February 12, 2001 12:00 PM

Across

1 Bambi’s dad, e.g.

5 Stevie Wonder’s “I ___ Made to Love Her”

8 Coretta Scott ___

12 ___ of Duty (’80s TV series)

13 Simpson’s monogram

14 Song for Kathleen Battle

15 Butter substitute

16 Rubyfruit Jungle author Rita ___ Brown

17 “Breathe Again” singer Braxton

18 Weatherman and cohost of TV’s Today (2 wds.)

20 ___ Destination (teen shocker flick)

21 Diesel of Pitch Black and Boiler Room

22 Quest for Fire star ___ Dawn Chong

23 Metro-Goldwyn-___

26 Advice columnist Landers

27 Holm of The Sweet Hereafter

30 Yoko ___

31 Peruvian singer Yma ___

33 North-northeast (abbr.)

34 Neil Diamond’s ” ___…I Said” (2 wds.)

35 Timmy T chart-topper “One More ___ ”

36 Titus star Jessica ___

38 Halloween’s Jamie ___ Curtis

39 Ben- ___ (winner of 11 Oscars)

40 Gattaca star Hawke

43 TV’s Deborah ___ (wife of 18 Across)

47 Hawaiian banquet

48 Don’t Make Me Stop This ___! (book by 18 Across)

49 Amos or Spelling

50 Initial bet in poker

51 ___ Girl Friday (Cary Grant-Rosalind Russell movie)

52 Audrey Hepburn film The Children’s ___

53 ___-do-well (shiftless lout)

54 Whitney Houston hit ___ Moment in Time

55 To ___ (precisely; 2 wds.)

Down

1 Greek walkway

2 Peal, as a bell

3 Film character actor Mischa ___

4 Disney’s The Emperor’s New_ __

5 What ___ Want (Mel Gibson comedy)

6 Partly open

7 Southerly direction (abbr.)

8 TV’s Couric (coanchor of Today)

9 The ___ Giant (cartoon feature)

10 Simone or Foch

11 Author Sheehy

19 Dunst of Drop Dead Gorgeous

20 Star’s “support group” (2 wds.)

22 Genetic substance akin to DNA

23 Me, to Miss Piggy

24 Actress Alicia (Falcon Crest)

25 ___ Kippur

26 TV’s Judging ___

27 Crosby-Astaire classic Holiday ___

28 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Lee

29 Erykah Badu, ___ Erica Wright

32 Look Back in Anger star Mary ___

37 “Queen of Soul” Franklin

38 Matt ___ (coanchor of TV’s Today)

39 Redford film The ___ Whisperer

40 Flair; dash

41 Chet Baker song ” ___ Up”

42 10 Things I ___ About You (’99 comedy-romance)

43 Cruise-Hoffman drama ___ Man

44 U.S. statesman-diplomat Elihu ___

45 Christian Slater flick ___Romance

46 Father

48 Comedian Margaret ___

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