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New York Times, Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
Solo appropriate for this puzzle
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FKXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Perl. Tuesday freshness: 24%
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© 2003, The New York Times4/15/3 ( No. 19,516 )
Across
1
TV reception problem : SNOW
5
Scissors sounds : SNIPS
10
Breezed through, as a test : ACED
14
Make over : REDO
15
Prefix with -pathic : HOMEO
16
Appoint : NAME
17
Appear : SEEM
18
Old-fashioned dances : REELS
19
Indigo dye source : ANIL
20
Like most toy models : BUILTTOSCALE
23
Lawyers' org. : ABA
26
Homes on wheels, for short : RVS
27
Complained bitterly : RAILED
28
Fountain treat : SUNDAE
30
Hitter of 755 home runs : AARON
32
Common meeting place : HOTELLOBBY
34
Sammy Sosa, e.g. : CUB
37
Storm centers : EYES
38
Average guy? : JOE
39
Say "aye," say : VOTE
40
Draft org. : SSS
41
Stopped by : PAIDAVISIT
44
Herb used in pesto : BASIL
46
Cisco Kid's horse : DIABLO
47
Aussie lassie : SHEILA
50
Bacillus shape : ROD
51
Japanese moolah : YEN
52
Theme of this puzzle : HIDDENOPERAS
56
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
57
Hang loosely : DRAPE
58
Disney dog : LADY
62
In the vicinity : NEAR
63
Persian Gulf state : QATAR
64
Solo appropriate for this puzzle : ARIA
65
Lith. and Ukr., formerly : SSRS
66
Mushers' vehicles : SLEDS
67
Abound : TEEM
Down
1
Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
2
Born, in bios : NEE
3
"___ to Joy" : ODE
4
Baby carrier? : WOMB
5
Get dry and wrinkly : SHRIVEL
6
Christmas songs : NOELS
7
"Since ___ You Baby" (1956 hit) : IMET
8
Trapper's prize : PELT
9
"My apologies" : SOSORRY
10
Motrin alternative : ANACIN
11
Word with ear or Erie : CANAL
12
Author Zola : EMILE
13
Struck out : DELED
21
River to the Caspian : URAL
22
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
23
Fire residue : ASHES
24
Keeps afloat : BUOYS
25
Chips in : ANTES
29
___ Moines : DES
30
Bubbling over : ABOIL
31
In the sack : ABED
33
Resort town near Santa Barbara : OJAI
34
"I Spy" star Bill : COSBY
35
Of value : UTILE
36
"Don't ___ it!" : BETON
39
By way of : VIA
41
Manners : PSANDQS
42
Worshipers : ADORERS
43
"Livin' la ___ Loca" : VIDA
44
Those who wait : BIDERS
45
Pub order : ALE
47
They may get splints : SHINS
48
Jazz's Earl "Fatha" ___ : HINES
49
Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
50
Give more cushioning : REPAD
53
Exam sans pencils : ORAL
54
It's chopped liver : PATE
55
Blind segment : SLAT
59
"All the Things You ___" : ARE
60
Run out of steam : DIE
61
Candied vegetable : YAM

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