New York Times, Monday, April 16, 2001

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
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1. Pepsi or RC : COLA
5. Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
9. Stares open-mouthed : GAPES
14. Birthstone after sapphire : OPAL
15. Cheese nibblers : MICE
16. "My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
17. Courtroom figures : PUBLICDEFENDERS
20. Winding road shape : ESS
21. Loch ___ monster : NESS
22. Lassos : RIATAS
23. Proofreader's mark : STET
24. Tilling tools : HOES
25. Like fishers' hooks : BAITED
28. Top 40 songs : HITS
29. Poem of praise : ODE
32. Command : ORDER
33. Indian dress : SARI
34. Hertz rival : AVIS
35. Ida Lupino, e.g. : FILMNOIRACTRESS
38. Lawyers' charges : FEES
39. Topic of gossip : ITEM
40. Because : SINCE
41. Like octogenarians : OLD
42. Squalid neighborhood : SLUM
43. Time of the year : SEASON
44. Ooze : SEEP
45. Candies that burn the mouth : HOTS
46. "Is that your final ___?" : ANSWER
49. D.C. bigwigs : POLS
50. Low digit? : TOE
53. Last governor of New Netherland : PETERSTUYVESANT
56. Wear away : ERODE
57. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
58. Company V.I.P. : EXEC
59. Scattered, as seed : SOWED
60. Requirement : NEED
61. Action before blowing out the candles : WISH
1. Make do : COPE
2. Any symphony : OPUS
3. Places for experiments : LABS
4. Entirely : ALL
5. Hosted : EMCEED
6. Central spot : MIDST
7. Desserts that give chills : ICES
8. Striped official : REF
9. Bottled spirits : GENIES
10. Actors Robert and Alan : ALDAS
11. Artist Mondrian : PIET
12. Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
13. Back talk : SASS
18. Recent med school graduate : INTERN
19. Arousing : EROTIC
23. Parts with thorns : STEMS
24. Ulysses S. Grant's real first name : HIRAM
25. Successful, in Variety : BOFFO
26. The Little Mermaid's name : ARIEL
27. Ran without moving : IDLED
28. Sheik's bevy : HAREM
29. Kilns : OVENS
30. Music to do the hustle to : DISCO
31. German industrial city : ESSEN
33. Ab strengthener : SITUP
34. Opera songs : ARIAS
36. Edmonton N.H.L. team : OILERS
37. Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
42. Become enraged : SEERED
43. Figured out : SOLVED
44. Ingmar Bergman, e.g. : SWEDE
45. According to ___ : HOYLE
46. Earth rulers in a 1968 film : APES
47. Imperious Roman : NERO
48. Put away : STOW
49. Like 24-karat gold : PURE
50. Hack's vehicle : TAXI
51. Singles : ONES
52. Write on metal : ETCH
54. Sawbuck : TEN
55. Make a seam : SEW

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