New York Times, Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Author: Tony Orbach
Editor: Will Shortz
Tony Orbach
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big stinger : WASP
5. Org. whose approval is much sought : FDA
8. "Le ___ Prince" : PETIT
13. Opera solo : ARIA
14. Costa ___ : RICA
16. The O in FeO : OXIDE
17. Call in a bakery : NEXT
18. Tennis's Arthur : ASHE
19. Slangy send-off : LATER
20. 1986 Prince movie, after 29-Down : THECHERRYMOON
23. Calendar box : DAY
25. Opponent's vote : NAY
26. Cry from a butterfingers : OOPS
27. Map miniatures : INSETS
29. Letter carriers' org. : USPS
30. "No seats left" sign : SRO
33. Martin or McQueen : STEVE
34. Initial stake : ANTE
35. Not at home : AWAY
36. By night, with 29-Down : COVEROFDARKNESS
39. Rightmost column : ONES
40. Suffix with young or old : STER
41. Smallest : LEAST
42. Thesaurus feature: Abbr. : SYN
43. Minnesota Twin, e.g., briefly : ALER
44. Dance at 23-Down : HUSTLE
45. Set-to : STIR
46. Not dis, in Brooklyn : DAT
47. Sun. talk : SER
48. Business sign, after 29-Down : NEWMANAGEMENT
53. Orangeish shade : OCHER
54. Respite : LULL
55. Grub : EATS
58. Popular vodka, informally : STOLI
59. Wash : LAVE
60. Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
61. Has, as a party : HOSTS
62. Place to hear a 13-Across, with "the" : MET
63. Taking care of business : ONIT
1. Pallid : WAN
2. Exist : ARE
3. Year "The Graduate" came out, in short : SIXTYSEVEN
4. Walkway : PATH
5. Set-to : FRACAS
6. Like good gossip columns : DISHY
7. Overexerciser's woe : ACHE
8. Growths that may be removed by surgery : POLYPS
9. Tests : EXAMS
10. ___ Puente, the Mambo King : TITO
11. Prefix with logical : IDEO
12. Beach bird : TERN
15. Former Ford minivan : AEROSTAR
21. Type in : ENTER
22. Rodeo performer : ROPER
23. Studio 54 and Xenon, famously : DISCOS
24. Cleopatra's paramour : ANTONY
28. Preceding nights : EVES
29. See 20-, 36- and 48-Across : UNDER
30. Laundry challenge for a gymgoer : SWEATSTAIN
31. Fight down and dirty : RASSLE
32. Food in a shell : OYSTER
34. In the end : AFTERALL
35. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ANES
37. Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
38. Movie for which Jane Fonda won an Oscar : KLUTE
43. Some old computers : ATARIS
44. Classic Olivier role : HAMLET
45. Silvery food fish : SMELT
46. Dig (into) : DELVE
48. Snack : NOSH
49. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
50. "Look ___ Talking" : WHOS
51. U.S. Pacific island : GUAM
52. Captain of fiction : NEMO
56. Prefix with color or cycle : TRI
57. Posed : SAT

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