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New York Times, Monday, April 26, 2004

5-Down : Month without a national holiday

Author:
Merle Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Merle Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Baker.
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© 2004, The New York Times4/26/04 ( No. 19,893 )
Across
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Casino game : FARO
5
Symbol on a "one way" sign : ARROW
10
Numbered musical work : OPUS
14
Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
15
"Yeah" : UHHUH
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Prefix with physical : META
17
Homeless child : WAIF
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Mother ___ stories : GOOSE
19
Checkbook record : STUB
20
Mother in a 1960's sitcom : LILYMUNSTER
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Web address: Abbr. : URL
24
Naturalness : EASE
25
Sen. Feinstein : DIANNE
27
Go away : DEPART
30
Mississippi city : BILOXI
32
Arkansas's ___ Mountains : OZARK
33
Be in harmony (with) : JIBE
34
Diner sign : EATS
37
Vessel for ashes : URN
38
Thirst quenchers : SLAKERS
41
Poker prize : POT
42
Historical : PAST
44
Pinnacle : APEX
45
Port-au-Prince's land : HAITI
47
It's a bore : YAWNER
49
Los Angeles baseballer : DODGER
50
Golden period : HEYDAY
52
Drop of sweat : BEAD
53
"Hold On Tight" band : ELO
54
1965 Natalie Wood title role : DAISYCLOVER
60
Emcee's need : MIKE
62
Big African critter : RHINO
63
Opposite of 15-Across : NOPE
64
France's Cote d'___ : AZUR
65
Fund contributor : DONOR
66
Laced up : TIED
67
Partner of rank and serial number : NAME
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Gushes : SPEWS
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Lyric poems : ODES
Down
1
Chickens and turkeys : FOWL
2
Jai ___ : ALAI
3
Train transport : RAIL
4
Extended slump : OFFYEAR
5
Month without a national holiday : AUGUST
6
River of Lyon : RHONE
7
Greek R's : RHOS
8
Un-elect : OUST
9
Apple-polisher : WHEEDLER
10
Meditative sounds : OMS
11
Merrie Melodies "co-star" : PETUNIAPIG
12
Reversal : UTURN
13
Valuable fur : SABLE
21
Pre-euro German money : MARKS
22
___ Bravo : RIO
26
Paul Bunyan's tool : AXE
27
Arrange, as the hair : DOUP
28
Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
29
"Li'l Abner" mother : PANSYYOKUM
30
Gang member, maybe : BIKER
31
Wild goat : IBEX
33
Make sport of : JAPE
35
Lug : TOTE
36
Recipe direction : STIR
39
Holders of referee whistles : LANYARDS
40
River hazard : SHOAL
43
Small amount : TAD
46
Extend, as a house : ADDONTO
48
Roll of bills : WAD
49
Styles : DECORS
50
Charles Atlas, for one : HEMAN
51
"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
52
Already : BYNOW
55
Breakfast restaurant chain : IHOP
56
Trig function : SINE
57
Empty space : VOID
58
Fencing blade : EPEE
59
Wines that aren't whites : REDS
61
Afore : ERE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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