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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 2006

Author:
George Barany and Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Tough spots to be in ... or what 17-, 20-, 38- and 53-Across represent?
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George Barany
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521.62454%
Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Shteyman. Thursday freshness: 42%
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© 2006, The New York Times4/27/6 ( No. 20,624 )
Across
1
Jungle climber : LIANA
6
Suffix with rheo- : STAT
10
Some like it hot : BATH
14
San Diego State University athlete : AZTEC
15
Go off from a group : SOLO
16
Switch add-on : EROO
17
Limeys' hangovers? : SEVEREGROGPAINS
20
Presentation of a Wall Street index? : DOWTREATMENT
21
Gliding dance step : CHASSE
24
Obtuse ones : ASSES
25
Connector of legs: Abbr. : HYP
26
Bad-mouths : TRASHES
31
First name in old Illinois politics : ADLAI
33
Herpetologist's catch : TOAD
34
Third year of Nero's reign : LVII
38
Hot-rodders' finales? : DRAGCONCLUSIONS
41
Safe's partner : SANE
42
Prod : POKE
43
Pull on : TUGAT
44
He managed the U.S. to its first Olympic gold in baseball : LASORDA
46
"Evil Woman" grp. : ELO
47
Company acquired by Maytag in 2001 : AMANA
51
"Dio, mi potevi scagliar" singer : OTELLO
53
Expelled because of a low grade? : GONEWITHTHED
58
Tough spots to be in ... or what 17-, 20-, 38- and 53-Across represent? : NOWINSITUATIONS
62
Carrier whose name means "skyward" : ELAL
63
One-named supermodel : EMME
64
Composer Webern : ANTON
65
Woden's domain : WARS
66
Some sushi fare : EELS
67
Knife handle? : XACTO
Down
1
Scale notes : LAS
2
Special ending? : IZE
3
Suzuki product: Abbr. : ATV
4
Paint and brush, for a painter : NEEDS
5
Word puzzle enjoyed by Queen Victoria : ACROSTIC
6
Mil. rank : SSGT
7
Unit of pressure : TORR
8
Shaving cream additive : ALOE
9
Ancient wrap : TOGA
10
Teleports : BEAMS
11
A natural leader, supposedly : ARIES
12
Heavy weight, in France : TONNE
13
Animals, to bacteria : HOSTS
18
Still-life figure : EWER
19
Money-raising grps. : PTAS
21
Ballot detritus : CHADS
22
Monster in the second labor of Hercules : HYDRA
23
"Sounds like ___!" : APLAN
27
7 for N, 8 for O, etc. : ATNOS
28
Extremely successful, in slang : SOCKO
29
More vigorous : HALER
30
U.R.L. ending : EDU
32
Gray : AGE
34
"Turandot" soprano : LIU
35
1992 Obie-winning dramatist Paula : VOGEL
36
Leaving nothing out : INALL
37
"Not so!" retort : ISTOO
39
W.W. II agcy. : OPA
40
School funder, in part : STATETAX
44
"For sale" sign site : LAWN
45
Capital east of Riyadh : DOHA
47
Ford succeeded him : AGNEW
48
Cabbage : MOOLA
49
Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
50
Simon and Diamond : NEILS
52
Minnesota city : EDINA
54
"Uh-huh" : ISEE
55
"The discoverer of all things": Cervantes : TIME
56
World Wide Web code : HTML
57
Calendar abbr. : TUES
59
Like some drugs: Abbr. : OTC
60
"Why ___?" : NOT
61
___-Caps (candy) : SNO

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

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