New York Times, Saturday, April 1, 1995

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This April Fool's puzzle has a double twist. Four words require each letter to be doubled for the crosses to work, and must be parsed as "double ___." So, for example, "Like an oboe, but not a sax?" is RR-EE-EE-DD read as DOUBLE REED.
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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Calculation aids : ABACI
6. Dam : WEIR
10. Outlaws : BANS
14. Athenian statesman : SOLON
15. It's usually vaulted : APSE
16. Roll call eschewer : AWOL
17. Slangy contraction : TAINT
18. Like an oboe, but not a sax? : DOUBLEREED
19. "Streamers" playwright : RABE
20. Eggheads : ACADEMES
22. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
24. Site of Camus's "The Plague" : ORAN
25. Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
26. Roman capturer : ALARIC
29. Where to see Hawaii, perhaps : INSET
30. Item between a twin and a queen? : DOUBLEBED
31. Water carriers : MAINS
33. Makes dull : MATTES
37. Utah Lake city : OREM
39. Chronic worry : ULCER
41. Henhouse rarities : TEETH
42. Its capital is Innsbruck : TYROL
44. Trouble : EATAT
46. Alpine stream : AARE
47. Crazies : LOONS
49. Packed in : CRAMMED
51. _____ Islands (Indian Ocean locale) : MALDIVE
54. Tackle : GEAR
55. Like some veterinary practice : EQUINE
56. Dedicated : HARDCORE
60. "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" writer : LUCE
61. Couples' hotel accommodation? : DOUBLEROOM
63. Blackboard holder : EASEL
64. Roaster's place : DAIS
65. "Johnny's Theme" cowriter : ANKA
66. Pahlavi, e.g. : IRANI
67. Bottom : SEAT
68. Refusals : NAYS
69. "The Highwayman" penner : NOYES
1. Fictional pooch : ASTA
2. Defunct airline : BOAC
3. Inter _____ : ALIA
4. Baldheaded bird : CONDOR
5. Provisional : INTERIM
6. _____ Commission : WARREN
7. Their points are covered : EPEES
8. "Got it" : ISEE
9. Becomes embarrassed : REDDENS
10. Pressure regulator : BAROSTAT
11. Look for : AWAIT
12. Like some gases : NOBLE
13. "O magic _____!": Keats : SLEEP
21. Portuguese territory : MACAU
23. Be fertile : TEEM
25. Assault : ONSET
26. Prior's superior : ABBOT
27. Smelling a rat, perhaps : LEERY
28. Viper : ADDER
29. Quechua speakers : INCAS
32. Actress Graff : ILENE
34. Gang up on, as in basketball? : DOUBLETEAM
35. French 101 verb : ETRE
36. Storage site : SHED
38. Most outmoded : MOLDIEST
40. Greyhound, e.g. : RACER
43. Butcher's cut : LOIN
45. Old car, maybe : TRADEIN
48. Stampeded : OVERRAN
50. Citation jockey : ARCARO
51. Fuses : MELDS
52. Pharmacists' solutions : AQUAE
53. Saint _____ (U.N. member since 1979) : LUCIA
54. Third items in series : GAMMAS
56. School alternative : HOOKY
57. Anthem's start : OSAY
58. Lacoste of tennis : RENE
59. Skull and Bones members : ELIS
62. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA

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