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New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 2004

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Every single clue starts with the same letter you see in the center: S.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0101 ( 19,777 )

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Across
1
Second in a series : BETA
5
Ship to remember : MAINE
10
Saudi citizen : ARAB
14
Singular person : ONER
15
Spirit : ARDOR
16
Showroom sample : DEMO
17
S : SYMBOLFORSULFUR
20
Squab alternative : CAPON
21
Shortstop of fame : REESE
22
Significant period : ERA
23
Started moving : BESTIRRED
27
Sea or way ending : FARER
29
Screenwriter James : AGEE
30
Sister of Thalia : ERATO
31
Sexy person : HOTNUMBER
37
Scream or be rowdy, as a child : ACTUP
38
Strapped : NEEDY
39
Signature tune : THEMESONG
44
Spill consequence : STAIN
45
Solo for Renata Scotto : ARIA
46
Sort of cuisine : HAUTE
47
Snaps again : REFASTENS
52
Select : OPT
53
Skirt style : ALINE
54
Schaffhausen's river : RHINE
57
's : CONTRACTIONOFIS
63
Sporting blade : EPEE
64
Stockpile : HOARD
65
Scoreboard postings : RUNS
66
Series of legis. meetings : SESS
67
See eye to eye : AGREE
68
Sour fruit : SLOE
Down
1
Seckel's cousin : BOSC
2
Single-named singer : ENYA
3
Soothing, weatherwise : TEMPERATE
4
Site where trees are displayed : ARBORETUM
5
Start to function? : MAL
6
Sandy's sound : ARF
7
Swearing-in words : IDO
8
Scand. land : NOR
9
Sounds of hesitation : ERS
10
Stella who founded an acting conservatory : ADLER
11
Send for information : REFER
12
Slay, in a way : AMUSE
13
Sick and tired : BORED
18
Soap may be found like this : ONAROPE
19
Spoon-bender Geller : URI
23
Scrooge's cry : BAH
24
Sense of self : EGO
25
Salon offering : SET
26
Scale's top, sometimes : TEN
27
Skillful act : FEAT
28
St. Louis sight : ARCH
32
Still woolly : UNSHORN
33
Similes' relatives : METAPHORS
34
Stunning : BEAUTIFUL
35
Shorten, in a way : EDIT
36
Sandberg of baseball : RYNE
40
Stood no more : SAT
41
Smeltery input : ORE
42
"Seduction of the Minotaur" author : NIN
43
Station ration : GAS
47
Sprints : RACES
48
Split to unite : ELOPE
49
Speeders' penalties : FINES
50
Stud fees : ANTES
51
Sun. talk : SER
55
Spanish boy : NINO
56
Seneca's being : ESSE
58
"So that's it!" : AHA
59
Slot filler in a gearwheel : COG
60
Seaman : TAR
61
Spleen : IRE
62
Shelley work : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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