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New York Times, Monday, January 19, 2004

Author:
Zach Jesse
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zach Jesse

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jesse. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 19,795 )
Across
1
Layers : STRATA
7
Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
10
Cut the hair of : CLIP
14
Main argument : THESIS
15
Frank Sinatra's "___ Fool to Want You" : IMA
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Top-notch : AONE
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Losses, in accounting : REDINK
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Charlie Rose's network : PBS
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Serving with chop suey : RICE
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Jonathan Swift pamphlet about Ireland : AMODESTPROPOSAL
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To be given away : FREE
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Court : WOO
25
The whole shebang : ALL
26
Twisty turn : ESS
27
See 29-Across : IDO
29
With 27-Across, get hitched : SAY
31
Cigarette residue : ASH
34
Ukr., once : SSR
35
Flight paths : AIRLANES
37
Reason for turning down an invitation : PRIORENGAGEMENT
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Capulet rival : MONTAGUE
42
Stars and Stripes land : USA
43
Ocean : SEA
44
Guess: Abbr. : EST
45
Film director Craven : WES
46
Nightwear, for short : PJS
49
Helios' Roman counterpart : SOL
51
Calf's mother : COW
53
Jai ___ : ALAI
54
2003 teen comedy : AMERICANWEDDING
59
Practice, as skills : HONE
60
Apply : USE
61
Territory : DOMAIN
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In addition : ALSO
63
Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
64
Show clearly : EVINCE
65
Spelling contests : BEES
66
"Acid" : LSD
67
Caught, as fish : NETTED
Down
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Machine-gun by plane : STRAFE
2
One's wife, slangily : THEMRS
3
Changes the decor of : REDOES
4
Actor's whisper : ASIDE
5
Point at the dinner table? : TINE
6
Implores : ASKS
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Nothin' : ZIPPO
8
Olympian repast : AMBROSIA
9
El ___, Tex. : PASO
10
Noel : CAROL
11
Clark Kent's gal : LOISLANE
12
Ancient Peruvian : INCA
13
Speed away, with "out" : PEEL
21
Number of teeth Goofy has : TWO
22
Popular discount shoe store : PAYLESS
27
Tel Aviv native : ISRAELI
28
Worthless part : DREGS
30
Bandy words : ARGUE
32
Capitol Hill V.I.P.: Abbr. : SEN
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President after F.D.R. : HST
34
Drunkard : SOT
35
Get better, as wine : AGE
36
Drs.' group : AMA
37
Afternoons and evenings, briefly : PMS
38
Caviar : ROE
39
Kinda : INASENSE
40
Wackos : NUTCASES
45
Internet start-up? : WWW
46
Flexible : PLIANT
47
Actress Rule : JANICE
48
Like finished contracts : SIGNED
50
Nabisco cookies : OREOS
52
Continuously : ONEND
53
Come clean : ADMIT
54
Ishmael's captain : AHAB
55
Spy : MOLE
56
Select : CULL
57
First lady's residence : EDEN
58
Hawk's opposite : DOVE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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