New York Times, Friday, April 9, 2004

Author: Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Peoples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Holdup cover-up : SKIMASK
8. Joins the fray : HASATIT
15. Legally binding : INFORCE
16. Check out thoroughly : EXPLORE
17. "Simple" : NOSWEAT
18. Seized hold of : LEAPTON
19. Front : ACT
20. A lot of Oceania : ATOLLS
22. Really moved : SENT
23. Ring data : TKOS
25. Slight : SNUB
26. W. S. Gilbert's "The ___ Ballads" : BAB
27. Kind of artery : RENAL
29. Former item : EXES
31. Long-bearded type : SAGE
32. Variety of penguin : ADELIE
34. Out of one's mind : UNHINGED
36. Background noise : UNDERTONE
38. "Whew!" to an office worker : WHATADAY
41. Wound up : ONEDGE
45. In good shape : HALE
46. Market figures, briefly : ARBS
48. It lies on the celestial equator : ORION
49. Court alternative: Abbr. : AVE
50. Parting need? : COMB
52. Work across the board? : SAND
53. Word : NEWS
55. Take to the limit : MAXOUT
57. Whittier war poem "Laus ___" : DEO
58. From the beginning : GOINGIN
60. Out of control : ONATEAR
62. W.W. I rifle : ENFIELD
63. They have gripping roles : CCLAMPS
64. Outside the solar system : DEEPSKY
65. Vatican government : HOLYSEE
1. Founder of Reprise Records : SINATRA
2. Bad-mouthed : KNOCKED
3. Journalist who wrote "The Trial of Socrates" : IFSTONE
4. Make shorter, in a way : MOW
5. It may be restricted : AREA
6. Beats it : SCATS
7. Camphor, e.g. : KETONE
8. More than intent : HELLBENT
9. Cancels : AXES
10. Waxing offerer : SPA
11. Some climbers' conquests : ALPS
12. Carrier : TOTEBAG
13. Primitive period : IRONAGE
14. Sleeping bag alternative : TENTBED
21. Not just any old seats : LUXURYBOX
24. Pay tribute to : SALUTE
28. "Singin' in the Rain" role : LINA
30. Drive off : SHOO
31. Cutting remarks : SNEERS
33. Ancient literary work : EDDA
35. ___ time : INNO
37. Pop music, informally : EARCANDY
38. Struck with a resounding blow : WHANGED
39. Server's suggestion : HAVEONE
40. Woman who makes the rounds? : ALEWIFE
42. Symbols of royal dignity : DIADEMS
43. Cracked : GONEAPE
44. Back : ENDORSE
47. Smack : SMOOCH
51. Con game : BUNCO
54. Cutlet? : SNIP
55. Formula, essentially : MILK
56. Looked up to? : TALL
59. Some microwaves : GES
61. Longest river in Scotland : TAY

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