New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 2003

Author: Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Bob Peoples
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392/11/20012/26/20116
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303011121
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1.55200

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 111 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Babushka : SCARF
6. Dot-___ : COMS
10. Tel ___ : AVIV
14. Nasty and then some : CRUEL
15. Knee-slapper : HOOT
16. Home to some Sargents, with "the" : TATE
17. Fabled fall guy : HUMPTYDUMPTY
19. Biol. branch : ECOL
20. "___ lazy river ..." (Bobby Darin lyric) : UPA
21. Shoe decoration : TASSEL
22. Wheat variety : DURUM
23. Loafer, e.g. : SLIPON
25. Kind of a drag : TEDIUM
27. Dehydrated : SERE
28. 1926 hit "Sleepy Time ___" : GAL
31. Hardly peppy : TORPID
34. Indian beads : WAMPUM
36. Short and thick : STUMPY
37. Ground cover : SOD
40. Slow outflow : SEEPAGE
43. "Ulalume" poet : POE
44. Two of ten : THUMBS
46. One in a black suit : SPADE
48. Birdbrains : DODOES
50. Sports officials : UMPS
51. Airy melody : LILT
55. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
57. Element in some batteries : CADMIUM
59. Let have : CEDE
61. Eastern Canadian Indian : MICMAC
64. Run up a phone bill : GAB
65. Homecoming attendees : ALUMS
66. It's a wrap : ALUMINUMFOIL
68. "On & On" singer Erykah ___ : BADU
69. Orchid products : LEIS
70. Not smooth : EROSE
71. Batter's bane : SLUMP
72. "___ She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder song) : ISNT
73. Knots : NODES
1. Downhiller's run : SCHUSS
2. Ball up : CRUMPLE
3. Domestic : AUPAIR
4. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
5. Jet off for : FLYTO
6. Buds : CHUMS
7. Klutz's cry : OOPS
8. Sacred song : MOTET
9. Doctor's lance : STYLET
10. Was humiliated : ATEDIRT
11. Big sucker : VACUUMPUMP
12. "... like ___ not!" : ITOR
13. Soft palate : VELUM
18. "I'll be a son of a gun" : DANGME
24. Backed bench : PEW
26. Gave pills to : DOSED
29. Make like : APE
30. Kind of payment : LUMPSUM
32. Nasdaq debut, maybe: Abbr. : IPO
33. Food additive : DYE
35. Holding : ASSET
37. Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
38. "So that's it!" : OHO
39. "Dragnet" signature sound : DUMDADUMDUM
41. "Killer" PC program : APP
42. Shell holder? : GASCAN
45. Studies : BONESUP
47. The past, in the past : ELD
49. Kenyan's neighbor : SOMALI
52. "No more, thanks" : IMGOOD
53. Network (with) : LIAISE
54. Spills : TUMBLES
56. Frasier's brother : NILES
58. Shrewdness : ACUMEN
59. Street fleet : CABS
60. "Raid on Entebbe" airline : ELAL
62. Chili powder ingredient : CUMIN
63. Niagara Falls feature : MIST
67. Not to : FRO

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