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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Collected splinters, so to speak

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BJKQZ} This is puzzle # 243 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times4/18/01 ( No. 18,789 )

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Across
1
Rip (into) : LACE
5
Long suit : ASSET
10
Cape Canaveral's locale: Abbr. : FLA
13
With 17-Across, NASA concern : EXTRA
15
Noted caravel : PINTA
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Guitar innovator Paul : LES
17
See 13-Across : TERRESTRIAL
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NASA deviation : YAW
20
Keynoted : ORATED
21
Durable fabric : CHINO
23
Bryn ___ College : MAWR
26
Color wheel display : TONES
28
Turned on by : INTO
29
Not Astroturf : GRASS
31
Where Mount Hood is : OREGON
33
Country singer McDaniel : MEL
34
Spanish inquisitor, e.g. : TORTURER
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NASA concern : ALIENLIFEFORM
43
20-20, e.g. : TIESCORE
44
Reduce the fare? : EAT
46
Say "A-O.K." : ASSENT
49
Watershed dividing line : RIDGE
51
Defraud : REAM
52
Baddies : OGRES
57
Rocket part : NOSE
58
Occupied : INUSE
60
Attack : HAVEAT
62
Relatives of the Fox : SAC
63
NASA concern : SPACETRAVEL
68
Riviera season : ETE
69
Not so dotty : SANER
70
Moon follower : SCAPE
71
Yak in the pulpit?: Abbr. : SER
72
Eyeball benders : OPART
73
Ore carrier : TRAM
Down
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Wimbledon call : LET
2
Jungle swinger? : AXE
3
Hoops pos. : CTR
4
Bad throws, e.g. : ERRORS
5
Is ___ (probably will) : APTTO
6
"All clear" signal : SIREN
7
Like a snicker : SNIDE
8
LAX posting : ETA
9
Diamond : 10 :: ___ : 1 : TALC
10
With 48-Down, NASA concern : FLYING
11
Makeshift digs : LEANTO
12
Blacked out : ASWOON
14
Atmospheric prefix : AER
18
Collected splinters, so to speak : SAT
22
Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
23
Vegas's ___ Grand : MGM
24
Gazetteer datum : AREA
25
It's common in row houses : WALL
27
More steamed : SORER
30
Ben of Comedy Central : STEIN
32
Direct elsewhere : REFER
35
The ___ beat : ONETO
36
Hyde creator's monogram : RLS
37
Twitch : TIC
38
NASA concern : UFO
40
Inventory list : ITEMS
41
Spruce up : REDO
42
S.I. and Cosmo : MAGS
45
Start of a giggle : TEE
46
Comes to mind : ARISES
47
Treaty considerers : SENATE
48
See 10-Down : SAUCER
50
All there : INTACT
53
Gold Coast, today : GHANA
54
Go-cart : RACER
55
Court foe of King : EVERT
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Collector's goal : SET
59
Sinclair rival : ESSO
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___ gratia artis : ARS
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Fare for the toothless : PAP
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Not the usual spelling: Abbr. : VAR
66
Clean air grp. : EPA
67
NASA vehicle : LEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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