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  • Title: "PURELY SIMPLE" (AUGUST 29, 2002)
  • Author: By Ed Early
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  • Title: PURELY SIMPLE
  • Author: By Ed Early
  • Editor: Timothy Parker
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A1. Stops vacillating ~ OPTS
A1. "___ Line Is It Anyway?" ~ WHOSE
A1. Stops vacillating ~ OPTS
A5. Fire-gone conclusion ~ ASHES
A6. Act servilely ~ FAWN
A5. Fire-gone conclusion ~ ASHES
A10. Deface ~ SCAR
A10. Hind end ~ PRAT
A10. Deface ~ SCAR
A14. Spoils ~ LOOT
A14. Owl comments ~ HOOTS
A14. Spoils ~ LOOT
A15. Doozy ~ BEAUT
A15. Aweather's opposite ~ ALEE
A15. Doozy ~ BEAUT
A16. Hourly pay ~ WAGE
A16. Swimming pool division ~ LANE
A16. Hourly pay ~ WAGE
A17. See 40-Across ~ IMPECCABLE
A17. Without fault or error ~ IMPECCABLE
A17. See 40-Across ~ IMPECCABLE
A19. Wading bird ~ IBIS
A19. Diarist Frank ~ ANNE
A19. Wading bird ~ IBIS
A20. Word with light or horse ~ OPERA
A20. Forum platforms (Var.) ~ ROSTRA
A20. Word with "light" or "horse" ~ OPERA
A21. Willingly ~ LIEF
A21. Building wing ~ ADDITION
A21. Willingly ~ LIEF
A22. World's longest river ~ NILE
A23. A number of ~ SOME
A22. World's longest river ~ NILE
A23. Bambi's aunt ~ ENA
A25. Adirondack chair part ~ SLAT
A23. Bambi's aunt ~ ENA
A25. See 40-Across ~ BRANDNEW
A26. Boxing punch ~ JAB
A25. See 40-Across ~ BRANDNEW
A27. Gigantic statues ~ COLOSSI
A29. Wolf head? ~ WERE
A27. Gigantic statues ~ COLOSSI
A31. Nada ~ NIL
A31. Ipecac, e.g. ~ EMETIC
A31. Nada ~ NIL
A32. Of the same mind ~ ONE
A35. One hundred percent ~ ALL
A32. Of the same mind ~ ONE
A33. "Mockingbird" singer Foxx ~ INEZ
A36. Charlie Brown's "Darn!" ~ RATS
A33. "Mockingbird" singer Foxx ~ INEZ
A36. "Now you _____, now ..." (conjurer's words) ~ SEEIT
A38. Advice from a dentist ~ BRUSH
A36. "Now you ___, now you don't" (conjurer's words) ~ SEEIT
A40. Without blemish ~ CLEANASAWHISTLE
A39. Absolutely spotless ~ CLEANASAWHISTLE
A40. Without blemish ~ CLEANASAWHISTLE
A44. "_____ eleison" ("Lord, have mercy") ~ KYRIE
A43. Furry Australian ~ KOALA
A44. "___, eleison" ("Lord, have mercy") ~ KYRIE
A45. Sweet sandwich ~ OREO
A44. Fencing rapier ~ EPEE
A45. Sweet sandwich ~ OREO
A46. Comfort's partner ~ AID
A45. Hyson or oolong ~ TEA
A46. Comfort's partner ~ AID
A47. "Neato!" ~ RAD
A46. Ambulates with attitude ~ STRUTS
A47. "Neato!" ~ RAD
A49. Old Chevy models ~ IMPALAS
A48. Title in English nobility ~ EARL
A49. Old Chevy models ~ IMPALAS
A52. See 40-Across ~ SPOTLESS
A50. "Addams Family" cousin ~ ITT
A52. See 40-Across ~ SPOTLESS
A57. Poetic contraction ~ EEN
A51. Domestic servant ~ MAID
A57. Poetic contraction ~ EEN
A58. Religious symbol ~ HALO
A53. "Out of my way!" indicator ~ TOOT
A58. Religious symbol ~ HALO
A59. Goes head-to-head ~ VIES
A55. Lesser Caribbean islands? ~ ANTILLES
A59. Goes head-to-head ~ VIES
A61. Word for extremists ~ RABID
A59. Most dispassionate ~ ICIEST
A61. Word for extremists ~ RABID
A65. Inter _____ ~ ALIA
A63. Crazy as a ___ ~ LOON
A65. Inter ___ (among others) ~ ALIA
A66. See 40-Across ~ IMMACULATE
A64. Pristine ~ IMMACULATE
A66. See 40-Across ~ IMMACULATE
A68. Name on your waist, perhaps ~ LEVI
A66. Excel element ~ MENU
A68. Name on your waist, perhaps ~ LEVI
A69. Richard's vice president ~ SPIRO
A67. Grand achievement ~ COUP
A69. Richard's vice president ~ SPIRO
A70. Stewpot ~ OLLA
A68. Samurai number? ~ SEVEN
A70. Stewpot ~ OLLA
A71. Ogler ~ EYER
A69. Like some chances ~ SLIM
A71. Ogler ~ EYER
A72. English test, perhaps ~ ESSAY
A70. Payment made by hand? ~ ANTE
A72. English test, perhaps ~ ESSAY
A73. Neuter a horse ~ GELD
A71. Lock ~ TRESS
A73. Neuter a horse ~ GELD
D1. Potpourri ~ OLIO
D1. Sound like a fan ~ WHIR
D1. Potpourri ~ OLIO
D2. Ceremonial elegance ~ POMP
D2. ___ sapiens ~ HOMO
