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New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BQVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 20,945 )
Across
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Enlighten : TEACH
6
A couple CBS spinoffs : CSIS
10
1972 Broadway musical : PIPPIN
14
Metal giant : ALCOA
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Evict : OUST
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Area : ZONE
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Surface again, as a road : RETOP
18
Pirate or Padre, briefly : NLER
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Camera feature : ZOOM
20
Barracks artwork, perhaps : PINUPPICTURE
22
River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
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Keg necessity : TAP
24
"... ___ he drove out of sight" : ERE
25
___ St. Louis, Ill. : EAST
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Preen : PRIMP
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Greek peak : MTOSSA
33
Vice president after Hubert : SPIRO
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Patient wife of Sir Geraint : ENID
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Action to an ante : UPPING
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Gain ___ : ALAP
40
French artist Odilon ___ : REDON
42
Grape for winemaking : PINOT
43
Single-dish meal : POTPIE
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Broad valley : DALE
46
See 21-Down : NEWS
47
Artery inserts : STENTS
49
Offspring : YOUNG
51
Mexican mouse catcher : GATO
53
Medical procedure, in brief : MRI
54
"Wheel of Fortune" option : SPIN
57
Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
60
Editorial : OPINIONPIECE
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It gets bigger at night : PUPIL
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"Hold your horses!" : WAIT
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Idiots : JERKS
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Europe/Asia border river : URAL
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Suffix with launder : ETTE
68
Leaning : ATILT
69
Brownback and Obama, e.g.: Abbr. : SENS
70
Rick with the 1976 #1 hit "Disco Duck" : DEES
71
Yegg's targets : SAFES
Down
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Mastodon trap : TARPIT
2
"Mefistofele" soprano : ELENA
3
Misbehave : ACTUP
4
Pen : COOP
5
More pleased : HAPPIER
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Treated with disdain : CONTEMNED
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Enterprise crewman : SULU
8
Rhone feeder : ISERE
9
Many a webcast : STREAM
10
Mushroom, for one : PIZZATOPPING
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Unfortunate : POOR
12
Nevada's state tree : PINON
13
Disney fish : NEMO
21
Colonial figure with 46-Across : CRIER
26
Poker champion Ungar : STU
27
Self-medicating excessively : POPPINGPILLS
28
March 14, to mathematicians : PIDAY
30
Book part : SPINE
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Powder, e.g. : SNOW
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007 and others: Abbr. : AGTS
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Drains : SAPS
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Stove feature : PILOT
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Feet per second, e.g. : RATE
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Italian range : DOLOMITES
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Prefix with surgery : NEURO
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Captain's announcement, for short : ETA
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Tucked away : STOWED
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Stealthy fighters : NINJAS
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Sedative : OPIATE
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Letter feature : SERIF
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Jam : PICKLE
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Settles in : NESTS
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Symphony or sonata : OPUS
58
Japanese city bombed in W.W. II : KURE
59
Beelike : APIAN
61
Evening, in ads : NITE
62
Religious artwork : PIETA

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

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