New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. "Gee whillikers!" : GOSH
5. Deviate : VARY
9. Terra ___ : FIRMA
14. Judge : RATE
15. Switch ending : EROO
16. Thai or Taiwanese : ASIAN
17. Suffix with fabric : ATOR
18. Valley girl? : LILY
19. Mad : RABID
20. Alaska : SEWARDSFOLLY
23. High-ranking clergyman : PRELATE
24. ___ Fables : AESOPS
28. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" : DISNEYSFOLLY
31. Biblical tower site : BABEL
34. Home, informally : NEST
35. A, in Aachen : EIN
36. Dumbfounded : AWED
37. "___ say ..." : SADTO
39. Judge's seat : BANC
40. Org. governing two conferences : NFL
41. Japanese soup : MISO
42. Funny hitting sounds : BONKS
43. The Clermont : FULTONSFOLLY
47. Aloft : FLYING
48. Supporter : BOOSTER
52. What 20-, 28- and 43-Across each turned into : GREATSUCCESS
55. Cassette contents : VIDEO
58. Goes kaput : DIES
59. How many a product is advertised : ONTV
60. Idolize : ADORE
61. "... or ___!" : ELSE
62. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
63. Windblown soil : LOESS
64. Famed loch : NESS
65. Prepare a salad : TOSS
1. Hold : GRASP
2. Horse opera : OATER
3. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" writer : STOWE
4. Proclaimed : HERALDED
5. Grazing lands for gnus : VELDTS
6. Up : ARISEN
7. Massage deeply : ROLF
8. It can be used to walk the dog : YOYO
9. Ultraliberals : FARLEFT
10. Arbitrary parental "explanation" : ISAYSO
11. Eve's beginning : RIB
12. Month after avril : MAI
13. Additionally : AND
21. Stairwell item : RAIL
22. Catch, as a bronco : LASSO
25. Western New York town : OLEAN
26. Toy piano sound : PLINK
27. Does a film editor's job : SYNCS
29. ___ the line : ENDOF
30. Thus far : YET
31. Canada's ___ National Park : BANFF
32. Terrible : AWFUL
33. Mideastern dancer's asset : BELLY
37. Burn lightly : SINGE
38. Donkey : ASS
39. Three-fingered saluter : BOYSCOUT
41. 1820 White House residents : MONROES
42. Group : BLOC
44. Princeton team : TIGERS
45. Fixate (on) : OBSESS
46. Scoundrels : LOUSES
49. Fifty minutes past the hour : TENTO
50. Adlai's running mate : ESTES
51. Answers an invitation : RSVPS
53. Gulf of ___ (entrance to the Red Sea) : ADEN
54. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
55. Prince in the comics, for short : VAL
56. Altar declaration : IDO
57. Female hare : DOE

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