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New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Author:
Eugene W. Sard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eugene W. Sard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 19,215 )
Across
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Shoe blemish : SCUFF
6
Sean Connery, for one : SCOT
10
Plod along : SLOG
14
Trivial objection : CAVIL
15
Grandma : NANA
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Like some tales or orders : TALL
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Uzis and AK-47's : ARMS
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Barely wound Lee's men? : GRAZEGRAYS
22
Affirm : AVER
23
Math course, briefly : CALC
24
Intertwine : ENLACE
26
___ room (place for tots) : ROMPER
30
Van Gogh home : ARLES
32
Skater's jump : AXEL
33
Ricky player : DESI
35
Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
39
Elude capture : GETAWAY
41
Primal therapy sounds : SCREAMS
43
Beachhead of 1/22/44 : ANZIO
44
Dance at a barn dance : REEL
46
Braun and Gabor : EVAS
47
"Julius" in Gaius Julius Caesar : NOMEN
49
Join the navy, say : ENLIST
51
Major publicity : HOOPLA
54
Weight not charged for : TARE
56
Airline to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
57
Examine an Eastern European language? : CHECKCZECH
63
Moreno of "West Side Story" : RITA
64
To laugh, to Lafayette : RIRE
65
One-tenth payment : TITHE
66
Oast : OVEN
67
More than : OVER
68
Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
69
Bohr or Borge : DANE
70
Many a Bosnian : SERB
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Lots and lots : REAMS
Down
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Heroin, slangily : SCAG
2
Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
3
Iris's place : UVEA
4
Irish surname starter : FITZ
5
Lamb's cover : FLEECE
6
Traffic problem : SNARL
7
Venezuela's capital : CARACAS
8
"Gentle ___ Mind" (country classic) : ONMY
9
Mortarboard attachment : TASSEL
10
Pilfer I-beams? : STEALSTEEL
11
Caterpillar, e.g. : LARVA
12
Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
13
Menacing look : GLARE
21
Italy's largest lake : GARDA
25
In the area : NEAR
26
Sitar selection : RAGA
27
Yoked pair : OXEN
28
City on the Moselle : METZ
29
No-frills Cessna? : PLAINPLANE
31
Greet the day : RISE
34
Brontë heroine : EYRE
36
26-Down player Shankar : RAVI
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"___ corny ..." : IMAS
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Kind of prof. : ASST
40
Moth's temptation : WOOL
42
Office worker : CLERK
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One on the way in : ENTERER
48
Computer shortcuts : MACROS
50
Sweet stuff : NECTAR
51
Judean king : HEROD
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Three-time batting champ Tony : OLIVA
53
Like Cheerios : OATEN
55
Sour-tasting : ACERB
58
Busy place : HIVE
59
Fan's publication, for short : ZINE
60
Sicilian spouter : ETNA
61
Ground-up bait : CHUM
62
Clothes lines : HEMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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