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New York Times, Saturday, April 1, 1995

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This April Fool's puzzle has a double twist. Four words require each letter to be doubled for the crosses to work, and must be parsed as "double ___." So, for example, "Like an oboe, but not a sax?" is RR-EE-EE-DD read as DOUBLE REED.

1
A
2
B
3
A
4
C
5
I
6
W
7
E
8
I
9
R
10
B
11
A
12
N
13
S
14
S
O
L
O
N
15
A
P
S
E
16
A
W
O
L
17
T
A
I
N
T
18
RR
EE
EE
DD
19
R
A
B
E
20
A
C
A
D
E
21
M
E
S
22
E
23
T
O
I
L
E
24
O
R
A
N
25
O
N
E
S
T
E
P
26
A
27
L
28
A
R
I
C
29
I
N
S
E
T
30
BB
EE
DD
31
M
A
32
I
N
S
33
M
A
34
TT
35
E
36
S
37
O
R
E
38
M
39
U
L
C
E
40
R
41
T
EE
T
H
42
T
Y
R
O
43
L
44
E
A
T
A
45
T
46
AA
R
E
47
L
O
48
O
N
S
49
C
R
50
A
MM
E
D
51
M
52
A
53
L
D
I
V
E
54
G
E
A
R
55
E
Q
U
I
N
E
56
H
A
R
D
C
57
O
58
R
59
E
60
L
U
C
E
61
RR
62
OO
OO
MM
63
E
A
S
E
L
64
D
A
I
S
65
A
N
K
A
66
I
R
A
N
I
67
S
E
A
T
68
N
A
Y
S
69
N
O
Y
E
S
© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0401 ( 16,580 )
Across
1
Calculation aids : ABACI
6
Dam : WEIR
10
Outlaws : BANS
14
Athenian statesman : SOLON
15
It's usually vaulted : APSE
16
Roll call eschewer : AWOL
17
Slangy contraction : TAINT
18
Like an oboe, but not a sax? : DOUBLEREED
19
"Streamers" playwright : RABE
20
Eggheads : ACADEMES
22
Prima ballerina : ETOILE
24
Site of Camus's "The Plague" : ORAN
25
Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
26
Roman capturer : ALARIC
29
Where to see Hawaii, perhaps : INSET
30
Item between a twin and a queen? : DOUBLEBED
31
Water carriers : MAINS
33
Makes dull : MATTES
37
Utah Lake city : OREM
39
Chronic worry : ULCER
41
Henhouse rarities : TEETH
42
Its capital is Innsbruck : TYROL
44
Trouble : EATAT
46
Alpine stream : AARE
47
Crazies : LOONS
49
Packed in : CRAMMED
51
_____ Islands (Indian Ocean locale) : MALDIVE
54
Tackle : GEAR
55
Like some veterinary practice : EQUINE
56
Dedicated : HARDCORE
60
"Kiss the Boys Goodbye" writer : LUCE
61
Couples' hotel accommodation? : DOUBLEROOM
63
Blackboard holder : EASEL
64
Roaster's place : DAIS
65
"Johnny's Theme" cowriter : ANKA
66
Pahlavi, e.g. : IRANI
67
Bottom : SEAT
68
Refusals : NAYS
69
"The Highwayman" penner : NOYES
Down
1
Fictional pooch : ASTA
2
Defunct airline : BOAC
3
Inter _____ : ALIA
4
Baldheaded bird : CONDOR
5
Provisional : INTERIM
6
_____ Commission : WARREN
7
Their points are covered : EPEES
8
"Got it" : ISEE
9
Becomes embarrassed : REDDENS
10
Pressure regulator : BAROSTAT
11
Look for : AWAIT
12
Like some gases : NOBLE
13
"O magic _____!": Keats : SLEEP
21
Portuguese territory : MACAU
23
Be fertile : TEEM
25
Assault : ONSET
26
Prior's superior : ABBOT
27
Smelling a rat, perhaps : LEERY
28
Viper : ADDER
29
Quechua speakers : INCAS
32
Actress Graff : ILENE
34
Gang up on, as in basketball? : DOUBLETEAM
35
French 101 verb : ETRE
36
Storage site : SHED
38
Most outmoded : MOLDIEST
40
Greyhound, e.g. : RACER
43
Butcher's cut : LOIN
45
Old car, maybe : TRADEIN
48
Stampeded : OVERRAN
50
Citation jockey : ARCARO
51
Fuses : MELDS
52
Pharmacists' solutions : AQUAE
53
Saint _____ (U.N. member since 1979) : LUCIA
54
Third items in series : GAMMAS
56
School alternative : HOOKY
57
Anthem's start : OSAY
58
Lacoste of tennis : RENE
59
Skull and Bones members : ELIS
62
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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