New York Times, Thursday, April 22, 2004

Author: Daniel C. Bryant
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel C. Bryant
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKV} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Oil company acronym : ARCO
5. Univ. dorm supervisors : RAS
8. Opening word? : SESAME
14. One receiving orders : CHEF
15. Dug in : ENTRENCHED
17. First line of a couplet pertinent to this puzzle : TICTACTOEISAMID
19. Prefix with sex : UNI
20. War story : ILIAD
21. Word with buff or buffa : OPERA
22. Guiding light : POLARIS
24. "I ___ you!" : DARE
26. Many a drive-thru feature : ATM
27. Failing grades : EFS
28. Great Laker : SHAQ
32. It's good for the teeth : GEARBOXOIL
36. Stout : ALE
37. Raft material : BALSA
38. Poison warning : XXX
39. Greenfly, e.g. : APHID
41. Ammo belt accompanier : UZI
42. Chemical substance that hastens aging : PROOXIDANT
45. Boom support : MAST
47. Mary ___ Evans (George Eliot's real name) : ANN
48. Sound investments, for short : CDS
49. Old Dodge : OMNI
51. Buckeyes : OHIOANS
55. It's a wrap : STOLE
58. Start of a children's rhyme : ABCDE
60. Baby's first word : GOO
61. End of the couplet : WORDSINTHISGRID
64. "Really?" : AREYOUSURE
65. Costa ___, Calif. : MESA
66. One of Paul Revere's message options : BYLAND
67. China's Sun Yat-___ : SEN
68. Starts (off) : TEES
1. Misbehave : ACTUP
2. Zoo heavyweight : RHINO
3. Rhodes of Rhodesia : CECIL
4. "___ in the Stilly Night" (Thomas Moore lyric) : OFT
5. Go over again : RECLIMB
6. Nay sayers : ANTIS
7. Portico : STOA
8. Tre + tre : SEI
9. TV journalist David : ENSOR
10. Scenic views, briefly : SCAPES
11. Woeful words : AHME
12. Former Israeli P.M. : MEIR
13. 13th-century literary work : EDDA
16. Comedian born John Elroy Sanford : REDDFOXX
18. Curved pipe feature : AIRTRAP
23. Motorists' clubs, in brief : AAAS
25. Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
27. 1-Across competitor : EXXON
29. Otto who helped discover nuclear fission : HAHN
30. Settled : ALIT
31. Logical conclusion : QED
32. Where Samson died : GAZA
33. The Bushes, collegiately : ELIS
34. Clinton and Blair, for two : OXONIANS
35. Boys : LADDIES
37. Cadge : BUM
40. El ___, Tex. : PASO
43. Amounted (to) : RAN
44. Motto of the Prince of Wales : ICHDIEN
46. "See?!" : TOLDYA
50. Quark plus antiquark : MESON
51. Earth tone : OCHRE
52. Match : AGREE
53. It may be white : NOISE
54. Tonics, to some : SODAS
55. Tar : SWAB
56. Naturalist Roger ___ Peterson : TORY
57. Russian city on the Oka : OREL
59. Heater stats : BTUS
62. Birth control method, for short : IUD
63. You can set your watch by it: Abbr. : GMT

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