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New York Times, Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Their initials can be found consecutively in 16-, 24- and 42-Across

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times10/26/05 ( No. 20,441 )
Across
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Auto parts giant : NAPA
5
They may be vaulted : APSES
10
Sharp or flat, say : OFF
13
Does in : ICES
14
Timely benefits : BOONS
15
Cap-___ (from head to foot) : APIE
16
Bureaus : CHESTSOFDRAWERS
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It may have electroreceptors : EEL
20
Dances with chairs : HORAS
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Rhinestone feature : FACET
22
Gooey stuff : TAR
23
Co. that offers I.M.'s : AOL
24
It usually starts "How many …?" : LIGHTBULBJOKE
31
Puts out of work : IDLES
32
Like "Green Acres" : RURAL
33
Bushy 'do : FRO
36
Appear : SEEM
37
Glass ingredient : SILEX
38
"Dracula" author Stoker : BRAM
39
Gunpowder, e.g. : TEA
40
Navy elite : SEALS
41
Assault on Troy, e.g. : SIEGE
42
2003 Nicolas Cage film : MATCHSTICKMEN
45
Hood's piece : GAT
46
Sr.'s exam : GRE
47
Barely enough : SCANT
50
Liquid-Plumr competitor : DRANO
53
Red-white-and-blue inits. : USA
56
Their initials can be found consecutively in 16-, 24- and 42-Across : THREEPRESIDENTS
59
Diner sign : EATS
60
1978 Peace Nobelist : SADAT
61
Some mayhem : RIOT
62
Common title : MRS
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It may be skipped : STONE
64
Fair : EXPO
Down
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"Good one!" : NICE
2
Have a hankering : ACHE
3
Floor it, with "out" : PEEL
4
Long-eared equine : ASS
5
Take in : ABSORB
6
D : POOR
7
Soft seat : SOFA
8
There are two in a loaf : ENDS
9
Part of an empire up to 1991: Abbr. : SSR
10
Crude group? : OPEC
11
Send packing : FIRE
12
Suffix with slug : FEST
15
Win in ___ (triumph easily) : AWALK
17
"___ Amore" : THATS
18
"What ___ Believes" (Doobie Brothers hit) : AFOOL
22
Classic 1954 sci-fi film : THEM
23
Comet competitor : AJAX
24
Telephone book, essentially : LIST
25
___ fixe : IDEE
26
Flash of light : GLEAM
27
Husband of Bathsheba : URIAH
28
Slow times : LULLS
29
City of Brittany : BREST
30
Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
34
Fury : RAGE
35
Straw in the wind : OMEN
37
Sunnis, e.g. : SECT
38
Hog, so to speak : BIKE
40
Condoleezza Rice's department : STATE
41
New England catch : SCROD
43
A de Mille : AGNES
44
Set off : IGNITE
47
___ cell research : STEM
48
Reduce to carbon : CHAR
49
Word with fine or visual : ARTS
50
"Dang!" : DRAT
51
Make over : REDO
52
"___ example …" : ASAN
53
Popular computer operating system : UNIX
54
"Hold everything!" : STOP
55
Concerning : ASTO
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Ltr. addenda : PSS
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"But I heard him exclaim, ___ …" : ERE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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