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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 2001

"How I Spent My Summer Vacation," maybe

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Paul.
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© 2001, The New York Times4/23/01 ( No. 18,794 )
Across
1
Basic bit : ATOM
5
Early invader of Europe : TATAR
10
"Sesame Street" learning : ABCS
14
Put money in the bank : SAVE
15
Swahili for "freedom" : UHURU
16
Buttonhole : SLIT
17
Plow pullers : OXEN
18
Sacred song : MOTET
19
Medical breakthrough : CURE
20
Initially, after "at" : FIRSTBLUSH
22
Fairy tale starter : ONCE
23
With 42-Down, out-of-date : OLD
24
Second of two : LATTER
26
Trumpeting : ABLARE
30
Vicinity : AREA
32
Two-bit : LOUSY
33
Thick carpeting : PLUSHPILE
38
Half of half-and-half : MILK
39
Fragrant East Indian wood : ALOES
40
Underground part : ROOT
41
Illegal money, maybe : SLUSHFUND
43
Spinning part : ROTOR
44
"Ma! He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
45
Unruffled : SEDATE
46
Subject of a will : ESTATE
50
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
51
Wild guess : STAB
52
Poker player's dream : ROYALFLUSH
59
Window ledge : SILL
60
Heavenward : ABOVE
61
Reason for a backrub : ACHE
62
"That's ___!" : ALIE
63
Common sense : LOGIC
64
Swing around : SLUE
65
Freshman or sophomore : YEAR
66
Fewest : LEAST
67
52-Across is the best one : HAND
Down
1
Beginning : ASOF
2
Subway alternative : TAXI
3
Completed : OVER
4
The "M" in Y.M.C.A. : MENS
5
Take a header : TUMBLE
6
"Get ___ of yourself!" : AHOLD
7
"Swan Lake" skirt : TUTU
8
Greek war god : ARES
9
Cruel : RUTHLESS
10
Fancy tie : ASCOT
11
Not too tactful : BLUNT
12
"Odyssey" sorceress : CIRCE
13
Have the wheel : STEER
21
Winston Churchill, politically : TORY
25
Backrub response : AAH
26
Money for the poor : ALMS
27
Cook, as pasta : BOIL
28
Humdinger : LULU
29
Quizzes : ASKS
30
Dateless : ALONE
31
Was sorry about : RUED
33
Jack Horner's find : PLUM
34
Egg on : PROD
35
Smidgen : IOTA
36
Ill-gotten goods : LOOT
37
To be, in Toulouse : ETRE
39
Nevertheless : AFTERALL
42
See 23-Across : HAT
43
Atoll protector : REEF
45
Vote for : SELECT
46
"How I Spent My Summer Vacation," maybe : ESSAY
47
Stadium entrance : STILE
48
Actress Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
49
Less inept : ABLER
50
Rat Pack member Sammy : DAVIS
53
Mitch Miller's instrument : OBOE
54
Lotus position discipline : YOGA
55
Place for mascara : LASH
56
Pac Ten school : UCLA
57
Give the cold shoulder : SHUN
58
Listen to : HEED

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