New York Times, Saturday, June 12, 2004

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Minimum word length: 2 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Many of the Down answers here have extraneous letters in this ingenious themed Saturday puzzle. To read them correctly, you have to drop in, drop by, drop out, or drop off as directed in the appropriate Across clues.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Makeup artist? : LIAR
5. Paired: Prefix : DIPLO
10. "Woe ___ ..." : UNTO
14. Archipelago component : ISLE
15. One of the Saarinens : ELIEL
16. "D" : POOR
17. Country legend dropping in? : PATSYCLINE
19. Track : SONG
20. Rollerjam participant : SKATER
21. Pincered insects : EARWIGS
23. "Topaz" author : URIS
25. Prepares to propose : KNEELS
26. Onomatopoeically named legume : SNAPBEAN
30. Break : NAP
31. Claiborne of fashion : LIZ
32. Polar explorer dropping by? : ADMIRALBYRD
37. Hip to : INON
39. It may need stroking : EGO
40. Small combo : TRIO
41. Supreme Court justice dropping out? : DAVIDSOUTER
46. See 62-Down : HEN
47. "Ladders to Fire" writer : NIN
48. Gabby was his sidekick : HOPALONG
50. Gregg experts : STENOS
53. W.W. II villain : TOJO
54. Western burg, unflatteringly : COWTOWN
55. Smell in "Apocalypse Now" : NAPALM
59. Jon Arbuckle's dog : ODIE
60. Labor leader dropping off? : JIMMYHOFFA
63. Tops : AONE
64. Religion, to Karl Marx : OPIUM
65. Physical : EXAM
66. Comic book supergroup : XMEN
67. Droplets : BEADS
68. Sixth-brightest star in a constellation : ZETA
1. They may be locked or sealed : LIPS
2. "Out of Africa" name : ISAK
3. Neighbor of Mont. : ALTA
4. Get some sleep : RESTUP
5. Disparaged publicly : DECRIED
6. "___ be!" : ILL
7. It's just past three : PI
8. Vichyssoise ingredient : LEEK
9. David Mamet play : OLEANNA
10. Not resting on the shoulders, say : UPSWEPT
11. Salad orderer's request : NOOIL
12. Salad maker's need : TONGS
13. N.A.A.C.P. and others : ORGS
18. ___ Buena (island in San Francisco Bay) : YERBA
22. Unaltered : REAL
24. Unaltered : SAME
26. Dove home : SLID
27. Historical ship : NINA
28. Russia's Sea of ___ : AZOV
29. Almost : NIGH
33. Origin : ROOT
34. Sweater letter : RHO
35. Nada, across the Pyrenees : RIEN
36. Steeple sound : DONG
38. It barely misses a score : NINETEEN
42. Rat Pack nickname : DINO
43. Con : SNOWJOB
44. Those who lend their names : EPONYMS
45. Oriental royal : RAJAH
49. Singer with the 1999 #1 hit "If You Had My Love" : LOPEZ
50. Vice venue : SODOM
51. Cord : TWINE
52. Take potshots : SNIPE
54. Wheedle : COAX
56. Fire : AXE
57. Map figure: Abbr. : LAT
58. Baby's word : MAMA
61. One of Frank's exes : MIA
62. With 46-Across, marsh-dwelling bird : MUD

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