New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 2004

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Every single clue starts with the same letter you see in the center: S.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Second in a series : BETA
5. Ship to remember : MAINE
10. Saudi citizen : ARAB
14. Singular person : ONER
15. Spirit : ARDOR
16. Showroom sample : DEMO
17. S : SYMBOLFORSULFUR
20. Squab alternative : CAPON
21. Shortstop of fame : REESE
22. Significant period : ERA
23. Started moving : BESTIRRED
27. Sea or way ending : FARER
29. Screenwriter James : AGEE
30. Sister of Thalia : ERATO
31. Sexy person : HOTNUMBER
37. Scream or be rowdy, as a child : ACTUP
38. Strapped : NEEDY
39. Signature tune : THEMESONG
44. Spill consequence : STAIN
45. Solo for Renata Scotto : ARIA
46. Sort of cuisine : HAUTE
47. Snaps again : REFASTENS
52. Select : OPT
53. Skirt style : ALINE
54. Schaffhausen's river : RHINE
57. 's : CONTRACTIONOFIS
63. Sporting blade : EPEE
64. Stockpile : HOARD
65. Scoreboard postings : RUNS
66. Series of legis. meetings : SESS
67. See eye to eye : AGREE
68. Sour fruit : SLOE
1. Seckel's cousin : BOSC
2. Single-named singer : ENYA
3. Soothing, weatherwise : TEMPERATE
4. Site where trees are displayed : ARBORETUM
5. Start to function? : MAL
6. Sandy's sound : ARF
7. Swearing-in words : IDO
8. Scand. land : NOR
9. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
10. Stella who founded an acting conservatory : ADLER
11. Send for information : REFER
12. Slay, in a way : AMUSE
13. Sick and tired : BORED
18. Soap may be found like this : ONAROPE
19. Spoon-bender Geller : URI
23. Scrooge's cry : BAH
24. Sense of self : EGO
25. Salon offering : SET
26. Scale's top, sometimes : TEN
27. Skillful act : FEAT
28. St. Louis sight : ARCH
32. Still woolly : UNSHORN
33. Similes' relatives : METAPHORS
34. Stunning : BEAUTIFUL
35. Shorten, in a way : EDIT
36. Sandberg of baseball : RYNE
40. Stood no more : SAT
41. Smeltery input : ORE
42. "Seduction of the Minotaur" author : NIN
43. Station ration : GAS
47. Sprints : RACES
48. Split to unite : ELOPE
49. Speeders' penalties : FINES
50. Stud fees : ANTES
51. Sun. talk : SER
55. Spanish boy : NINO
56. Seneca's being : ESSE
58. "So that's it!" : AHA
59. Slot filler in a gearwheel : COG
60. Seaman : TAR
61. Spleen : IRE
62. Shelley work : ODE

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