New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 2002

Author: Chuck Menning
Editor: Will Shortz
Chuck Menning
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQWXYZ} Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Menning. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Takes up the challenge : HASATIT
8. Image : PERSONA
15. Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
16. Eatery frequented by Woody Allen : ELAINES
17. Like a skunk : STRIPED
18. Some Dixieland bands : SEPTETS
19. Forest warning : TIMBER
20. Squeaky-clean : CHASTE
21. They have swelled heads : EGOISTS
23. Tackle : STARTON
24. Warm-weather wear : SUNSUIT
25. Attending : PRESENT
26. KLM alternative : SAS
27. Like some credit : PARTIAL
29. They follow closings: Abbr. : PSS
30. Member of a farm team? : ANT
31. Stars may represent them: Abbr. : STS
34. Amble : SAUNTER
38. Have problems : AIL
41. Water polo teams, e.g. : HEPTADS
43. Sign of uncertainty : ERASURE
45. Assistant's list : ERRANDS
46. "Night of the Living Dead" director and others : ROMEROS
47. Peer, informally : ARISTO
48. Another name for fan-tan : SEVENS
49. Showing rage : VENTING
51. Affliction : DISEASE
52. Compact : ENTENTE
53. Surpass : OVERTOP
54. Court time : SESSION
55. Flags : LESSENS
1. Party leader, perhaps : HOSTESS
2. Its leading city is St. John's : ANTIGUA
3. They may follow choir numbers : SERMONS
4. Some are airtight : ALIBIS
5. Mends, for a time : TAPESUP
6. Notion about motion : INERTIA
7. "Hazel" cartoonist Key : TED
8. Flavius's foot : PES
9. Plane in which Amelia Earhart disappeared : ELECTRA
10. An old master : RAPHAEL
11. Indians play them : SITARS
12. Ballroom dance : ONESTEP
13. Freight units : NETTONS
14. Some nods : ASSENTS
22. "Tales From the Vienna Woods" composer : STRAUSS
23. Outlawed pitch, informally : SPITTER
28. "Monster Jam" airer : TNN
31. Harvest-time collection : SHEAVES
32. Earthly : TERRENE
33. Track regimen : SPRINTS
34. Duvall's "Great" title role : SANTINI
35. Extend : ADDONTO
36. Like running water : EROSIVE
37. Karnak temple builder : RAMESES
38. Golden : AUREATE
39. Affixes, as a decal : IRONSON
40. Suez Canal promoter : LESSEPS
42. Preferences : TASTES
44. Disaffiliates : SEVERS
50. Battle star: Abbr. : GEN
51. Capital of Canada: Abbr. : DOL

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