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New York Times, Monday, December 9, 2002

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJKQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 19,389 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Approach with a question or remark : ACCOST
7
Restaurant listings : MENU
11
Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
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Riot participant, maybe : LOOTER
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Its symbol is Fe : IRON
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Bustle : ADO
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Metal fusers : SPOTWELDERS
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Solemn promise : VOW
20
Capital on a fjord : OSLO
21
Pas' mates : MAS
22
Decorate : ADORN
24
Stamp sellers : POSTOFFICES
27
Crop growers : FARMERS
31
Greek war god : ARES
32
Sign before Taurus : ARIES
33
When said three times, a dance move : CHA
34
___ to one's word : TRUE
38
Peaks : TOPSOFMOUNTAINS
42
Rams' mates : EWES
43
Topper for 60-Across : LID
44
Opposing group : ANTIS
45
River to the Caspian Sea : URAL
47
Dog or cat breed : MALTESE
49
Be very responsive, as a car : STOPONADIME
53
Gorge : CHASM
54
Glacier composition : ICE
55
Has debts : OWES
59
Hockey great Bobby : ORR
60
Kitchen vessels : POTSANDPANS
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Lawyer's payment : FEE
65
Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
66
Like many a grandparent : DOTING
67
Part of F.D.I.C.: Abbr. : FED
68
Possible result of nonpayment : REPO
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Six-line poem : SESTET
Down
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Besides : ALSO
2
Robbers' partner : COPS
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"Neato!" : COOL
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Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
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Emulate Betsy Ross : SEW
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It's earthshaking : TREMOR
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Central position : MIDST
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Before, to bards : ERE
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"... see hide ___ hair of" : NOR
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Risky : UNSAFE
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Mayhem : HAVOC
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Worship : ADORE
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Burgs : TOWNS
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Girl : LASS
23
Aloof : DISTANT
24
Mexican moolah : PESO
25
Home to Honolulu : OAHU
26
Kukla, ___ and Ollie : FRAN
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It may be tempted : FATE
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In ___ (aligned) : AROW
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Red, as an apple : RIPE
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Goofs : MESSUPS
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Fish-and-chips fish : COD
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Bris or confirmation : RITE
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États-___ : UNIS
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In ___ (actually) : ESSE
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Custard dessert : FLAN
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"___ 18" (Leon Uris book) : MILA
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It may be tall : TALE
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Toddler's jumpsuit : ROMPER
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Flexible mineral : MICA
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Changes, as the Constitution : AMENDS
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Scorn : SCOFF
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Full complement of Stooges or Wise Men : THREE
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Rowed : OARED
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Place to do the hustle : DISCO
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Makes a choice [and one more example of this puzzle's theme] : OPTS
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"Don't go yet!" : WAIT
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Army N.C.O. : SSGT
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Mine find : ORE
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Overturn : TIP
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John ___ : DOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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