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New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 19,803 )
Across
1
Cripple : MAIM
5
Chorus member : ALTO
9
Old adders : ABACI
14
Alan of "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" : ALDA
15
Ballet move : LEAP
16
Early computer language : BASIC
17
Light gas : NEON
18
Gawk at : OGLE
19
Type of type : ELITE
20
Examination, redundantly : CLOSESCRUTINY
23
Increase, with "up" : REV
24
Quick on the uptake : APT
25
Frisk, with "down" : PAT
28
"The Way We ___" : WERE
31
Perfectos, e.g. : CIGARS
36
Director Kazan : ELIA
38
Colonel or captain : RANK
40
Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
41
Pestering, redundantly : CONSTANTNAGGING
44
Uniform shade : KHAKI
45
Student driver, usually : TEEN
46
Wrigley Field slugger : SOSA
47
Gets smart with : SASSES
49
Try for a part : READ
51
One of 100 in D.C. : SEN
52
Conquistador's prize : ORO
54
Whisper sweet nothings : COO
56
Angry outburst, redundantly : CONNIPTIONFIT
63
Oscar winner Foster : JODIE
64
Unable to decide : TORN
65
Took off : FLED
67
Maine college town : ORONO
68
"Zounds!" : EGAD
69
Jacob's twin : ESAU
70
Von Münchhausen, e.g. : BARON
71
Lady of Lisbon : DONA
72
Medium-___ : RARE
Down
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"Hoo-ey!" : MAN
2
Baldwin of "Talk Radio" : ALEC
3
Elvis or Madonna, e.g. : IDOL
4
Lord's home : MANOR
5
Skin cream ingredient : ALOEVERA
6
Longevity at the box office : LEGS
7
Soft mineral : TALC
8
"Il Trovatore," e.g. : OPERA
9
Driving the getaway car for : ABETTING
10
Island east of Java : BALI
11
Z ___ zebra : ASIN
12
Like lowest-mileage driving : CITY
13
Diamonds, slangily : ICE
21
Stitch up : SEW
22
Bars at the checkout counter: Abbr. : UPC
25
Eats like a bird : PECKS
26
Maui greeting : ALOHA
27
Louise and Turner : TINAS
29
Carry on : RANT
30
Keyboard key : ENTER
32
Comedian's stock : GAGS
33
Sonora "so long" : ADIOS
34
Washer cycle : RINSE
35
"Contact" author Carl : SAGAN
37
Invites : ASKS
39
Patella's place : KNEE
42
Get snockered : TIEONEON
43
It puts the squeeze on : ANACONDA
48
Hindu title : SRI
50
Singer McLean : DON
53
Made a choice : OPTED
55
Put forward : OFFER
56
Mrs. Dithers : CORA
57
Dump problem : ODOR
58
El ___ (weather factor) : NINO
59
Like some pizza orders : TOGO
60
Gulf land : IRAN
61
Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
62
Something shed : TEAR
63
Applicant's goal : JOB
66
Expected in : DUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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