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New York Times, Wednesday, April 23, 2003

1987 comedy based on "Cyrano de Bergerac"

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times4/23/03 ( No. 19,524 )
Across
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Bus. bosses : MGRS
5
Intermission follower, often : ACTII
10
Sports "zebra" : REF
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"That's ___ shame" : AREAL
15
Greg Evans comic strip : LUANN
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Córdoba cheer : OLE
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Aviary timekeeper? : CUCKOOCLOCK
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Last letters : XYZ
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Frat party dispensers : BEERTAPS
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"___ afraid of that!" : IWAS
23
Part of a geisha's attire : OBI
24
Article of Cologne : EIN
25
Abdominal anomaly : HERNIA
27
Whoops it up : REVELS
29
Queens' Russian counterparts : TSARINAS
31
Word before and after "de la" : CREME
32
Sounds of amazement : OOHS
33
Race much shorter than a marathon : TENK
34
Aviary timekeeper? : BIRDWATCH
37
Carson's predecessor : PAAR
40
Swarm (with) : TEEM
41
Gives a leg up : HELPS
45
Out on a limb? : ARBOREAL
47
Hotel-room Bible provider : GIDEON
48
Persian king known as "the Great" : DARIUS
49
Lexicon with many citations: Abbr. : OED
50
To and ___ : FRO
51
Filthy lucre : PELF
52
Turns tail : RETREATS
55
Call to a shepherd : BAA
56
Sound from a 17- or 34-Across? : FEATHERTICK
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Contented sighs : AHS
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Upper echelon : ELITE
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"Peter and the Wolf" name : SASHA
62
E-mail address part : DOT
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"Adam and Eve on a raft" site : DINER
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"So ___ say" : THEY
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Guy : MAC
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Scrounging sort : GRUBBER
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Get : RECEIVE
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Benefit : SAKE
5
Old highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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"I Spy" co-star Robert : CULP
7
Art colony near Santa Fe : TAOS
8
Mag for execs : INC
9
Blacker : INKIER
10
1987 comedy based on "Cyrano de Bergerac" : ROXANNE
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Blissful : ELYSIAN
12
Shriner's cap : FEZ
14
Rhine siren : LORELEI
18
Redding of R & B : OTIS
22
Was obviously in pain : WRITHED
23
"Lord of the Rings" menace : ORC
25
"And ___ thou slain the Jabberwock?" : HAST
26
Seek an answer : ASK
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Involve, as in an argument : EMBROIL
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Spa handout : TOWEL
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Fraud : SHAM
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Ancient Greek theaters : ODEA
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U.S. hwys., e.g. : RTES
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Scolders : CHIDERS
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Hippie's hangout : PAD
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Algonquian Indian : ARAPAHO
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Side by side : ABREAST
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Having liberal political tendencies : LEFTISH
43
Fast wheels : PORSCHE
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___-Cone : SNO
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___ grouse (Pennsylvania's state bird) : RUFFED
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"American Gigolo" star : GERE
49
Catchall category : OTHER
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Drops from the sky : RAIN
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Suffix with 29-Down : ETTE
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Ill-behaved : BAD
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Singer Starr : KAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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