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New York Times, Thursday, June 17, 2010

50-Across : Region known as the Valley of the Moon

Author:
Corey Rubin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Rubin.
Jim Horne notes:
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B
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E
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L
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L
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B
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JOY
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E
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JOY
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JOY
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M
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H
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H
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O
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V
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JOY
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JOY
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JOY
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© 2010, The New York Times6/17/10 ( No. 22,136 )
Across
1
Poe poem, with "The" : BELLS
6
A lot : RAFTS
11
Cutesy-___ : POO
14
Chris with the 1991 hit "Wicked Game" : ISAAK
15
With 25-Across, an Irving Berlin song : ILOVE
16
Furthermore : AND
17
Blue : BAWDY
18
Hit 2006 film banned in every Arab country except Lebanon : BORAT
19
"___ Bangs" (Ricky Martin hit) : SHE
20
Newborn : BUNDLEOFJOY
22
Concern for an Allied ship : UBOAT
24
Part of many a job title: Abbr. : ASST
25
See 15-Across : APIANO
26
Gratifying : ENJOYABLE
30
Hershey's brand : ALMONDJOY
31
Part of the home computer market : MACS
32
Talk up : HYPE
33
1824 Vienna premiere : BEETHOVENSNINTH
41
Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
42
Home of London's Palace Theatre : SOHO
43
Pastime for a car thief, perhaps : JOYRIDING
47
Euphoric : OVERJOYED
50
Region known as the Valley of the Moon : SONOMA
51
Évian and Vichy : SPAS
52
Like most music : TONAL
53
Best-selling novel of 1989, with "The" : JOYLUCKCLUB
58
Like Schubert's Symphony No. 7 : INE
59
Top of a Roman candle? : IGNIS
61
Sophocles skill : IRONY
62
Middling mark : CEE
63
Ding Dong filler : CREME
64
Cézanne contemporary : MANET
65
Elizabethan dramatist Thomas : KYD
66
"___ to you!" : HERES
67
Not just big : OBESE
Down
1
Kind of lettuce : BIBB
2
Grandson of Abraham : ESAU
3
It extends about a yard : LAWN
4
Diane of "Wild at Heart" : LADD
5
1973 NASA launch : SKYLAB
6
Nucleic acid sugar : RIBOSE
7
Up : ALOFT
8
One way to jump : FORJOY
9
Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
10
Relief pitchers prior to closers : SETUPMEN
11
El ___ (certain Texan) : PASOAN
12
Present : ONHAND
13
Work incorporated in 33-Across ... or a description of this puzzle? : ODETOJOY
21
Night sch. course : ESL
23
Life, in brief : BIO
25
Swiss ___ : ALPS
26
Attaché's place: Abbr. : EMB
27
Aye's opposite : NAE
28
"Dubliners" author : JOYCE
29
Hrs. in Puerto Rico : AST
30
Writer Rand : AYN
32
Jack and billy : HES
34
Eponymous doctor with a maneuver : HEIMLICH
35
Tony-nominated choreographer White : ONNA
36
Part of a food pyramid, briefly : VEG
37
Neighbor of Jordan: Abbr. : ISR
38
What there was in Mudville : NOJOY
39
French beverage : THE
40
Container on a pole : HOD
43
Gamer's device : JOYSTICK
44
TV's Andy : ROONEY
45
Short of resources : INNEED
46
___ favor : DOA
47
Works : OPUSES
48
Dust collector, for short : VAC
49
Certain sled driver : ESKIMO
51
Lowlifes : SLIME
53
Al ___, 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump : JOYNER
54
Zodiac creature : CRAB
55
Solo : LONE
56
Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
57
Part of a gig : BYTE
60
Hurdle for some srs. : GRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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