New York Times, Thursday, March 4, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
5. Narrow : SLIM
9. Cold response? : ACHOO
14. Any of the Beatles, once : IDOL
15. Rolling rock : LAVA
16. Language akin to Tahitian : MAORI
17. Kind of system : POLITICAL
19. Ones quick with a line? : ADMEN
20. Washington V.I.P.'s : PRESIDENTS
22. Secretary, e.g. : DESK
23. Sci. facilities : INSTS
24. Antiknock fluid : ETHYL
26. Obsolescent suffix : ESS
27. Mr. Bumble's position in "Oliver Twist" : BEADLE
30. Verb with thou : ART
33. Cronus or Oceanus : TITAN
35. Salad option : RANCH
37. Cause for swearing : INAUGURATIONDAY
42. Band : COMBO
43. "The Brady Bunch" girl : CINDY
44. Milk source : EWE
45. Danger signal on the prairie : RATTLE
48. "Caught ya!" : AHA
51. Paper towel hawker, in old TV ads : ROSIE
53. Mitchum competitor : ARRID
55. Ragamuffin : WAIF
57. Prior to the 20th Amendment, what 20-Across would do on 37-Across, or when they would do it : MARCHFOURTH
61. Of an old empire : INCAN
63. Like Congress : BIPARTITE
64. Limelight milieu : STAGE
65. Turkish chiefs : AGAS
66. In any case : EVER
67. Sighed (for) : PINED
68. Hand-over-mouth reaction : GASP
69. Dry : SERE
1. One with a pad, maybe : HIPPIE
2. Trims : ADORNS
3. At least : NOLESS
4. Party desirables : ALIST
5. Declined : SLID
6. Mennonite decoration : LACE
7. Former Wall Street insider Boesky : IVAN
8. Fountain order : MALTED
9. Org. for an OB/GYN : AMA
10. One who's left holding the bag : CADDY
11. Old country, maybe : HOMELAND
12. Meteor materials : ORES
13. Pen sound : OINK
18. "___ Autumn" (Woody Herman hit) : TIS
21. N.L. Central team: Abbr. : STL
25. Biblical king : HEROD
27. A.C. letters : BTU
28. Stalk outgrowth : EAR
29. Put on __ : ANACT
31. VCR maker : RCA
32. Lord's Prayer pronoun : THY
33. Primitive percussion instrument : TUB
34. Roles in "Frankenstein" movies : IGORS
36. Even one : ANY
37. Harbor problem : ICE
38. When, for an eager beaver : NOW
39. Cheese type : AMERICAN
40. Dusk-___-dawn : TIL
41. Chemical suffix : INE
46. "Fire" preceder : AIM
47. It gets in hot water : TEABAG
48. Achieve success : ARRIVE
49. One trying to run from home : HITTER
50. Cling : ADHERE
52. Adult : OFAGE
53. A continent: Abbr. : AFR
54. 37-Across oaths, e.g. [or] 37-Across parades follow them : ROUTES
55. Trace : WISP
56. Oppositionist : ANTI
58. Capital occupied by the Germans in 1941 : RIGA
59. Figureheads? : CPAS
60. Lock securer : HASP
62. "The Simpsons" neighbor : NED

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