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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 2006

Author:
Earl W. Reed and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
The fifth letter of "garage," but not the first
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Scrabble
1.64
Earl W. Reed
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Reed. This is puzzle # 159 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/20/06 ( No. 20,586 )
Across
1
"No bid," in bridge : IPASS
6
Settled, as a bill : PAID
10
Go after, as flies : SWAT
14
BBC sci-fi classic : DRWHO
15
Shows on TV : AIRS
16
Head, in France : TETE
17
Carouse, when young : SOWONESWILDOATS
20
Main arteries : AORTAS
21
Out, as a candle : UNLIT
22
Go gaga over : FALLFOR
25
Volkswagen bug : BEETLE
26
"Who ___ to argue?" : AMI
27
Place of refuge : ASYLUM
30
Part of Ralph Kramden's laugh : HAR
31
The fifth letter of "garage," but not the first : SOFTG
33
Got up : AROSE
36
Clinch the game : SEWUPAVICTORY
41
Occupied, as a lavatory : INUSE
42
Them, to us : ENEMY
44
Buenos Aires's land: Abbr. : ARG
47
Zany : MADCAP
50
Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
51
Adds to, as a bar bill : RUNSUP
54
Person from Pocatello : IDAHOAN
56
Colorful Apple computers : IMACS
57
One of the Gabor sisters : ZSAZSA
59
"Now tell me something I don't know" : SOWHATELSEISNEW
64
Transport on rails : TRAM
65
Perched on : ATOP
66
Blackmore's "Lorna ___" : DOONE
67
Concerning, in a memo : ASTO
68
Mollycoddle : BABY
69
Came to a close : ENDED
Down
1
Doorkeepers' demands, briefly : IDS
2
Paid player : PRO
3
"How adorable!" : AWW
4
Sand bar : SHOAL
5
"Darn it all!" : SONOFAGUN
6
Danish or tart : PASTRY
7
Sony competitor : AIWA
8
Colored eye part : IRIS
9
High-speed Internet inits. : DSL
10
Sturdy wall composition : STONE
11
Riches : WEALTH
12
Historic Hun : ATTILA
13
Consumer Reports employee : TESTER
18
Greek god of love : EROS
19
Scheduled to arrive : DUE
22
Notes after mis : FAS
23
Old Testament book : AMOS
24
Prison sentence that may be "without parole" : LIFE
25
Univ. class president, maybe : BMOC
28
Washed up : LAVED
29
Self-proclaimed psychic Geller : URI
32
Prefix with night or light : TWI
34
Get out of the way : STEPASIDE
35
A billion years : EON
37
Gas station fixture : PUMP
38
Happy ___ clam : ASA
39
City near Tahoe : RENO
40
1978 Village People hit : YMCA
43
Over there, old-style : YON
44
Competitor of Capitol and Epic : ARISTA
45
Water cooler tidbits : RUMORS
46
Bother horribly : GNAWAT
48
U.S. operative : CIASPY
49
Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
52
Doofus : SCHMO
53
Can./Mex. separator : USA
55
Wears : HASON
57
Letter after epsilon : ZETA
58
Neatnik's opposite : SLOB
60
Key above caps lock : TAB
61
Silent acknowledgment : NOD
62
180° from WSW : ENE
63
Tie the knot : WED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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