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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 19,859 )
Across
1
Minty drink : JULEP
6
Fallback strategy : PLANB
11
Govt. property overseer : GSA
14
Loud, as the surf : AROAR
15
Martini's partner : ROSSI
16
Mantra syllables : OMS
17
Author's sign-off? : BEWRITEBACK
19
College sweater letters : NUS
20
Add zest to : SEASON
21
Like helium : INERT
23
Cold and wet : RAW
26
Ave. intersectors : STS
27
Smells : SNIFFS
28
One-named folk singer : ODETTA
30
A.D. part : DOMINI
32
"___ Bulba" (Brynner film) : TARAS
33
Hardly tanned : PALE
34
Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
37
Designer Cassini : OLEG
38
One of the Osmonds : MARIE
39
"Ignorance ___ excuse" : ISNO
40
LP's and CD's: Abbr. : RECS
41
Microwave, e.g. : OVEN
42
Yegg's job : HEIST
43
Mary Hartman portrayer Louise : LASSER
45
Is currently selling : HASOUT
46
Cellos' little cousins : VIOLAS
48
Pricing word : PER
49
PBS supporter : NEA
50
Keypad key : ENTER
51
Compound of gold : AURATE
54
Sort of: Suffix : ISH
55
Astronaut's sign-off? : OUTTOLAUNCH
60
Born, in bios : NEE
61
Mailing list items : NAMES
62
Sole material : CREPE
63
Norm: Abbr. : STD
64
Search blindly : GROPE
65
Mentholated cigarettes : KOOLS
Down
1
Start of a one-two : JAB
2
Suffix with strict : URE
3
Part of PRNDL : LOW
4
Prominent donkey features : EARS
5
Unwed fathers : PRIESTS
6
Use a button : PRESS
7
Timber wolf : LOBO
8
Simile center : ASAN
9
Defense advisory org. : NSC
10
Two-piece wear : BIKINI
11
Nuclear physicist's sign-off? : GONEFISSION
12
Blue cartoon character : SMURF
13
Bus. aides : ASSTS
18
"Later!" : TATA
22
Chuckleheads : NINNIES
23
Chopper part : ROTOR
24
Allan-___ : ADALE
25
Tailor's sign-off? : WERECLOTHED
27
Captain Hook's henchman : SMEE
29
Bargain hunter's stop : TAGSALE
30
Risk taker : DARER
31
Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
33
Do roadwork : PAVE
35
Come after : ENSUE
36
Terra ___ : COTTA
38
Trunk growth : MOSS
42
Five-time Kentucky Derby winner Bill : HARTACK
44
South Seas attire : SARONG
45
Make well : HEAL
46
Lines on leaves : VEINS
47
Map enlargement : INSET
48
Plain writing : PROSE
51
Spherical opening? : ATMO
52
Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
53
Money on the Continent : EURO
56
Former Mideast org. : UAR
57
Opposite of paleo- : NEO
58
An N.C.O. : CPL
59
Cocks and bulls : HES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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