New York Times, Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Author: Janet R. Bender
Editor: Will Shortz
Janet R. Bender
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Job detail, briefly : SPEC
5. 24/7 auction site : EBAY
9. Jazz group : COMBO
14. Sledder's spot : HILL
15. Sub builder? : DELI
16. Burger layer : ONION
17. Pastel shade : AQUA
18. Loafing : IDLE
19. Pottery finish : GLAZE
20. Bad place for the modest : NUDISTCOLONY
23. Tractor name : DEERE
24. Many-headed serpent : HYDRA
25. ___ Lanka : SRI
28. Since 1/1, to a C.P.A. : YTD
29. It has 21 spots : DIE
31. Orchestra's percussion or strings, e.g. : SECTION
33. Coniferous tree : LARCH
35. Library ID : ISBN
36. Band with the 1998 #1 hit "One Week" : BARENAKEDLADIES
42. Bard's river : AVON
43. Chief exec : PREXY
44. Played a knight game? : JOUSTED
48. ___ Amin : IDI
49. Chum : PAL
52. Leave speechless : AWE
53. "Peachy!" : SWELL
55. Met offering : OPERA
57. 1997 steelworkers-turned-dancers film : THEFULLMONTY
59. Red River capital : HANOI
62. Calvary letters : INRI
63. Pond gunk : SCUM
64. Shady spot : ARBOR
65. Like eggs : LAID
66. Beget : SIRE
67. Meager : SCANT
68. Therefore : ERGO
69. North Carolina university : ELON
1. Sterne's "Tristram ___" : SHANDY
2. Card game for two : PIQUET
3. Gave the slip to : ELUDED
4. "___ de Lune" : CLAIR
5. Trim to fit, maybe : EDIT
6. Nighttime inspection : BEDCHECK
7. Brass or pewter : ALLOY
8. Rates of return : YIELDS
9. French brandy : COGNAC
10. Just : ONLY
11. Hamm of soccer : MIA
12. Dickens's pen name : BOZ
13. "That's ___ for the books!" : ONE
21. Family auto : SEDAN
22. Smelter input : ORE
25. "Certainly!," south of the border : SISI
26. Boxer's wear : ROBE
27. Vacationers' stops : INNS
30. Nest-egg letters : IRA
32. In good order : TIDY
33. Fisheye ___ : LENS
34. With it : HEP
36. Mexican peninsula : BAJA
37. Declare openly : AVOW
38. Philandering sort : ROUE
39. Oil company structure : DRILLRIG
40. Played first : LED
41. Self-evident truth : AXIOM
45. Casual top : TSHIRT
46. Ram's mate : EWE
47. Desecrate : DEFILE
49. Tentatively schedule, with "in" : PENCIL
50. Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
51. Nonprofessionals : LAYMEN
54. Like some eclipses : LUNAR
56. Oater group : POSSE
57. Animator's creation : TOON
58. Italian resort : LIDO
59. Suffers from : HAS
60. Circle segment : ARC
61. Magic and Wizards org. : NBA

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