New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 2005

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Shifting each letter in 38-Across one letter earlier in the alphabet produces the message YOU BROKE THE CODE.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Car that made its debut at the 1964 New York World's Fair : MUSTANG
8. Jeer : CATCALL
15. Slothfulness : INERTIA
16. Like a horseshoe : USHAPED
17. Reasons for soreness : STRAINS
18. What prisoners may wear : STRIPES
19. 38-Across is one : SIMPLECIPHER
21. Stir : ADO
22. Sounds to skip by : TRAS
23. Guide : MENTOR
27. Country singer on whom "Coal Miner's Daughter" is based : LYNN
29. Noted bell tower site : PISA
31. Preschoolers? : ROE
32. Melted glace : EAU
35. Authenticate : NOTARIZE
38. See 19- and 58-Across : ZPVCSPLFUIFDPEF
42. Cowboy : BUCKAROO
43. Windy City transportation org. : CTA
44. Terminal abbr. : ARR
45. Memo starter : INRE
47. Rarely read messages : SPAM
51. Stitches over : RESEWS
54. Investment options, for short : IRAS
57. Ab ___ (from day one) : OVO
58. Type of 19-Across that 38-Across is : SHIFTALETTER
61. Comedian's shtick : ROUTINE
64. His first #1 song was "All or Nothing at All" : SINATRA
65. Do florists' work : ARRANGE
66. Infinite : ENDLESS
67. Most uptight : TENSEST
68. Thirsts : DESIRES
1. Book of prayers : MISSAL
2. Not picked up : UNTIDY
3. It precedes an offering : SERMON
4. Sink pipe part : TRAP
5. Leaning : ATILT
6. Astronaut's digit : NINER
7. Tank top : GASCAP
8. Where astrological signs meet : CUSP
9. Wheezy one : ASTHMATIC
10. Crowd maker? : THREE
11. Rock landmark : CAIRN
12. Computer program, briefly : APP
13. Majors in acting : LEE
14. Mormons, initially : LDS
20. Awaits a chiding : ISINFORIT
24. Word with field or guilt : TRIP
25. Go slowly : OOZE
26. Wreck site : REEF
28. Thing to wring : NECK
30. Worthless bit : SOU
33. ___ rule : ASA
34. Revolts : UPRISINGS
36. Back at sea : AFT
37. Vitamin amts. : RDAS
38. Construction piece shaped like the last letter of the alphabet : ZBAR
39. Spotless : PURE
40. TV hookups : VCRS
41. First name in horror : LON
46. Gone, now : ERASED
48. Literary wizard-in-training : POTTER
49. Opposed : AVERSE
50. Bog : MORASS
52. "Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
53. "Are we there yet?," maybe : WHINE
55. Dior creation : ALINE
56. Posts : SENDS
59. Choreographers' concerns : FEET
60. Anklebones : TALI
61. Scoundrel : RAT
62. Vein contents : ORE
63. Cup filler : URN

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