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New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 122 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 19,930 )
Across
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"Star Wars" gangster ___ the Hutt : JABBA
6
Basilica center : NAVE
10
Police dept. alerts : APBS
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Bubbling on the burner : ABOIL
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Part of 5-Down: Abbr. : AMER
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"Star Trek" speed : WARP
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Belt tightenings : BUDGETCUTS
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Hearty hello : HAIL
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Draft dispenser : TAP
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Play one's part : ACT
24
Directed skyward : UPCAST
27
Silly 70's fad : PETROCKS
29
Pitcher's tour de force : NOHITTER
31
Factor in shipping costs : ZONE
32
Sling mud at, say : SLUR
33
Composer Satie : ERIK
35
Bother persistently : NAGAT
38
Nightmarish street : ELM
39
Trite truth : BROMIDE
41
Tony-winning Hagen : UTA
42
Big name in polls : ROPER
44
Fill till full : SATE
45
Nest builder in the eaves : WASP
46
Thunderous sound : CLAP
48
Motorist's stop : RESTAREA
50
Reddish-brown : MAHOGANY
53
Endangered bamboo eaters : PANDAS
54
Nabokov title heroine : ADA
55
Sign of a full house : SRO
56
Dessert wine : PORT
57
Course listing : MENU
59
Title of this puzzle, in reference to 17- and 39-Across and 11- and 26-Down : FIRSTMATES
64
Program problems : BUGS
65
Finishes (up) : USES
66
Love a lot : ADORE
67
X and Y, on a graph : AXES
68
Cold cuts, e.g. : MEAT
69
Hill broadcaster : CSPAN
Down
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Pugilist's poke : JAB
2
___ Dhabi : ABU
3
Physique, so to speak : BOD
4
Result of teasing? : BIGHAIR
5
Yankees' div. : ALEAST
6
Table salt, to a chemist : NACL
7
___ Darya (Asian river) : AMU
8
Sporty Chevy, briefly : VETTE
9
Fake : ERSATZ
10
Leave dumbstruck : AWE
11
Protection for the royal family : PALACEGUARD
12
Building block : BRICK
13
Small rows : SPATS
18
Nervous laugh : TITTER
22
Facedown : PRONE
24
Family name at Indy : UNSER
25
Chihuahua chicken : POLLO
26
Not much moolah : CHUMPCHANGE
27
Early political race : PRIMARY
28
"Not ___ bet!" : ONA
30
Love personified : EROS
34
Flying toy : KITE
36
Clueless : ATSEA
37
Spanish snacks : TAPAS
39
Toots one's own horn : BRAGS
40
Tyrant : DESPOT
43
"Telephone Line" grp. : ELO
45
Job-seekers' reading : WANTADS
47
French fragrance : PARFUM
49
Runway surface : TARMAC
50
Deadly snake : MAMBA
51
For two, in music : ADEUX
52
Hubbub : NOISE
56
"Hey, over here!" : PSST
58
Naval inits. : USS
60
Stephen of "Still Crazy" : REA
61
Go one better than : TOP
62
All competitor : ERA
63
One with a six-yr. term : SEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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