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New York Times, Monday, April 28, 2008

Making out ... or a hint to this puzzle's four hidden articles of clothing

Author:
Gary Disch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Disch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Disch.
Notepad: 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 34-Down each conceals an article of clothing.
1
S
2
A
3
S
4
H
5
C
6
A
7
P
8
O
9
S
10
B
11
A
12
B
13
A
14
A
R
T
Y
15
A
N
I
M
E
16
E
N
O
S
17
R
O
O
M
18
S
T
O
L
E
T
19
A
T
O
P
20
A
S
O
N
E
21
N
O
G
O
22
G
I
N
S
23
N
E
P
A
L
24
I
25
T
A
N
26
G
L
E
27
L
A
N
28
A
29
R
E
L
30
A
31
X
32
P
33
U
34
N
S
35
P
R
36
E
37
V
38
U
E
39
I
S
M
40
E
R
A
41
N
E
C
K
I
N
G
42
T
E
A
43
A
D
S
44
U
N
S
E
A
L
45
P
E
A
S
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L
U
C
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I
D
48
L
I
49
C
E
50
A
C
E
51
T
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I
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C
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T
H
R
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A
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L
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L
58
C
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A
R
E
60
A
V
O
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W
62
I
G
L
O
O
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A
L
F
A
64
N
O
V
A
65
S
C
O
T
I
A
66
S
T
A
G
67
G
R
E
C
O
68
L
A
R
D
69
H
O
N
E
70
S
Y
N
O
D
71
A
R
E
S
© 2008, The New York Times4/28/08 ( No. 21,356 )
Across
1
"Miss America" might be printed on one : SASH
5
Mafia bosses : CAPOS
10
"Ali ___ and the Forty Thieves" : BABA
14
Painterish : ARTY
15
Japanese cartoons : ANIME
16
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
17
Boardinghouse sign : ROOMSTOLET
19
Perched on : ATOP
20
Together : ASONE
21
Canceled : NOGO
22
Goes out in a game of rummy : GINS
23
Katmandu resident : NEPALI
25
Snarled mess : TANGLE
27
Old-time actress Turner : LANA
29
"Chill!" : RELAX
32
Many conundrums have them : PUNS
35
Sneak peek: Var. : PREVUE
39
Suffix with human or organ : ISM
40
Pitcher's stat : ERA
41
Making out ... or a hint to this puzzle's four hidden articles of clothing : NECKING
42
4:00 drink : TEA
43
Pages that aren't editorial matter : ADS
44
Open, as an envelope : UNSEAL
45
Pod contents : PEAS
46
Perfectly clear : LUCID
48
Some creepy-crawlies : LICE
50
Vinegary : ACETIC
54
Slave : THRALL
58
The "C" in T.L.C. : CARE
60
Openly declare : AVOW
62
Eskimo home : IGLOO
63
___ Romeo (car) : ALFA
64
Halifax's home : NOVASCOTIA
66
Male-only : STAG
67
El ___, Spanish artist : GRECO
68
Cooking fat : LARD
69
Sharpen, as skills : HONE
70
Church council : SYNOD
71
God of war : ARES
Down
1
Brand of kitchen wrap : SARAN
2
Lifted off the launch pad, e.g. : AROSE
3
Not stand completely erect : STOOP
4
Church songbooks : HYMNALS
5
Purrer : CAT
6
Soon, to poets : ANON
7
Stove light : PILOT
8
Letter after phi, chi, psi : OMEGA
9
Not vacillating about : SETON
10
Snoopy, for one : BEAGLE
11
Favoring common folk : ANTIELITE
12
Great benefit : BOON
13
Nile reptiles : ASPS
18
Emmy-winning Ward : SELA
24
Permanently, as writing : INPEN
26
Tour de France winner LeMond : GREG
28
Rainbow shapes : ARCS
30
Between ports : ASEA
31
Lennon/Ono's "Happy ___ (War Is Over)" : XMAS
32
Sound of laughter : PEAL
33
Language of Lahore : URDU
34
Daytona 500 enthusiast : NASCARFAN
36
___ out a living : EKE
37
Lab bottle : VIAL
38
Not yet burning : UNLIT
41
Michelangelo's David, e.g. : NUDE
45
Shaded passageway : PERGOLA
47
Time of advancing glaciers : ICEAGE
49
À la mode : CHIC
51
Zesty flavors : TANGS
52
Old piano key material : IVORY
53
Witches' group : COVEN
55
Place to exchange "I do's" : ALTAR
56
Valley known for its chateaux : LOIRE
57
Laundry units : LOADS
58
Bills and coins : CASH
59
Saxophone type : ALTO
61
Texas city on the Brazos : WACO
65
Old prairie home material : SOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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