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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 2008

Arizona's Petrified Forest dates from this period

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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265/16/19881/14/20080
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times1/14/08 ( No. 21,251 )
Across
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Bay State sch. : UMASS
6
Juicy fruits : PLUMS
11
Target of many a boxing blow : JAW
14
Sophomore's grade : TENTH
15
Old Testament prophet : HOSEA
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"It's no ___!" : USE
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Good sign on a highway : ENDROADWORK
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Reverse of NNW : SSE
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Dollar or Budget competitor : AVIS
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Like the season before Easter : LENTEN
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Floated gently in the air : WAFTED
26
7 on a grandfather clock : VII
28
Prefix with potent : OMNI
29
Use a rasp on : ABRADE
30
Comment on, as in a margin : ANNOTATE
32
Expected : DUE
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Org. for the humane treatment of pets : SPCA
35
Bobby of the N.H.L. : ORR
36
Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 of them : STEPS
39
Once around a track : LAP
40
Catnip and fennel : HERBS
43
Safe box opener : KEY
44
White ___ (termites) : ANTS
46
Cousin of a Keogh, briefly : IRA
47
Arizona's Petrified Forest dates from this period : TRIASSIC
50
Optimistic : UPBEAT
53
Sups : EATS
54
"___ luck?" : ANY
55
Heavy hammer : SLEDGE
56
Bear witness : ATTEST
58
Consequently : THUS
59
Fr. holy woman : STE
60
Good sign on a candy box : PRIZEINSIDE
66
Dark time, in poetry : EEN
67
Vice President Burr : AARON
68
Weights abroad, informally : KILOS
69
Scores in the end zone, for short : TDS
70
Velocity : SPEED
71
Appears : SEEMS
Down
1
Western tribe : UTE
2
"___ in Black," Will Smith film : MEN
3
& : AND
4
Layers : STRATA
5
Acted rudely while in a line, maybe : SHOVED
6
Academics' degrees : PHDS
7
High's opposite : LOW
8
Grp. that entertains the troops : USO
9
Magician in Arthurian legend : MERLIN
10
Hot Japanese drink : SAKE
11
Good sign on a car trunk : JUSTMARRIED
12
Concurrence : ASSENT
13
Ineffectual one, slangily : WEENIE
18
Helpers : AIDES
22
___ Dame : NOTRE
23
Bankrolls : WADS
24
Be next to : ABUT
25
Good sign on a lawn : FREEKITTENS
26
Good sign at a motel : VACANCY
27
Not well-put : INAPT
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"That feels gooood!" : OOH
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"Above the fruited ___" : PLAIN
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Kind of porridge : PEASE
38
The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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Boast : BRAG
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Fill the stomach of : SATE
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Dish often served with 10-Down : SUSHI
47
Group of cups and saucers : TEASET
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Squealed (on) : RATTED
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Despotic ruler : SATRAP
51
Sets (down) : PLUNKS
52
Nickname for Elizabeth : BESSIE
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Places to be pampered : SPAS
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Manage, as a bar : TEND
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Anger : IRE
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
63
___ de France : ILE
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Suffix with official : DOM
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Twisty curve : ESS

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

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