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New York Times, Monday, January 26, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 19,802 )
Across
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Manila envelope closer : CLASP
6
Computer screen image : ICON
10
"Spare tire" : FLAB
14
Dominican Republic neighbor : HAITI
15
Italia's capital : ROMA
16
Interlude : LULL
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Luggage clip-on : IDTAG
18
"Amo, amas, ___ ..." : AMAT
19
Prod : URGE
20
It made Leary bleary : LSD
22
Rizzuto of the 1940's-50's Yankees : PHIL
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Fire, as from a job : CAN
25
Unruffled : SEDATE
28
Laid on generously : LAVISHED
30
Tot's wheels : TRICYCLE
32
Hwy. mishap respondent : EMT
33
Med school subj. : ANAT
34
Driveway occupant : AUTO
36
Becomes a domehead : BALDS
40
Skirt that shows off legs : MINI
41
Pasture : FIELD
43
Forsaken : LORN
44
Fossil fuel blocks : PEATS
46
Harry Potter's lightning bolt, e.g. : SCAR
47
Suffix with buck : AROO
48
Piercing site : EAR
50
Exceed the bounds of : OVERGROW
52
Summary holder? : NUTSHELL
56
With resolute spirit : GAMELY
57
WSW's opposite : ENE
58
Party for lei wearers : LUAU
59
___ Lanka : SRI
60
___ Jay Lerner of Lerner & Loewe : ALAN
62
Jolt : BUMP
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Jazz's James and Jones : ETTAS
68
Fall's opposite : RISE
69
Sea eagle : ERNE
70
System utilizing grates : SEWER
71
Editor's mark : STET
72
Space capsule insignia : NASA
73
Rulers before Lenin : TSARS
Down
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Greek X : CHI
2
Boy : LAD
3
River island : AIT
4
Downers? : STALACTITES
5
Farm pen : PIGSTY
6
Tax deferral means: Abbr. : IRA
7
Connectors? : COMPLETECOLUMNS
8
Nebraska city : OMAHA
9
Not an emigré : NATIVE
10
Winter ailment : FLU
11
Leave in the ___ : LURCH
12
Pond growths : ALGAE
13
Mix : BLEND
21
Joe that won't keep you up : DECAF
23
Arm or leg : LIMB
25
Envelope sticker : STAMP
26
Bert's Muppet pal : ERNIE
27
Late Princess of Wales : DIANA
29
Uppers? : STALAGMITES
31
San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
35
Norway's patron saint : OLAV
37
Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
38
Slobber : DROOL
39
Like a winter wonderland : SNOWY
42
Wine residue : DREGS
45
Comedian Mort : SAHL
49
Sandwich with sauerkraut : REUBEN
51
Least seen : RAREST
52
Closes in on : NEARS
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Dark : UNLIT
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Pull one's leg : TEASE
55
Mrs. Bush : LAURA
61
Volleyball equipment : NET
63
Small coal size : PEA
65
Intl. flier, once : TWA
66
___ Lingus : AER
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Last year's jrs. : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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