New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Author: Matthew J. Koceich
Editor: Will Shortz
Matthew J. Koceich
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Koceich. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Underwater predator : ORCA
5. Letters on a Soyuz rocket : CCCP
9. October stones : OPALS
14. Fermented honey drink : MEAD
15. Bona fide : REAL
16. Running wild : ARIOT
17. Indigo dye source : ANIL
18. School for a future ens. : USNA
19. NBC staple since 1/14/52 : TODAY
20. Either 38- or 53-Across : RENAISSANCEMAN
23. Privy to : INON
24. Pizarro's prize : ORO
25. Clod buster : HOE
28. Priests' subordinates : DEACONS
31. Automobile sticker fig. : MPG
34. Boredom : ENNUI
36. Trucker's truck : RIG
37. Fly high : SOAR
38. "The Last Supper" artist : LEONARDODAVINCI
42. Battering wind : GALE
43. Out ___ limb : ONA
44. Largish combo : OCTET
45. In the style of : ALA
46. Tableland : PLATEAU
49. Hosp. units : ERS
50. Iron man Ripken : CAL
51. Ten: Prefix : DECA
53. "The Divine Comedy" author : DANTEALIGHIERI
60. Canon competitor : RICOH
61. Grease monkey's job : LUBE
62. The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYST
63. Muse of poetry : ERATO
64. Bruins' sch. : UCLA
65. First name in jeans : LEVI
66. Surrenders : CEDES
67. Deportment : MIEN
68. "Baseball Tonight" channel : ESPN
1. Barbra's "Funny Girl" co-star : OMAR
2. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
3. Genesis son : CAIN
4. He finished second to Ike : ADLAI
5. Friend of Friday : CRUSOE
6. Big name in small planes : CESSNA
7. Scene of Jesus' first miracle : CANA
8. Blueprint : PLAN
9. Many John Wayne films : OATERS
10. TV teaser : PROMO
11. Verdi heroine : AIDA
12. It can generate a lot of interest : LOAN
13. Porker's pad : STY
21. Land of a billion : INDIA
22. Line dance : CONGA
25. Hägar's wife, in the comics : HELGA
26. N.B.A.'s Shaquille : ONEAL
27. ___ Gay (plane) : ENOLA
29. Zagreb resident : CROAT
30. Suffix with fact : OID
31. Three-card hustle : MONTE
32. Indiana hoopster : PACER
33. Dixie dish : GRITS
35. Arles article : UNE
37. [not a typo] : SIC
39. Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
40. Heredity helix : DNA
41. ___ for (substantiate) : VOUCH
46. Feeling of pity : PATHOS
47. Unlike toadstools : EDIBLE
48. Cyclades' sea : AEGEAN
50. Big bill : CNOTE
52. Airplane seat option : AISLE
53. Calamitous : DIRE
54. Part of 18-Across: Abbr. : ACAD
55. Reunion attendee : ALUM
56. ___ Baines Johnson : LUCI
57. Ogles : EYES
58. Invitation letters : RSVP
59. "Put ___ writing" : ITIN
60. Boom box button : REC

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