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# New York Times, Thursday, August 14, 2003

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
5-Down : Olive oil dressing
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Staples.
Jim Horne notes:

The black square immediately preceding or following 24A, 25A, 48A, 50A, 4D, 28D, 29D and 57D should be interpreted as a "block" and considered part of the adjoining answer. For example, 24A = SUNBLOCK, 25A = BLOCK PARTY, etc.

 1S 2M 3E 4W 5C 6A 7R 8B 9S 10A 11T 12R 13A 14P A L O 15A B O O K 16R I I S 17A C T O 18N E S A G E 19M E S S 20R H O D E S 21S E W 22S 23S I E 24S U N 25P A 26R T Y 27I 28C O N S 29B A R I 30A G I N G 31A 32B 33D U L 34F 35R 36E S H N E S 37S 38T R E S 39B L O C K 40D O U P 41C A R T 42W H E E L 43L E N N Y 44T R E A T 45A 46C E R 47T W I R L 48O 49N T H E 50A 51D 52E 53H U N 54L 55O B O 56O C 57H R E S 58O R G 59Y 60L O S 61E S H E A R T 62U S D A 63D E E R E 64A C M E 65S T O P 66E S S E N 67D E A R
© 2003, The New York Times8/14/3 ( No. 19,637 )
Across
1
Duck with a large white crest : SMEW
5
Atkins diet count, briefly : CARBS
10
Gillette product : ATRA
14
___ Alto : PALO
15
"I Could Write ___" (Rodgers and Hart song) : ABOOK
16
Jacob who wrote "How the Other Half Lives" : RIIS
17
Not be childish : ACTONESAGE
19
Private dining room? : MESS
20
Greek island or its capital : RHODES
21
Wraps (up) : SEWS
23
Prussian pronoun : SIE
24
Burn preventer : SUN
25
Neighborhood shindig : PARTY
27
Folders, wastebaskets and such : ICONS
29
30
No longer young : AGING
31
"Forever Your Girl" hitmaker, 1989 : ABDUL
34
It may get you slapped : FRESHNESS
38
Very, affectedly : TRES
39
Literal element of eight answers in this puzzle : BLOCK
40
Arrange, as hair : DOUP
41
43
1974 title role for Dustin Hoffman : LENNY
44
October 31 option : TREAT
45
Super server : ACER
47
Revolution : TWIRL
48
For sale : ONTHE
50
53
Old-time marauder : HUN
54
Timber wolf : LOBO
56
Orangish hues : OCHRES
58
Wild goings-on : ORGY
60
Becomes discouraged : LOSESHEART
62
Stamp of approval? : USDA
63
Mower maker : DEERE
64
Top spot : ACME
65
Train station : STOP
66
City near Oberhausen : ESSEN
67
Sweetie : DEAR
Down
1
2
___ Picchu (Incan site) : MACHU
3
John with a wild wardrobe : ELTON
4
Percussion instrument struck with a mallet : WOOD
5
Olive oil dressing : CAESAR
6
___ of Steel (video classic) : ABS
7
Swelter : ROAST
8
One over : BOGEY
9
Twist : SKEW
10
It may be twisted : ARM
11
Paints the town red : TIESONEON
12
Symbol of Japan : RISINGSUN
13
Burden carriers : ASSES
18
Sherpa's land : NEPAL
22
Charlie Brown utterance : SIGH
26
Winchester, e.g. : RIFLE
28
Basic building unit : CINDER
29
Huge success : BUSTER
30
31
Flight coordinators: Abbr. : ATC
32
It may be on a roll : BRATWURST
33
Heroic action : DERRINGDO
35
Unnamed litigant : ROE
36
Showy display : ECLAT
37
Bug someone, e.g. : SPY
39
All-natural food no-no : BHT
42
Rampart : WALL
43
Hanger-on : LEECH
46
Elect : CHOSEN
47
G's : THOUS
48
They're found among the reeds : OBOES
49
What counters may count : NOSES
50
"It's ___ against time" : ARACE
51
Skin layer : DERMA
52
Aromatic compound : ESTER
55
Part of many an antique shop name : OLDE
57
59
Chatter : YAP
61
It comes before long : ERE