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New York Times, Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 19,272 )

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Across
1
Backs, anatomically : DORSA
6
Plants : FLORA
11
Bouncers' requests : IDS
14
Shackles : IRONS
15
Like some anesthesia : LOCAL
16
Rolodex no. : TEL
17
With 31-, 46- and 61-Across, comment from Franz Kafka : ABOOKMUSTBE
19
Kidnappers in 70's news : SLA
20
Body build : FRAME
21
Masterful : EXPERT
23
Online columnist Drudge : MATT
25
Abbr. on a business letter : ENCL
28
"Would ___?" : ILIE
29
Fugard's "A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
31
See 17-Across : THEAXEFOR
34
Off-the-cuff stuff : IMPROV
36
Butler's request : ENTER
37
Ed.'s in-box filler : MSS
38
One using a delete key : NEGATOR
40
Hesitation sound : HEM
43
Bother no end : EATAT
44
City near Bologna : MODENA
46
See 17-Across : THEFROZEN
50
Checks for contraband, maybe : XRAYS
51
Lash mark : WELT
52
Together, musically : ADUE
54
Q.E.D. part : ERAT
55
Counterpart of a delete key : ERASER
58
Nervous feeling : ANGST
60
Umpire's call : LET
61
See 17-Across : SEAINSIDEUS
66
Compete : VIE
67
For a specific purpose : ADHOC
68
Loo sign : GENTS
69
Put the kibosh on : END
70
Time unit? : ISSUE
71
Picture within a picture : INSET
Down
1
24 horas : DIA
2
Sun, e.g. : ORB
3
They may be pitched : ROOFTOPS
4
Bull, at times : SNORTER
5
"___ silly question ..." : ASKA
6
Polished, languagewise : FLUENT
7
Part of U.C.L.A. : LOS
8
U.N. Day mo. : OCT
9
Broccoli ___ (leafy vegetable) : RABE
10
Football's Karras : ALEX
11
"... is fear ___": F.D.R. : ITSELF
12
Texas border city : DELRIO
13
One working with heavy tiles : SLATER
18
M.'s mate : MME
22
Waterfront walk : PIER
23
Cripple : MAIM
24
Poor box filler : ALMS
26
Bilked : CHEATED
27
Fast time? : LENT
30
Blip maker : SONAR
32
Pion's place : ATOM
33
Copy : XEROX
35
Literally, "I forbid" : VETO
39
Strip in the news : GAZA
40
Gives hope to : HEARTENS
41
"Pure Moods" singer : ENYA
42
It's rigged : MAST
43
Red-spotted critters : EFTS
45
City on the Elbe : DRESDEN
46
Jury, often : TWELVE
47
Self-referencing contract term : HEREIN
48
Walking on air : ELATED
49
Subtle distinction : NUANCE
53
U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
56
Actor Morales : ESAI
57
Cinergy Field players : REDS
59
Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
62
Spa sounds : AHS
63
Marker letters : IOU
64
Western tribesman : UTE
65
One of a fleet fleet : SST

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