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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 2005

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 20,227 )

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Across
1
Monitor inits. : CRT
4
Infamous Colombian drug lord : ESCOBAR
11
Job for a French attorney : CAS
14
"Wow!" : OOH
15
Like some manes : LEONINE
16
Gallic goose : OIE
17
Bar stock : RYE
18
Indiana county or its seat : LAPORTE
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Org. concerned with meltdowns : NRC
20
Babies : PAMPERS
22
In reality : DEFACTO
24
It's high in trans fat : OLEO
25
Dr. of story and rhyme : SEUSS
27
Nicaragua's second-largest city : LEON
28
"Gotcha" : ROGER
30
Capt.'s heading : SSE
31
Mideast leader : ASSAD
32
Transitional figure : APEMAN
34
Meetings of the minds? : SYMPOSIA
36
It's an honor : TEN
37
Contest requirement : FEE
39
Right- or lefthand turn : ELL
40
Bargain bin abbr. : IRR
41
They put up : ERECTORS
44
Buxom : BOSOMY
46
"___ Theme" (hit soundtrack tune) : LARAS
47
Adversary of 31-Across: Abbr. : ISR
49
One of the Barbary States : TUNIS
50
"I Had ___ When I Came In" (old Irish tune) : AHAT
51
Alternative to Lands' End : JCREW
53
Like El Niño: Abbr. : MASC
54
Half-smoked pipe plugs : DOTTLES
56
Like Betty Boop : VAMPISH
58
It saddens SADD : DUI
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No-brainer : EASYONE
61
Sugarloaf Mountain locale, briefly : RIO
62
Inner: Prefix : ESO
63
Do some shoal searching? : SNORKEL
64
"Out of the Blue" rock grp. : ELO
65
O-___ ("Kill Bill" role) : REN
66
Least loose : TENSEST
67
Caen condiment : SEL
Down
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Yuppie's way up : CORPORATELADDER
2
London attraction : ROYALOPERAHOUSE
3
Baby boomers, some say : THEMEGENERATION
4
___ Girl (magazine) : ELLE
5
Treats with a cautery : SEARS
6
Small woods : COPSES
7
"Starpeace" performer : ONO
8
Overhead : BIRDSEYE
9
Gets in the game : ANTES
10
Bikini feature : REEF
11
Ballpark pitchers : CONCESSIONAIRES
12
Sparrow, in military defense : AIRTOAIRMISSILE
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Place for some seniors : SECONDARYSCHOOL
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Stressful work? : POEM
23
Therewithal : ALSO
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Constitution lead-in : USS
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A lot : RAFTS
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Hatch ___ : APLOT
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Fascist leader? : NEO
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Tigers are part of it: Abbr. : MLB
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John ___, designer of the warship Monitor : ERICSSON
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Noted suffragist leader : CATT
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Old union mem. : SSR
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Cesspool : SUMP
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Lift : REVOKE
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Astrologer Dixon : JEANE
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Flags : WANES
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In case : LEST
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Change states, in a way : MELT
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Cent. parts : YRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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