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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Spitting image of a children's storybook character?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 164 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times3/7/07 ( No. 20,938 )

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Across
1
Supersonic unit : MACH
5
Goalie's stat : SAVES
10
Frizzy do : AFRO
14
Old Greek theaters : ODEA
15
One of the Horae : IRENE
16
Speakeasy risk : RAID
17
Look-alike of a source of oil? : POLLUXBEAN
19
Concerned with : INTO
20
WWW address : URL
21
Second ltr. addendum : PPS
22
Dugout V.I.P. : MANAGER
24
Place to play? : PEORIA
26
Overdo the T.L.C. : DOTE
27
Spitting image of a children's storybook character? : UNCLEROMULUS
33
Grills or pumps : ASKS
36
Wine-and-cassis drink : KIR
37
School assignment : REPORT
38
Devilfish : MANTA
40
Microwave : ZAP
42
Together : ASONE
43
Self-interest doctrine : EGOISM
45
Easter preceder : NOR
47
Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
48
Exact replica of six Northeastern states? : NEWCHANGLAND
51
1813 battle site : ERIE
52
Less assertive : MEEKER
56
Shoots down : DEBUNKS
60
In accordance with : PER
61
Historic Virginian : LEE
62
Tandoor, e.g. : OVEN
63
Carbon copy of a Cleveland ballpark? : ESAUSFIELD
66
Witty remark : JEST
67
Contents list : TABLE
68
Drawn : TIED
69
Maybe more, maybe less : ORSO
70
Loses it : SNAPS
71
"Handy" one : ANDY
Down
1
Finish : MOPUP
2
Be nuts about : ADORE
3
String quartet member : CELLO
4
Lyricist David : HAL
5
Beer buy : SIXPACK
6
Wall St. figures : ARBS
7
Skein formation : VEE
8
Captivate : ENAMOR
9
One serving a long term : SENATOR
10
Met highlight : ARIA
11
Part of the mouth of a cottonmouth : FANG
12
Liturgy : RITE
13
Something in the air : ODOR
18
___ arms : UPIN
23
Where Hercules slew the lion : NEMEA
25
Country : RUSTIC
26
Send over the edge : DERANGE
28
Dick's mate, twice : LIZ
29
Positive aspect : UPSIDE
30
Crackpot : LOON
31
Buffet dispensers : URNS
32
Mark in the margin : STET
33
Prayer period? : AMEN
34
Learned : SAGE
35
Have down cold : KNOW
39
Beyond the pale? : ASHEN
41
Patronage purveyor, for short : POL
44
Sells : MARKETS
46
One of 11 kings of Egypt : RAMESES
49
Stanza maker : NISSAN
50
___ ball (spongy plaything) : NERF
53
Anne of fashion : KLEIN
54
Sniggled : EELED
55
Helen who sang "Angie Baby" : REDDY
56
Self-defense school : DOJO
57
At any point : EVER
58
Porgy's woman : BESS
59
Biblical preposition : UNTO
60
Papermaking material : PULP
64
Group an atty. gen. might address : ABA
65
Give-go go-between : ITA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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