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MAURER: It's all Greek to me ... and now you

March 17, 2012

Mickey Maurer“Will says thanks, but must send regrets on your GREEK 15x. IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME has been done before in another 15x using Greek letters.

“Very sorry! He did appreciate seeing this, tho, and he hopes everything’s good with you. … Best regards.”

IBJ.COM EXTRA

Note the rejection by Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times, delivered through his assistant. Their loss is your gain. Hope you enjoy the challenge.

crossword grid

Across

1. _____ double life

6. Puzo boss

10. Flexible

14. Like some needs

15 Sooner st.

16. Ruler on the Peacock Throne

17. Something to heave

19. Angry

20. Begin to fish

21. Custer stand

23. Be offensive, in a way

25. Tots

26. Remote location

29. Matador’s cloth

33. Brownish orange

34. Unknowing

37. Unknowing one

39. Puzzle theme

44. High way?

45. Mel’s fare

46. Cosby romp

49. Crows

51. Pry

52. La luna time

54. Opines

57. Crown

61. Guillotine

65. Disagreeable necessity

66. Yankee hitters (1927)

68. Head start

69. Rose’s baby?

70. Took the first step

71. “____ bien”

72. Borge or Bohr

73. Show regret, in a way

Down

1. Pig’s bane

2. Navy officer

3. Poet’s archer

4. Selective Service option

5. Up _____

6. Climber’s challenge

7. Actor Tamiroff

8. SOS, for one

9. Buffoons

10. Klondike test

11. Indian tribe

12. Moondoggie of Gidget fame

13. Dime-store

18. K-6 sch.

22. Pancake portions

24. Literally, skill gained from hard work

26. Tax free bond, for short

27. Tweetie bird nemesis

28. Berlin rocks

30. One of “Two Women”

31. Upsets

32. OT precursor

35. Dict. Term

36. Ocean’s number?

38. Ike’s command

40. Meadow

41. Some DOAs.

42. Mythological Hindu figure

43. Sixth sense

46. Gross number

47. When

48. Baker’s pride

50. Kemo ———

53. Plantain lily

55. _____ Buena

56. Sail

58. “It’s ____ … World”

59. Marching band burden

60. Julia role (2000)

62. Conclusion starter

63. Straight arrow connector

64. Modern weapon

67. Dead end?


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Maurer is a shareholder in IBJ Corp., which owns Indianapolis Business Journal.  His column appears every other week. To comment on this column, send e-mail to mmaurer@ibj.com.

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