New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 2003

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 167 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Temper : SHORTFUSE
10. Hardly close contests : ROMPS
15. It's obvious : NOBRAINER
16. Muzzle : SNOUT
17. Tricks : OUTSMARTS
18. Literally, "turned" : VERSA
19. Big Ten sch. : OSU
20. Help on the way up : STEP
21. Burnout consequence : APATHY
22. Spice : ZEST
24. Return requirements : SALESSLIPS
26. Tranquil spots : EDENS
28. Overtakes, in a way : LAPS
29. Riffraff : SCUM
30. Young follower? : UNS
32. In the middle: Abbr. : NEUT
34. Dockers' grp. : ILA
35. Reach : CONTACT
39. Kind of cut : EMERALD
41. Old-time actress Munson : ONA
42. Ocean spirits : GROG
44. "... the sun paused ___ it should alight": Shelley : ERE
45. Gush : RAVE
47. Long stretches : ERAS
49. Web site : ATTIC
53. Not perfectly balanced : ASYMMETRIC
56. Frontier nickname : DANL
57. Co. that got its own ZIP code in 1976 : LLBEAN
58. Sub builder : DELI
60. Actress Claire : INA
61. Illinois birthplace of William Jennings Bryan : SALEM
62. One with lots to think about : DEVELOPER
64. Harden : ENURE
65. Preview : SNEAKPEEK
66. Blast from the past : ATEST
67. Dismiss : CASTASIDE
1. Drop off : SNOOZE
2. Protected : HOUSED
3. Blunt : OBTUSE
4. Where to find trainers?: Abbr. : RRS
5. Tartan items : TAMS
6. Orders : FIATS
7. "Can you believe it?!" : UNREAL
8. Fixed design : SETPLAN
9. Hosp. areas : ERS
10. Wedding count : RSVPS
11. Father-daughter actors : ONEALS
12. 60's sitcom character whose maiden name was Frump : MORTICIA
13. Kind of toy : PUSHPULL
14. Isn't forgiving : STAYSMAD
21. Take on : ASSUME
23. Hardware item : TNUT
25. Its playing area is 2 x 14 meters : EPEE
27. Catch : SNAG
31. Hide : SCREEN
33. Prefix with hertz : TERA
35. It's east of the Great Barrier Reef : CORALSEA
36. Slightly biased : ONASLANT
37. Classic jacket choice : NAVYBLUE
38. Reason for pressing a suit : TORT
40. Like some I.R.A. owners: Abbr. : RETD
43. Suburb south of Los Angeles : GARDENA
46. Peers of caliphs : EMEERS
48. They're used in some searches : SIEVES
50. Capital of 2.6 million : TAIPEI
51. Poor : INNEED
52. "Earthlight" author, 1955 : CLARKE
54. "American Buffalo" playwright : MAMET
55. It can keep you from slipping : CLEAT
59. Chase on stage : ILKA
62. U.S. Army medal : DSC
63. Covert ___ (army assignment) : OPS

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