New York Times, Monday, October 27, 2003

Author: Richard Miller
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Miller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Miller. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Self-satisfied : SMUG
5. "Just as I thought!" : AHA
8. Without warning : SUDDEN
14. South African archbishop Desmond : TUTU
15. Famous London weather phenomenon : FOG
16. Macaroni topping : CHEESE
17. Conversation continuer #1 : ASAMATTEROFFACT
20. To the ___ degree : NTH
21. Bird seed holder : FEEDER
22. Mouse catcher : TRAP
23. Track star Lewis : CARL
24. Likely : APT
26. Pollution control org. : EPA
27. Speed-chess accessories : TIMERS
30. Diva's solo : ARIA
31. Juan Carlos, to his subjects : REY
32. The golden calf was one : IDOL
33. Having the same reach : ASLONG
35. Conversation continuer #2 : COMETOTHINKOFIT
41. Performance for Anna Pavlova : BALLET
42. Pro ___ (like some legal work) : BONO
43. Ticked off but good : MAD
46. Bearing : MIEN
47. Respond to peevishly : SNAPAT
49. "How was ___ know?" : ITO
50. One of the Gabors : EVA
51. Crab grass, e.g. : WEED
52. Weaving machine : LOOM
54. Avoid : ESCHEW
56. Cry to a calf : MOO
59. Conversation continuer #3 : ANDANOTHERTHING
62. At hand : NEARBY
63. "Chances ___" (Johnny Mathis hit) : ARE
64. Mideast chief : EMIR
65. Trial by fire : ORDEAL
66. Take "for better or for worse" : WED
67. Itsy-bitsy biter : MITE
1. Musial of the Cards : STAN
2. Has to : MUST
3. 2002 Winter Olympics locale : UTAH
4. Doublemint, e.g. : GUM
5. Fore-and-___ (some ships) : AFTERS
6. Monopoly purchase : HOTEL
7. Sat in a cask : AGED
8. Zodiac creature : SCORPION
9. Like TV channels above 13: Abbr. : UHF
10. Skillful : DEFT
11. More loved : DEARER
12. Get away : ESCAPE
13. Amount left after deductions : NETPAY
18. Miles off : AFAR
19. Illuminated from behind : REARLIT
23. Us magazine cover subject : CELEB
25. Aquarium : TANK
27. ___-tac-toe : TIC
28. Words before a kiss? : IDO
29. Second Sunday in May honoree : MOM
30. White-faced : ASHEN
33. If nothing else : ATLEAST
34. Spoil : GOBAD
36. Barely risqué : TAME
37. Popeye's gal : OLIVEOYL
38. Stylish dresser : FOP
39. Put ___ good word for : INA
40. Youngster : TOT
43. Certain Italian-style cookie : MILANO
44. Yom Kippur observer : ATONER
45. Ornament : DOODAD
47. Be ticked off : SEERED
48. Former House Speaker Gingrich : NEWT
51. "Now ___ was I?" : WHERE
53. Stallion's mate : MARE
55. Tobacco mouthful : CHAW
56. "La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
57. Taking action : ONIT
58. Folklore fiend : OGRE
60. Wizards' and Warriors' org. : NBA
61. Haw's partner : HEM

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