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New York Times, Thursday, January 22, 2004

2004 ... with a hint to the starts of 20-, 34- and 51-Across

Author:
Roy Leban
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roy Leban

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Leban. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times1/22/04 ( No. 19,798 )
Across
1
Séance happening : RAP
4
Wows, in comedy : SLAYS
9
Pub decoration : STEIN
14
Put one past : ACE
15
Out of port : TOSEA
16
Home without a refrigerator : IGLOO
17
Post office delivery: Abbr. : LTR
18
Represent : ACTAS
19
Israeli party : LIKUD
20
"Whatever!" : SUITYOURSELF
23
Chores : TASKS
24
Active sorts : DOERS
25
King's home : CNN
28
Roman emperor after Galba : OTHO
29
Cook, as beans : REFRY
30
Premier under Mao : ZHOU
31
Union with 2.7 mil. members : NEA
32
Out of shape : BENT
33
"Look, ma, no cavities!," e.g. : BOAST
34
Padlocks, say : BARSTHEDOOR
38
Finnish architect Alvar ___ : AALTO
40
Irish girl's name : ERIN
41
"The Paper Chase" topic : LAW
44
Capital south of Chernobyl : KIEV
45
Sleep: Prefix : SOMNI
47
Memorable kicker : PELE
48
MGM motto word : ARS
49
"Ditto" : SODOI
50
Name that means "beloved" : AIMEE
51
Sales rep's need : BUSINESSCARD
53
Company famous for Centipede and Battlezone : ATARI
56
Tangle : SKEIN
57
Muscle car : GTO
58
"Eat!" : DIGIN
59
"Don't ___ soul!" : TELLA
60
Modern: Ger. : NEU
61
Astronauts experience it : ZEROG
62
Computer bulletin board administrator : SYSOP
63
Most Mets games are on it: Abbr. : EDT
Down
1
Pet food brand name : RALSTON
2
Get going : ACTUATE
3
Grocery items : PERISHABLES
4
Doesn't run : STAYS
5
Bananas : LOCO
6
Top of the class : ASTUDENT
7
2004 ... with a hint to the starts of 20-, 34- and 51-Across : YEAROFTHEMONKEY
8
Back-talker : SASSER
9
Red-haired soprano : SILLS
10
Weekend-starting cry : TGIF
11
Member of an order : ELK
12
Slip in a pot : IOU
13
Go-ahead : NOD
21
Bout stopper, briefly : TKO
22
Trick ending : ERY
25
Eighth-century king : CHARLEMAGNE
26
Tel. book contents : NOS
27
Plumber's piece : NUT
29
Hi-___ monitor : RES
30
It's chaos : ZOO
32
Pal : BRO
33
Encouraging French word : BON
35
Off-road transport, briefly : ATV
36
Golfer from South Africa : ERNIEELS
37
Sixth-century year : DII
38
Alias : AKA
39
One mode of travel : AIR
42
On one's toes : ALERTED
43
Eliminate : WEEDOUT
45
Certain smoke signal : SOS
46
Keats and others : ODISTS
47
Kodak print : PIC
49
Seeking damages : SUING
50
"It's ___!" ("Simple!") : ASNAP
51
Vivacity : BRIO
52
Prairie building : SILO
53
Wood shaper : ADZ
54
20-20, e.g. : TIE
55
Cabinet dept. : AGR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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