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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
Resort on the Costa del Sol?
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Staples. Wednesday freshness: 46%
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© 2000, The New York Times10/11/0 ( No. 18,600 )
Across
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Vaulted space : APSE
5
Go door to door, perhaps : CAROL
10
Quisling's city : OSLO
14
Spring, maybe : COIL
15
Freezer brand : AMANA
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Conversant with : UPON
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Jury members meditate? : DOZENDOZEN
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Salts : TARS
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___ fraîche : CREME
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Try for a part : READ
22
Cremona cabbage : LIRE
23
Gutter neighbor : EAVE
25
Presidential appointees : CABINET
27
Ask, as for aid : TURNTO
30
Phil Esposito and teammates : BRUINS
31
Touch on : ABUT
32
Edible root : TARO
34
Place for a pickup : DEPOT
37
The Eagle that landed : LEM
38
It starts in seven days : GENESIS
40
Foreman's superior : ALI
41
"Time in a Bottle" singer : CROCE
43
Love ___ : NEST
44
Bearing : MIEN
45
Gone bad : RANCID
47
Mean : STINGY
49
On the block : FORSALE
51
Nordstrom rival : SAKS
52
"No way!" : UHUH
53
Start of a break-in : AHEM
55
Start of a Christmas song : OCOME
59
Judi Dench, for one : DAME
60
Posed among fancy sheets? : SATINSATIN
62
Snowball : GROW
63
Ruler of Hades : PLUTO
64
Storage cylinder : SILO
65
Pencil holders, sometimes : EARS
66
More knavish : SLIER
67
Clucking sounds : TSKS
Down
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Current choice : ACDC
2
Robin's beneficiaries : POOR
3
8 1/2, e.g. : SIZE
4
Nickel, but not dime : ELEMENT
5
Heel : CAD
6
Love, Italian-style : AMORE
7
Level : RAZE
8
Apse location, today : ONEACROSS
9
Four-wheeled carriage : LANDAU
10
Silhouette, essentially : OUTLINE
11
Resort on the Costa del Sol? : SPAINSPAIN
12
"M" star : LORRE
13
Get-go : ONSET
18
Straight up : NEAT
24
Stand up and be counted : VOTE
26
Presidential runs : BIDS
27
One end of the Mohs' scale : TALC
28
Over in Berlin : UBER
29
Gossipy bartender's choices? : RUMORRUMOR
30
Produce in a reactor : BREED
33
Best Picture of 1977 : ANNIEHALL
35
He had designs on Jackie : OLEG
36
Like champagne bubbles : TINY
38
Actress Rowlands : GENA
39
"___ deal!" : ITSA
42
They're nuts : CASHEWS
44
Like Don Knotts as Rambo : MISCAST
46
They may help obtain closure : CLASPS
48
Bout enders, in brief : TKOS
49
Falsify, in a way : FUDGE
50
Name on Tara's deed : OHARA
51
Clobber, biblically : SMITE
54
Pincushion alternative : ETUI
56
Miss ___ of song : OTIS
57
Draw out : MILK
58
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
61
Swe. neighbor : NOR

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

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