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New York Times, Saturday, June 12, 2004

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Minimum word length: 2 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Many of the Down answers here have extraneous letters in this ingenious themed Saturday puzzle. To read them correctly, you have to drop in, drop by, drop out, or drop off as directed in the appropriate Across clues.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 19,940 )
Across
1
Makeup artist? : LIAR
5
Paired: Prefix : DIPLO
10
"Woe ___ ..." : UNTO
14
Archipelago component : ISLE
15
One of the Saarinens : ELIEL
16
"D" : POOR
17
Country legend dropping in? : PATSYCLINE
19
Track : SONG
20
Rollerjam participant : SKATER
21
Pincered insects : EARWIGS
23
"Topaz" author : URIS
25
Prepares to propose : KNEELS
26
Onomatopoeically named legume : SNAPBEAN
30
Break : NAP
31
Claiborne of fashion : LIZ
32
Polar explorer dropping by? : ADMIRALBYRD
37
Hip to : INON
39
It may need stroking : EGO
40
Small combo : TRIO
41
Supreme Court justice dropping out? : DAVIDSOUTER
46
See 62-Down : HEN
47
"Ladders to Fire" writer : NIN
48
Gabby was his sidekick : HOPALONG
50
Gregg experts : STENOS
53
W.W. II villain : TOJO
54
Western burg, unflatteringly : COWTOWN
55
Smell in "Apocalypse Now" : NAPALM
59
Jon Arbuckle's dog : ODIE
60
Labor leader dropping off? : JIMMYHOFFA
63
Tops : AONE
64
Religion, to Karl Marx : OPIUM
65
Physical : EXAM
66
Comic book supergroup : XMEN
67
Droplets : BEADS
68
Sixth-brightest star in a constellation : ZETA
Down
1
They may be locked or sealed : LIPS
2
"Out of Africa" name : ISAK
3
Neighbor of Mont. : ALTA
4
Get some sleep : RESTUP
5
Disparaged publicly : DECRIED
6
"___ be!" : ILL
7
It's just past three : PI
8
Vichyssoise ingredient : LEEK
9
David Mamet play : OLEANNA
10
Not resting on the shoulders, say : UPSWEPT
11
Salad orderer's request : NOOIL
12
Salad maker's need : TONGS
13
N.A.A.C.P. and others : ORGS
18
___ Buena (island in San Francisco Bay) : YERBA
22
Unaltered : REAL
24
Unaltered : SAME
26
Dove home : SLID
27
Historical ship : NINA
28
Russia's Sea of ___ : AZOV
29
Almost : NIGH
33
Origin : ROOT
34
Sweater letter : RHO
35
Nada, across the Pyrenees : RIEN
36
Steeple sound : DONG
38
It barely misses a score : NINETEEN
42
Rat Pack nickname : DINO
43
Con : SNOWJOB
44
Those who lend their names : EPONYMS
45
Oriental royal : RAJAH
49
Singer with the 1999 #1 hit "If You Had My Love" : LOPEZ
50
Vice venue : SODOM
51
Cord : TWINE
52
Take potshots : SNIPE
54
Wheedle : COAX
56
Fire : AXE
57
Map figure: Abbr. : LAT
58
Baby's word : MAMA
61
One of Frank's exes : MIA
62
With 46-Across, marsh-dwelling bird : MUD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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