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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 2013

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 204 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Start of a word ladder whose first and last words are suggested by 36-Across : POOR
5. Ladder, part 2 : POOL
9. Ladder, part 3 : POLL
13. Enya's homeland : EIRE
14. "___ fool ..." : IMNO
15. Roberts of NPR : COKIE
16. Degrees for foreign attys. : LLBS
17. Yoga equipment : MATS
18. Wolf in Kipling's "The Jungle Book" : AKELA
19. South American tuber : OCA
20. Verdi's "___ nome" : CARO
21. Norse love goddess : FREYA
22. Via ___ (main street in ancient Rome) : SACRA
24. Ladder, part 4 : POLE
26. Good baseball hit: Abbr. : DBL
28. Suppress : INHIBIT
31. Still in the oven, say : NOTDONE
33. Abstainer : NONUSER
35. Luau strings : UKES
36. Lucky lotto participant : INSTANTWINNER
39. Place for a skateboarder's pad : KNEE
40. Worked, in a way : KNEADED
41. "Personally ..." : IFORONE
43. Eli : YALEMAN
47. Mark, as a ballot square : XIN
48. Ladder, part 5 : ROLE
50. Nikon alternative : LEICA
51. Bother persistently : NAGAT
53. Commuter's destination, often : CITY
56. Like 1-Down: Abbr. : DEM
57. Tried to nip : BITAT
58. Home to Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," informally : MOMA
59. ___ bene : NOTA
60. Jonathan Swift's "___ of a Tub" : ATALE
61. Melodramatic cry : ALAS
62. Lit ___ : CRIT
63. Ladder, part 6 : RILE
64. Ladder, part 7 : RICE
65. End of the word ladder : RICH
1. House speaker after Hastert : PELOSI
2. Tin Man's need : OILCAN
3. Jerry of "Law & Order" : ORBACH
4. Thing in court : RES
5. Fine grade of cotton : PIMA
6. "While you live, / Drink!" poet : OMAR
7. Leading : ONTOP
8. ___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
9. Prod : POKE
10. "Fine by me" : OKEYDOKE
11. Cartoon character on the 3/31/52 cover of Life magazine : LILABNER
12. Rustic setting : LEA
15. Addition mark : CARET
20. Venetian explorer John : CABOT
21. Home of Cocoa Beach : FLORIDA
23. Salon worker, at times : RINSER
25. Like some streets and tickets : ONEWAY
27. French article : LES
29. Tightly tied, say : INAKNOT
30. Ant farm feature : TUNNEL
32. Scottish port on the Firth of Tay : DUNDEE
34. Canonized Fr. woman : STE
36. Nissan make : INFINITI
37. Kind of ward : NEONATAL
38. Rapper with the 2002 #1 hit "Hot in Herre" : NELLY
39. Crunchy breakfast bowlful : KIX
42. Speak to the Senate, say : ORATE
44. Olympic skater Ito : MIDORI
45. ___ acid : ACETIC
46. Broadway Joe : NAMATH
49. Dangerous breakout : ECOLI
52. 8 on the Beaufort scale : GALE
54. Apple variety : IMAC
55. Zap, in a way : TASE
57. Cheers, on TV : BAR
58. Spoil : MAR
59. Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR

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

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