New York Times, Monday, December 9, 2002

Author: Sarah Keller
Editor: Will Shortz
Sarah Keller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJKQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Approach with a question or remark : ACCOST
7. Restaurant listings : MENU
11. Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
14. Riot participant, maybe : LOOTER
15. Its symbol is Fe : IRON
16. Bustle : ADO
17. Metal fusers : SPOTWELDERS
19. Solemn promise : VOW
20. Capital on a fjord : OSLO
21. Pas' mates : MAS
22. Decorate : ADORN
24. Stamp sellers : POSTOFFICES
27. Crop growers : FARMERS
31. Greek war god : ARES
32. Sign before Taurus : ARIES
33. When said three times, a dance move : CHA
34. ___ to one's word : TRUE
38. Peaks : TOPSOFMOUNTAINS
42. Rams' mates : EWES
43. Topper for 60-Across : LID
44. Opposing group : ANTIS
45. River to the Caspian Sea : URAL
47. Dog or cat breed : MALTESE
49. Be very responsive, as a car : STOPONADIME
53. Gorge : CHASM
54. Glacier composition : ICE
55. Has debts : OWES
59. Hockey great Bobby : ORR
60. Kitchen vessels : POTSANDPANS
64. Lawyer's payment : FEE
65. Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
66. Like many a grandparent : DOTING
67. Part of F.D.I.C.: Abbr. : FED
68. Possible result of nonpayment : REPO
69. Six-line poem : SESTET
1. Besides : ALSO
2. Robbers' partner : COPS
3. "Neato!" : COOL
4. Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
5. Emulate Betsy Ross : SEW
6. It's earthshaking : TREMOR
7. Central position : MIDST
8. Before, to bards : ERE
9. "... see hide ___ hair of" : NOR
10. Risky : UNSAFE
11. Mayhem : HAVOC
12. Worship : ADORE
13. Burgs : TOWNS
18. Girl : LASS
23. Aloof : DISTANT
24. Mexican moolah : PESO
25. Home to Honolulu : OAHU
26. Kukla, ___ and Ollie : FRAN
27. It may be tempted : FATE
28. In ___ (aligned) : AROW
29. Red, as an apple : RIPE
30. Goofs : MESSUPS
33. Fish-and-chips fish : COD
35. Bris or confirmation : RITE
36. √Čtats-___ : UNIS
37. In ___ (actually) : ESSE
39. Custard dessert : FLAN
40. "___ 18" (Leon Uris book) : MILA
41. It may be tall : TALE
46. Toddler's jumpsuit : ROMPER
47. Flexible mineral : MICA
48. Changes, as the Constitution : AMENDS
49. Scorn : SCOFF
50. Full complement of Stooges or Wise Men : THREE
51. Rowed : OARED
52. Place to do the hustle : DISCO
55. Makes a choice [and one more example of this puzzle's theme] : OPTS
56. "Don't go yet!" : WAIT
57. Feminine suffix : ENNE
58. Army N.C.O. : SSGT
61. Mine find : ORE
62. Overturn : TIP
63. John ___ : DOE

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