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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 2002

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 19,394 )

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Across
1
Separately : ALACARTE
9
Dog with a topknot : AFGHAN
15
Perform stunningly : GOTOTOWN
16
Old Ford model : TORINO
17
Shooting, perhaps : ONTHESET
18
They may be made after wars : AMENDS
19
Dancer's group : REINDEER
20
Bug : NEEDLE
21
Discharge between two electrodes : ARC
22
"Maybe yes, maybe no" : ITDEPENDS
24
Actor in chains : MRT
25
Slight : PINTSIZE
28
Person on a mission : LEGATE
31
Sommeliers' offerings : REDS
32
Picked up : GOT
33
#26 : IRON
34
Part of a price : PER
35
In : CHIC
36
Year in the life of Leif Ericson : MII
37
Flock's response : AMEN
39
Place for gossip: Var. : KLATCH
41
Hit man : PETEROSE
43
Mountain's end? : EER
44
Controllers' concerns : ALTITUDES
46
1959 hit based on the traditional folk song "The Wreck of the Old 97" : MTA
49
Dietary group : SOLIDS
51
Jay-Z and others : RAPSTARS
53
Cousin of a stilt : AVOCET
54
At the optimal time : INSEASON
55
Parental plea : BENICE
56
Kudu, for one : ANTELOPE
57
Heavy-duty pickup capacity : ONETON
58
Screwdriver, at times : LOOSENER
Down
1
Part of ancient Athens : AGORA
2
St. Anthony, notably : LONER
3
Web site? : ATTIC
4
"Angels in America" figure : COHN
5
Was humbled : ATEDIRT
6
Architectural ornament : ROSETTE
7
Certain jacket : TWEED
8
Involving risk : ENTREPRENEURIAL
9
Finished : ATANEND
10
Works up : FOMENTS
11
Cupidities : GREEDS
12
Perfect vantage point? : HINDSIGHT
13
Follower of P in accounting and S in finance : ANDL
14
Detection ability : NOSE
23
Square pillar : PIER
24
"Did you see that?!" : MAN
26
Suffix in the names of many eras : ZOIC
27
Cut : ETCH
28
War memento, maybe : LIMP
29
Keystone State port : ERIE
30
Solo : GOITALONE
34
Bother : PEST
35
Intrepid, e.g. : CAR
37
Like Radio City Music Hall : ARTDECO
38
Wet : MOISTEN
39
Maintains, as a schedule : KEEPSTO
40
Security providers : LESSEES
42
Extract : ELICIT
45
"Hawaii Five-O" name : DANNO
46
Kind of jar : MASON
47
Metaphor, for one : TROPE
48
Star of TV's "The Bronx Zoo" : ASNER
49
Chris ___, 1988 N.L. Rookie of the Year : SABO
50
___-ready : OVEN
52
Romance, e.g. : TALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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