New York Times, Thursday, November 7, 2002

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {HJKQXY} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

Puzzazz
JimH notes: X marks the spot in this pirate themed puzzled. The letters N, W, E, and S are arranged appropriately near the center.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Andean flier : CONDOR
7. Clarification lead-in : IDEST
12. Reduced : ONSALE
13. Intersection interdiction : NOTURNS
16. Not just beaten : CREAMED
17. Nixon's Checkers, e.g. : SPANIEL
18. N.B.A. coach Kruger : LON
19. With 28-Across, treasure locator : PIRATES
21. That, in Toledo : ESO
22. ___ about : ONOR
24. They have six faces : CUBES
25. Analogy part : ISTO
26. Determined to carry out : SETON
28. See 19-Across : MAP
29. Bar in court : ESTOP
30. Antarctic observatory mount : EREBUS
32. Shahs and pooh-bahs : RULERS
33. Went off : BLEW
34. 1814-15 principality for Napoleon : ELBA
35. Activist Davis : ANGELA
39. Source of strength : SINEWS
43. Some tick carriers : DEERS
44. With 52-Across, what treasure hunters do : DIG
46. "Frasier" dog : EDDIE
47. Has : OWNS
48. ___ Park, Calif. : MENLO
50. Assess, with "up" : SIZE
51. Word between Lincoln and Todd : NEE
52. See 44-Across : FORGOLD
54. Govt. agent : FED
55. Sharon, e.g. : ISRAELI
57. Uninitiated ones : VIRGINS
59. Overly formal : STILTED
60. Manifest : EVINCE
61. Knock off : CEASE
62. Drained : SAPPED
1. One doing body work? : CORONER
2. Lacking in variety : ONENOTE
3. Decryption org. : NSA
4. Like many a cellar : DAMP
5. Kind of acid : OLEIC
6. Three-time Grand National champion whose name is a kind of liquor : REDRUM
7. Conforming (with) : INSTEP
8. Ninnies : DOPES
9. Itinerary info : ETAS
10. Las Vegas newspaper, with "the" : SUN
11. Italian port near Slovenia : TRIESTE
14. Counselor to the Greeks at Troy : NESTOR
15. Single-masted vessels : SLOOPS
16. Intimate : CLOSE
20. Impose ___ on : ABAN
23. See 31-Down : ROBBERS
25. Some treasure hunters' destinations : ISLANDS
27. Repeals : NULLS
29. Blake of ragtime : EUBIE
31. With 23-Down, treasure hunters : SEA
32. Author of a classic novel about treasure hunters: Abbr. : RLS
35. Hunk : ADONIS
36. Most modern : NEWEST
37. Prescription option : GENERIC
38. Blab : SING
40. Skyscraper, e.g. : EDIFICE
41. Shriveled : WIZENED
42. Core group? : SEEDS
44. Make sport of : DERIDE
45. Ring wear : GLOVES
48. Double agents : MOLES
49. Ex-Twin Tony : OLIVA
52. Greek salad topping : FETA
53. Faucet problem : DRIP
56. It may be bitter : ALE
58. Economic stat. : GNP

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