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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
Alabama county seat named for a European island
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Perl. Tuesday freshness: 1%
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© 2003, The New York Times1/14/3 ( No. 19,425 )
Across
1
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
5
Contradict : BELIE
10
"You can say that again!" : AMEN
14
Mascara site : LASH
15
Ain't correct? : ARENT
16
What the fourth little piggy got : NONE
17
Take the bait : BITE
18
Construction playthings : TINKERTOYS
20
Like Mickey Mouse : ANIMATED
22
Coup ___ : DETAT
23
Metric measure : ARE
24
___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
25
Like some suits : TAILORMADE
31
Houston-based org. : NASA
35
Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
36
Way off : AFAR
37
Play starter : ACTI
38
Warmed the bench : SAT
39
Author connected to this puzzle's theme : LECARRE
42
Sushi offering : EEL
43
Verbal assault : SLAM
45
Emporium event : SALE
46
Michaels of "Saturday Night Live" : LORNE
48
Literary lioness : ELSA
49
Shirelles hit of 1962 : SOLDIERBOY
51
Pathet ___ : LAO
53
First U.S. color TV maker : RCA
54
Taxpayer's dread : AUDIT
57
Part of L.E.D. : EMITTING
62
Crow's-nest instruments : SPYGLASSES
65
Lionel train layout, maybe : OVAL
66
"Nana" star Anna : STEN
67
Fake jewelry : PASTE
68
Declare "good" or "excellent," say : RATE
69
Drops off : NODS
70
Grace word : BLESS
71
Snick and ___ : SNEE
Down
1
Alabama county seat named for a European island : ELBA
2
Wet forecast : RAIN
3
Italian wine town : ASTI
4
Teen's hangout, perhaps : THEMALL
5
One who's up : BATTER
6
Canal of song : ERIE
7
Do banker's work : LEND
8
Publicity : INK
9
When Dijon gets hot : ETE
10
Pre-cable need : ANTENNA
11
Like some points : MOOT
12
New Age singer : ENYA
13
Branch headquarters? : NEST
19
Nutritional fig. : RDA
21
On ___ (doing well) : AROLL
24
München mister : HERR
25
Café holder : TASSE
26
Whatsoever : ATALL
27
Tiny bits : IOTAS
28
Port near Hong Kong : MACAO
29
Headed for ___ (in imminent trouble) : AFALL
30
Wasn't afraid : DARED
32
Sharp-tongued : ACERB
33
Pool person : STENO
34
Alvin of dance : AILEY
40
Flying A competitor : ESSO
41
Opt : ELECT
44
Bad-mouths : MALIGNS
47
Spellbinders : ORATORS
50
Pigmented eye parts : IRISES
52
Part of A & P: Abbr. : ATL
54
Org. : ASSN
55
Until : UPTO
56
Turned blue, maybe : DYED
57
To be, to Brutus : ESSE
58
1969 miracle team : METS
59
Terrible man? : IVAN
60
Hoopster Archibald : NATE
61
___ club : GLEE
63
Msg. sent to squad cars : APB
64
Mineo of film : SAL

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