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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 2002

Author:
Steve Jones
Editor:
Will Shortz
Secretary of state who initiated dollar diplomacy
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Steve Jones

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Jones. Thursday freshness: 12%
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© 2002, The New York Times6/20/2 ( No. 19,217 )
Across
1
Tempted a trooper : SPED
5
Doff duds : STRIP
10
Harpoon, e.g. : STAB
14
Baylor's home : WACO
15
Dawned : AROSE
16
Legal scholar Guinier : LANI
17
Prefix with biology : AGRO
18
Book, to Nero : LIBER
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Neural transmitter : AXON
20
Incredulous response : YOUMUSTBEJOKING
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Boxer's reach, e.g. : STAT
24
Hula accompaniment : UKE
25
Some queens : SPADES
28
One may be on the phone : CORD
30
Down-and-out time? : NAP
33
Shingle material : CEDAR
34
Circular announcement : SALE
35
"The King and I" co-star : KERR
36
Incredulous response : AREYOUKIDDINGME
39
Smack target : LIPS
40
Zoo sights : PENS
41
Goods : WARES
42
Cockpit abbr. : ALT
43
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer : AGEE
44
Some rifle stands : BIPODS
45
Cone dropper : FIR
46
Wings : ELLS
47
Incredulous response : DONTMAKEMELAUGH
55
Struck out : EXED
56
Capital of East Pakistan : DACCA
57
Acceptance on the street, slangily : CRED
58
It's good for the long haul : SEMI
59
Composition of outer space, in old belief : ETHER
60
Hume influenced him : KANT
61
Secretary of state who initiated dollar diplomacy : KNOX
62
Farm cry : SOOEY
63
Croat, e.g. : SLAV
Down
1
Influence : SWAY
2
When doubled, a Pacific capital : PAGO
3
Like raw silk : ECRU
4
Times to be judged : DOOMSDAYS
5
Dances vigorously : SALSAS
6
Country singer Travis : TRITT
7
Son-in-law of Johnson : ROBB
8
Chin-stroking phrase : ISEE
9
Like some trial testimony : PERJURED
10
Satisfy : SLAKE
11
Member of a fleet, perhaps : TAXI
12
Soon enough : ANON
13
Rudolf who once headed the Met : BING
21
In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
22
Gave the thumbs up : OKD
25
Milan's La ___ : SCALA
26
Danger : PERIL
27
Very good : ADEPT
28
Queeg's ship : CAINE
29
Ninety Eight maker : OLDS
30
The "N" of U.N.C.F. : NEGRO
31
Holding one's piece : ARMED
32
Newspapers : PRESS
34
___-Ball : SKEE
35
Campers' burdens : KNAPSACKS
37
Newer software, perhaps : UPGRADES
38
Response to "Who can help?" : IWILL
43
Sight-see? : AIM
44
Dull, as vision : BLEARY
45
Army post SE of Trenton : FTDIX
46
Host : EMCEE
47
Education station : DESK
48
Farm team : OXEN
49
Captain of literature : NEMO
50
Sidekick of the Green Hornet : KATO
51
Say again : ECHO
52
Range separating two continents : URAL
53
___ Lee Nolin of "Baywatch" : GENA
54
Sharp image producer, briefly : HDTV

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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