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New York Times, Thursday, June 12, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVXY} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 19,574 )
Across
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Lay to rest : INTER
6
Broken-off branch : SECT
10
Hydronium, e.g. : ION
13
Expensive wrap : SABLE
14
Loads : ATON
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He talked to Wilbur Post : MRED
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Baste over, e.g. : RESEW
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Online pastime : CHAT
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Second sock, say : MATE
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They call New Zealand "Aotearoa" : MAORIS
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It may be taken at the wrist : PULSE
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1 + 6 + 10-Across : INTERSECTION
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Spots on diamonds : MOUNDS
28
Rat Island group : ALEUTS
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Pub orders : PINTS
33
Invents : COINS
36
Grant-giving grp. : NEA
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Tag line? : ASIS
38
Where a stray may stay : POUND
39
Doe and dam : SHES
40
Sportscaster Berman : LEN
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Phrase on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
42
Goatish figures : FAUNS
43
Less calm : EDGIER
45
Sissy Spacek title role : CARRIE
46
63 + 64 + 65-Across : CONCENTRATED
50
Gross part : DOZEN
53
Calls it quits early : ABORTS
54
One in an express checkout count : ITEM
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It's seen on many a roof : DISH
56
Second of three words in West Point's motto : HONOR
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Bad thing to get stuck in : MIRE
61
"The ___ Gave My Heart To" (1997 pop hit) : ONEI
62
Piano technique improver : ETUDE
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Time server : CON
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Piddling payment : CENT
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Was esteemed : RATED
Down
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Medit. land : ISR
2
Glaswegian denial : NAE
3
Atlanta-based station : TBS
4
Some metals : ELEMENTS
5
Good things to reap : REWARDS
6
"___ bleu!" : SACRE
7
Body of values : ETHIC
8
Compete in a Soap Box Derby, e.g. : COAST
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Discharge letters? : TNT
10
Unable to catch, with "to" : IMMUNE
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Kind of history : ORAL
12
Mosquito guards : NETS
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It'll barely pass you : DEE
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W.W. II intelligence org. : OSS
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Pro campaigners : POLS
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Skewer : IMPALE
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Mouthed off : NOISED
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Piano maintenance : TUNING
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"___ my Annabel Lee": Poe : IAND
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O.K., in a way : UNHURT
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___ Beanie Babies : TEENIE
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Mouthed off to : SASSED
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Dot follower [with 38-Across + 35-Down, this puzzle's theme] : COM
34
Suffix with vigor : OUS
35
Like Brahms's "Rain Sonata" : ING
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Blue books : PORN
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City south of St. Petersburg : SARASOTA
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Very bright : NEON
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To a greater extent : FARTHER
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Workers skilled with tongs : ICEMEN
45
Bull's-eye: Abbr. : CTR
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"Bullseye!" actor : CAINE
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"Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
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Perfectly pitched : NOHIT
50
A bit thick : DIM
51
Auditory : OTIC
52
Nobody, slangily : ZERO
55
Shot orderer : DOC
57
Screwball : NUT
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Literary piece : ODE
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Traffic stopper : RED

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

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