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New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 2004

64-Across's option for a 38-Across or a 13-, 18-, 28- or 42-Down

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Shteyman.
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© 2004, The New York Times4/21/04 ( No. 19,888 )
Across
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Grub : CHOW
5
Word to Cratchit : BAH
8
E-business : DOTCOM
14
Fax, say : SEND
15
Outer: Prefix : EXO
16
Sesame paste : TAHINI
17
64-Across's option for a 38-Across or a 13-, 18-, 28- or 42-Down : PASSFAIL
19
Blotto : STONED
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Mouths, anatomically : ORA
21
Acquired relative : INLAW
23
In order : NEAT
24
Advil alternative : TYLENOL
26
Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
29
Pitching star : ACE
30
"Later!" : SEEYA
31
Where to find Washington or Lincoln : ATLAS
33
Orch. section : STR
34
Shady street's name : ELM
36
Nile slitherers : ASPS
37
Pro ___ : TEM
38
Student's worry : RESEARCHPAPER
42
Part of w.p.m. : PER
43
Pope John ___ (1316-34) : XXII
44
Roll-call call : AYE
45
Beatle spouse : ONO
46
"We ___ please" : AIMTO
48
One of two "certainties" in life : TAXES
52
Beer belly : POT
53
Title for Tussaud : MME
54
Shoe lift : HEELTAP
56
Witticism : QUIP
58
Grows light : DAWNS
60
"___ Beso" (1962 hit) : ESO
61
Opens, in a way : UNZIPS
64
See 17-Across : LECTURER
66
Summer cooler : ICETEA
67
The works : ALL
68
Sand : GRIT
69
Spiced up : ZESTED
70
Literary inits. : RLS
71
One of the Katzenjammer Kids : HANS
Down
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$100 bills, slangily : CSPOTS
2
Town crier's cry : HEARYE
3
Marked down : ONSALE
4
Part of w.p.m.: Abbr. : WDS
5
Bingo relative : BEANO
6
Armpit, anatomically : AXILLA
7
Granada greeting : HOLA
8
Sot's woe, for short : DTS
9
Stable morsel : OAT
10
Fund-raising suffix : THON
11
Film buff : CINEASTE
12
Intermissionless play : ONEACTER
13
Student's worry : MIDTERM
18
Student's worry : FINALEXAM
22
From Cardiff, say : WELSH
25
Watchful pair : EYES
27
Phi Beta ___ : KAPPA
28
Student's worry : ESSAYTEST
32
Unspoken : TACIT
35
Writer Gorky : MAXIM
38
Give up : RENOUNCE
39
Makes steamy : EROTIZES
40
Frost-covered : RIMED
41
Thunder sound : PEAL
42
Student's worry : POPQUIZ
47
"Them's the breaks!" : OHWELL
49
Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
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Enter gradually : EASEIN
51
Curling and hurling : SPORTS
55
Ltr. accompaniers : ENCLS
57
Brad of film : PITT
59
Fruit spray : ALAR
62
___ Dee River : PEE
63
Blue : SAD
65
"Bleah!" : UGH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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