New York Times, Saturday, August 23, 2003

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 172 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Not running away from a challenge : FACINGIT
9. Drink : TIPPLE
15. 1985 Springsteen hit : IMONFIRE
16. Siouan speakers : OSAGES
17. Bag holder : GOLFCART
18. Mimic : PARROT
19. France/Hungary separator, once: Abbr. : HRE
20. Product stamp : SELLBYDATE
22. All-out : TOTAL
25. Stuff : GEAR
26. Roh ___ Woo, former South Korean president : TAE
27. Hindu aphorisms : SUTRA
28. Singer Sumac : YMA
29. Starting point : GERM
30. Shut up : SEAL
31. Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
32. Singular : ODD
33. "The Magic Mountain" novelist : MANN
35. Half-day exam, briefly : LSAT
37. 80's defense letters : SDI
39. Current happening? : EDDY
41. Fetch : SHAG
44. Cloakroom inventory : FURS
45. Mus. work : ARR
46. Popular airplane maker : PIPER
48. "How Can ___ Sure?" (1967 hit) : IBE
49. Bring in : REAP
51. ___-Irish : SCOTO
52. Bad spelling? : BLACKMAGIC
56. Court strategy : LOB
57. ___ Islands, east of Miami : BIMINI
58. G.I. ID : SERIALNO
61. Doesn't act well : EMOTES
62. "Need help?" response : ICANDOIT
63. Starts again : RENEWS
64. Bottom-line figures : NETCOSTS
1. They may involve dukes : FIGHTS
2. Loverlike : AMOROUS
3. "Chéri" novelist, 1920 : COLETTE
4. Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 : INF
5. Saints' grp. : NFC
6. Actress Scala and others : GIAS
7. Destined for markdown: Abbr. : IRREG
8. Some tea bags : TETLEYS
9. Higher-ups : TOPBRASS
10. Words to an old chap? : ISAY
11. Bud : PARD
12. Not too sexual or violent : PGRATED
13. It's a tight fit : LEOTARD
14. Treasure : ESTEEM
21. Without believability : LAMELY
23. Cologne with a literary name : ARAMIS
24. Part of many a refrain : LALA
29. Like "Frankenstein" : GOTHIC
31. Actress/singer Marcovicci : ANDREA
34. "Almost" : NEARMISS
36. Old royal emblems : ASPS
37. Lofty : SUBLIME
38. "Fat chance" : DREAMON
40. Delivers with effort : DRAGSIN
42. Handsome young men : APOLLOS
43. "What are you waiting for?!" : GETONIT
44. Storyteller : FIBBER
47. Terminators, in film : ROBOTS
50. Quilt patch : PIECE
53. Commend : CITE
54. Perceived : KNEW
55. Political suffix : CRAT
59. Part of many a bus. name : INC
60. Bother : ADO

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