New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 2004

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJXZ} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: As 40 Across explains, all the answers along the top and bottom edges are folded into the next row. So, 1 Across is QUESADILLA, 68 Across is NEWSPAPERS, etc. They are all, of course, things that can be folded.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mexican dish : QUESADILLA
6. Cheese ___ : OMELET
9. Gamblers' holdings : POKERHANDS
17. Creatures able to regenerate lost limbs : NEWTS
18. Lose by design : TAKEADIVE
20. Barely passing grades : DEES
21. Plowless planting method : NOTILL
22. After-dinner serving : TEA
23. Guarantee : ASSURE
25. "The Secret of ___" (1982 film) : NIMH
27. Stickpin head : PEARL
30. Writer who said "I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander" : ASIMOV
34. Big shiner : SUN
37. Protective cover? : ALIAS
39. Motherly instinct : LOVE
40. What 1-, 6-, 9-, 68-, 69- and 70-Across have in common : THEYREALLFOLDED
44. Mystique : AURA
45. Radio host Schlessinger : LAURA
46. Historical topic : ERA
47. 1912 Olympics track star : THORPE
50. Angry : WROTH
52. Like some nouns in Lat. : NEUT
54. Beats handily : WHOMPS
58. Science center : LAB
61. Moon of Neptune : TRITON
64. Accommodate : SEAT
65. Worked up : EMOTIONAL
67. Wispy clouds : CIRRI
68. Items sold at stands : NEWSPAPERS
69. Neckcloth : CRAVAT
70. Places to sit on a ship : DECKCHAIRS
1. Informal interview : QANDA
2. 1997 film "___ Gold" : ULEES
3. Cary of "The Princess Bride" : ELWES
4. Starts to rise from bed : SITSUP
5. Commercials : ADS
6. Palindromic guy : OTTO
7. Crux : MEAT
8. Satirical novelist Stanley : ELKIN
9. Whence the line "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet" : PSALMS
10. Anomalous : ODD
11. Make winter wear, maybe : KNIT
12. Overhang : EAVE
13. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
19. "Last Essays of ___," 1833 : ELIA
21. Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
24. Employee entrance location : REAR
26. Sledding spot : HILL
28. Iranian coin : RIAL
29. 1980's-90's ensemble drama : LALAW
31. Fashion : MODE
32. Of higher rank than : OVER
33. Sacred Hindu book : VEDA
34. Figure : STAT
35. "That's a lie!" : UHUH
36. Claudius's successor : NERO
38. Defamatory statement : SLUR
41. Shaggy-dog story : YARN
42. Dirty look : FROWN
43. It follows "Repeat after me" : OATH
48. Marius ___, "the father of classical ballet" : PETIPA
49. 100 cents : EURO
51. One stocking stockings : HOSIER
53. Coloring : TINCT
55. Keats's "La Belle Dame Sans ___" : MERCI
56. Fur-trimmed garment : PARKA
57. Line of poetry : STICH
58. Eye piece : LENS
59. From the States: Abbr. : AMER
60. 1992-93 heavyweight champ : BOWE
62. 1939 movie setting : TARA
63. Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
66. Medicinal amt. : TSP
67. File holders, for short : CDS

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