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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 2006

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
One with Red Cross training, maybe: Abbr.
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
557/7/19947/14/20081
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.5419531%
Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Early. Thursday freshness: 46%
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© 2006, The New York Times12/14/6 ( No. 20,855 )
Across
1
Hairstylist's supply : GEL
4
It may be high or faint : PRAISE
10
Bud : CHUM
14
Newcastle Brown, e.g. : ALE
15
Cry with an outstretched hand : HELPME
16
Venetian magistrate of old : DOGE
17
Start of a riddle : WHATDOESONECALL
20
Diva ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
21
Tic-tac-toe loser : XOO
22
Line on which y = 0 : XAXIS
23
Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
26
Music at many a memorial : TAPS
28
Riddle, part 2 : AFISHWITHNOEYES
35
Tractable : DOCILE
36
Boosts : AIDS
37
One with Red Cross training, maybe: Abbr. : EMT
38
Lena of "Polish Wedding" : OLIN
39
Better suited : ABLER
41
City near Crawford, Tex. : WACO
42
Golfer's concern : LIE
43
Another, in Madrid : OTRO
44
Person bringing much happiness : ELATER
46
Riddle, part 3 : FORTHEANSWERSEE
49
Dugout shelter : ABRI
50
Z ___ zebra : ASIN
51
Shot : PHOTO
54
Command to Fido : SIT
56
Wagner heroine ___ of Brabant : ELSA
60
End of the riddle : SIXTYNINEACROSS
64
Author Silverstein : SHEL
65
Marx collaborator : ENGELS
66
Penciled-in eyebrow, e.g. : ARC
67
Timbre : TONE
68
Land on Lake Victoria : UGANDA
69
See 60-Across : FSH
Down
1
Hang around at an accident scene : GAWK
2
Like some educ. publishing : ELHI
3
Shakespeare's "very foolish fond old man" : LEAR
4
Many a prof. : PHD
5
Car introduced in 1904 : REO
6
Anna's lover in "Anna Karenina" : ALEXEI
7
___ facto : IPSO
8
Glib romancer : SMOOTHIE
9
Poetic contraction : EEN
10
Music storage place : CDCASE
11
Con : HOAX
12
Wrinkly fruit : UGLI
13
Allen and Ott : MELS
18
Connects : TIESIN
19
Bygone N.L. team : EXPOS
24
Penguins' home?: Abbr. : NHL
25
Person in a sauna : SWEATER
27
Maryland's ___ Air Force Base : ANDREWS
28
___ von Baeyer, 1905 Chemistry Nobelist : ADOLF
29
Page in an account book : FOLIO
30
More treacherous in the winter : ICIER
31
Gripper : TALON
32
"Easter 1916" poet : YEATS
33
Ed Sullivan, e.g. : EMCEE
34
Cache : STORE
40
Browning and simmering : BRAISING
41
___ Bros. : WARNER
43
"Yippee!" : OHBOY
45
Hilo garland : LEI
47
Snitch : TATTLE
48
Glossy fabric : SATEEN
51
Attention-getter : PSST
52
Happy cry in song : HIHO
53
Animals in harness : OXEN
55
Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
57
Goldbrick : LOAF
58
A lot of Eurasia, once: Abbr. : SSRS
59
Writer Sholem : ASCH
61
Not old: Ger. : NEU
62
Municipal pol. : ALD
63
Civil War inits. : CSA

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

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