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New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 2005

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Shifting each letter in 38-Across one letter earlier in the alphabet produces the message YOU BROKE THE CODE.

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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0721 ( 20,344 )

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Across
1
Car that made its debut at the 1964 New York World's Fair : MUSTANG
8
Jeer : CATCALL
15
Slothfulness : INERTIA
16
Like a horseshoe : USHAPED
17
Reasons for soreness : STRAINS
18
What prisoners may wear : STRIPES
19
38-Across is one : SIMPLECIPHER
21
Stir : ADO
22
Sounds to skip by : TRAS
23
Guide : MENTOR
27
Country singer on whom "Coal Miner's Daughter" is based : LYNN
29
Noted bell tower site : PISA
31
Preschoolers? : ROE
32
Melted glace : EAU
35
Authenticate : NOTARIZE
38
See 19- and 58-Across : ZPVCSPLFUIFDPEF
42
Cowboy : BUCKAROO
43
Windy City transportation org. : CTA
44
Terminal abbr. : ARR
45
Memo starter : INRE
47
Rarely read messages : SPAM
51
Stitches over : RESEWS
54
Investment options, for short : IRAS
57
Ab ___ (from day one) : OVO
58
Type of 19-Across that 38-Across is : SHIFTALETTER
61
Comedian's shtick : ROUTINE
64
His first #1 song was "All or Nothing at All" : SINATRA
65
Do florists' work : ARRANGE
66
Infinite : ENDLESS
67
Most uptight : TENSEST
68
Thirsts : DESIRES
Down
1
Book of prayers : MISSAL
2
Not picked up : UNTIDY
3
It precedes an offering : SERMON
4
Sink pipe part : TRAP
5
Leaning : ATILT
6
Astronaut's digit : NINER
7
Tank top : GASCAP
8
Where astrological signs meet : CUSP
9
Wheezy one : ASTHMATIC
10
Crowd maker? : THREE
11
Rock landmark : CAIRN
12
Computer program, briefly : APP
13
Majors in acting : LEE
14
Mormons, initially : LDS
20
Awaits a chiding : ISINFORIT
24
Word with field or guilt : TRIP
25
Go slowly : OOZE
26
Wreck site : REEF
28
Thing to wring : NECK
30
Worthless bit : SOU
33
___ rule : ASA
34
Revolts : UPRISINGS
36
Back at sea : AFT
37
Vitamin amts. : RDAS
38
Construction piece shaped like the last letter of the alphabet : ZBAR
39
Spotless : PURE
40
TV hookups : VCRS
41
First name in horror : LON
46
Gone, now : ERASED
48
Literary wizard-in-training : POTTER
49
Opposed : AVERSE
50
Bog : MORASS
52
"Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
53
"Are we there yet?," maybe : WHINE
55
Dior creation : ALINE
56
Posts : SENDS
59
Choreographers' concerns : FEET
60
Anklebones : TALI
61
Scoundrel : RAT
62
Vein contents : ORE
63
Cup filler : URN

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

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