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New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 2008

Like Sydney Carton at the end of "A Tale of Two Cities"

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times4/17/08 ( No. 21,345 )
Across
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Run-of-the-mill computer, in tech slang : BEIGEBOX
9
Part of a dirndl : BODICE
15
Not have an accomplice : ACTALONE
16
Town near Metuchen, N.J. : EDISON
17
With 18-Across, "In the Arena" autobiographer : CHARLTON
18
See 17-Across : HESTON
19
Dec. 25, e.g. : HOL
20
Copy over? : TRACE
22
John McCain's alma mater, briefly : USNA
23
Kerfuffle : ADO
25
Some scullers' trophies : OARS
27
1956 movie starring 17- and 18-Across, with "The" : TENCOMMANDMENTS
35
Lift high : EXALT
36
Barnaby Jones portrayer : EBSEN
37
"Taking Heat" memoirist Fleischer : ARI
38
Silk shade : ECRU
39
1961 movie starring 17- and 18-Across : ELCID
40
Applaud : HAIL
41
Road reversal, in slang : UEY
42
Home fronts? : YARDS
43
Alternative nickname for the Gloved One : JACKO
44
1968 movie starring 17- and 18-Across : PLANETOFTHEAPES
47
Isn't in the clear? : OWES
48
Klingons, e.g. : ETS
49
Transnational cooperation : AXIS
52
Country with a five-sided flag : NEPAL
55
First person in ancient Rome : EGO
58
1959 movie starring 17- and 18-Across : BENHUR
60
1971 movie starring 17- and 18-Across, with "The" : OMEGAMAN
63
Tabitha's grandmother on "Bewitched" : ENDORA
64
Throw the flag on, so to speak : PENALIZE
65
Jarringly unfamiliar : TOONEW
66
Textbook offerings : EXAMPLES
Down
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"English Suites" composer : BACH
2
Second : ECHO
3
Tilting type: Abbr. : ITAL
4
Long-snouted fish : GAR
5
Certain extension : ELL
6
Bench warmer? : BOTTOM
7
___ about : ONOR
8
TV princess : XENA
9
Like Sydney Carton at the end of "A Tale of Two Cities" : BEHEADED
10
Kingsley's "___ to the North-East Wind" : ODE
11
Neglect : DISUSE
12
They believe : ISTS
13
Masked critter : COON
14
Elevated Sicilian city : ENNA
21
Are made up : CONSIST
23
Rights grp. : ACLU
24
Ellipsis component : DOT
26
Veep before L.B.J. : RMN
27
Prepare to drive : TEEUP
28
Stand out : EXCEL
29
___ soul (no one) : NARYA
30
Hollywood district : MELROSE
31
Grading gamut : ABCDF
32
Rights grp. : NAACP
33
Little shaver's conveyance : TRIKE
34
Parts of a rural skyline : SILOS
39
Like sushi fish, typically : EATENRAW
40
German tennis star Tommy : HAAS
42
Material for Voldemort's wand, in Harry Potter books : YEW
43
Deep black : JET
45
Make a snack of : NOSHON
46
State capital originally called Crabtown : HELENA
49
Support in skullduggery : ABET
50
Prefix with phobia : XENO
51
European leader? : INDO
53
Ring of the Fisherman wearer : POPE
54
___ card : AMEX
55
Czech runner Zátopek : EMIL
56
No mere glance : GAZE
57
Georges : ONES
59
Suffix with press : URE
61
Bit of cheesecake : GAM
62
Jungfrau, for one : ALP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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