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# New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2006

 Author: John Farmer Editor: Will Shortz
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1.64275

## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JKVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
JimH 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 TimesNo. 0309 ( 20,575 )
 Across Down 1. Places to do-si-do : SQUAREDANCECLUBS6. With 71-Across, one way to think (with a hint to this puzzle's theme) : INSIDE12. Decline of the West? : SUNSET14. Mason jar use : CANNING16. Happens to, old-style : BETIDES18. Any "Star Wars" film : EPISODE19. Prefix with polar : UNI20. Bisector : AXIS22. Encourage : SPURON25. Drift (about) : GAD27. Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW28. "Good" cholesterol inits. : HDL29. Daily regimen : THREESQUAREMEALS31. In : AMID33. Mommy's triplets? : EMS35. Losers : ALSORANS37. One on the links : ACE40. Home of Nascar's Talladega Superspeedway: Abbr. : ALA42. Brightness units, for short? : IQS43. ___ Pepper : SGT44. Don who won the 1962 Cy Young award : DRYSDALE47. Above 13, briefly : UHF49. Satisfy : MEET52. ___ room (dorm facility) : REC55. Some houses are built on it : SPEC57. __-Blo (brand of fuse) : SLO58. Henry James novel set in New York City : WASHINGTONSQUARE60. Sacred beetle of ancient Egypt : SCARAB62. Tender : SORE64. Pokey : PEN65. Turns in : RETIRES67. Husbandry : FARMING69. At hand : INCLOSE70. "Get real!" : FACEIT71. See 6-Across : THEBOX 2. Slake : QUENCH3. Loose : UNTIED4. Walt Whitman's "___ Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing" : ASI6. Something to slip on : ICE7. Isn't vigilant : NAPS8. Impertinent ones : SNIPS9. Parochial : INSULAR10. 3-D representations : DIORAMAS11. Funding, as a chair : ENDOWING13. ___ Avery of Looney Tunes : TEX15. ___-Y (modern youth) : GEN17. :-<, in a chat room : SIGH21. Detective writer Paretsky : SARA24. Jacobs Field's home, on scoreboards : CLE26. Poor boy provider : DELI32. Summer observance: Abbr. : DST34. Harebrained : MAD36. Kyrgyzstan city : OSH37. Fleet leader: Abbr. : ADM38. It's seen in the first or last quarter : CRESCENT39. Pirate feature : EYEPATCH41. Charity : ALMS45. Unfruitful : STERILE46. Catch in pots : EELS48. Italian monk : FRA51. You may hit it when you're angry : ROOF53. Spots : ESPIES54. ___ Blanc, popular wine grape : CHENIN56. Faux chocolate : CAROB60. Hindu honorific : SRI61. Kiss, in a Paul Anka song : BESO63. Battle of Britain fliers: Abbr. : RAF66. Make more alluring, with "up" : SEX68. 1974 John Wayne movie : MCQ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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