New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 2004

Author: Craig Kasper
Editor: Will Shortz
Craig Kasper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXYZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sidepiece : JAMB
5. Sockeroo : SMASH
10. Some noncoms: Abbr. : SGTS
14. "Gewehr ___!" (German military order) : UBER
15. Befuddled : ATSEA
16. "American Pie" actress Reid : TARA
17. Michael Jordan or Dr. J : NBAALLSTAR
19. "Ohhhh ..." : ALAS
20. Big Twelve powerhouse : KANSAS
21. Former beau or belle : OLDFLAME
23. Type spec: Abbr. : ITAL
25. Opera ___ : SERIA
26. Workshop fixture : TABLESAW
30. Opposite of whole : NONFAT
33. Film director Resnais : ALAIN
34. Dial-up ___ : MODEM
36. 10¢ picture : FDR
37. Actress Sorvino : MIRA
38. Title character of TV's "The Pretender" : JAROD
39. Female singer who was Grammy's 1985 Best New Artist : SADE
40. Wash out to sea : EBB
41. Clubs, say : HURTS
42. Steps over a fence : STILE
43. Tiara : DIADEM
45. Metric measures of area : HECTARES
47. Dance from Cuba : RUMBA
49. "Phooey!" : DARN
50. Person with a figure like Olive Oyl : BEANPOLE
53. "Uh-uh" : NODICE
57. Apple variety : IMAC
58. Interactive part of some Web pages : JAVAAPPLET
60. Have some fancy provisions? : DINE
61. Edit : EMEND
62. Cousin of an org. : ASSN
63. Stops: Abbr. : STNS
64. Opera that climaxes with a firing squad : TOSCA
65. "Toodles!" : TATA
1. Attic buildup : JUNK
2. "Take a Chance on Me" group : ABBA
3. Lowdown : MEAN
4. Capital on the Paraná : BRASILIA
5. Dances to "Cali Pachanguero," e.g. : SALSAS
6. Parts of a range: Abbr. : MTS
7. Regarding : ASTO
8. Barkers : SEALS
9. Set : HARDENED
10. Leader born in Georgia : STALIN
11. Soiree : GALAAFFAIR
12. Disneyland sight : TRAM
13. Convenience for an ed. : SASE
18. Grow dark : LATEN
22. Born in : FROM
24. Truman's Missouri birthplace : LAMAR
26. Docile, now : TAMED
27. Suspect eliminator : ALIBI
28. Title girl of a 1966 pop hit : BARBARAANN
29. Goodness : WORTH
31. Confuse : ADDLE
32. Ashes, e.g. : TREES
35. Administered, as medicine : DOSED
38. Big flier : JUMBOJET
39. Not change : STANDPAT
41. Burlap material : HEMP
42. Barber's accessory : STROP
44. Knuckleheads : DUNCES
46. Home of six N.H.L. teams : CANADA
48. Memorable mission : ALAMO
50. Sellers' solicitations : BIDS
51. Send out : EMIT
52. Abbr. after some telephone numbers : EVES
54. "Casablanca" role : ILSA
55. "___ la vie" : CEST
56. Peak near the Gulf of Catania : ETNA
59. Mandela's onetime org. : ANC

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