New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Author: Holden Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like a tack : SHARP
6. Cape Cod town : TRURO
11. Mercedes rival : BMW
14. Fencing sword : SABER
15. Tore down : RAZED
16. Sculler's need : OAR
17. What to accentuate, to Bing Crosby ... : THEPOSITIVE
19. Get mellower : AGE
20. Swift works : SATIRES
21. Gown material : SATIN
23. Neat dresser's quality : NATTINESS
27. Some radios : AMS
30. What to eliminate ... : THENEGATIVE
34. Terra ___ : COTTA
36. Málaga Mrs. : SRA
37. River to the Caspian : URAL
38. Home of the Jazz : UTAH
39. Rocker John : ELTON
41. Cost to cross : TOLL
42. Abundant : RIFE
43. Place to graze : LEA
44. Have a gut feeling : SENSE
45. What to latch onto, with "the" ... : AFFIRMATIVE
49. Kobe currency : YEN
50. ___ ridgeback (hunting dog) : RHODESIAN
52. Unable to sit still : ANTSY
55. Pre-cable need : ANTENNA
59. Halloween word : BOO
60. Whom not to mess with : MRINBETWEEN
64. Play for a sap : USE
65. Really spooky : EERIE
66. Lake ___, separating Switzerland and France : LEMAN
67. Mack who emceed TV's "The Original Amateur Hour" : TED
68. Play for time : STALL
69. Bolt to unite : ELOPE
1. Fliers from De Gaulle : SSTS
2. "Good joke!" : HAHA
3. Help in a heist : ABET
4. Adjust, as a brooch : REPIN
5. Proportionately : PRORATA
6. See 32-Down : TRISTE
7. Squealer : RAT
8. Israeli weapon : UZI
9. Ministerial nickname : REV
10. Ukrainian port : ODESSA
11. Ferry or wherry : BOAT
12. Crèche trio : MAGI
13. Small songbird : WREN
18. Genesis son : SETH
22. Shrewd : ASTUTE
24. Administer the oath of office to : INSTATE
25. "I, Claudius" role : NERO
26. Alaska's first governor : EGAN
27. Integra maker : ACURA
28. Recurring theme : MOTIF
29. Shepherd's handful : STAFF
31. O. Henry specialty : IRONY
32. With 6-Down, Sibelius work : VALSE
33. Popular 90's sitcom : ELLEN
35. Not ours : THEIRS
39. Patron saint of sailors : ELMO
40. Heavy metal : LEAD
44. Space Needle site : SEATTLE
46. Rapper's improvisations : RHYMES
47. Sanford of "The Jeffersons" : ISABEL
48. Kudzu, for one : VINE
51. Staircase support : NEWEL
52. Border on : ABUT
53. Cyrano's protrusion : NOSE
54. Pigeon-___ : TOED
56. Verne skipper : NEMO
57. Kind of tide : NEAP
58. ___ Boleyn, queen to Henry VIII : ANNE
61. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
62. Nest egg letters : IRA
63. Nada : NIL

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