New York Times, Monday, October 4, 2004

Author: Seth A. Abel
Editor: Will Shortz
Seth A. Abel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Used a broom : SWEPT
6. Opened just a crack : AJAR
10. Doesn't guzzle : SIPS
14. Place for a barbecue : PATIO
15. "Uh-uh" : NOPE
16. Threaded fastener : TNUT
17. Proverb : ADAGE
18. Managed, with "out" : EKED
19. ___ avis (unusual one) : RARA
20. Bathroom fixture sales representative? : SHOWERSHOWER
23. Way to the top of a mountain : SKITOW
26. Stave off : AVERT
27. Hanging sculpture in Alabama? : MOBILEMOBILE
32. Alleviated : EASED
33. Words said on the way out the door : IMOFF
34. E.M.T.'s skill : CPR
37. Pub drinks : ALES
38. Gasps for air : PANTS
39. "Scram!" : SHOO
40. Dashed : RAN
41. Sunday newspaper color feature : COMIC
42. Continue downhill without pedaling : COAST
43. Warsaw refinement? : POLISHPOLISH
45. G-rated : CLEAN
48. Accustoms : ENURES
49. Majestic summer time? : AUGUSTAUGUST
54. Solar emissions : RAYS
55. Really big show : EXPO
56. Lubricated : OILED
60. Victim of a prank : DUPE
61. Choir voice : ALTO
62. State fund-raiser : LOTTO
63. Retired fliers, for short : SSTS
64. Spinks or Trotsky : LEON
65. Company in a 2001-02 scandal : ENRON
1. Hot springs locale : SPA
2. Bankroll : WAD
3. When a plane should get in: Abbr. : ETA
4. Dirty places : PIGSTIES
5. Initial progress on a tough problem : TOEHOLD
6. From a fresh angle : ANEW
7. Wisecrack : JOKE
8. Copycat : APER
9. Cincinnati team : REDS
10. Endeavored : STROVE
11. Dumbstruck : INAWE
12. Less adulterated : PURER
13. Sudden jump : START
21. Be behind in payments : OWE
22. 50/50 share : HALF
23. Besmirch : SMEAR
24. Down Under critter : KOALA
25. "A Doll's House" playwright : IBSEN
28. Dolphins' venue : MIAMI
29. Onetime Dodges : OMNIS
30. Mess up : BOTCH
31. Contingencies : IFS
34. Committee head : CHAIR
35. Search party : POSSE
36. Some I.R.A.'s, informally : ROTHS
38. One in the legislative biz : POL
39. "Eureka!" cause : SOLUTION
41. Swindles : CONS
42. TV cabinet : CONSOLE
43. Purposes of commas : PAUSES
44. Little, in Lille : PEU
45. Deck of 52 : CARDS
46. Hawaiian feasts : LUAUS
47. "Aïda" setting : EGYPT
50. Bluish green : TEAL
51. Car rod : AXLE
52. "What've you been ___?" : UPTO
53. Hired thug : GOON
57. Epistle: Abbr. : LTR
58. W.W. II arena : ETO
59. Underworld boss : DON

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