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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 2002

"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" rhyme scheme

Author:
James E. Buell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James E. Buell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Buell.
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C
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R
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O
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© 2002, The New York Times12/21/02 ( No. 19,401 )

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Across
1
Decision-making place : CROSSROADS
11
Teatimes: Abbr. : AFTS
15
Dived : HITTHEDIRT
16
Nautical adverb : ALEE
17
One who knows what's up? : ASTRONOMER
18
They're not good to be behind : BARS
19
Longer : DESIRER
20
Island divided almost in half by the Equator : SUMATRA
22
Nonsharer : PIG
23
About : ASTO
24
Unlike Ike: Abbr. : DEM
25
Question from behind a counter : WHOSNEXT
29
Place for an ace? : SLEEVE
31
Yangtze feeder : HAN
32
Legal analyst Van Susteren : GRETA
34
Hues : TONES
35
"A Little Bitty Tear" hit maker, 1962 : IVES
37
Warning before a bite, perhaps : SNARL
39
Beget : SIRE
40
Dilly : PEACH
42
Be for a time : ACTAS
44
Feasted : ATE
45
Tizzy : LATHER
47
Enclosed in a shell : KERNELED
49
Revelation response : AHA
50
Extinct relatives of ostriches : MOAS
52
Joint Chiefs member: Abbr. : GEN
53
Novel need : SETTING
55
One often ending sentences with "man" : BEATNIK
59
Very slim margin : HAIR
60
Major attar source : DAMASKROSE
62
"Aunt" with a "Cope Book" : ERMA
63
When restrictions are lifted : OPENSEASON
64
Originate : STEM
65
Mysterious swimmer : SEASERPENT
Down
1
Hanger-on at the polls? : CHAD
2
Irked reaction : RISE
3
Legendary Giant's family : OTTS
4
Comics collection : STRIPS
5
Support system : SHORING
6
Inconstant people : RENEGERS
7
One may be disagreeable : ODOR
8
It's taken before firing : AIM
9
Prepare to cook : DRESS
10
Car bars : STRUTS
11
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" rhyme scheme : AABA
12
"Absolutely not," e.g. : FLATDENIAL
13
Grayish-green palette pigment : TERREVERTE
14
Kind of bun : SESAMESEED
21
What some birds do : MOLT
23
Storms : ATTACKS
25
Affects adversely, as by a sudden change : WHIPLASHES
26
Don't be cruel : HAVEAHEART
27
Shout to an impatient crowd : ONEATATIME
28
Spinoff of TV's "Hercules" : XENA
30
Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
33
Works in la galería : ARTE
36
Examination location: Abbr. : SCH
38
Generous gifts : LARGESSE
41
Powerful auto engine : HEMI
43
It's fit to be tied : SNEAKER
46
Sonata sections : RONDOS
48
Gin : ENTRAP
51
Apparently amazed : AGAPE
54
Roller in a pit : TRAM
55
Declares off-limits : BANS
56
Very slim margin : NOSE
57
"The pressure ___" : ISON
58
Smallville surname : KENT
61
Latin possessive : MEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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