New York Times, Thursday, July 15, 2004

Author: Roy Leban
Editor: Will Shortz
Roy Leban
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Leban. NYT links: Across Lite

Roy Leban notes: This puzzle is probably my favorite NYT crossword, with the double rebus. The puzzle came out during the annual convention of the National Puzzlers' League, in Boston that year. On Wednesday, some krewe members happened to have a discussion about rebus puzzles during a long T ride, and one guy was very adamant that rebus cells should be symmetrically placed, that not doing made for a flawed puzzle. It so happened that I knew this puzzle was running the next day. Back then, constructors rarely knew when their puzzles were going to run in advance, but Will had mentioned it to me for some reason. But I kept my mouth shut anyway and just commented that there are good reasons sometimes. Thursday afternoon, the adamant guy came up to me and told me I was right and that he had really enjoyed the puzzle. Great feeling.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Morris, signature on the Declaration of Independence : ROBT
5. Untanned : PALE
9. Enthusiastic about : UPFOR
14. Home of the Rainbow Bridge National Monument : UTAH
15. City near Stillwater : ENID
16. Second-largest lake in North America : HURON
17. Carry : TOTE
18. 1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
19. What to say to a kahuna : ALOHA
20. Ballpark fare : HOTDOGWITHCATSUP
23. Ready : ALLSET
24. Engine need : OIL
25. Casa ___ (Italian restaurant name) : MIA
28. Born : NEE
29. Sources of soft feathers : EIDERS
32. Admission seeker, maybe: Abbr. : TERR
33. Secret grp. since 1947 : NSC
34. Hook, line or sinker : NOUN
35. "Stop!" : AVAST
36. Come down hard : RAINCATSANDDOGS
40. Parts of a V formation : GEESE
42. Norway's patron saint : OLAV
43. Currency shop abbr. : USD
46. Hike : TREK
47. Infer : DERIVE
49. Pal of Piglet : ROO
50. Cask material : OAK
51. "Cursed" team, informally : SOX
52. Summer worker : INTERN
54. It might pick up a few pointers : DOGCATCHERSTRUCK
57. Aviary sound : TWEET
60. Came down : ALIT
61. Duel tool : EPEE
62. Bursting stars : NOVAE
63. Superboy's girlfriend : LANA
64. Give it ___ : ATRY
65. "___ is human ..." : TOERR
66. RR employee : ENGR
67. Kids' closetful : TOYS
1. Soprano Swenson : RUTHANN
2. Actors Peter and Annette : OTOOLES
3. Kellogg's home : BATTLECREEK
4. Things can go to them : THEDOGS
5. Start of an initiative : PETITION
6. "Sometimes you feel like ___ ..." : ANUT
7. Printing technique: Abbr. : LITH
8. Professor : EDUCATOR
9. "Adventures in moving" sloganeer, once : UHAUL
10. ___-free : PULP
11. One way to swing : FRO
12. Cry at fireworks : OOH
13. Part of a cell nucleus : RNA
21. Wimp : WEENIE
22. Bro's sibling : SIS
25. Meet : MEASUREUPTO
26. Return destination?: Abbr. : IRS
27. Decoration : ART
30. Old gold coin : DUCAT
31. Belgian painter James : ENSOR
32. Lassie, for one : TVDOG
35. Coming : ADVENT
37. Put to : ASK
38. 2001 biopic : ALI
39. International Harvester vehicle maker : NAVISTAR
40. "Little" car of song : GTO
41. Constitutional proposal first introduced in Cong. in 1923 : ERA
44. Harry Potter's forte : SORCERY
45. Democratic symbols : DONKEYS
47. Sawbones : DOC
48. Yoga instruction : EXHALE
51. Disperse : SCATTER
53. Milk-Bone biscuit, e.g. : TREAT
54. Certain bookmark : DOGEAR
55. Dash : ELAN
56. Encircle : RING
57. Bang maker : TNT
58. Ply with wine and flowers, say : WOO
59. Christmas ___ : EVE

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