New York Times, Monday, December 29, 2003

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Overabundance : GLUT
5. Party pooper : DRAG
9. Excited, in dialect : HETUP
14. Viking letter : RUNE
15. Counterpart of a count : EARL
16. Wipe off, as a slate : ERASE
17. Person in the '00 class, e.g. : ALUM
18. ___ cost (free) : ATNO
19. King or czar : RULER
20. Very tight, as 38-Across : BUMPERTOBUMPER
23. Peacock's pride : TAIL
24. Torched. : LIT
25. Departure's opposite: Abbr. : ARR
28. Put back in office : REELECT
31. At wit's ___ : END
34. Seashore : COAST
36. Sidewalk stand drink : ADE
37. Jai ___ : ALAI
38. Subject of frequent reports by helicopter : RUSHHOURTRAFFIC
42. Catch sight of : ESPY
43. Old cloth : RAG
44. It helps you get a leg up : STILT
45. Mudhole : STY
46. Welsh ___ : RAREBIT
49. Hush-hush org. : NSA
50. "Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man" : DAT
51. Old-fashioned verses : ODES
53. Auto commuter's companion : DRIVETIMERADIO
60. Paris's river : SEINE
61. "Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
62. A deadly sin : LUST
63. Number of deadly sins : SEVEN
64. Convene : MEET
65. Cut like a letter opener : SLIT
66. Lock of hair : TRESS
67. Raison d'___ : ETRE
68. Additionally : ALSO
1. Get, as a cab : GRAB
2. Doozie : LULU
3. E pluribus ___ : UNUM
4. Entice : TEMPT
5. Honeybunch : DEARIE
6. Noisy toy : RATTLE
7. River through Florence : ARNO
8. Amount squeezed from a tube : GLOB
9. Loner : HERMIT
10. Blow one's top : ERUPT
11. Fable : TALE
12. Customer : USER
13. Pay-___-view : PER
21. Third rock from the sun : EARTH
22. Problem of the stomach lining : ULCER
25. Fields are measured in them : ACRES
26. Push out of bed : ROUST
27. Hoarse : RASPY
29. The "L" of XXL : LARGE
30. Summer hrs., in N.Y.C. : EDT
31. Spritelike : ELFIN
32. Symbols of hardness : NAILS
33. Judicial declarations : DICTA
35. Like a wallflower : SHY
37. Toward the stern : AFT
39. Preach : ORATE
40. Former Mideast alliance: Abbr. : UAR
41. Fall flower : ASTER
46. Baltimore 11 : RAVENS
47. Plane on a mission : BOMBER
48. Put on one's thinking cap : IDEATE
50. Has supper : DINES
52. Chip dip : SALSA
53. Bucks and does : DEER
54. Split : RIVE
55. Easily calmed : TAME
56. Sarcastic reply to an assurance : IBET
57. Uninteresting : DULL
58. Egyptian fertility goddess : ISIS
59. Director Preminger : OTTO
60. Champagne-flight jet : SST

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