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New York Times, Monday, October 10, 2011

The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on this

Author:
Ian C. Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The 20 C's in this grid is a record.

1
M
2
A
3
R
4
S
5
O
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B
7
S
8
C
9
O
10
L
11
T
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S
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O
B
I
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E
R
R
O
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R
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A
C
E
I
T
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C
I
G
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A
R
C
A
S
E
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T
H
E
T
A
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S
T
O
V
E
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C
A
P
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E
C
O
R
A
L
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L
E
N
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A
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D
O
R
A
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S
N
L
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C
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U
E
C
A
R
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D
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I
L
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K
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H
S
T
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C
O
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A
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T
C
L
O
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S
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E
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T
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I
S
T
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O
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U
M
A
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S
P
C
A
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C
R
O
P
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C
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I
R
C
L
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E
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A
R
F
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T
A
D
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C
R
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E
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W
C
U
T
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S
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H
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O
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R
O
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D
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S
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A
L
I
E
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C
A
M
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E
C
L
E
A
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N
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E
N
S
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U
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E
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O
S
A
K
A
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C
L
A
67
Y
C
O
U
R
T
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O
T
H
E
R
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K
A
P
U
T
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I
G
O
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T
E
A
S
E
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D
A
M
S
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T
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© 2011, The New York Times10/10/11 ( No. 22,616 )
Across
1
Scratch : MAR
4
Cries out loud : SOBS
8
Football team with a blue horseshoe on its helmet : COLTS
13
___-Wan Kenobi : OBI
14
Annoying computer message : ERROR
16
Nail a test : ACEIT
17
Stogie holder : CIGARCASE
19
Letter after eta : THETA
20
Kitchen range : STOVE
21
Florida city on the Gulf : CAPECORAL
23
Singer Horne : LENA
25
"___ the Explorer" (Nickelodeon show) : DORA
26
NBC skit show since '75 : SNL
27
What a TV host often reads from : CUECARD
30
Type : ILK
32
"The buck stops here" pres. : HST
33
Place to hang a jacket : COATCLOSET
39
Words in an analogy : ISTO
41
Thurman of Hollywood : UMA
42
Pet lovers' org. : SPCA
43
Sign of alien life, some say : CROPCIRCLE
47
Chihuahua's bark : ARF
48
Tiny amount : TAD
49
Army do : CREWCUT
52
HBO alternative : SHO
55
Fishing sticks : RODS
58
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
59
Fessed up : CAMECLEAN
62
Follow : ENSUE
65
Japanese port : OSAKA
66
The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on this : CLAYCOURT
68
"On the ___ hand ..." : OTHER
69
Completely dead, as an engine : KAPUT
70
"Here ___ Again" (1987 Whitesnake hit) : IGO
71
Razz : TEASE
72
Projects for beavers : DAMS
73
Card below a jack : TEN
Down
1
Footwear that may be worn with PJs : MOCS
2
Somewhat : ABIT
3
Verdi opera : RIGOLETTO
4
Venus's sister with a tennis racket : SERENA
5
"The Lord of the Rings" creature : ORC
6
Bric-a-___ : BRAC
7
"'Tis a pity" : SOSAD
8
Bit of razzing : CATCALL
9
Cinco + tres : OCHO
10
Lecherous looks : LEERS
11
Mythical giant : TITAN
12
Play for time : STALL
15
Seized vehicle : REPO
18
With: Fr. : AVEC
22
Clapton of rock : ERIC
24
Path of a fly ball : ARC
27
Trendy : CHIC
28
The Beatles' "Back in the ___" : USSR
29
Gloomy : DOUR
31
Dramatic boxing results, briefly : KOS
34
"Mad Men" network : AMC
35
Soft powder : TALC
36
Astronaut's attire : SPACESUIT
37
Off-white shade : ECRU
38
President whose father co-founded Yale's Skull and Bones : TAFT
40
Choose (to) : OPT
44
Auto maintenance : CARCARE
45
One who's worshiped : IDOL
46
___ of Good Feelings : ERA
50
Chooses for office : ELECTS
51
Excessive lover of the grape : WINO
52
Get a move on : SCOOT
53
Waste maker, in a proverb : HASTE
54
Midwest city whose name is a poker variety : OMAHA
56
All 52 cards : DECK
57
Leafy course : SALAD
60
Just manages, with "out" : EKES
61
California's ___ Valley : NAPA
63
Longing : URGE
64
School on the Thames : ETON
67
"Dee-lish!" : YUM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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