New York Times, Monday, March 15, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The unkeyed square to the right of #36 has this "Down" clue: John Philip Sousa offering. And the unkeyed square numbered 42 has this "Down" clue: "Little Women" family name.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Opposite of highs : LOWS
5. Big stingers : WASPS
10. Concert blasters : AMPS
14. Hawaiian island : OAHU
15. Maximum poker bet : ALLIN
16. Bob who lost to Bill Clinton : DOLE
17. Warner's statement after the fact : ITOLDYOUSO
19. "Roots" author Haley : ALEX
20. "Julius Caesar," e.g. : SHAKESPEAREPLAY
22. ___-fi : SCI
23. Bird's home : NEST
24. Fire leftover : ASH
27. Eve's predecessor : ADAM
30. Tortilla chip dip : SALSA
34. Fateful day in a 20-Across : THEIDESOFMARCH
37. Ringer : BELL
38. Not so good : WORSE
39. Egg: Prefix : OVI
40. Baseball hit just beyond the infield : BLOOP
41. Bard of ___ : AVON
42. Fateful day in a 20-Across : MARCHFIFTEENTH
44. Pays a landlord : RENTS
46. Require : NEED
47. "I get it!" : AHA
48. Guys-only : STAG
51. Cry to a mouse : EEK
53. "Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!," e.g. : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
61. Building beam : IBAR
62. One who warned Caesar : SOOTHSAYER
63. Bronx cheer : JEER
64. Golfer Palmer, familiarly : ARNIE
65. Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
66. ___-bitsy : ITSY
67. Fabric colorers : DYERS
68. Schnauzer in Dashiell Hammett books : ASTA
1. ___ Lane, admirer of Superman : LOIS
2. Inauguration Day recital : OATH
3. Command to a horse : WHOA
4. Broods : SULKS
5. Land next to a road : WAYSIDE
6. Crooked : ALOP
7. Turn on a pivot : SLUE
8. Resident near the Leaning Tower : PISAN
9. Make a nighttime ruckus : SNORE
10. Not limited to one use : ADAPTABLE
11. Gangster's gal : MOLL
12. Defendant's declaration at an arraignment : PLEA
13. Alluring : SEXY
18. The 60's or 70's, e.g. : DECADE
21. Road section requiring caution : ESS
24. Battling : ATWAR
25. Rudely push : SHOVE
26. Long-billed wader : HERON
28. ___ this minute : ASOF
29. "The Jeffersons" theme "___ On Up" : MOVIN
31. Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
32. Laziness : SLOTH
33. Omega's opposite : ALPHA
35. Feels no remorse : ISNTSORRY
36. Drum accompanier : FIFE
40. Moistens with droplets : BEDEWS
43. Grows chewers : TEETHES
45. VW predecessors? : STU
49. Syrian president : ASSAD
50. "Mine eyes have seen the ___ ..." : GLORY
52. Australian "bear" : KOALA
53. Land SW of Samoa : FIJI
54. Assist in crime : ABET
55. Fannie ___ (securities) : MAES
56. Top-notch : AONE
57. Mix (up) : STIR
58. Deli loaves : RYES
59. Adept : DEFT
60. Sp. miss : SRTA

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