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New York Times, Thursday, April 1, 2004

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Seven * answers have to be turned upside down to make sense. So, for example, at 18 Across, NOISSIWNOOW should be read as MOONMISSION.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0401 ( 19,868 )

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Across
1
One of a migrating herd : GNU
4
Dance related to the cha-cha : MAMBO
9
Area of South Africa : NATAL
14
Not be alert : NAP
15
Simmering, perhaps : ONLOW
16
Wear : ERODE
17
Exerciser's target : ABS
18
*Apollo 17 was the last one : MOONMISSION
20
*Let me make one thing perfectly clear," e.g. : NIXONISM
22
Means of detection : SCENT
23
___ al-Fayed, friend of Princess Diana : DODI
24
U.S.P.S. cargo: Abbr. : LTRS
25
Weak : ANEMIC
27
*Buckeye beauty : MISSOHIO
31
Was artificially cooled, for short : HADAC
32
Improvise : VAMP
33
College sweater letter : PSI
34
Black, in poetry : EBON
35
*"If only!" : IWISH
37
Pitch : HURL
38
Set-to : ROW
39
Bender : TOOT
40
C.I.A. director under Clinton and Bush : TENET
41
*Get a closeup of : ZOOMINON
43
Units of capacitance : FARADS
44
Roy portrayed in "Angels in America" : COHN
45
Portia to Brutus, e.g. : UXOR
46
Cause for a blessing : ACHOO
48
*Lottery player's happy shout : IWONIWON
52
*Meat loaf recipe instruction : MIXINONIONS
54
Keats subject : URN
55
Make up (for) : ATONE
56
___ can of worms : OPENA
57
Blood-typing abbr. : NEG
58
Some KFC orders : WINGS
59
Having a little kick : TANGY
60
Old White House inits. : DDE
Down
1
Chew on : GNAW
2
Collars : NABS
3
How the answers to this puzzle's starred clues all appear : UPSIDEDOWN
4
Like a song of lament : MONODIC
5
Oxygen-deprived : ANOXIC
6
14 years before the Battle of Hastings : MLII
7
One in charge of a ship's rigging : BOSN
8
Cries of pain : OWS
9
This year's recruits, figuratively : NEWCROP
10
"Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
11
Animation figure : TOON
12
Just ___ on the map : ADOT
13
Wallace who wrote "Ben-Hur" : LEW
19
Thin strips : ISTHMI
21
Subject of a Donne quote : NOMAN
24
Neeson of "Nell" : LIAM
25
Irish P.M. Bertie : AHERN
26
Queen Amidala's home in "Star Wars" films : NABOO
27
Hollywood bigwig Michael : OVITZ
28
Like the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : SPUNAROUND
29
Looks embarrassed : ISRED
30
Doesn't handle pressure well : WILTS
35
Boo follower : HOOHOO
36
In a bit : SOON
37
Shore bird : HERON
39
Change for a Jefferson : TWOONES
40
Airport route : TAXIWAY
42
Book of hexagrams : ICHING
43
Irate : FUMING
46
Against : ANTI
47
Certain cap source : COON
48
Palm for thatching : NIPA
49
Yokemates : OXEN
50
TV neigh-sayer? : MRED
51
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
52
Dated : SAW
53
Word with waste and want : NOT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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