New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 2002

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Like ears of grain : SPICATE
8. Teacher's diagnostic tool : PRETEST
15. Oder region : SILESIA
16. Birthplace of Elie Wiesel : ROMANIA
17. Strongly built : WELLSET
18. Nostrums : ELIXIRS
19. What spouse does every night, step 1 : FLIPSOFFLIGHT
21. Part of a U.S.A.F. schedule : ETA
23. Actress Phillips of "I, Claudius" : SIAN
24. Fannie ___ : MAE
25. What spouse does, step 2 : GETSINTOBED
30. So-so link? : AND
31. Merriment : GLEE
32. Place to spend shekels: Abbr. : ISR
33. Veterans : OLDPROS
37. Soft and yielding : SQUISHY
42. Army unit? : ANT
43. Antarctic flier : SKUA
44. Mdse. : GDS
47. What spouse does, step 3 : FALLSASLEEP
52. Alley ___ : OOP
53. Intercom sound : BEEP
54. Mormons, in brief : LDS
55. What spouse does, step 4 [hint: look at the black squares of the grid] : STARTSTOSNORE
61. It's usually played first : SIDEONE
62. Makes bubbly : AERATES
65. "No kidding" : IMEANIT
66. Passover fare : MATZOTH
67. Parade requirements : PERMITS
68. Perfume : ESSENCE
1. Opposite of NNE : SSW
2. Kind of chart : PIE
3. Accursed : ILLFATED
4. Monk's abode : CELL
5. Historic Italian town damaged many times by earthquakes : ASSISI
6. Cuff link companion : TIEPIN
7. Irks : EATSAT
8. Non- or un-: Abbr. : PREF
9. Do body work of a sort : ROLF
10. Expressionist Nolde : EMIL
11. Meter site : TAXI
12. Poser : ENIGMA
13. Name echoed in 1960's news : SIRHAN
14. Took a bite : TASTED
20. Conceptual art pioneer : ONO
21. Breakfast brand : EGGO
22. Get off one's chest : TELL
26. Natl. Sewing Month : SEP
27. Twice : BIS
28. Lawyer's abbr. : ESQ
29. Joanne of "Red River" : DRU
34. W.W. II fliers : RAF
35. Stop ___ dime : ONA
36. Cardinal letters : STL
38. Long ___: Abbr. : ISL
39. Kind of crew : SKELETON
40. Tinted : HUED
41. Natters on : YAPS
44. Dirt, so to speak : GOSSIP
45. Sit behind bars : DOTIME
46. Gardener, at times : SPADER
48. Corp. takeover : LBO
49. Opening word : SESAME
50. Lover of Dido, in myth : AENEAS
51. Wears jauntily : SPORTS
56. Printing unit : REAM
57. Singer Tennille : TONI
58. Peevish display : SNIT
59. Hanoi holidays : TETS
60. Flatten : RAZE
63. And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
64. Dam, for example : SHE

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