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New York Times, Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Hair challenge … or a hint to the last words of 17-, 25-, 37- and 51-Across

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lee Glickstein
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 168 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times11/8/06 ( No. 20,819 )

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Across
1
Army cops, for short : MPS
4
"On the Record" host Van Susteren : GRETA
9
Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
14
___ straw : OAT
15
Get connected to the Web : LOGON
16
Kind of planner : URBAN
17
"I'll be right there!" : ONESECOND
19
Origins : SEEDS
20
First name in bicycling : LANCE
21
Bard's "before" : ERE
23
Nimitz, for one: Abbr. : ADM
24
Lover boy? : AMOR
25
Unsatisfying boxing result : NODECISION
29
Loses it : HASACOW
31
Took the cake : WON
32
Dallas-to-Memphis dir. : ENE
33
Was a busybody : PRIED
35
Sectioned, as windows : PANED
37
Upbeat, outgoing sort : MRPERSONALITY
41
"Later" : SEEYA
42
Thick smoke? : CIGAR
43
Vegas opening? : LAS
44
Graffiti artist's "signature" : TAG
47
Surrender, as arms : LAYDOWN
51
Square-dealing : ONTHELEVEL
54
Puccini piece : ARIA
55
Minute : WEE
56
Carrier to Karachi : PIA
57
Titles are often written in them, briefly : ITALS
58
Prolific writer's output : REAMS
60
Hair challenge … or a hint to the last words of 17-, 25-, 37- and 51-Across : SPLITENDS
63
Borden bovine : ELSIE
64
Parka parts : HOODS
65
"Imagine that!" : GEE
66
Ray ___, 1980's-90's Boston mayor : FLYNN
67
___-craftsy : ARTSY
68
Miss a beat, perhaps : ERR
Down
1
Cabbage : MOOLAH
2
Hat made of jipijapa : PANAMA
3
People in a pool : STENOS
4
Much merriment : GLEE
5
Taiwan, initially : ROC
6
Pride part : EGO
7
Muscularly defined : TONED
8
First name of two U.S. presidents : ANDREW
9
Greek letters : NUS
10
Specialties : AREAS
11
Fetching? : OBEDIENT
12
Impulse buyer's means : MADMONEY
13
Electees : INS
18
Not afraid to mix things up : SCRAPPY
22
Green: Prefix : ECO
25
Film category : NOIR
26
Has an outstanding figure? : OWES
27
Live, as a football : INPLAY
28
Composer Rorem : NED
30
Dream up : CREATE
34
Med school grad : DOC
36
Show time : AIRDATE
37
Have good intentions : MEANWELL
38
"Have no fear" : RESTEASY
39
4,100-mile-long river : NILE
40
"I've Got ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
41
___-mo : SLO
45
Swiss peak : ALP
46
Gentleman's companion : GEISHA
48
California county : ORANGE
49
"Our Town" playwright : WILDER
50
Lake ___, on the 39-Down : NASSER
52
Surround : HEMIN
53
Something in the air : VAPOR
57
Teeny, for short : ITSY
58
Whistler, at times : REF
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One of 100: Abbr. : SEN
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Fate : LOT
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Barkeeps' requests : IDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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