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New York Times, Friday, April 2, 2004

34-Across : Its flag consists of one white star on a blue background

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJPQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Ludwig.
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© 2004, The New York Times4/2/04 ( No. 19,869 )

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Across
1
9-Across's sidekick : COSTELLO
9
1-Across's sidekick : ABBOTT
15
Domestic : INTERIOR
16
It may be full of junk : DRAWER
17
Fit behind the wheel : ROADRAGE
18
Cabbage : DINERO
19
Noted sports retiree of 1951 : DIMAGGIO
21
Morning glistener : DEW
22
Lead-in for breath or tears : BABYS
25
Bust figure : NARC
26
Sugar suffix : OSE
27
Certain bazaargoer : ARAB
28
Yank : USNATIONAL
31
Virginia suburb of Washington : MCLEAN
33
Thin-skinned one : ONION
34
Its flag consists of one white star on a blue background : SOMALIA
36
"Stay!" : DONOTGO
40
Enlisted personnel : RANKS
42
Crunchy snack food : NACHOS
43
Bells may indicate them : CLASSTIMES
47
South American city of 2 million : CALI
48
Brief rule? : REG
49
Paradigm of patience : ENID
50
Bygone tale tellers : BARDS
51
Suffix with 57-Down : IVE
52
Revelation subject : ENDTIMES
54
Had a problem with : MINDED
56
Native lingua : ITALIANO
60
Get through : ENDURE
61
Widespread : NONLOCAL
62
Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
63
Chinese restaurant offering : GREENTEA
Down
1
Geom. figure : CIR
2
"Beautiful Boys" singer : ONO
3
Stop on a line: Abbr. : STA
4
Crib collection : TEDDYBEARS
5
"To ___ human ..." : ERRIS
6
British rocker Gallagher : LIAM
7
"___ Run" (classic sci-fi novel) : LOGANS
8
Sauce ingredient : OREGANO
9
Hard things to break : ADDICTIONS
10
Pep : BRIO
11
Sure rival : BAN
12
Due from, as a bill : OWEDON
13
Weatherspoon of the W.N.B.A. : TERESA
14
Mortar spreader : TROWEL
20
Heist unit : GRAND
22
Loud hits : BAMS
23
Big energy supplier : ARCO
24
Bee ___ : BALM
28
Like some puns : UNINTENDED
29
Island near Mull : IONA
30
Now and then : ONOCCASION
32
Regrettably : ALAS
35
"___ of Loving" (Stan Barstow novel) : AKIND
37
Old salt's adverb : THAR
38
Symbol of goodness : GOLD
39
Medical suffix : OSIS
41
Rapping : SMITING
43
Record listings? : CRIMES
44
James of the Met : LEVINE
45
Slate of affairs? : AGENDA
46
Film worker : EDITOR
50
Southern ___ : BELLE
52
Architect Saarinen : EERO
53
It connects to the neck : MANE
55
Thought was really cool : DUG
57
Do lines? : ACT
58
Scot's denial : NAE
59
Suffix with play : OLA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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