New York Times, Monday, January 19, 2004

Author: Zach Jesse
Editor: Will Shortz
Zach Jesse
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jesse. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Layers : STRATA
7. Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
10. Cut the hair of : CLIP
14. Main argument : THESIS
15. Frank Sinatra's "___ Fool to Want You" : IMA
16. Top-notch : AONE
17. Losses, in accounting : REDINK
18. Charlie Rose's network : PBS
19. Serving with chop suey : RICE
20. Jonathan Swift pamphlet about Ireland : AMODESTPROPOSAL
23. To be given away : FREE
24. Court : WOO
25. The whole shebang : ALL
26. Twisty turn : ESS
27. See 29-Across : IDO
29. With 27-Across, get hitched : SAY
31. Cigarette residue : ASH
34. Ukr., once : SSR
35. Flight paths : AIRLANES
37. Reason for turning down an invitation : PRIORENGAGEMENT
41. Capulet rival : MONTAGUE
42. Stars and Stripes land : USA
43. Ocean : SEA
44. Guess: Abbr. : EST
45. Film director Craven : WES
46. Nightwear, for short : PJS
49. Helios' Roman counterpart : SOL
51. Calf's mother : COW
53. Jai ___ : ALAI
54. 2003 teen comedy : AMERICANWEDDING
59. Practice, as skills : HONE
60. Apply : USE
61. Territory : DOMAIN
62. In addition : ALSO
63. Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
64. Show clearly : EVINCE
65. Spelling contests : BEES
66. "Acid" : LSD
67. Caught, as fish : NETTED
1. Machine-gun by plane : STRAFE
2. One's wife, slangily : THEMRS
3. Changes the decor of : REDOES
4. Actor's whisper : ASIDE
5. Point at the dinner table? : TINE
6. Implores : ASKS
7. Nothin' : ZIPPO
8. Olympian repast : AMBROSIA
9. El ___, Tex. : PASO
10. Noel : CAROL
11. Clark Kent's gal : LOISLANE
12. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
13. Speed away, with "out" : PEEL
21. Number of teeth Goofy has : TWO
22. Popular discount shoe store : PAYLESS
27. Tel Aviv native : ISRAELI
28. Worthless part : DREGS
30. Bandy words : ARGUE
32. Capitol Hill V.I.P.: Abbr. : SEN
33. President after F.D.R. : HST
34. Drunkard : SOT
35. Get better, as wine : AGE
36. Drs.' group : AMA
37. Afternoons and evenings, briefly : PMS
38. Caviar : ROE
39. Kinda : INASENSE
40. Wackos : NUTCASES
45. Internet start-up? : WWW
46. Flexible : PLIANT
47. Actress Rule : JANICE
48. Like finished contracts : SIGNED
50. Nabisco cookies : OREOS
52. Continuously : ONEND
53. Come clean : ADMIT
54. Ishmael's captain : AHAB
55. Spy : MOLE
56. Select : CULL
57. First lady's residence : EDEN
58. Hawk's opposite : DOVE

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