New York Times, Friday, March 7, 2003

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Leaders of the Safavid dynasty : SHAHS
6. ___ buco : OSSO
10. Football no-no : CLIP
14. Martinique volcano with a violent 1902 eruption : PELEE
15. Bearing : MIEN
16. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
17. Backward : AREAR
18. Some joints : ELLS
19. Wedge driver : MAUL
20. Union paper : MARRIAGELICENSE
23. Food storage material : SARAN
24. More to the point : TERSER
25. Fete : REGALE
28. 1970's TV court drama : THEDA
30. Noncommittal words : IMAY
31. Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
33. Name meaning "beloved" : AIMEE
37. Alert in a sportsmanlike way : GIVEFAIRWARNING
40. Det. McGarrett of "Hawaii Five-O" : STEVE
41. Host's handout : MENU
42. Melville tale : OMOO
43. James Taylor's "___ Fool to Care" : IWASA
45. Bullying, e.g. : DURESS
47. Machine at a demolition site : LOADER
50. Delivery room surprise : TWINS
52. Thin air : OUTERATMOSPHERE
57. Powerful kind of engine : VTEN
58. ___ Fox : BRER
59. Put on, in a way : AIRED
60. Novelist Ambler : ERIC
61. They have their pluses and minuses : IONS
62. Filling for a driller : INLAY
63. French physicist ___ de Réaumur : RENE
64. Handful of chips, maybe : ANTE
65. Title pages? : DEEDS
1. Flood with offers, say : SPAM
2. Mother of Ares : HERA
3. K.C. Royal, e.g. : ALER
4. Report of a report : HEARSAYEVIDENCE
5. Kind of number : SERIAL
6. Watch handle : OMEGA
7. Passive-aggressive response : SILENTTREATMENT
8. Succeed at pitching : SELL
9. Like some computer maintenance : ONSITE
10. No matter what : COMERAINORSHINE
11. Students may take them out : LOANS
12. Operating : INUSE
13. Less ruddy : PALER
21. Fight site : ARENA
22. Moth repellent : CEDAR
25. Fixes : RIGS
26. Shed : EMIT
27. Was charitable : GAVE
29. Cut : HEWN
32. Dreams : AIMS
34. Show without a line? : MIME
35. 1961 chimp in space : ENOS
36. Prima donna problems : EGOS
38. A dwindling number of : FEWER
39. 1970's Foxes : AUDIS
44. Sandy peninsula : ARABIA
46. Pro bono : UNPAID
47. Amorist : LOVER
48. Far-out : OUTRE
49. Had an old-fashioned dinner : ATEIN
51. Unfavorable prognosis : WORSE
53. High-tech suffix : TRON
54. First name in mysteries : ERLE
55. Examine volumes : READ
56. Popular ice cream : EDYS

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