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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 2004

A long, amateurish piano recital, maybe

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 130 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times12/28/04 ( No. 20,139 )
Across
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Banned orchard spray : ALAR
5
Obey : HEED
9
Problem with eyeliner : SMEAR
14
"Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
15
With the bow, in music : ARCO
16
Small songbirds : WRENS
17
Welcome forecast for Santa : SNOW
18
Undecided : TORN
19
Chopin's Mazurka in ___ : AFLAT
20
Double-H of magic : HARRYHOUDINI
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"Old MacDonald" refrain : EIEIO
24
Not precise : INEXACT
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Rwandan people : TUTSI
32
Kind of counter : GEIGER
33
Double-H of film : HELENHUNT
37
___ list : TODO
38
Author Umberto : ECO
39
Nocturnal lizards : GECKOES
42
Sparks's home: Abbr. : NEV
43
Birth place : WOMB
45
Double-H of politics : HENRYHYDE
47
"Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
50
Sawyer of morning TV : DIANE
51
Secret pros : RINGERS
53
Game where you might hear "7 come 11" : CRAPS
57
Double-H of literature : HERMANNHESSE
61
Holy war : JIHAD
64
Prefix with distant : EQUI
65
Emphatic type: Abbr. : ITAL
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To no ___ (unsuccessfully) : AVAIL
67
Imperfect gravy feature : LUMP
68
Works of Michelangelo : ARTE
69
Cinema vérité, e.g. : GENRE
70
Test areas : LABS
71
Forest growth : MOSS
Down
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"Steady ___ goes" : ASSHE
2
Molokai porch : LANAI
3
Like a lot : ADORE
4
Put another way : REWRITE
5
Biblical verb : HATH
6
Suffix with smack : EROO
7
Neutral shade : ECRU
8
Title boy of old comics : DONDI
9
Al Jolson standard : SWANEE
10
Handyman : MRFIXIT
11
Migratory fish : EEL
12
Santa ___ : ANA
13
Letter run : RST
21
Babies : YOUNG
22
Gerund suffix : ING
25
A long, amateurish piano recital, maybe : AGONY
26
Gave up : CEDED
27
Cache : TROVE
29
It's definite : THE
30
Quite : SUCH
31
Signed : INKED
33
Lumberjack : HEWER
34
Cause of an intestinal problem : ECOLI
35
Willy of "Death of a Salesman" : LOMAN
36
"Beloved" writer Morrison : TONI
40
Popular laundry detergent : ERA
41
Matched, after "in" : SYNCH
44
Outcome of merciless teasing? : BIGHAIR
46
"Yoo-hoo!" : HEREIAM
48
Christmas tree dropping : NEEDLE
49
Miscalculate : ERR
52
Bloodhound's sense : SMELL
54
Jetsons' dog : ASTRO
55
High school exams, for short : PSATS
56
Two-time U.S. Open tennis champ : SELES
58
Water color : AQUA
59
Without feeling : NUMB
60
Cheese ___ : NIPS
61
English sports car, informally : JAG
62
"___ Got the World on a String" : IVE
63
Solo in space : HAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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