D2. Ceremonial elegance ~ POMP
D3. Drink to excess ~ TOPE
D3. Unwelcome word from a surgeon? ~ OOPS
D3. Drink to excess ~ TOPE
D4. Audiophile's setup ~ STEREO
D4. Proofreaders' marks ~ STETS
D4. Audiophile's setup ~ STEREO
D5. Kindergartner's song ~ ABC
D5. Something money is put in ~ ESCROW
D5. Kindergartner's song ~ ABC
D6. Aquarium attraction ~ SEAL
D6. Air traffic agcy. ~ FAA
D6. Aquarium attraction ~ SEAL
D7. Former Under Secretary of State Philip ~ HABIB
D7. Duchess of ___ (Goya model) ~ ALBA
D7. Notable diplomat Philip ~ HABIB
D8. Calculus pioneer Leonhard ~ EULER
D8. Joins with a torch ~ WELDS
D8. Calculus pioneer Leonhard ~ EULER
D9. Tennis great Edberg ~ STEFAN
D9. It might get under your skin ~ NEEDLE
D9. Tennis great Edberg ~ STEFAN
D10. Defrauds ~ SWINDLES
D10. Some serving dishes ~ PLATTERS
D10. Defrauds ~ SWINDLES
D11. Woodsy retreat ~ CABIN
D11. Memebr of Indian royalty ~ RANI
D11. Woodsy retreat ~ CABIN
D12. Light on one's feet ~ AGILE
D12. ___ Domini ~ ANNO
D12. Light on one's feet ~ AGILE
D13. Darn! Again! ~ RESEW
D13. Minor party? ~ TEEN
D13. Darn! Again! ~ RESEW
D18. "Just Married" sign accompaniments ~ CANS
D18. Cheese producer? ~ CAMERA
D18. "Just Married" sign accompaniments ~ CANS
D24. Thirty percent of the Earth's land surface ~ ASIA
D22. Metrical feet ~ IAMBI
D24. Thirty percent of the Earth's land surface ~ ASIA
D26. Decree ender ~ NISI
D24. Make blank ~ ERASE
D26. Decree ender? ~ NISI
D27. "Who killed _____ Robin?" ~ COCK
D26. Child's game with a small ball ~ JACKS
D27. "Who Killed ___ Robin?" ~ COCK
D28. Sole ~ ONLY
D27. Duly distribute ~ ALLOT
D28. Sole ~ ONLY
D29. Lustful look ~ LEER
D28. Indistinct ~ BLEAR
D29. Lustful look ~ LEER
D30. Words before "many words" ~ INSO
D30. A day's march ~ ETAPE
D30. Words before "many words" ~ INSO
D34. Stirrup location ~ EAR
D32. Half of an ice cream flavor ~ TUTTI
D34. Stirrup location ~ EAR
D35. Second in a German series ~ ZWEI
D33. Atlas dot ~ ISLET
D35. Second in a German series ~ ZWEI
D37. List ender ~ ETAL
D34. Skirt the rules ~ CHEAT
D37. List ender ~ ETAL
D38. Pelvic bones ~ ILIA
D37. Verb for Richard Simmons ~ SWEAT
D38. Pelvic bones ~ ILIA
D39. Turner and Kennedy ~ TEDS
D40. Recyclable stuff ~ ALUMINUM
D39. Turner and Kennedy ~ TEDS
D41. Certain missile descriptor ~ AIRTOAIR
D41. Regarding birth ~ NATAL
D41. Certain missile descriptor ~ AIRTOAIR
D42. Actress Patricia ~ NEAL
D42. Brave ~ HEROIC
D42. Actress Patricia ~ NEAL
D43. Order to a chauffeur ~ HOME
D47. It's used in making glass ~ SILICA
D43. Order to a chauffeur ~ HOME
D48. Contrive ~ DEVISE
D49. Part of a biblical plague ~ LOCUST
D48. Contrive ~ DEVISE
D50. Center of an Incan empire ~ PERU
D52. Exorcist's adversary ~ DEMON
D50. Center of the Incan empire ~ PERU
D51. Computer type ~ ANALOG
D54. Bathroom floor installer ~ TILER
D51. Computer type ~ ANALOG
D52. Possible source of petroleum ~ SHALE
D55. Mendicant's request ~ ALMS
D52. Possible source of petroleum ~ SHALE
D53. William, who founded CBS ~ PALEY
D56. Caroling time ~ NOEL
D53. William who founded CBS ~ PALEY
D54. Mediterranean tree ~ OLIVE
D57. Actress Collette ~ TONI
D54. Mediterranean tree ~ OLIVE
D55. Foolish ones ~ SIMPS
D58. Censor's target ~ SMUT
D55. Foolish ones ~ SIMPS
D56. Highway behemoths ~ SEMIS
D60. Residential overhang ~ EAVE
D56. Highway behemoths ~ SEMIS
D60. Gilbert or Teasdale ~ SARA
D61. French blessed ones, for short ~ STES
D60. Gilbert or Teasdale ~ SARA
D62. Hoedown seat ~ BALE
D62. Cards with the most pips ~ TENS
D62. Hoedown seat ~ BALE
D63. Popular contraction ~ ITLL
D65. Filmdom's Dr. Zaius, e.g. ~ APE
D63. Popular contraction ~ ITLL
D64. Grateful follower? ~ DEAD
D64. Grateful follower? ~ DEAD
D67. Hardly candid ~ COY
D67. Hardly candid ~ COY

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