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New York Times, Thursday, October 5, 2006

Puzzler's alert: the clues in this crossword are all in this

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. DiPietro.
Jim Horne notes:

As 7-Down explains, all the clues here are in ALPHABETIC ORDER.

1
B
2
A
3
L
4
I
5
C
6
R
7
A
8
M
9
P
10
G
11
I
12
N
13
A
14
A
L
E
X
15
C
O
L
O
R
16
I
C
O
N
17
S
T
A
N
18
D
S
U
P
T
O
19
V
E
S
T
20
S
O
N
A
R
21
T
H
E
22
P
I
P
E
S
23
Y
U
24
K
25
A
L
26
P
I
N
E
27
H
28
U
29
G
30
B
L
31
O
B
32
H
A
G
L
33
E
34
R
35
U
N
A
36
S
E
N
E
37
C
A
38
U
L
E
E
39
M
I
S
40
S
41
P
E
T
E
R
42
P
E
R
M
43
I
T
E
M
44
T
R
I
L
L
45
S
46
T
I
A
47
D
Y
N
A
48
M
O
49
C
L
A
W
50
S
E
X
51
G
R
A
S
52
S
O
53
P
A
54
R
55
S
56
L
I
T
S
57
A
R
58
M
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N
I
60
M
61
B
62
I
63
T
O
N
E
64
I
N
D
I
65
A
N
C
O
R
N
66
A
V
E
S
67
S
T
E
T
S
68
O
L
E
O
69
R
E
S
T
70
T
A
R
T
S
71
H
E
W
N
© 2006, The New York Times10/5/06 ( No. 20,785 )
Across
1
A Bing Crosby/Bob Hope film locale : BALI
5
Ache : CRAMP
10
Actress Gershon : GINA
14
Baseball's Rodriguez : ALEX
15
Blue, e.g. : COLOR
16
Bogart was one : ICON
17
Challenges : STANDSUPTO
19
Clothing item worn over a shirt : VEST
20
Coast Guard equipment : SONAR
21
Definite article : THE
22
Drain connections : PIPES
23
Dumb laugh : YUK
25
Elevated, in a way : ALPINE
27
Embrace : HUG
30
Embryonic shape, at first : BLOB
32
Fighter Marvin : HAGLER
35
Filmdom's Merkel : UNA
36
Five Nations tribe : SENECA
38
Giant role for Peter Fonda, 1997 : ULEE
39
Girl : MISS
41
Graves of "Mission: Impossible" : PETER
42
Hair salon job : PERM
43
He and she in a gossip column : ITEM
44
High-pitched warbling sounds : TRILLS
46
Inez's aunt : TIA
47
Intense worker : DYNAMO
49
Itch reliever : CLAW
50
James Brown hit "___ Machine" : SEX
51
John Reed's predecessor as N.Y.S.E. chairman, Richard ___ : GRASSO
53
Just average : PAR
55
Kangaroo pocket openings : SLITS
57
Ken Stabler's pride : ARM
59
Kinds of clouds : NIMBI
63
La or fa : TONE
64
Late-fall door adornment : INDIANCORN
66
Lexington and others, in N.Y.C. : AVES
67
Manuscript marks : STETS
68
Margarine : OLEO
69
Musical sign : REST
70
Napoleon relatives : TARTS
71
No longer standing, as a tree : HEWN
Down
1
"Nozze di Figaro" part for Dr. Bartolo : BASS
2
Opera villainess, typically : ALTO
3
Option at a butcher's, maybe : LEAN
4
"Over my dead body!" : IXNAY
5
Patient's dosage measure, for short : CCS
6
Powerful defeat : ROUT
7
Puzzler's alert: the clues in this crossword are all in this : ALPHABETICORDER
8
Quarters costing dollars? : MOTEL
9
Quid ___ quo : PRO
10
Quitting : GIVINGUP
11
Raindrops after freezing : ICEPELLETS
12
Rhinoplasty target : NOSE
13
Ruiners of some picnics : ANTS
18
Shellacs : DRUBS
22
Singer Zadora : PIA
24
Sticky-fingered types : KLEPTOS
26
Thoroughbred film of 1983 : PHARLAP
27
"Three H's" component : HUMID
28
Togetherness : UNITY
29
Ubiquitous auto features : GASENGINES
31
Unique person : ONER
33
Unnatural : EERIE
34
Very big name in home-selling : REMAX
37
Voltaic ___ : CELL
40
Voting category in a high school yearbook : SMARTEST
45
Wide receiver Lynn of Steelers fame : SWANN
48
Women with young 'uns : MAS
52
Workshop owner of note : SANTA
54
Xerox competitor : RICOH
55
Xmas tree topper : STAR
56
XOXOXO alternative : LOVE
58
Yankee's wear : MITT
60
Yard pest : MOLE
61
Yeasty drink : BREW
62
Zero ___ : INON
64
Zion's tail? : IST
65
Zoo animal : ASS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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