New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 2004

Author: James M. and James C. Jenista
Editor: Will Shortz
James M. Jenista
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jenista. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jenista. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This minder bender (literally) is considered one of the toughest puzzles of the Will Shortz era. To read the answers correctly you have to follow the instructions and turn where indicated. So, for example, 4 Down is SATURN'S RINGS and 17 Across is LOW TURNOUTS.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sports column? : WINS
5. Standard deviation symbol : SIGMA
10. War fare? : SPAM
14. Like many a hurricane : ASEA
15. Allege in defense : PLEAD
16. Coat or skirt preceder : MAXI
17. Disappointing election results : LOWTURNOUTS
19. Seasoned : AGED
20. Help : TUTORIAL
21. Equal : ARE
22. Channeled : ROUTED
23. Resolute advice to the hesitant : DONTTURNBACK
27. Stuff for surfacing : TAR
28. He's found in the Prado : DALI
29. Community contest : BEE
30. Stumpers? : POLS
33. Flags : WANES
34. Hal Foster comic character : ARN
35. One associated with honesty : ABE
36. No one special : JOHNDOE
38. Castilian hero : CID
39. Expert on the rules : REF
40. Good relations : AMITY
41. Manages, with "out" : EKES
42. N.Y. minutes? : EST
43. Fountain in New Orleans : PETE
44. Word for word: Abbr. : SYN
46. 1985 sequel to a classic 1939 film : RETURNTOOZ
48. Donny or Marie Osmond, e.g. : UTAHAN
51. Unit of nautical displacement : TON
52. Tall topper : OPERAHAT
54. Gee : THOU
56. Like bats : NOCTURNAL
58. Biblical book : AMOS
59. Available : ONTAP
60. Small animal shelter : COTE
61. Short time out? : DOZE
62. They follow cuts : DEALS
63. Dict. offering : ETYM
1. First name in animation : WALT
2. "This ___ Youth" (Kenneth Lonergan play) : ISOUR
3. Just learning about : NEWTO
4. Discovery of Galileo : SATURNSRINGS
5. Comparatively quick : SPRIER
6. Long series of woes : ILIAD
7. Lee, e.g.: Abbr. : GENL
8. ___ wheel : MAG
9. Plugs : ADS
10. Burn : SMART
11. Gripping read : PAGETURNER
12. Brutally destroy : AXE
13. Season opener? : MID
18. Miss, south of the border : SRTA
21. Parsley relative : ANISE
23. Fine accompaniment? : DANDY
24. Promise, e.g. : OLEO
25. À la Poe : EERIE
26. Fractures : RENDS
28. Exile of 1302 : DANTE
30. Kitchen gizmo : PARER
31. Really big : OBESE
32. Rights shouldn't be taken from it : LEFTTURNLANE
33. Frosty : WHITE
36. No performers are found here : JAPAN
37. Red sky, maybe : OMEN
41. Colorize, e.g. : ENHANCE
44. Immerses : STEEPS
45. Draper's unit : YARD
47. Cad : LOUSE
48. Slight indication? : UPTURNEDNOSE
49. "What ___!" ("Hilarious!") : AHOOT
50. Like some habits : NASTY
52. Numerical prefix : OCTA
53. Overflow : TEEM
54. Modicum : TAD
55. Insurance letters : HMO
56. Green-light indicator : NOD
57. Person : ONE

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