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New York Times, Thursday, November 6, 2003

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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SET
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 19,721 )
Across
1
Takes off : SETSSAIL
7
Greek letter : PSI
10
Songbird : WREN
14
Sighter of the Pacific, 9/25/1513 : BALBOA
15
A different you : ALTEREGO
17
Circa : AROUND
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Words before a race : READYSETGO
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Frothy parts of waves : CAPS
20
Unsophisticates : YOKELS
22
Nice way to say nice : BON
23
Sore spots for athletes : KNEES
25
Its mascot is a goat : NAVY
26
6, written out : JUNE
27
Kind of case : DATIVE
29
Joined : MET
30
Escort's offering : ARM
33
Prepare to play, with "up" : LACE
34
Help in fighting the flu : HOTTEA
37
Disappear : CEASETOBE
39
Sight just before a touchdown : HOUSETOPS
40
Players in the computer business : CDROMS
41
Some Fortune mag. readers : CEOS
42
Small sample : NIP
43
Can. province : QUE
44
Service station? : CHAPEL
46
Close : SHUT
48
Blacken : CHAR
49
Like some notepaper : RULED
53
___ polloi : HOI
54
Even more, at the buffet table : THIRDS
56
Get the gold? : MINE
57
Bothersome : UNSETTLING
59
Kind of particle in physics : LAMBDA
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No idea : NOTACLUE
62
Put on a pedestal : ADORED
63
Natural hist. museum attraction : TREX
64
Old music collection : LPS
65
Certain music collection ... and this puzzle's theme : BOXEDSET
Down
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Defeat : SETBACK
2
It's used for wrap-ups, clearly : SARAN
3
Grade : SLOPE
4
Kicked about : ABUSED
5
It might react negatively : ION
6
Madame : LADY
7
Tony N.Y.C. address : PARKAVE
8
30-Across cover : SLEEVE
9
Little ___ : ITALY
10
Like some wit : WRY
11
Bowling lane feature : RESETBUTTON
12
Incite : EGGON
13
Who "ever loved you more than I," in song : NOONE
16
News staffers, for short : EDS
21
Like some beer at a party : ONICE
24
1905 Strauss opera : SALOME
26
High society : JETSET
28
Keep ___ on : TABS
29
Good cat : MOUSER
30
Hotbed of N.C.A.A. basketball : ACC
31
Roulette play : RED
32
Meshlike curtain fabric : MARQUISETTE
34
Basketball ___ : HOOP
35
Prefix with center : EPI
36
Pharaoh's symbol : ASP
38
Began : SETOUT
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Got wind of : HEARD
41
Discover usages : CHARGES
44
Bar exercise : CHINUP
45
Stumblebum : LUMMOX
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Turn aside : SHUNT
47
Laurels : HONOR
48
Relax : CHILL
50
Free, in France : LIBRE
51
Finished : ENDED
52
Resolved : DEADSET
54
Cable inits. : TLC
55
Thick slice : SLAB
58
Try : TAX
60
Flurry : ADO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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