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New York Times, Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fifth-century emperor remembered as the epitome of cruelty

Author:
Alex Fay
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fay.
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© 2010, The New York Times2/2/10 ( No. 22,001 )

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Across
1
Brainy Simpson : LISA
5
Try, as a case : HEAR
9
In pieces : APART
14
A Grimm beginning? : ONCE
15
Lui: him :: ___ : her : ELLE
16
First unelected president : TYLER
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Suffix with dino- : SAUR
18
Fabrications : LIES
19
Faintest residue : TRACE
20
Outcome of many a boxing match ... or 38- and 36-Down : SPLITDECISION
23
Sniggler : EELER
24
St. Louis Blues org. : NHL
25
One in the hand? : ACE
28
Pig's home : STY
29
Corn units : EARS
33
Venerate : HALLOW
35
It's sometimes good to get back to them : BASICS
37
Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
38
Interstates ... or 60-Down and 65-Across : DIVIDEDHIGHWAYS
43
"Yikes!" : EGAD
44
Three-ingredient treats : SMORES
45
Well-thought-out : COGENT
48
"___, you noblest English ...!": "Henry V" : ONON
49
___ favor : POR
52
Something to roll over, briefly : IRA
53
Brit. reference : OED
55
Weeper of mythology : NIOBE
57
Crushed by sorrow ... or 5-Across and 63-Down : BROKENHEARTED
62
Greek porticos : STOAS
64
Skateboard trickster's track : RAIL
65
Partner of means : WAYS
66
Nail-biting : TENSE
67
Modern storage units, briefly : MEGS
68
"Aha!" : ISEE
69
Early Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
70
U.S. Open's ___ Stadium : ASHE
71
Drag racing org. : NHRA
Down
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The second number in a record : LOSSES
2
Peevish : INAPET
3
Mulder's "X-Files" partner : SCULLY
4
Cliffside nest : AERIE
5
Didn't give away : HELD
6
Author Wiesel : ELIE
7
A Baldwin brother : ALEC
8
Sticky stuff : RESIN
9
Fifth-century emperor remembered as the epitome of cruelty : ATTILA
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Expert in match play, for short? : PYRO
11
"The West Wing" actor who played Arnold Vinick : ALANALDA
12
Camcorder button abbr. : REC
13
Uno + due : TRE
21
Tire pattern : TREAD
22
Theater admonition : SHH
26
Snug as a bug in a rug : COZY
27
Flock females : EWES
30
Enzyme suffix : ASE
31
Clears (of) : RIDS
32
Ordinary schlub : SCHMO
34
Statutes : LAWS
35
Wait : BIDE
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Priory of ___ (group in "The Da Vinci Code") : SION
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Tenth: Prefix : DECI
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Noted lab assistant : IGOR
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Tramp : VAGABOND
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Temporary tattoo dye : HENNA
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Hangmen's tools : NOOSES
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Shatner's "___War" : TEK
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Soapmaking stuff : POTASH
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One following directions : OBEYER
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Exodus locale : REDSEA
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Skin: Suffix : DERMA
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Golfer Hale ___ : IRWIN
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Scottish rejections : NAES
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Daily temperature stat : HIGH
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Slugger Williams : TED

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