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New York Times, Tuesday, January 9, 1996

Play___with (do mischief to)

Author:
B. Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 133 for Ms. Gordon.
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© 1996, The New York Times1/9/96 ( No. 16,863 )
Across
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Timber-dressing tool : ADZ
4
Spy secrets : CODES
9
Federal investigator : TMAN
13
Maya Angelou, e.g. : POET
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Sky-colored : AZURE
16
Conquering___ : HERO
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Isle of exile : ELBA
18
Washington Zoo animal : PANDA
19
The "U" in B.T.U. : UNIT
20
Obstinate : STUBBORNASAMULE
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Nexus : LINK
24
Play___with (do mischief to) : HOB
25
Old joke : WHEEZE
28
Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
30
Second-century date : CLI
33
City in SE Kansas : IOLA
34
To the left, to a sailor : APORT
35
Vandal : HUN
36
Conceited : PROUDASAPEACOCK
40
Remote viewing : ESP
41
Improves, as text : EDITS
42
Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
43
Toast order : RYE
44
Mardi___ : GRAS
45
Slept under the stars : CAMPED
47
"Bali___" : HAI
48
[I am shocked!] : GASP
49
57
Mesa's location: Abbr. : ARIZ
58
Holy scroll : TORAH
59
Norwegian saint : OLAF
60
Methodology : MODE
61
Crazy : INANE
62
Split : RENT
63
One the Army wants : AWOL
64
Indianapolis team : COLTS
65
Letters from Xanthippe : XIS
Down
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King Kong's kin : APES
2
Numbskull : DOLT
3
Indian ox : ZEBU
4
1975 gangster movie : CAPONE
5
Onetime airline : OZARK
6
Country music's Holly : DUNN
7
Earth goddess : ERDA
8
Locale for clam diggers : SEASHORE
9
Browse (through) : THUMB
10
Maître d's offering : MENU
11
Seed covering : ARIL
12
Paper money : NOTE
14
Striking scene : TABLEAU
21
Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
22
Arterial trunk : AORTA
25
Rain clearer : WIPER
26
Equine-related : HORSY
27
Get hitched in a hurry : ELOPE
28
Gaiters : SPATS
29
Brewer's need : HOPS
30
Munch noisily : CHOMP
31
One of the Arnazes : LUCIE
32
Signed on the dotted line : INKED
34
The East : ASIA
37
"La classe de danse" artist : DEGAS
38
Croatia's sea : ADRIATIC
39
Moth repellent : CAMPHOR
45
Stockpiles : CACHES
46
Tree of the olive family : ASH
47
Nut tree : HAZEL
48
Research funds : GRANT
49
Family V.I.P. : MAMA
50
Lined up : AROW
51
Queen of Carthage, in myth : DIDO
52
Pre-stereo sound : MONO
53
34-Down's___Sea : ARAL
54
Trebek of "Jeopardy!" : ALEX
55
Rajah's mate : RANI
56
Small amphibians : EFTS

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