. "The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
4. Brown rival : YALE
5. Repudiate : ABJURE
6. Director Sergio : LEONE
7. Barber's powder : TALC
8. Like Charles Kuralt, perennially : ONTHEROAD
9. Psychic Edgar : CAYCE
10. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
11. Maugham's "___ of Lambeth" : LIZA
12. Rocker Russell : LEON
13. In-basket stack : BACKLOG
21. Island west of Maui : LANAI
25. D.E.A. agent : NARC
26. Highlander's fling? : CABER
27. Banded stone : AGATE
28. Button material : NACRE
29. Signed one's name to : INKED
30. Cobblers' output : SHOES
31. Yard adornment : SHRUB
32. Dye source : HENNA
33. Vote in : ELECT
34. Binge : SPREE
36. Inedible peanuts : STYROFOAM
39. Düsseldorf denial : NEIN
40. "Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
46. Porcupine, e.g. : RODENT
47. Person with a program : USHER
48. Reef buildup : CORAL
49. Bushman's home : OUTBACK
50. Nearly rainless : ARID
51. One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
52. Angelic feature : HALO
54. Gawk at : OGLE
55. Zingy taste : TANG
56. Medicinal plant : ALOE
57. Atomizer output : MIST
58. Retribution : PAYBACK

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