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New York Times, Monday, September 9, 2002

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William I. Johnston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 48 Missing: {FQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Every clue starts with the letter L. The four theme answers each have two words, each starting with L as well. There are 12 other L's in the grid. Can you spot them?

1
B
2
O
3
C
4
A
5
T
6
S
7
A
8
R
9
J
10
U
11
T
12
A
D
A
P
13
T
14
A
T
T
I
15
C
16
O
N
O
17
W
I
L
L
A
18
T
E
M
P
O
19
N
I
N
20
L
E
M
O
N
21
L
A
W
22
T
R
23
E
A
T
Y
24
M
G
T
25
I
T
C
H
Y
26
L
27
A
B
O
R
28
L
29
E
30
A
D
E
R
31
A
I
L
32
I
R
R
E
G
U
33
L
34
A
35
R
36
M
A
P
37
M
38
A
L
A
I
S
E
39
O
X
O
40
P
R
O
41
P
A
G
A
T
E
42
N
I
T
43
L
I
N
C
O
L
44
N
45
L
46
O
G
S
47
T
48
I
E
T
O
49
A
L
B
50
S
I
T
A
R
S
51
L
52
A
V
A
L
53
A
54
M
55
P
56
P
G
A
57
E
T
58
H
E
L
59
M
O
N
D
E
60
E
E
L
61
D
I
A
N
A
62
A
N
K
L
E
63
D
R
Y
64
C
M
O
N
65
G
A
I
N
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Across
1
Lauderdale is south of it : BOCA
5
Leader of pre-1917 Russia : TSAR
9
Look more prominent than the rest, with "out" : JUT
12
Learn to cope : ADAPT
14
Loft : ATTIC
16
Lennon's woman : ONO
17
Literary Cather : WILLA
18
Lento or largo : TEMPO
19
"Ladders to Fire" novelist Anaïs : NIN
20
Lousy-car buyer's protection : LEMONLAW
22
Link between nations : TREATY
24
Leadership of a co. : MGT
25
Liable to make one scratch : ITCHY
26
Lane Kirkland of the AFL-CIO, e.g. : LABORLEADER
31
Lie in bed, say : AIL
32
Like some verbs : IRREGULAR
36
Latitude/longitude shower : MAP
37
Lethargy : MALAISE
39
Losing tic-tac-toe row : OXO
40
Let spread : PROPAGATE
42
Louse-to-be : NIT
43
Lego precursor : LINCOLNLOGS
47
Link : TIETO
49
Land bordering Greece: Abbr. : ALB
50
Long-necked instruments : SITARS
51
Light that oozes : LAVALAMP
56
Links org. : PGA
57
Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
59
Le ___ (Paris paper) : MONDE
60
Lithe swimmer : EEL
61
Late princess : DIANA
62
Lower leg joint : ANKLE
63
Lacking moisture : DRY
64
"Let's go!" : CMON
65
Loss's opposite : GAIN
Down
1
Loudly cry : BAWL
2
Likely foil for Garfield : ODIE
3
Less than 1 m.p.h., as winds : CALM
4
Level-headedness : APLOMB
5
"Later" : TATA
6
"Little of this, little of that" dish : STEW
7
Location for 24-hr. banking : ATM
8
Lifeguards' dangers : RIPTIDES
9
Lunch for a whale, in a Bible story : JONAH
10
Like-mindedness : UNITY
11
"Les Misérables" award, 1987 : TONY
13
Latin dance : TANGO
15
Line of mourners : CORTEGE
21
L, e.g.: Abbr. : LTR
23
Linen color : ECRU
26
Libeler, almost by definition : LIAR
27
Labrador food? : ALPO
28
Light purple : LILAC
29
Lyre-carrying Muse : ERATO
30
"Little Mermaid" : ARIEL
31
Loudness increaser, at a concert : AMP
33
Like a hippie's hair : LONG
34
Line on a graph : AXIS
35
Ludicrous comments : ROT
37
Lutèce V.I.P. : MAITRED
38
Lacking faith in God : AGNOSTIC
41
"Let me go!" e.g. : PLEA
44
Like certain engineers: Abbr. : NAV
45
Lima animal : LLAMA
46
Lozenge-shaped : OBLONG
47
Lion's cousin : TIGER
48
Lire used to be spent here : ITALY
50
Lost no time : SPED
51
Letterman rival : LENO
52
Ladd or Greenspan : ALAN
53
"Lonely Boy" singer Paul : ANKA
54
Livy's 1,551 : MDLI
55
Light hammer part : PEEN
58
Lunch meat : HAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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