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New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 2004

Writer who said "I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

As 40 Across explains, all the answers along the top and bottom edges are folded into the next row. So, 1 Across is QUESADILLA, 68 Across is NEWSPAPERS, etc. They are all, of course, things that can be folded.

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Q
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U
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E
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S
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A
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O
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M
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P
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O
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K
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T
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F
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O
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L
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P
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M
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P
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© 2004, The New York Times12/2/04 ( No. 20,113 )
Across
1
Mexican dish : QUESADILLA
6
Cheese ___ : OMELET
9
Gamblers' holdings : POKERHANDS
17
Creatures able to regenerate lost limbs : NEWTS
18
Lose by design : TAKEADIVE
20
Barely passing grades : DEES
21
Plowless planting method : NOTILL
22
After-dinner serving : TEA
23
Guarantee : ASSURE
25
"The Secret of ___" (1982 film) : NIMH
27
Stickpin head : PEARL
30
Writer who said "I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander" : ASIMOV
34
Big shiner : SUN
37
Protective cover? : ALIAS
39
Motherly instinct : LOVE
40
What 1-, 6-, 9-, 68-, 69- and 70-Across have in common : THEYREALLFOLDED
44
Mystique : AURA
45
Radio host Schlessinger : LAURA
46
Historical topic : ERA
47
1912 Olympics track star : THORPE
50
Angry : WROTH
52
Like some nouns in Lat. : NEUT
54
Beats handily : WHOMPS
58
Science center : LAB
61
Moon of Neptune : TRITON
64
Accommodate : SEAT
65
Worked up : EMOTIONAL
67
Wispy clouds : CIRRI
68
Items sold at stands : NEWSPAPERS
69
Neckcloth : CRAVAT
70
Places to sit on a ship : DECKCHAIRS
Down
1
Informal interview : QANDA
2
1997 film "___ Gold" : ULEES
3
Cary of "The Princess Bride" : ELWES
4
Starts to rise from bed : SITSUP
5
Commercials : ADS
6
Palindromic guy : OTTO
7
Crux : MEAT
8
Satirical novelist Stanley : ELKIN
9
Whence the line "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet" : PSALMS
10
Anomalous : ODD
11
Make winter wear, maybe : KNIT
12
Overhang : EAVE
13
Mother of Zeus : RHEA
19
"Last Essays of ___," 1833 : ELIA
21
Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
24
Employee entrance location : REAR
26
Sledding spot : HILL
28
Iranian coin : RIAL
29
1980's-90's ensemble drama : LALAW
31
Fashion : MODE
32
Of higher rank than : OVER
33
Sacred Hindu book : VEDA
34
Figure : STAT
35
"That's a lie!" : UHUH
36
Claudius's successor : NERO
38
Defamatory statement : SLUR
41
Shaggy-dog story : YARN
42
Dirty look : FROWN
43
It follows "Repeat after me" : OATH
48
Marius ___, "the father of classical ballet" : PETIPA
49
100 cents : EURO
51
One stocking stockings : HOSIER
53
Coloring : TINCT
55
Keats's "La Belle Dame Sans ___" : MERCI
56
Fur-trimmed garment : PARKA
57
Line of poetry : STICH
58
Eye piece : LENS
59
From the States: Abbr. : AMER
60
1992-93 heavyweight champ : BOWE
62
1939 movie setting : TARA
63
Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
66
Medicinal amt. : TSP
67
File holders, for short : CDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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