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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 2007

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
1
DOG
2
M
3
A
4
V
5
A
6
M
7
P
8
S
9
DOG
10
E
11
A
12
T
13
DOG
14
CAT
O
N
15
A
B
E
E
T
16
S
P
R
E
E
17
C
R
I
18
CAT
O
N
I
N
19
E
T
A
I
L
S
20
H
A
M
21
P
E
R
S
22
C
A
L
23
E
L
A
L
24
T
A
25
R
26
R
R
A
27
T
28
E
29
D
30
R
E
S
O
31
L
E
32
A
33
A
U
34
B
I
T
E
35
T
O
R
36
R
I
D
37
CAT
S
P
A
W
38
H
39
U
40
N
41
CAT
S
A
N
D
42
DOG
S
43
S
L
Y
44
O
H
A
45
R
E
46
R
I
N
G
U
47
P
48
T
O
T
O
49
H
E
N
50
I
P
E
51
C
52
A
53
C
54
DOG
H
O
U
55
S
E
56
G
57
R
E
58
S
O
L
O
59
L
A
P
60
A
B
61
S
O
R
B
S
62
CAT
63
C
64
H
A
S
CAT
65
C
66
H
C
A
N
67
N
E
E
68
E
V
A
D
E
69
S
I
E
G
E
70
DOG
I
T
71
R
I
D
E
S
72
T
E
R
S
E
73
S
T
S
© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 20,905 )
Across
1
Basic teaching : DOGMA
4
Sirens : VAMPS
9
Ruthlessly competitive : DOGEATDOG
14
Start of a Tennessee Williams title : CATON
15
Red as ___ : ABEET
16
Spendthrift's joy : SPREE
17
___ de guerre : CRI
18
Whip on the high seas : CATONINETAILS
20
Slows down : HAMPERS
22
___ Tech : CAL
23
Airline with the King David Lounge : ELAL
24
Slander, say : TAR
26
Like "Brokeback Mountain" : RRATED
30
Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
32
Org. with the annual Junior Olympic Games : AAU
34
Nosh : BITE
35
Hotter than hot : TORRID
37
Stooge : CATSPAW
38
Vandal : HUN
41
See 25-Down : CATSANDDOGS
43
Underhanded : SLY
44
Orchard Field, today : OHARE
46
Buzz : RINGUP
48
Film pooch : TOTO
49
Kind of party : HEN
50
Drug used to treat poisoning : IPECAC
54
Place of disgrace : DOGHOUSE
56
E.T.S. offering : GRE
58
Unaccompanied : SOLO
59
Spot for Spot? : LAP
60
Takes in : ABSORBS
62
Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
67
Word between two names : NEE
68
Get around : EVADE
69
Military operation : SIEGE
70
Loaf on the job : DOGIT
71
Six Flags features : RIDES
72
To the point : TERSE
73
Some city map lines: Abbr. : STS
Down
1
Lowly post : DOGCATCHER
2
Something that may need boosting : MORALE
3
Inner selves, to Jung : ANIMAS
4
Annul, as a legal order : VACATE
5
Apollo 13 astronauts, e.g. : ABORTERS
6
Organization that no U.S. president has ever belonged to : MENSA
7
Designer from China : PEI
8
Stop: Abbr. : STN
9
Guiding light : DOGSTAR
10
Some fed. govt. testing sites : EPALABS
11
N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
12
Business card abbr. : TEL
13
Venice's ___ Palace : DOGES
19
Light shade : ECRU
21
Cook up : PLOT
25
With 41-Across, title for this puzzle : RAINING
27
Reward for waiting? : TIPS
28
List ender : ETAL
29
___-eyed : DEWY
31
Track down : LOCATE
33
Arith. process : ADDN
36
Still red inside : RARE
37
Burger topper : CATSUP
38
Show-off : HOTDOG
39
"Here comes trouble" : UHOH
40
Org. with troops : NATO
42
Ones going home after dinner? : DOGGIEBAGS
45
Meat dish with a filling : ROULADE
47
100 centavos : PESO
49
Jazz buff : HEPCAT
51
Carnival treats : CORNDOGS
52
Notwithstanding : ALBEIT
53
Mathematical groups : COSETS
55
MS. enclosures : SASES
57
Slot car, e.g. : RACER
61
Old dagger : SNEE
62
Serve, as a banquet : CATER
63
Year in Trajan's reign : CVI
64
Kept : HAD
65
St. Paul hrs. : CST
66
Rush : HIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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