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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 2005

He could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times10/24/05 ( No. 20,439 )
Across
1
Wood for Woods : CLUB
5
Where to set books : SHELF
10
Community service group : ELKS
14
Queue : LINE
15
Four-bagger : HOMER
16
Pipe problem : LEAK
17
Writer Wiesel : ELIE
18
Breathing : ALIVE
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Unnerve : FAZE
20
Hopping mad : FITTOBETIED
23
Mother hog : SOW
24
Chafes : RUBS
25
Tear-jerking sentiment : PATHOS
27
In good spirits : CHEERY
30
Obliterate : ERASE
32
Wrestling maneuvers : HOLDS
33
Lose-weight-fast plan : CRASHDIET
37
Antipollution org. : EPA
38
About half of crossword clues : DOWNS
39
"Gotcha!" : HAH
40
Step just before publishing an article : FINALEDIT
43
Outranking : ABOVE
45
Sheets, tablecloths, etc. : LINEN
46
Annual event at 43-Down Stadium : USOPEN
47
Frugality : THRIFT
50
Fed. watchdog since 1971 : OSHA
51
Motorists' org. : AAA
52
Change defeat into victory : TURNTHETIDE
58
Egyptian pyramids locale : GIZA
60
Itinerary : ROUTE
61
One with a duster : MAID
62
Hawaiian strings : UKES
63
Tribal leader : ELDER
64
Like good wine : AGED
65
Urge on : PUSH
66
Visionaries : SEERS
67
Prying : NOSY
Down
1
Musical symbol : CLEF
2
1953 Leslie Caron film : LILI
3
The "U" in I.C.U. : UNIT
4
Visibly embarrassed : BEETRED
5
"Not too ___" : SHABBY
6
The 18 in a round of 18 : HOLES
7
Send out : EMIT
8
___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
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Complimentary ticket : FREEPASS
10
Santa's little helper : ELF
11
Tether : LEASH
12
Musical instrument for the nonmusical : KAZOO
13
Distorts : SKEWS
21
Owned jointly by you and me : OURS
22
Sprint : DASH
26
One of the Kennedys : TED
27
Person who's often sent compliments : CHEF
28
Indian tribe with kachina dolls : HOPI
29
Spirit : ELAN
30
W.W. II German general Rommel : ERWIN
31
Sound off : RANT
33
Morse ___ : CODE
34
Denny's alternative : IHOP
35
Roof overhang : EAVE
36
Next : THEN
38
They may sit in a glass at night : DENTURES
41
He could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" : ALI
42
Boost : LIFT
43
See 46-Across : ASHE
44
Ferry operator : BOATMAN
46
Wedding helpers : USHERS
47
Get ready to run, in baseball : TAGUP
48
Three-line poem : HAIKU
49
Demolishes : RAZES
50
Bewhiskered swimmer : OTTER
53
Film part : ROLE
54
In the raw : NUDE
55
Shakespearean villain : IAGO
56
Fizzles out : DIES
57
Whirlpool : EDDY
59
Cigar waste : ASH

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