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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Massachusetts vacation spot, with "the"

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: none – this is a DOUBLE pangram. Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. DiPietro.
Jim Horne notes:

This is a double pangram. Each letter is used at least twice.

1
A
2
P
3
L
4
U
5
S
6
G
7
R
8
A
9
B
10
T
11
W
12
O
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D
14
P
I
A
N
O
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R
A
G
U
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H
I
L
O
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S
Q
U
A
S
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H
O
N
E
S
19
H
A
N
D
S
20
E
U
R
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A
S
K
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D
U
N
D
E
E
23
S
E
A
24
M
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O
S
S
26
S
E
E
K
S
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E
S
P
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S
U
P
S
29
C
30
A
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V
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I
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N
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T
R
A
35
I
P
S
O
36
C
A
P
E
37
F
O
R
T
Y
38
S
Q
U
A
T
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B
U
L
B
S
40
A
T
O
Z
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T
U
R
N
42
A
T
E
S
T
43
T
A
J
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J
O
I
N
45
P
I
E
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A
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D
O
P
T
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P
R
O
X
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I
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M
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A
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A
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N
N
A
L
S
54
C
E
O
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L
A
X
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D
O
W
N
T
O
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T
H
E
S
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Q
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U
I
R
E
60
I
V
A
N
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F
E
E
T
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E
M
A
I
L
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N
A
R
Y
64
F
A
Z
E
65
D
A
D
A
S
© 2001, The New York Times5/30/01 ( No. 18,831 )
Across
1
Top-notch : APLUS
6
Capture the attention of : GRAB
10
Lacking depth : TWOD
14
It might be grand : PIANO
15
Newman's Own competitor : RAGU
16
Southernmost U.S. city : HILO
17
Press some flesh? : SQUASHONESHANDS
20
Where It.'s at : EUR
21
Call upon : ASK
22
Firth of Tay port : DUNDEE
23
Red algae : SEAMOSS
26
Tries to reach : SEEKS
27
Clairvoyant's gift : ESP
28
Takes some courses? : SUPS
29
Cleveland cager, for short : CAV
32
Part of IV : INTRA
35
___ jure (by law) : IPSO
36
Massachusetts vacation spot, with "the" : CAPE
37
Two score of low, thick lilies? : FORTYSQUATBULBS
40
The works : ATOZ
41
Go bad : TURN
42
Alamogordo event : ATEST
43
Noted casino, with "the" : TAJ
44
Solder, say : JOIN
45
Pizzeria output : PIE
46
Take in : ADOPT
48
___ Centauri (closest star to the sun) : PROXIMA
52
They're history : ANNALS
54
Fortune cover subj. : CEO
55
Left Coast baggage tag : LAX
56
Directions for a basement escort? : DOWNTOTHESQUIRE
60
Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
61
They're found in yards : FEET
62
Spam, maybe : EMAIL
63
___ a soul : NARY
64
Unnerve : FAZE
65
Bits of baby talk : DADAS
Down
1
Half-domed projections : APSES
2
Provoke : PIQUE
3
Hillary's successor : LAURA
4
Italian article : UNA
5
"Help, quick!" : SOS
6
"Ew-w-w!" : GROSS
7
General, e.g. : RANK
8
Actuary's datum : AGE
9
It's the end of the line : BUSDEPOT
10
"___ God!" : THANK
11
Beaufort, for one : WINDSCALE
12
Like some shoppes : OLDE
13
Teaspoonful, maybe : DOSE
18
Lock holder : HASP
19
Rainbow display : HUES
24
Ricardo's landlord : MERTZ
25
Anthem starter : OSAY
26
Maine senator Collins : SUSAN
28
Brush aside : SPURN
30
P.D. alerts : APBS
31
___-pocket (tiny) : VEST
32
"___ first you ..." : IFAT
33
"___ chance!" : NOTA
34
Conflict provoked by Paris : TROJANWAR
35
Employee's angry cry : IQUIT
36
Nail polish brand : CUTEX
38
Pays a quick visit : STOPSOFF
39
"Charles in Charge" star : BAIO
44
Big buffet : JOLT
45
N.F.L., e.g., with "the" : PROS
47
Partridge Family boy : DANNY
48
Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
49
Tale of the 34-Down : ILIAD
50
Santa ___ : MARIA
51
Jumps on the ice : AXELS
52
Game point situation : ADIN
53
Bagel stuffer : NOVA
54
___ Panisse (restaurant) : CHEZ
57
Brewer's brew : TEA
58
Proof letters : QED
59
Thurman of "The Avengers" : UMA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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