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New York Times, Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 19,894 )
Across
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Job detail, briefly : SPEC
5
24/7 auction site : EBAY
9
Jazz group : COMBO
14
Sledder's spot : HILL
15
Sub builder? : DELI
16
Burger layer : ONION
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Pastel shade : AQUA
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Loafing : IDLE
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Pottery finish : GLAZE
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Bad place for the modest : NUDISTCOLONY
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Tractor name : DEERE
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Many-headed serpent : HYDRA
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Since 1/1, to a C.P.A. : YTD
29
It has 21 spots : DIE
31
Orchestra's percussion or strings, e.g. : SECTION
33
Coniferous tree : LARCH
35
Library ID : ISBN
36
Band with the 1998 #1 hit "One Week" : BARENAKEDLADIES
42
Bard's river : AVON
43
Chief exec : PREXY
44
Played a knight game? : JOUSTED
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___ Amin : IDI
49
Chum : PAL
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Leave speechless : AWE
53
"Peachy!" : SWELL
55
Met offering : OPERA
57
1997 steelworkers-turned-dancers film : THEFULLMONTY
59
Red River capital : HANOI
62
Calvary letters : INRI
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Pond gunk : SCUM
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Shady spot : ARBOR
65
Like eggs : LAID
66
Beget : SIRE
67
Meager : SCANT
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Therefore : ERGO
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North Carolina university : ELON
Down
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Sterne's "Tristram ___" : SHANDY
2
Card game for two : PIQUET
3
Gave the slip to : ELUDED
4
"___ de Lune" : CLAIR
5
Trim to fit, maybe : EDIT
6
Nighttime inspection : BEDCHECK
7
Brass or pewter : ALLOY
8
Rates of return : YIELDS
9
French brandy : COGNAC
10
Just : ONLY
11
Hamm of soccer : MIA
12
Dickens's pen name : BOZ
13
"That's ___ for the books!" : ONE
21
Family auto : SEDAN
22
Smelter input : ORE
25
"Certainly!," south of the border : SISI
26
Boxer's wear : ROBE
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Vacationers' stops : INNS
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Nest-egg letters : IRA
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In good order : TIDY
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Fisheye ___ : LENS
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With it : HEP
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Mexican peninsula : BAJA
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Declare openly : AVOW
38
Philandering sort : ROUE
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Oil company structure : DRILLRIG
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Played first : LED
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Self-evident truth : AXIOM
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Casual top : TSHIRT
46
Ram's mate : EWE
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Desecrate : DEFILE
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Tentatively schedule, with "in" : PENCIL
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Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
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Nonprofessionals : LAYMEN
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Like some eclipses : LUNAR
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Oater group : POSSE
57
Animator's creation : TOON
58
Italian resort : LIDO
59
Suffers from : HAS
60
Circle segment : ARC
61
Magic and Wizards org. : NBA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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