New York Times, Thursday, October 24, 2002

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQW} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Tungsten, e.g. : METAL
6. Hickory-smoked items : HAMS
10. Ensnaring scheme : SCAM
14. Goner? : EXILE
15. Overseas carrier : ELAL
16. Opening words on an agenda : TODO
17. Dos : GALAS
18. Nude dancer St. Cyr : LILI
19. Extended periods : ERAS
20. With 38- and 56-Across, what's hidden in this puzzle : AMESSAGEIN
22. St. Peter was the first : POPE
23. Islamic text : KORAN
24. Stubborn, as a problem : KNOTTY
26. Yap, for one, in the western Pacific : ISLAND
29. O'Neal of "Love Story" : RYAN
30. Unit smaller than a foot : TOE
31. Varied group : OLIO
34. Extra-large and others : SIZES
38. Second part of what's hidden : THEFIRSTLETTERS
42. Provincial one : YOKEL
43. Orally convey : TELL
44. Trio after Q : RST
45. "Too bad" : ALAS
47. Erases : UNDOES
50. Diversified publishing giant : HEARST
53. Tune from the past : OLDIE
55. Husk : ARIL
56. End of what's hidden : OFTHECLUES
61. Half of it is a nickel : DIME
62. Italian-American film vamp Naldi : NITA
63. Dumb film brother : HARPO
64. Decorated pilots : ACES
65. Expectant times : EVES
66. Necromancer's home, in the Bible : ENDOR
67. Mariners : TARS
68. Evening in Venezia : SERA
69. Swillpot : SOUSE
1. Super: Prefix : MEGA
2. Academic challenge : EXAM
3. Glazed square : TILE
4. Eskimo's home : ALASKA
5. Teacher's instruction : LESSON
6. Hägar the Horrible's wife : HELGA
7. Extraterrestrial : ALIEN
8. Bamako is its capital : MALI
9. American toy introduced in 1945 : SLINKY
10. "Don't go so slow!" : STEPONIT
11. Noted French landscapist : COROT
12. Establish new habits for : ADAPT
13. Walk slowly : MOSEY
21. Strong liking : ARDOR
25. Illustrator who lampooned Tweed : NAST
26. Small word : ITTY
27. Tribeca is next to it : SOHO
28. Hot or cold soup ingredient : LEEK
29. Air maneuver : ROLL
32. Transports in W.W. II: Abbr. : LSTS
33. Tail on social or graph : ITE
35. Horrible grade on a test : ZERO
36. Irish relative : ERSE
37. Speedy fliers : SSTS
39. Intrepid : FEARLESS
40. Societal woes : ILLS
41. Avoid : ELUDE
46. Lives as a penitent : ATONES
48. Little markets : NICHES
49. It's the "D" in a presidential monogram : DELANO
50. Took on vigorously : HADAT
51. Heath plant : ERICA
52. Archer, at times : AIMER
53. Sea ___ : OTTER
54. Tibet's capital : LHASA
57. One in ___ (20%) : FIVE
58. South Asians speak it : URDU
59. "Aeneid," e.g. : EPOS
60. Your throat might be this from yelling : SORE

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