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New York Times, Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Author:
Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
66-Across : One way to solve a crossword
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
138/7/20073/28/20237
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0056110
CircleScrabDebutFresh
31.603916%
Daniel Kantor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Kantor. Wednesday freshness: 24%
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© 2008, The New York Times6/11/8 ( No. 21,400 )
Across
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Herb in stuffing : SAGE
5
Academy newcomer : PLEBE
10
Shelter array : COTS
14
Where firings occur : KILN
15
Colorado skiing town : ASPEN
16
___ Man, comics hero : IRON
17
Prankster's denial : IDIDNTDOIT
19
Big shot : NAME
20
No-no : TABOO
21
Dernier ___ (latest thing) : CRI
22
Met or Card : NLER
23
Doctor's assurance : WONTHURTABIT
27
1990s war site : BOSNIA
29
Sled pullers : TEAM
30
___ healthy pace : ATA
31
Bygone muscle car : GTO
33
Grid great Grier : ROSEY
37
Gift recipient's declaration : JUSTWHATIWANTED
42
"The Maltese Falcon" actress : ASTOR
43
Org. with an "edu" address : SCH
44
"___ gratia artis" : ARS
45
They're worth 1.0 : DEES
48
Greets respectfully : BOWSTO
51
Debtor's avowal : ITSINTHEMAIL
55
Place for a house : TREE
56
Shapiro of NPR : ARI
57
Fabricated : FALSE
61
Enterprise Klingon : WORF
62
What 17-, 23-, 37- and 51-Across may demonstrate? : LIEABILITY
65
LaSalle or DeSoto : AUTO
66
One way to solve a crossword : ININK
67
Siouan speaker : OTOE
68
Big shot : STAR
69
Almost an eternity : AEONS
70
Litter cries : MEWS
Down
1
Improv bit : SKIT
2
Opera set along the Nile : AIDA
3
Smooth-talking : GLIB
4
Provides funds for : ENDOWS
5
Too 3-Down : PAT
6
One may trip on it : LSD
7
Part of a period, geologically : EPOCH
8
Mediterranean capital : BEIRUT
9
Unbroken : ENTIRE
10
Gum flavor : CINNAMON
11
Toothbrush brand : ORALB
12
"My Cousin Vinny" Oscar winner : TOMEI
13
Hägar's dog : SNERT
18
Shootout time, perhaps : NOON
24
Close by : NIGH
25
"Later" : TATA
26
Olympian Lipinski : TARA
27
A/C measures : BTUS
28
Brewery fixture : OAST
30
Steely Dan album of 1977 : AJA
32
N.B.A. nail-biters : OTS
34
E.R. cry : STAT
35
Architect Saarinen : EERO
36
R.B.'s pickups : YDS
38
Super-scrumptious : TODIEFOR
39
Birdhouse bird : WREN
40
Sub's weapon, perhaps : ICBM
41
Steed stopper : WHOA
46
List ender : ETALIA
47
Holy place : SHRINE
49
Internet cafe offering : WIFI
50
Alpine event : SLALOM
51
"___ an accident!" : ITWAS
52
Brook catch : TROUT
53
Sealy competitor : SERTA
54
Children's refrain : EIEIO
58
Lo-cal : LITE
59
Pack away : STOW
60
They can be crossed : EYES
63
Writer Beattie : ANN
64
Restaurants competing with Mickey D's : BKS

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

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