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New York Times, Thursday, February 4, 2010

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The answers to the combined Across clues are anagrams of each other. The order in which the answers in each pair are to be entered in the grid is for you to discover.
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Across
1
With 8-Across, World records? * Natural seasoning : SEASALT
8
See 1-Across : ATLASES
15
With 16-Across, Division division * Cut : ABRIDGE
16
See 15-Across : BRIGADE
17
With 18-Across, Was sorrowful * Separate : GRIEVED
18
See 17-Across : DIVERGE
19
Dry white : SOAVE
20
Cheek : SAUCE
22
Where Joe gets a six-pack? : GYM
23
Be human : ERR
25
Common people : PLEBS
27
Big mouth : MAW
30
Bygone Yankee great, with "the" : BABE
32
Declare, once : SAYEST
36
Lyrical works : ODES
38
Meter reader's place : TAXI
40
Bisected : INTWO
41
With 43-Across, Coagulate * Galley : THICKEN
43
See 41-Across : KITCHEN
45
Indian shelter : HOGAN
46
Radiate, as light : SHED
48
Stevenson's misanthrope : HYDE
49
Lug : SCHLEP
51
Tailor's chalk, typically : TALC
53
Laid out a club, maybe : LED
54
Passed out on the table? : DEALT
56
Big mouth : YAP
58
Brief moment : SEC
61
Short-lived phenomena : BLIPS
63
Soda jerk's creation : FLOAT
67
With 69-Across, Longtime Penn State head coach * Versatile : PROTEAN
69
See 67-Across : PATERNO
71
With 72-Across, Moderate tempo * Done : ANDANTE
72
See 71-Across : ATANEND
73
With 74-Across, Like St. Petersburg in 1914, 1924 and 1991 * Drift aimlessly : MEANDER
74
See 73-Across : RENAMED
Down
1
Gives a little : SAGS
2
River that was the ancient dividing line between Rome and Carthage : EBRO
3
"Summertime," e.g. : ARIA
4
Strain : SIEVE
5
Always or forever : ADVERB
6
Big: Abbr. : LGE
7
Dr. Seuss, informally, and others : TEDS
8
"Spellbound" singer, 1991 : ABDUL
9
Brief moments : TRICES
10
Worm, often : LIVEBAIT
11
Gray : AGE
12
America's Puppet Master : SARG
13
Unconventionally provocative : EDGY
14
Come across as : SEEM
21
Peak : APEX
24
Deserve special treatment : RATE
26
Mesh : SYNCH
27
What some balls repel : MOTHS
28
Literally, "for this" : ADHOC
29
Heave up, as an anchor : WEIGH
31
Blacks out : BANS
33
Antiknock additive : ETHYL
34
Dag Hammarskjöld, for one : SWEDE
35
Fit : TONED
37
Almost boil : SCALD
39
Unböring retailer : IKEA
42
Quadriceps exercise : KNEEBEND
44
Without aim : IDLY
47
Link letters : HTTP
50
Vintner's asset : PALATE
52
Cousin of a boubou : CAFTAN
55
Tough hit for an infielder : LINER
57
Legislative assemblies : PLENA
58
Hormel canned it in 1937; Congress, in 2003 : SPAM
59
White-tailed flier : ERNE
60
End notes? : CODA
62
Boom : SPAR
64
Utah city : OREM
65
Jesus' maternal grandmother : ANNE
66
One of the Palins : TODD
68
Almost burn : TAN
70
Eroded, with "away" : ATE

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