New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2006

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 69, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JKVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This puzzle has a clever trick. To understand the answers for 1 Across, 29 Across, and 58 Across, you have to think INSIDE THE BOX. Follow the squares all the way around. See this interesting counterpart published a few weeks later.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Places to do-si-do : SQUAREDANCECLUBS
6. With 71-Across, one way to think (with a hint to this puzzle's theme) : INSIDE
12. Decline of the West? : SUNSET
14. Mason jar use : CANNING
16. Happens to, old-style : BETIDES
18. Any "Star Wars" film : EPISODE
19. Prefix with polar : UNI
20. Bisector : AXIS
22. Encourage : SPURON
25. Drift (about) : GAD
27. Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW
28. "Good" cholesterol inits. : HDL
29. Daily regimen : THREESQUAREMEALS
31. In : AMID
33. Mommy's triplets? : EMS
35. Losers : ALSORANS
37. One on the links : ACE
40. Home of Nascar's Talladega Superspeedway: Abbr. : ALA
42. Brightness units, for short? : IQS
43. ___ Pepper : SGT
44. Don who won the 1962 Cy Young award : DRYSDALE
47. Above 13, briefly : UHF
49. Satisfy : MEET
52. ___ room (dorm facility) : REC
55. Some houses are built on it : SPEC
57. __-Blo (brand of fuse) : SLO
58. Henry James novel set in New York City : WASHINGTONSQUARE
60. Sacred beetle of ancient Egypt : SCARAB
62. Tender : SORE
64. Pokey : PEN
65. Turns in : RETIRES
67. Husbandry : FARMING
69. At hand : INCLOSE
70. "Get real!" : FACEIT
71. See 6-Across : THEBOX
2. Slake : QUENCH
3. Loose : UNTIED
4. Walt Whitman's "___ Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing" : ASI
6. Something to slip on : ICE
7. Isn't vigilant : NAPS
8. Impertinent ones : SNIPS
9. Parochial : INSULAR
10. 3-D representations : DIORAMAS
11. Funding, as a chair : ENDOWING
13. ___ Avery of Looney Tunes : TEX
15. ___-Y (modern youth) : GEN
17. :-<, in a chat room : SIGH
21. Detective writer Paretsky : SARA
24. Jacobs Field's home, on scoreboards : CLE
26. Poor boy provider : DELI
32. Summer observance: Abbr. : DST
34. Harebrained : MAD
36. Kyrgyzstan city : OSH
37. Fleet leader: Abbr. : ADM
38. It's seen in the first or last quarter : CRESCENT
39. Pirate feature : EYEPATCH
41. Charity : ALMS
45. Unfruitful : STERILE
46. Catch in pots : EELS
48. Italian monk : FRA
51. You may hit it when you're angry : ROOF
53. Spots : ESPIES
54. ___ Blanc, popular wine grape : CHENIN
56. Faux chocolate : CAROB
60. Hindu honorific : SRI
61. Kiss, in a Paul Anka song : BESO
63. Battle of Britain fliers: Abbr. : RAF
66. Make more alluring, with "up" : SEX
68. 1974 John Wayne movie : MCQ

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