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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1999

Shakespearean play with the clown Touchstone

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1999, The New York Times12/27/99 ( No. 18,311 )

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Across
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Deep sleep : COMA
5
Reminder of a swordfight : SCAR
9
Customs : MORES
14
Milky gem : OPAL
15
"Catch a Falling Star" singer, 1958 : COMO
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Plain as day : OVERT
17
Telescope part : LENS
18
Famous ___ : AMOS
19
Word before hop or top : TABLE
20
Shakespearean play with the clown Touchstone : ASYOULIKEIT
23
Do tailoring : SEW
24
Computer giant : NEC
25
U.C.L.A. quarterback, perhaps : BMOC
27
Gave a hoot : CARED
31
Hardly a neatnik : SLOB
33
Café additive : LAIT
37
Break in the action : HIATUS
39
Have bills : OWE
40
Four-star : AONE
41
Soap opera set in Oakdale : ASTHEWORLDTURNS
44
Hipbones : ILIA
45
Mount Rushmore pres. : ABE
46
Sonnet section : SESTET
47
Advertising sign : NEON
48
Heal : MEND
50
Arctic explorer Robert : PEARY
51
City west of Tulsa : ENID
53
Reuters competitor : UPI
55
Met display : ART
58
Faulkner novel : ASILAYDYING
64
Injures with a horn : GORES
66
British blue blood : EARL
67
Rev. Roberts : ORAL
68
Woodstock or the Super Bowl : EVENT
69
TV's Nick at ___ : NITE
70
Zero, on a court : LOVE
71
Down at the heels : SEEDY
72
"___ bien!" : TRES
73
Pants part : KNEE
Down
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Pepsi, for one : COLA
2
Unlocks, in poetry : OPES
3
Umpteen : MANY
4
The first "a" in a k a : ALSO
5
Richter ___ : SCALE
6
Funnies : COMICS
7
In a frenzy : AMOK
8
Annual Pasadena doings : ROSEBOWL
9
"All for one and one for all," e.g. : MOTTO
10
Eggs : OVA
11
Civil War soldiers : REBS
12
Author ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
13
Cook, as tomatoes : STEW
21
Needless : UNDUE
22
Plants securely : IMBEDS
26
Contract provision : CLAUSE
27
Item of neckwear : CHAIN
28
Space between pews : AISLE
29
2:1, e.g. : RATIO
30
Flammable fuel : ETHANE
32
Sophia of "Two Women" : LOREN
34
Main line from the heart : AORTA
35
Kind of tube : INNER
36
Cantankerous : TESTY
38
Beturbaned wise men : SWAMIS
42
Not insubordinate : OBEDIENT
43
Lukewarm : TEPID
49
Eva Perón's maiden name : DUARTE
52
Spiteful : NASTY
54
Gomer and others : PYLES
55
Census data : AGES
56
Gad about : ROVE
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Shoe stiffener : TREE
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Retreat : LAIR
60
The sun, in sunnyside up : YOLK
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Vitamin tablet supplement : IRON
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Where the congregation sits : NAVE
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Tickled-pink feeling : GLEE
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Tackle's teammate : END

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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