New York Times, Saturday, January 11, 2003

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 164 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Party line? : WHATSNEW
9. Store sights around Christmas : CROWDS
15. Classified : HUSHHUSH
16. Do a smith's job : RESHOE
17. Distribution : ISSUANCE
18. Focused : INTENT
19. Night-before event : STAG
20. "Don't bother" : NONEED
22. Grid positions: Abbr. : RTS
23. '54 N.L. home run leader, familiarly : KLU
24. Castigates : RIPS
25. Government center : SEAT
26. Bear's warning : SELL
28. Prefix with meter or sphere : ATMO
29. "Don't ___ surprised" : ACTSO
30. Rhein showers? : STURM
32. Dope : SCHNOOK
34. American Airlines Arena players : MIAMIHEAT
36. Like some relationships : SAMESEX
38. Avoid tipping : STIFF
41. Early Athenian democrat : SOLON
42. Suffixes with sultan : ATES
44. Yank, e.g. : ALER
46. Place to get the big picture : IMAX
47. Tennyson work : IDYL
48. Tribute of a kind : ODE
49. Label in a foreign-language dict. : FEM
50. Early king of Serbia : STEFAN
52. Ranger nickname : AROD
53. Pretentious : TOOTOO
55. Begin to attack : OPENFIRE
57. Ultimate goal : ENDALL
58. 1982 media debut : USATODAY
59. Held : DEEMED
60. Cast again : REPHRASE
1. Rapid, sweeping strokes : WHISKS
2. Scams : HUSTLES
3. Jump : ASSAULT
4. Tough : THUG
5. 50's song syllable : SHA
6. "Cats" director Trevor ___ : NUNN
7. One of the Fords : ESCORT
8. Song from the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album : WHENIMSIXTYFOUR
9. Entreaties : CRIES
10. Divide : REND
11. Düsseldorf direction : OST
12. Question to one who just got in : WHERETO
13. "It's worse than you thought" : DONTASK
14. Begins : SETSTO
21. Long time : EPOCH
25. Edinburgh's locale, in poetry : SCOTIA
27. Ape : LUMMOX
28. Second in a classical trio : AMAS
29. Sci. course : ANAT
31. "___ ne va plus" (roulette call) : RIEN
33. Amerada ___ (Fortune 500 company) : HESS
35. Army of the Potomac leader : MEADE
36. Nat King Cole's "___ You Love" : SOMEONE
37. Like some desserts : ALAMODE
39. Its motto is "In God we trust" : FLORIDA
40. Gangster film accessories : FEDORAS
41. Went (through) : SIFTED
43. Pass : ELAPSE
45. Fly-by-night? : REDEYE
47. "___ you!" : ITOLD
50. Unique : SOLE
51. Recurring marine event : NEAP
52. ___ effort : AFOR
54. Cap : TAM
56. Utmost : NTH

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