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New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 2006

9-Across : Erased

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Quarfoot.
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M
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© 2006, The New York Times1/14/06 ( No. 20,521 )
Across
1
Soup line : MMMMGOOD
9
Erased : OFFED
14
One might request help getting started : AAAMEMBER
16
Inclined … or flat : PRONE
17
Makes something up : TELLSALIE
18
Roman land : TERRA
19
Company once taken over by Carl Icahn : TWA
20
"So sorry" : THATSTOOBAD
22
Mr., abroad : HERR
24
Southwestern sign-off : ADIOS
25
Reminds a bit too much : NAGS
26
Like Indians : ASIAN
28
Suffix with jardin : IERE
29
Irish Sea feeder : DEE
30
Jazz fan, most likely : UTAHAN
32
Rubens painted her : STTERESA
35
Decor finish? : ATOR
37
Figs. in identity theft : SSNS
38
Goes off : EXPLODES
42
Like a lottery winner, typically : ENVIED
46
Boomer's kid : XER
47
He played J-Bone in "Johnny Mnemonic" : ICET
49
Quaint schoolroom item : APPLE
50
"No ___!" : PROB
52
Beau's belle : CHERI
54
Carmaker since 1949 : SAAB
55
Layabouts : LOTUSEATERS
58
Opposite of always, in Augsburg : NIE
59
Round window : OXEYE
60
Tender shoot? : LOVESCENE
62
First name in TV talk : REGIS
63
Whip snapper : LIONTAMER
64
They're perfect : EDENS
65
Cross the line? : TRESPASS
Down
1
Best Supporting Actor for "The Fortune Cookie," 1966 : MATTHAU
2
She served eight days in jail for public obscenity : MAEWEST
3
Sub-Saharan scourge : MALARIA
4
Year for Super Bowl LXXXIV : MML
5
Exploit : GEST
6
Where the Enola Gay plane was built : OMAHA
7
Start of a Beatles title : OBLADI
8
Olympic team? : DEITIES
9
Vision: Prefix : OPTO
10
DuPont trademark : FREON
11
Made impossible : FORBADE
12
Steams up : ENRAGES
13
Hypersaline spot : DEADSEA
15
In places : RESORTS
21
Sub-Saharan scourge : TSETSE
23
1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
27
___ forces : NATO
31
"Ixnay" : NODICE
33
Italian province : ENNA
34
Gets back to, quickly : RSVPS
36
Foosball locale : RECHALL
38
Look into : EXPLORE
39
Like some copies : XEROXED
40
Mentor's companion : PROTEGE
41
Manager's terse order : SEETOIT
43
It's a short walk from Copacabana : IPANEMA
44
Celebrity-spotting eatery : ELAINES
45
"A diamond is forever" sloganeer : DEBEERS
48
"Key Largo" Oscar winner : TREVOR
51
Fee to enter a poker game : BUYIN
53
Daughter of Zeus : IRENE
56
Period in sch. : SESS
57
Out-of-commission cruisers : SSTS
61
Feather holder? : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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