New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 2002

Author: James E. Buell
Editor: Will Shortz
James E. Buell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Decision-making place : CROSSROADS
11. Teatimes: Abbr. : AFTS
15. Dived : HITTHEDIRT
16. Nautical adverb : ALEE
17. One who knows what's up? : ASTRONOMER
18. They're not good to be behind : BARS
19. Longer : DESIRER
20. Island divided almost in half by the Equator : SUMATRA
22. Nonsharer : PIG
23. About : ASTO
24. Unlike Ike: Abbr. : DEM
25. Question from behind a counter : WHOSNEXT
29. Place for an ace? : SLEEVE
31. Yangtze feeder : HAN
32. Legal analyst Van Susteren : GRETA
34. Hues : TONES
35. "A Little Bitty Tear" hit maker, 1962 : IVES
37. Warning before a bite, perhaps : SNARL
39. Beget : SIRE
40. Dilly : PEACH
42. Be for a time : ACTAS
44. Feasted : ATE
45. Tizzy : LATHER
47. Enclosed in a shell : KERNELED
49. Revelation response : AHA
50. Extinct relatives of ostriches : MOAS
52. Joint Chiefs member: Abbr. : GEN
53. Novel need : SETTING
55. One often ending sentences with "man" : BEATNIK
59. Very slim margin : HAIR
60. Major attar source : DAMASKROSE
62. "Aunt" with a "Cope Book" : ERMA
63. When restrictions are lifted : OPENSEASON
64. Originate : STEM
65. Mysterious swimmer : SEASERPENT
1. Hanger-on at the polls? : CHAD
2. Irked reaction : RISE
3. Legendary Giant's family : OTTS
4. Comics collection : STRIPS
5. Support system : SHORING
6. Inconstant people : RENEGERS
7. One may be disagreeable : ODOR
8. It's taken before firing : AIM
9. Prepare to cook : DRESS
10. Car bars : STRUTS
11. "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" rhyme scheme : AABA
12. "Absolutely not," e.g. : FLATDENIAL
13. Grayish-green palette pigment : TERREVERTE
14. Kind of bun : SESAMESEED
21. What some birds do : MOLT
23. Storms : ATTACKS
25. Affects adversely, as by a sudden change : WHIPLASHES
26. Don't be cruel : HAVEAHEART
27. Shout to an impatient crowd : ONEATATIME
28. Spinoff of TV's "Hercules" : XENA
30. Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
33. Works in la galería : ARTE
36. Examination location: Abbr. : SCH
38. Generous gifts : LARGESSE
41. Powerful auto engine : HEMI
43. It's fit to be tied : SNEAKER
46. Sonata sections : RONDOS
48. Gin : ENTRAP
51. Apparently amazed : AGAPE
54. Roller in a pit : TRAM
55. Declares off-limits : BANS
56. Very slim margin : NOSE
57. "The pressure ___" : ISON
58. Smallville surname : KENT
61. Latin possessive : MEA

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