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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 2004

With 25-, 44- and 50-Across, Murphy's traffic law

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JMQXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times11/3/04 ( No. 20,084 )

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Across
1
Infant's woe : COLIC
6
Lux. neighbor : BELG
10
Hindu sacred text : VEDA
14
Gene Tierney title role, 1944 : LAURA
15
Key next to * : OPER
16
King who abdicated in 1964 : SAUD
17
Perfumery supply : ATTAR
18
Nits, eventually : LICE
19
Big name in lithography : IVES
20
With 25-, 44- and 50-Across, Murphy's traffic law : WHENONECHANGES
23
Alliance of 1958-61: Abbr. : UAR
24
Our base system : TEN
25
See 20-Across : LANESTOGOFASTER
34
Type size : ELITE
35
Touch : ABUT
36
Pennsylvania, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
37
Salt's direction : ALEE
38
A Carpenter : KAREN
40
Contractor's detail, for short : SPEC
41
Lobbying org. : PAC
42
Vestments, e.g. : GARB
43
Dick's first second : SPIRO
44
See 20-Across : THELANEONEWASIN
48
Brain scan, for short : EEG
49
Vane dir. : ESE
50
See 20-Across : WILLACCELERATE
58
34-Across alternative : PICA
59
Bookie's worry : RAID
60
Put forward : POSIT
61
Abreast of : UPON
62
Kind of hygiene : ORAL
63
Stage direction : ENTER
64
Look after : TEND
65
Wind that can be piercing : OBOE
66
Not just see : RAISE
Down
1
Nail puller : CLAW
2
Something to bleep, maybe : OATH
3
Cousin of a mandolin : LUTE
4
It's south of Georgia : IRAN
5
Paint the town red : CAROUSE
6
Ravel classic : BOLERO
7
Cast-of-thousands : EPIC
8
Polish hero Walesa : LECH
9
An absolute blast : GREATFUN
10
Churchill gestures : VSIGNS
11
Gutter locale : EAVE
12
Annual bill : DUES
13
Web pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
21
Holman who was known as Mr. Basketball : NAT
22
Straight up : NEAT
25
Sprang : LEAPT
26
Moor's deity : ALLAH
27
Reunion attendee : NIECE
28
Time for les vacances : ETE
29
"Camille" star, 1937 : GARBO
30
U.K. award : OBE
31
Old wall covering : TAPIS
32
"If ___ Would Leave You" : EVERI
33
Scout's mission : RECON
38
Pocket Books logo : KANGAROO
39
"Odds ___ ..." : ARE
40
Where to get soaked? : SPA
42
Celt, e.g. : GAEL
43
Municipal vehicle : SWEEPER
45
University founder ___ Stanford : LELAND
46
Gauge part : NEEDLE
47
Immigrant's subj. : ESL
50
Use a napkin : WIPE
51
Desktop feature : ICON
52
Atkins no-no : CARB
53
"Ta-ta!" : CIAO
54
Novelist Jaffe : RONA
55
Italian wine region : ASTI
56
Score markings : TIES
57
Raison d'__ : ETRE
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Wall Street order : PUT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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