New York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Author: Verna Suit
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Suit. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Painter Chagall : MARC
5. Suit : BEFIT
10. Home of Iowa State : AMES
14. Muffin topper : OLEO
15. Do penance : ATONE
16. "I, Claudius" role : NERO
17. Virgin Is., e.g. : TERR
18. Cheap shot? : BARBARGAIN
20. Overwhelm : INUNDATE
22. Block and tackle part : PULLEY
23. Use an épée : FENCE
24. 14 pounds, in Britain : STONE
26. Kimono accessories : OBIS
29. Germ-free : STERILE
33. Sosa vs. McGwire, e.g.? : BATBATTLE
37. Evidence of drunkenness : SLUR
38. Necessities for pregnancies : OVA
39. Insulted, lovingly : ROASTED
42. Kay follower : ELL
43. Cuzco's country : PERU
45. Commotion in the commuters' terminal? : BUSBUSTLE
47. Watergate, e.g. : SCANDAL
50. Israel's Abba : EBAN
51. Rent again : RELET
53. Puts ice on, maybe : NUMBS
57. "One ___ Jump" : OCLOCK
60. "The Natural" game : BASEBALL
63. Feature of a girls-only gathering? : BOYBOYCOTT
65. Scottish hillside : BRAE
66. Mark time : IDLE
67. Sri ___ : LANKA
68. The auld sod : EIRE
69. ___ off (angered) : TEED
70. Sling mud at : SMEAR
71. Hard to fathom : DEEP
1. Recurring theme : MOTIF
2. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
3. Any "Seinfeld," now : RERUN
4. Pipe type : CORNCOB
5. Ali ___ : BABA
6. South Dakota, to Pierre : ETAT
7. Links shouts : FORES
8. Bach's Mass ___ Minor : INB
9. Place to put some leaves : TEAPOT
10. Fly-casters, e.g. : ANGLERS
11. It may be prix fixe : MEAL
12. Canal of song : ERIE
13. PlayStation maker : SONY
19. Ancient letter : RUNE
21. Shut out : DEBAR
25. Feared fly : TSETSE
27. Skater Midori : ITO
28. Dobbin's home : STABLE
30. "___ a song go ..." : ILET
31. Put to sleep : LULL
32. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
33. Conks on the head : BOPS
34. "___ plaisir" : AVEC
35. Ancient Irish kings' home : TARA
36. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
40. Go back : EBB
41. Musician Eddy or Allman : DUANE
44. Got naked : UNROBED
46. Gave the cold shoulder : SNUBBED
48. Art ___ : DECO
49. Ethyl and propyl, for two : ALKYLS
52. Steak selection : TBONE
54. An Osmond : MARIE
55. Traffic jam noise : BLARE
56. Sack out : SLEEP
57. News item often written in advance : OBIT
58. Programmers' writing : CODE
59. Singer Lovett : LYLE
61. One of the Aleutians : ATKA
62. Magi guide : STAR
64. Video maker, for short : CAM

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