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New York Times, Thursday, April 3, 2008

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0403 ( 21,331 )
Across
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Benjamin Harrison's vice president, ___ P. Morton : LEVI
5
Freaked out : HADACOW
10
Looks unhappy : SCOWLS
14
Big pullers : OXEN
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Out : ALIBI
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Soup or salad ingredient : COWPEA
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Beloved film character with a tail : COWARDLYLION
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Car with an acronymic name : SAAB
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Cousin of the bald eagle : ERN
21
"___ precaution ..." : ASA
22
"The White Horse ___" (operetta) : INN
24
Holy man's title : SRI
25
One of the so-called Southern Ivies : EMORY
27
Victor Nuñez title hero : ULEE
28
Spike TV, once : TNN
29
Bit of force : DYNE
30
Speaker's adjunct : AMP
32
Disqualify (oneself) : RECUSE
34
Drinks with a spoon, maybe : COCOAS
37
Mexican silver dollars : DUROS
38
1980s catchphrase : WHERESTHEBEEF
41
Baseball cover : COWHIDE
42
Pens together : COWRITES
43
Whence the line "Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts" : AENEID
45
"Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
46
Spring break? : THAW
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Rouge or noir, e.g. : BET
51
___ City, Fla. : DADE
53
"That's a ___!" : LAUGH
54
Diminutive suffix : ULE
55
With 52-Down, hangs out : AIR
56
Wall St. hire : MBA
58
Old Turkish title : BEY
59
Central point : NODE
61
Cry just before someone gets some big bucks? : RIDEEMCOWBOY
64
W.W. II battleground : GUAM
65
Pine : YEARN
66
Catherine Deneuve was on its first U.S. cover : ELLE
67
Court figs. : ATTS
68
Battle site in "Animal Farm" : COWSHED
69
Range in lipsticks : REDS
Down
1
It makes livestock go crazy : LOCOWEED
2
Retired from a service : EXARMY
3
Mount ___ : VERNON
4
Pol. label : IND
5
Robert of "Airplane!" : HAYS
6
___ prima (painting technique) : ALLA
7
Midmillennium year : DII
8
In a frenzy : ABOIL
9
One tied for first place : COWINNER
10
Barges : SCOWS
11
Place for grazing : COWPASTURE
12
Discovers : LEARNSOF
13
Group assimilated by the Romans : SABINES
18
Be productive, as chickens : LAY
23
As required, after "if" : NEEDBE
26
Go back : RECEDE
27
Stuck : UPATREE
30
It can never come back : ACE
31
Its coat of arms features a horseman spearing a dragon : MOSCOW
33
Hill, in Spain : CUESTA
35
Food brand whose name is a portmanteau of two state names : OREIDA
36
Knife, slangily : SHIV
38
Present, as a dessert tray : WHEELOUT
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Made allusions to : HINTEDAT
40
___ Kappa Nu (honor society) : ETA
41
Surfer's exclamation : COWABUNGA
44
It may be milked for all it's worth : DAIRYCOW
47
Eye in the heavens : HUBBLE
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Ancient : AGEOLD
49
"As a matter of fact, I do" : WHYYES
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See 55-Across : DRIES
53
Prison break, e.g. : LAM
56
Pond, in Liverpool : MERE
57
Crook : BEND
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Accident letters : EMS
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Morse T : DAH
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Shrink : COWER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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