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New York Times, Thursday, October 9, 2003

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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C
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HAND
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 19,693 )
Across
1
Underworld figure : CAPO
5
Return : HANDBACK
10
Without thinking : OFFHAND
14
Fire ___ : OPAL
15
It sticks in the kitchen : SARAN
16
Class of '98 member, e.g. : ALUM
17
Join : WELD
18
Bottle in the bathroom : DRANO
19
Sight on much old Roman statuary : TOGA
20
Fierce military action : HANDTOHANDCOMBAT
22
"Yikes!" : EGAD
23
Cries of pain : OWS
24
Headache : HASSLE
26
Tribal V.I.P. : SHAMAN
30
Dry with absorbent paper : BLOT
32
Paint choice : LATEX
33
1967 film set in a prison camp : COOLHANDLUKE
38
Dollar competitor : AVIS
39
Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
40
Jet black : ONYX
41
Begin to understand : GETAHANDLEON
43
Surgical opening? : NEURO
44
Holly : ILEX
45
Star of 33-Across : NEWMAN
46
City south of Yosemite : FRESNO
50
Rev.'s talk : SER
51
Dancing girl in "The Return of the Jedi" : OOLA
52
Collaborated : WORKEDHANDINHAND
59
Path : ROAD
60
Grant-___ : INAID
61
Certain horses : BAYS
62
James of jazz : ETTA
63
Ancient Greek festival site : NEMEA
64
Prefix with biology : AGRO
65
Basic telephone : HANDSET
66
Welcome : GLADHAND
67
Continue : GOON
Down
1
Herder : COWHAND
2
Peeved, after "in" : APET
3
Texas's ___ Duro Canyon : PALO
4
Veteran : OLDHAND
5
Overwhelmingly : HANDSDOWN
6
Malt liquor foams : BARMS
7
Riyadh native : ARAB
8
Site of Jesus' first miracle : CANA
9
Tough spot : KNOTHOLE
10
"A Garden of Earthly Delights" novelist : OATES
11
Thrashes : FLOGS
12
Like some Bach works : FUGAL
13
Individually crafted : HANDMADE
21
Gently persuade : COAX
25
Nearby : ATHAND
26
Remains at a steel mill : SLAG
27
Suffer from : HAVE
28
Bickering : ATIT
29
___ Verde : MESA
30
Modern injections : BOTOX
31
Order at a butcher's : LOIN
33
Saskatchewan tribe : CREE
34
Early movie mogul : LOEW
35
Coin word : UNUM
36
Actress Sedgwick : KYRA
37
Former Nebraska senator James : EXON
39
Granting : ALLOWING
42
Submit : HANDIN
43
Square : NERD
45
"Can I help?" : NEEDAHAND
46
Open shot : FOREHAND
47
Origin : ROOTS
48
Lift the spirits of : ELATE
49
1978 Peace Nobelist : SADAT
50
Did telemarks, e.g. : SKIED
53
Scott Turow book : ONEL
54
"___ Lama Ding Dong" (1961 hit) : RAMA
55
Place for keys and lipstick : HANDBAG
56
"Othello" villain : IAGO
57
Laura who wrote "Wedding Bell Blues" : NYRO
58
Personal and direct : HANDSON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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