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New York Times, Thursday, September 30, 2004

Cry of despair (and a hint to solving 17-, 26-, 38- and 52-Across

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.60100
Lee Glickstein
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 129 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times9/30/04 ( No. 20,050 )

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Across
1
Ranch brush : SAGE
5
Nature : SORT
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Beetle, at one time : LARVA
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Hero-type : IDOL
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Sound of disgust : PTUI
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Kind of personality, in media : ONAIR
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Offspring of hip-hop stars? : RAPSCIONS
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Battle of the ___ : BANDS
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Spare : LEAN
21
German exclamation : ACH
23
Bert Lahr, astrologically : LEO
24
Chinese tea : CHA
26
Clear skies, with temperatures in the 70's? : WEATHERBOON
30
Resinous deposit : LAC
31
Indy letters : STP
32
Tobacco plugs : CHAWS
33
"What am I, invisible?" : AHEM
35
Huey, Dewey or Louie, notably : NEPHEW
38
Big fans of a public prosecutor? : DASCHEERLEADERS
44
Pax ___ (uneasy peace) : ROMANA
45
Gush : SPEW
46
Asteroids maker : ATARI
48
Tampa-to-Jacksonville dir. : NNE
51
___ pinch : INA
52
Missing 'droid? : ABSENTEEBOT
55
Simple sack : COT
56
Suffix with neat : NIK
57
"Mad TV" rival : SNL
58
Have a bawl : WEEP
60
Press pass, e.g. : IDTAG
63
Cry of despair (and a hint to solving 17-, 26-, 38- and 52-Across : ALLISLOST
67
Induction motor inventor : TESLA
68
Mediocre marks : CEES
69
European capital : BERN
70
Sought answers : ASKED
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Brazil, for one : TREE
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Loads : ATON
Down
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"My dear man" : SIR
2
Driller's org. : ADA
3
Make it big : GOPLACES
4
"What ___?" : ELSE
5
Small piano : SPINET
6
Oklahoma Indian : OTO
7
Charge : RUNAT
8
Former CBS chairman Laurence : TISCH
9
Easy toss : LOB
10
Santa ___ : ANA
11
Was almost out : RANLOW
12
Some tapes : VIDEOS
13
Flaming felony : ARSON
18
Field calls : CAWS
22
Actress Anne : HECHE
24
Decked out : CLAD
25
"Very funny ... not!" : HAHA
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Sleep problem : APNEA
28
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Madams : BAWDS
34
Jazz singer Carmen : MCRAE
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West ender? : ERN
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Fallback option : PLANB
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Phone, slangily : HORN
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Lets out : EMITS
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Homer, for one : EPICPOET
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Spot for slots : RENO
43
___ team : SWAT
46
Stands : ABIDES
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"Aren't you ashamed?!" : TSKTSK
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Summers on the Riviera : ETES
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Loos who wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : ANITA
53
Pass : ENACT
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Noted exile isle : ELBA
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Pub suds : ALE
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Flit : GAD
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General played by Duvall : LEE
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"No seats available" : SRO
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Country cable letters, once : TNN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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