New York Times, Friday, August 30, 2002

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQVZ} Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: Visual hints to the answers to the asterisked clues (*) can be found in the grid.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. *Fringe benefits : PLUSSES
8. *Cathedral sights : CROSSES
15. Insult follower, perhaps : RIPOSTE
16. Saintly glow : AUREOLA
17. Travelers, e.g. : INSURER
18. Picked up : CLEANED
19. Act like a baby : MEWL
20. Burning evidence : SMOKE
22. Searchers for a baby : MAGI
23. Self-examiner's query : AMI
24. Harry Potter's Hedwig, e.g. : OWL
25. Profs may employ them : TAS
26. Some bills : TENS
28. Cynic's response : SNEER
30. Be in need of air, perhaps : PANT
31. Meshes with : ENGAGES
33. Cuts it out : DESISTS
35. Self starter? : HER
36. The best man may be in it : TUX
37. Kind of knowledge : APRIORI
41. Least : TINIEST
45. Not keep secret : BLAB
46. "___ Girls Go" (1948 musical) : ASTHE
48. Series finales?: Abbr. : ETCS
49. At least six games : SET
50. "Told ya!" : SEE
51. "Told ya!" : HAH
52. See 58-Down : INTO
54. Lots are seen in lots : AUTOS
56. Saharan land : MALI
57. Relate : NARRATE
59. Aging agent : RIPENER
61. One with a lot of pull : TRACTOR
62. August : EMINENT
63. *They may be at the end of the line : HYPHENS
64. *Bad points : MINUSES
1. Man, e.g. : PRIMATE
2. Ends, e.g. : LINEMEN
3. Improvement : UPSWING
4. Topic of some 7-Down : SOUL
5. Abbr. on old maps : SSR
6. Times when le mercure rises : ETES
7. Service deliveries : SERMONS
8. Imitated a witch : CACKLED
9. It may be standing : RULE
10. Rush attraction : ORE
11. It may contain 10-Down : SEAM
12. Recital numbers : SONATAS
13. Polished : ELEGANT
14. Cruel bunch : SADISTS
21. What borrowers do : OWE
27. Indian title : SAHIB
28. Junípero ___, founder of San Francisco : SERRA
29. Tighten, maybe : RETIE
30. Sprite : PIXIE
32. Prefix with metric : GEO
34. Daily riser : SUN
37. Bitter liqueur: Var. : ABSINTH
38. Fully attended : PLENARY
39. Ramshackle structure : RATTRAP
40. They put out : ISSUERS
41. Something to prove : THEOREM
42. Some fuels : ETHANES
43. Like some triangles : SCALENE
44. Souvenir shop stock : TSHIRTS
47. Lunar holiday : TET
53. Its players know the score: Abbr. : ORCH
54. Gobs : ATON
55. ___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
56. It's taken after an order is given : MENU
58. With 52-Across, eroded : ATE
60. Match ender, maybe : PIN

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