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New York Times, Monday, January 7, 2002

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Possible reply to "Will you take out the trash?"
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2002, The New York Times1/7/02 ( No. 19,053 )
Across
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
5
Thailand, once : SIAM
9
Used a broom : SWEPT
14
"Tickle me" doll : ELMO
15
Part of S.R.O. : ONLY
16
Spine-tingling : EERIE
17
1966 Beach Boys hit : WOULDNTITBENICE
20
Possible reply to "Will you take out the trash?" : YESDEAR
21
Chinese restaurant drink : HOTTEA
22
Class head : PROF
24
Seek the affection of : WOO
25
Morse code bits : DASHES
29
U.S./U.K. divider : ATL
31
Back of the neck : NAPE
35
Actor Hawke : ETHAN
36
It'll knock you out : ETHER
38
Neon or freon : GAS
39
Was completely indifferent : COULDNTCARELESS
42
Last word in the Pledge of Allegiance : ALL
43
Fine sheet material : SATIN
44
"The Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
45
Sixth word in the Pledge of Allegiance : FLAG
47
Gangster's gun : GAT
48
"The Joy Luck Club" writer : AMYTAN
49
Fraternity letter : ETA
51
Long ago : YORE
53
Have in mind : INTEND
56
February 29 : LEAPDAY
61
Comment from a recipient of an extravagant gift : YOUSHOULDNTHAVE
63
"Tomorrow" musical : ANNIE
64
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
65
Steel ingredient : IRON
66
Adhesive : PASTE
67
Tells it like it isn't : LIES
68
Microscope part : LENS
Down
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Moist in the morning : DEWY
2
Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
3
Radio host Don : IMUS
4
Auctioneer's final word : SOLD
5
Submarine detection systems : SONARS
6
Foreword : INTRO
7
Rope-a-dope boxer : ALI
8
Legendary story : MYTH
9
Take care of : SEETO
10
Continued : WENTON
11
Buffalo's lake : ERIE
12
Type size : PICA
13
Golf bag item : TEE
18
Relies (upon) : DEPENDS
19
Derby hat : BOWLER
23
Where Easy Street is? : FATCITY
25
Coffee order : DECAF
26
Lagoon surrounder : ATOLL
27
Longtime Dolphins coach Don : SHULA
28
"2001" computer : HAL
30
Lighter ___ air : THAN
32
Insurance seller : AGENT
33
It might be cooked al dente : PASTA
34
Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
36
___ Kett of old comics : ETTA
37
Beef, e.g. : REDMEAT
40
1998 Winter Olympics site : NAGANO
41
Put down : LAY
46
Understands : GETSIT
48
Sites for fights : ARENAS
50
Giggle : TEHEE
52
Blast from the past : OLDIE
53
New Rochelle college : IONA
54
Women in habits : NUNS
55
Uninteresting : DULL
57
Pop singer Collins : PHIL
58
Truth or ___ (slumber party game) : DARE
59
Stratford's river : AVON
60
Desires : YENS
61
Pound sound : YAP
62
Luau souvenir : LEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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