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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Before Oedipus, who could answer the riddle of the Sphinx
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 2007, The New York Times5/2/07 ( No. 20,994 )
Across
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Rock's Green Day, for one : TRIO
5
Worker during a walkout : SCAB
9
First-stringers : ATEAM
14
Hebrides island : IONA
15
Manger visitors : MAGI
16
Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
17
Closet pest : MOTH
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Concerning : INRE
19
Long-billed wader : HERON
20
Coin thrown for good luck? : FOUNTAINPENNY
23
Work started by London's Philological Soc. : OED
24
Geeky guy : NERD
25
Grand Canyon beast : BURRO
29
All lit up : AFIRE
31
Letterman letters : CBS
34
Kurds and Nepalis : ASIANS
36
My ___, Vietnam : LAI
37
Stones from the sky : HAIL
38
Result of sitting on a court bench too long? : BASKETBALLFANNY
41
"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
42
River to the Rhine : AAR
43
Feed for livestock : SILAGE
44
Neurotic TV dog : REN
45
Lusted after, visually : OGLED
47
Palette choice : COLOR
48
Scott Turow work set at Harvard : ONEL
49
Sound of amazement : OOH
51
Bugged Bugs? : HOTCROSSBUNNY
57
Edible shells : PASTA
58
Neighbor of an Arkie : OKIE
59
Projecting edge : EAVE
61
Waters seen on Broadway : ETHEL
62
Creatures of habit? : NUNS
63
Pinnacle : APEX
64
Shade of gray : PEARL
65
Learned : SAGE
66
Battery component : TEST
Down
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The youngest Cratchit : TIM
2
It may be raised : ROOF
3
Having as a hobby : INTO
4
Waikiki locale : OAHU
5
Deal a mighty blow : SMITE
6
Dudley Do-Right's home : CANADA
7
Cultural beginning? : AGRI
8
Like House elections : BIENNIAL
9
Stick : ADHERE
10
What a line on a chart may show : TREND
11
Be worthy of : EARN
12
Taiwan Strait city : AMOY
13
Answer to the riddle of the Sphinx : MAN
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Before Oedipus, who could answer the riddle of the Sphinx : NOONE
22
Risks : PERILS
25
Storybook elephant : BABAR
26
Subject of Fowler's handbook : USAGE
27
Up : RISEN
28
Make copiously, with "in" : RAKE
30
"Accident ahead" indicator : FLARE
31
Alimentary ___ : CANAL
32
"You got it!" : BINGO
33
Less straightforward : SLYER
35
One putting on a show : STAGER
37
Holy ring : HALO
39
Puffs out : BALLOONS
40
Woman's shoulder wrap : FICHU
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Standing by : ONCALL
46
Plying with pills : DOSING
48
Cousin of a mink : OTTER
50
Much too big for one's britches? : OBESE
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"Haughty Juno's unrelenting ___": Dryden : HATE
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Labor Dept. arm : OSHA
53
Arctic bird : SKUA
54
Well-executed : NEAT
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Mane site : NAPE
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The "Y" of Y.S.L. : YVES
57
Zing : PEP
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Bus. phone line : EXT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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