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New York Times, Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Great Society initiator's inits.

Author:
Harriet Clifton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harriet Clifton

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Clifton.
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© 2005, The New York Times9/20/05 ( No. 20,405 )
Across
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Eller of "Oklahoma!," for one : AUNT
5
Striped swimmer : BASS
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Signs of boredom : YAWNS
14
Dagger of old : SNEE
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Cultural values : ETHOS
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Mouth, slangily : TRAP
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Pastry finisher : ICER
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Piece of the action : SHARE
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Peace offering #1: "___" : HERESTHEREMOTE
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Normand of the silents : MABEL
24
Mini-dog : TOY
25
Grounded speedsters : SSTS
27
Hayworth husband ___ Khan : ALY
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Satisfied sounds : AHS
31
Fly catcher : WEB
33
Sister : NUN
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Plant firmly : EMBED
36
Last Olds ever made : ALERO
38
Peace offering #2: "___" : ILLMOWTHELAWN
42
Plumber's gadget : SNAKE
43
Ill-tempered : SURLY
44
Haifa's land: Abbr. : ISR
45
Heed the coxswain : ROW
48
Bleat : BAA
49
Great Society initiator's inits. : LBJ
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Toupees, slangily : RUGS
54
"Hogwash!" : ROT
56
Cathedral topper : SPIRE
58
Peace offering #3: "___" : LETSGOOUTTOEAT
62
Laces into : HASAT
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Have the nerve : DARE
64
Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
65
"Who's there?" reply : ITSME
66
Blue-pencil : EDIT
67
Alternative digest magazine : UTNE
68
Flows slowly : SEEPS
69
Wall Street inits. : NYSE
70
The "P" of PX : POST
Down
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Inhaler target : ASTHMA
2
"Can you believe it?!" : UNREAL
3
Just around the corner : NEARBY
4
Home on the range : TEPEE
5
Can of worms, maybe : BAIT
6
St. Louis landmark : ARCH
7
Winter hazard : SLEET
8
Blue feeling : SORROW
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Polite reply from a ranch hand : YESM
10
Dumas swordsman : ATHOS
11
"How's tricks?" : WHATSNEW
12
Like some soda bottles : NORETURN
13
157.5° from N : SSE
21
Hoosegow : SLAMMER
22
Needle feature : EYE
26
___-cone : SNO
29
SHO alternative : HBO
30
Do some quilting : SEW
32
Ship stabilizer : BALLAST
34
Caribou kin : ELK
35
Sot's symptoms, for short : DTS
37
___ of the land : LAY
38
Wrap in fiberglass : INSULATE
39
Generous gifts : LARGESSE
40
Center of activity : HUB
41
Division of history : ERA
42
Round Table title : SIR
46
Web address ending : ORG
47
Like some dummies : WOODEN
49
Deceives : LIESTO
50
Gray matter : BRAINS
51
Trendy travelers : JETSET
53
Snail mail attachment : STAMP
55
Apple-polisher : TOADY
57
Toaster type : POPUP
59
Fr. holy women : STES
60
"Trinity" author : URIS
61
Where to put un chapeau : TETE
62
Towel stitching : HIS

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