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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 2004

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GHQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 135 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 20,134 )
Across
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"Dagnabbit!" : NERTS
6
"No more!" : UNCLE
11
Title on a bottle of bubbly : DOM
14
Not promising : BLEAK
15
Pamplona runners : TOROS
16
Winter coat : ICE
17
Ones looking way up : COCKEYEDOPTIMISTS
20
Pronoun in a "Concentration" rebus : EWE
21
Spirit raisers : SEANCES
22
A ruler may have them : CENTIMETERS
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Palate-pleasing : TASTY
28
"That'll teach you!" look : SNEER
29
Short coat : REEFER
31
Short report : POP
32
Sought a judgment : SUED
34
Some bricks : ADOBES
38
King Harald's predecessor : OLAV
40
Dickens character (and title of this puzzle) : TINYTIM
42
Go in only a little way, say : WADE
43
"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
45
Face shape : OVAL
47
Year that Botticelli died : MDX
48
Peace of mind : REPOSE
50
Hit musical revue of 1978 : EUBIE
52
"Return of the Jedi" villain : JABBA
55
Eyewitness reports, maybe : TESTIMONIES
57
Deadlock : IMPASSE
59
Take your pick : OPT
60
Fat cats : MULTIMILLIONAIRES
66
E. Lansing school : MSU
67
Some Damon Runyon characters : DOLLS
68
High-pitched : REEDY
69
Triumphant shout : YES
70
Cuddly creatures of Endor : EWOKS
71
Critical times : DDAYS
Down
1
It aired the first coast-to-coast Oscar telecast, 1953 : NBC
2
"Telephone Line" rock grp. : ELO
3
Tape deck button : REC
4
Not rush : TAKETIME
5
Stabs : SKEWERS
6
Versatile truck, informally : UTE
7
Positive sign : NOD
8
Game stick : CROSSE
9
Bound : LOPE
10
Not exact : ESTIMATED
11
Parts of some farm tillers : DISCS
12
Square dance group, e.g. : OCTET
13
Tangled : MESSY
18
To this day : YET
19
Lined up : INAROW
22
100 smackers : CSPOT
23
Name on a bomber : ENOLA
24
High land : NEPAL
25
"I'll speak a prophecy ___ go": Shak. : EREI
26
Cold shower? : REDNOSE
30
Last wife of Bluebeard : FATIMA
33
Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
35
Buck of filmdom : BAMBI
36
Actor Albert : EDDIE
37
Battle of the ___ : SEXES
39
Exactly : VERBATIM
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"Z" actor Montand : YVES
44
Fun-in-the-sun spot : SEASIDE
46
Fast cat : LEOPARD
49
1887 Verdi opera : OTELLO
51
Set free : UNTIED
52
Force open : JIMMY
53
Divert : AMUSE
54
Good average : BPLUS
56
Title character in Shakespeare : TIMON
58
Not rushed : SLOW
61
Class : ILK
62
Hush-hush W.W. II grp. : OSS
63
Classic New Yorker cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
64
Dreyer's partner in ice cream : EDY
65
Part of S.S.S.: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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