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New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2006

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 71-Across, one way to think (with a hint to this puzzle's theme)
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JKVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Farmer.
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle has a clever trick. To understand the answers for 1 Across, 29 Across, and 58 Across, you have to think INSIDE THE BOX. Follow the squares all the way around. See this interesting counterpart published a few weeks later.

 1S 2Q 3U 4A R 6I 7N 8S 9I 10D 11E 12S U N S E 13T 14C A N N I N 15G 16B E T I D E 17S 18E P I S O D E 19U N I 20A X I 21S 22S P U R O N L C E 24C N 25G A 26D 27S L A W 28H D L 29T H R E E 31A M I 32D 33E 34M S 35A L S 36O R A N S 37A 38C 39E 40A L 41A 42I Q S 43S G T 44D R Y 45S D A L 46E 47U H 48F 49M E E T E M E 51R A 52R 53E 54C 55S P E 56C 57S L O 58W A S H I 60S C A R A 61B 62S O 63R E 64P E N 65R E T I R E 66S 67F A R 68M I N G 69I N C L O S E 70F A C E I T 71T H E B O X U Q S N O
© 2006, The New York Times3/9/6 ( No. 20,575 )
Across
1
Places to do-si-do : SQUAREDANCECLUBS
6
With 71-Across, one way to think (with a hint to this puzzle's theme) : INSIDE
12
Decline of the West? : SUNSET
14
Mason jar use : CANNING
16
Happens to, old-style : BETIDES
18
Any "Star Wars" film : EPISODE
19
Prefix with polar : UNI
20
Bisector : AXIS
22
Encourage : SPURON
25
27
Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW
28
"Good" cholesterol inits. : HDL
29
Daily regimen : THREESQUAREMEALS
31
In : AMID
33
Mommy's triplets? : EMS
35
Losers : ALSORANS
37
One on the links : ACE
40
Home of Nascar's Talladega Superspeedway: Abbr. : ALA
42
Brightness units, for short? : IQS
43
___ Pepper : SGT
44
Don who won the 1962 Cy Young award : DRYSDALE
47
Above 13, briefly : UHF
49
Satisfy : MEET
52
___ room (dorm facility) : REC
55
Some houses are built on it : SPEC
57
__-Blo (brand of fuse) : SLO
58
Henry James novel set in New York City : WASHINGTONSQUARE
60
Sacred beetle of ancient Egypt : SCARAB
62
Tender : SORE
64
Pokey : PEN
65
Turns in : RETIRES
67
Husbandry : FARMING
69
At hand : INCLOSE
70
"Get real!" : FACEIT
71
See 6-Across : THEBOX
Down
2
Slake : QUENCH
3
Loose : UNTIED
4
Walt Whitman's "___ Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing" : ASI
6
Something to slip on : ICE
7
Isn't vigilant : NAPS
8
Impertinent ones : SNIPS
9
Parochial : INSULAR
10
3-D representations : DIORAMAS
11
Funding, as a chair : ENDOWING
13
___ Avery of Looney Tunes : TEX
15
___-Y (modern youth) : GEN
17
:-<, in a chat room : SIGH
21
Detective writer Paretsky : SARA
24
Jacobs Field's home, on scoreboards : CLE
26
Poor boy provider : DELI
32
Summer observance: Abbr. : DST
34
36
Kyrgyzstan city : OSH
37
38
It's seen in the first or last quarter : CRESCENT
39
Pirate feature : EYEPATCH
41
Charity : ALMS
45
Unfruitful : STERILE
46
Catch in pots : EELS
48
Italian monk : FRA
51
You may hit it when you're angry : ROOF
53
Spots : ESPIES
54
___ Blanc, popular wine grape : CHENIN
56
Faux chocolate : CAROB
60
Hindu honorific : SRI
61
Kiss, in a Paul Anka song : BESO
63
Battle of Britain fliers: Abbr. : RAF
66
Make more alluring, with "up" : SEX
68
1974 John Wayne movie : MCQ