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New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Grp. with students' interests at heart

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times8/26/03 ( No. 19,649 )
Across
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Cows and sows : SHES
5
Coarse file : RASP
9
Four-alarmer, e.g. : BLAZE
14
Lt.'s superior : CAPT
15
"Dies ___" : IRAE
16
Raring to go : EAGER
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To boot : ALSO
18
Muses count : NINE
19
Wield, as influence : EXERT
20
Get angry, as a mechanic? : BLOWAGASKET
23
Buck's mate : DOE
24
Mother of Dionysus : SEMELE
25
"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
27
City near Provo : OREM
30
Play time : RECESS
34
Houston athlete : ASTRO
38
Bakery buy : TART
40
"Garfield" dog : ODIE
41
Get angry, as a bicyclist? : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
44
Wholly absorbed : RAPT
45
Like hen's teeth : RARE
46
Jennifer of "Flashdance" : BEALS
47
"The Lion in Winter" star : OTOOLE
49
Actress Lanchester : ELSA
51
Make over : REDO
53
When mastodons disappeared : ICEAGE
58
Grp. with students' interests at heart : PTA
61
Get angry, as a missile designer? : GOBALLISTIC
64
Arrival at a refinery : OILER
66
Estrada of "CHiPs" : ERIK
67
Bumping one's head on the ceiling, say : TALL
68
Impolite look : STARE
69
A few : SOME
70
First name in scat : ELLA
71
Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
72
50's British P.M. Anthony : EDEN
73
Take a load off : REST
Down
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Strike breakers : SCABS
2
Oscar-winning Berry : HALLE
3
English racing town : EPSOM
4
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" author : STOWE
5
Horseshoes score : RINGER
6
It might hit the high notes : ARIA
7
___ souci : SANS
8
Sneaks a look : PEEKS
9
Popular VW : BEETLE
10
Left Coast airport letters : LAX
11
Old : AGED
12
Round number? : ZERO
13
Old Harper's Bazaar artist : ERTE
21
Distant : ALOOF
22
You're on it : EARTH
26
Serving with tea : SCONE
28
Suffix with oper- : ETTA
29
Olympic skier Phil : MAHRE
31
Early Icelandic literature : EDDA
32
Place to dust : SILL
33
Matches, as a wager : SEES
34
Big do : AFRO
35
Bed support : SLAT
36
Keyboard slip : TYPO
37
Turbine part : ROTOR
39
Walk like a sot : REEL
42
A Corleone son : FREDO
43
Old adders : ABACI
48
4-Down's Simon : LEGREE
50
Smooth and soft : SILKEN
52
Beyond pudgy : OBESE
54
Fragrant substance : ESTER
55
Dickens title opener : ATALE
56
Breathers? : GILLS
57
Brilliance : ECLAT
58
Drop in the mail : POST
59
Former Yugoslav leader : TITO
60
Winged : ALAR
62
Noted A.L. shortstop, for short : AROD
63
Drink garnish : LIME
65
Blow it : ERR

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