New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Author: Paula Gamache and Ed Stein
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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975/21/20027/16/20153
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1.58431
Ed Stein
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64/6/19943/30/20143
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1.54000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 61 for Ms. Gamache. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Stein. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In this very clever construction, identical words cross five times, symmetrically distributed: ADDRESS, CONSOLE, EXPLOIT, INCENSE, and PRESENT. Each word is two syllables. In each case, the Across definition requires the first syllable to be accented, and the Down definition needs the second.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nosh : BITE
5. Only O.T. book that never mentions God: Abbr. : ESTH
9. Jack who could eat no fat : SPRAT
14. Certain charge card, informally : AMEX
15. Aria, typically : SOLO
16. Ragú rival : PREGO
17. Tiffany creation : LAMP
18. Ones ranking below cpls. : PFCS
19. Conger catcher : EELER
20. Bit of derring-do : EXPLOIT
22. Here and now : PRESENT
24. Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
26. "Swan Lake" swan : ODETTE
27. Put the tape back to the start : REWIND
30. French actor Alain : DELON
32. Cremona craftsman : AMATI
33. Pastoral poem : IDYL
34. Big mouth, slangily : TRAP
38. ___ Pinafore : HMS
39. Lincoln's famous one was just 272 words : ADDRESS
42. Photo blowup: Abbr. : ENL
43. When doubled, a food fish : MAHI
45. Oboe or clarinet : REED
46. Less than 90 degrees : ACUTE
48. Big tournaments for university teams, informally : NCAAS
50. Fled to wed : ELOPED
51. Nickelodeon's parent company : VIACOM
54. Anglo-___ : SAXON
56. Aromatic sticks : INCENSE
58. Home entertainment centerpiece : CONSOLE
62. Producer of sweat and tears, but not blood : GLAND
63. "Go ahead!" : DOIT
65. Done : OVER
66. Painting surface : GESSO
67. Auto on the autobahn : AUDI
68. In the cellar : LAST
69. Web-footed mammal : OTTER
70. Catchall abbreviation : MISC
71. "What ___?" : ELSE
1. Unit of cotton : BALE
2. Supersized movie screen format : IMAX
3. Short-term worker, for short : TEMP
4. Take advantage of : EXPLOIT
5. Spotted : ESPIED
6. Start of either syllable in "ginger" : SOFTG
7. An attentive doc gives it to a patient : TLC
8. Doctor's place: Abbr. : HOSP
9. Swimwear brand : SPEEDO
10. Show, in a show-and-tell : PRESENT
11. Lease to a new tenant : RELET
12. 15-percenter : AGENT
13. Rich cake : TORTE
21. ___ vincit amor : OMNIA
23. Status symbol car, familiarly : ROLLS
25. Prepare to drive, as a golf ball : ADDRESS
27. Obama adviser Emanuel : RAHM
28. Austen novel : EMMA
29. Get the grime off : WASH
31. Gave the once-over : EYED
33. Invention starter : IDEA
35. Sign on for another tour : REUP
36. A chip or two to start with : ANTE
37. Said "Not guilty!," e.g. : PLED
40. Small amounts : DRAMS
41. Permanent provider : SALON
44. Make boiling mad : INCENSE
47. Say "There, there" to, say : CONSOLE
49. Flier with a 10-foot wingspan : CONDOR
50. Wonderfully foreign : EXOTIC
51. "The Road" star Mortensen : VIGGO
52. Fjord, e.g. : INLET
53. "With ___ of thousands!" (movie ad boast) : ACAST
55. They turn litmus paper red : ACIDS
57. Cheese with a red coat : EDAM
59. Ellipsoid : OVAL
60. Minus : LESS
61. Art Deco artist : ERTE
64. Non's opposite : OUI

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