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New York Times, Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1512/1/199910/25/20155
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10022100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.64240
Bill Zais

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKVZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 19,209 )

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Across
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Cuts blades : MOWS
5
Slack-jawed : AGAPE
10
Fit together : MESH
14
Sound return : ECHO
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Cut up : SHRED
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Photographer's setting : AUTO
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Photograph bands? : SHOOTHOOPS
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1963 role for Liz : CLEO
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In concert : ASONE
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Dallas sch. : SMU
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Out in front : AHEAD
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Writer : PEN
24
Make a video about lowlifes? : TAPEWORMS
26
More just : FAIRER
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Sparkler : GEM
30
Old inits. in tele-communications : ITT
31
Tire filler : TUBING
35
Sorry to say : ALAS
39
Censor's target : SMUT
41
Problem-solving advice appropriate for this puzzle? : FOCUS
42
"Liquor is quicker" poet : NASH
43
Pueblo Indian : HOPI
44
Pilot, slangily : FLYBOY
46
Cultural funding org. : NEA
47
Close one : PAL
49
N.Y.S.E. alternative : NASDAQ
51
Take pictures of heads? : SNAPBEANS
57
IV units : CCS
58
OPEC land : LIBYA
59
Catwoman, to Batman : FOE
60
Meteorological effects : HALOS
63
Where to get off : EXIT
64
Make an X-rated movie, perhaps? : FILMSTRIPS
66
Dumb cluck : DODO
67
Jazzman Shapiro : ARTIE
68
Score after deuce : ADIN
69
Old-fashioned knife : SNEE
70
Certain cup maker : REESE
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Epitomes of busyness : BEES
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Arizona city : MESA
2
Publisher Adolph : OCHS
3
Celebrate noisily : WHOOPITUP
4
Cornhusker archrival : SOONER
5
Shade of blonde : ASH
6
Hamlet's father, e.g. : GHOST
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Bouquet : AROMA
8
Give some zing : PEPUP
9
Newspaper staffers, for short : EDS
10
Guy's guy : MACHOMAN
11
Noted blind mathematician : EULER
12
It may be let off : STEAM
13
Gangsters : HOODS
18
Basic belief : TENET
22
Leave 5-Across : AWE
25
Spurs : EGGSON
26
School group? : FISH
27
Prefix with sphere : ATMO
28
Mess up : RUFFLE
32
La Paz's land: Abbr. : BOL
33
Ultra-aloof : ICY
34
Gist : NUB
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One-sided victory : LANDSLIDE
37
Cruising : ASEA
38
___ attack : SHAQ
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What a child may stand on : TIPPYTOE
45
Millionaire's transport : YACHT
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Attorney's org. : ABA
50
Egyptian beetle : SCARAB
51
Mushers' vehicles : SLEDS
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Resigned president : NIXON
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Put up with : ABIDE
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In flames : AFIRE
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Nick of "Affliction" : NOLTE
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Some playoffs : SEMIS
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Aunt Bee's boy : OPIE
62
ID's for the I.R.S. : SSNS
64
Where achievers go : FAR
65
"What'd I tell you?!" : SEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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