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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Separate the strands of, as rope

Author:
Robert Zimmerman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Zimmerman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GJQVZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Zimmerman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times9/9/03 ( No. 19,663 )
Across
1
Archaeological find : TOMB
5
Opposite of dry : HUMID
10
View from Lucerne : ALPS
14
Polygon measurement : AREA
15
Foe : ENEMY
16
Chick's sound : PEEP
17
TV producer Norman : LEAR
18
Split to be joined? : ELOPE
19
Jewish round dance : HORA
20
Old king's edict? : COLESLAW
22
Female 29-Down : HINDS
23
Cryptographer's aid : KEY
24
Rock concert venue : STADIUM
26
Like propellers : BLADED
30
Hockey's Esposito : PHIL
31
Take up again : RENEW
32
Witty Orson's patter? : BEANSTALK
37
Facial flare-up : ACNE
38
Hang back : TARRY
39
Country star Jackson : ALAN
40
T-shirt? : SHORTSTOP
42
"Symposium" author : PLATO
43
It's banked in Bangkok : BAHT
44
"You ready?" : ALLSET
45
Oblivious : UNAWARE
49
Miss. neighbor : ALA
50
Silly mistake : BONER
51
Chess piece's move? : PAWNSHOP
56
Administered with a spoon, say : ORAL
57
Vegetation : FLORA
59
Timber wolf : LOBO
60
In the thick of : AMID
61
Duck that's not a duck : DECOY
62
Genesis victim : ABEL
63
Soviet news agency : TASS
64
Neural transmitters : AXONS
65
Toy that "sleeps" : YOYO
Down
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Rash soother : TALC
2
Cookie that has its name on it : OREO
3
Freebie on a long flight : MEAL
4
Unadorned : BARE
5
Followed, as a dog its master : HEELED
6
Separate the strands of, as rope : UNLAY
7
Cat sound : MEOW
8
Troublemaker : IMP
9
Just for Men, e.g. : DYE
10
Garden insect : APHID
11
"The Naked Truth" star Téa ___ : LEONI
12
Lost in France : PERDU
13
Tic : SPASM
21
Distort : SKEW
22
"The Laughing Cavalier" artist : HALS
24
Like some cheddar : SHARP
25
Minuscule : TINY
26
They have shoulder straps : BRAS
27
Nobelist Walesa : LECH
28
___ mundi : ANNO
29
Animals with fawns : DEER
30
1992 also-ran : PEROT
32
Wash : BATHE
33
Built like Wilt : TALL
34
"Unfortunately ..." : ALAS
35
Overdue : LATE
36
Shoelace problem : KNOT
38
Romanov ruler : TSAR
41
Skier's transport : TBAR
42
Blueprint : PLAN
44
Irving Berlin classic : ALWAYS
45
The Lusitania's undoer : UBOAT
46
Bellini opera : NORMA
47
Novelist Nin : ANAIS
48
Fuses by heat : WELDS
49
Moses' brother : AARON
51
Somewhat, in music : POCO
52
Do in : SLAY
53
Nonpaying train passenger : HOBO
54
Word in old wedding vows : OBEY
55
Game on horseback : POLO
57
Pharm. watchdog : FDA
58
N.Y.C. subway, with "the" : LEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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