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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 2013

Start of a word ladder whose first and last words are suggested by 36-Across

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 204 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2013, The New York Times6/20/13 ( No. 23,235 )
Across
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Start of a word ladder whose first and last words are suggested by 36-Across : POOR
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Ladder, part 2 : POOL
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Ladder, part 3 : POLL
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Enya's homeland : EIRE
14
"___ fool ..." : IMNO
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Roberts of NPR : COKIE
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Degrees for foreign attys. : LLBS
17
Yoga equipment : MATS
18
Wolf in Kipling's "The Jungle Book" : AKELA
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South American tuber : OCA
20
Verdi's "___ nome" : CARO
21
Norse love goddess : FREYA
22
Via ___ (main street in ancient Rome) : SACRA
24
Ladder, part 4 : POLE
26
Good baseball hit: Abbr. : DBL
28
Suppress : INHIBIT
31
Still in the oven, say : NOTDONE
33
Abstainer : NONUSER
35
Luau strings : UKES
36
Lucky lotto participant : INSTANTWINNER
39
Place for a skateboarder's pad : KNEE
40
Worked, in a way : KNEADED
41
"Personally ..." : IFORONE
43
Eli : YALEMAN
47
Mark, as a ballot square : XIN
48
Ladder, part 5 : ROLE
50
Nikon alternative : LEICA
51
Bother persistently : NAGAT
53
Commuter's destination, often : CITY
56
Like 1-Down: Abbr. : DEM
57
Tried to nip : BITAT
58
Home to Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," informally : MOMA
59
___ bene : NOTA
60
Jonathan Swift's "___ of a Tub" : ATALE
61
Melodramatic cry : ALAS
62
Lit ___ : CRIT
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Ladder, part 6 : RILE
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Ladder, part 7 : RICE
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End of the word ladder : RICH
Down
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House speaker after Hastert : PELOSI
2
Tin Man's need : OILCAN
3
Jerry of "Law & Order" : ORBACH
4
Thing in court : RES
5
Fine grade of cotton : PIMA
6
"While you live, / Drink!" poet : OMAR
7
Leading : ONTOP
8
___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
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Prod : POKE
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"Fine by me" : OKEYDOKE
11
Cartoon character on the 3/31/52 cover of Life magazine : LILABNER
12
Rustic setting : LEA
15
Addition mark : CARET
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Venetian explorer John : CABOT
21
Home of Cocoa Beach : FLORIDA
23
Salon worker, at times : RINSER
25
Like some streets and tickets : ONEWAY
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French article : LES
29
Tightly tied, say : INAKNOT
30
Ant farm feature : TUNNEL
32
Scottish port on the Firth of Tay : DUNDEE
34
Canonized Fr. woman : STE
36
Nissan make : INFINITI
37
Kind of ward : NEONATAL
38
Rapper with the 2002 #1 hit "Hot in Herre" : NELLY
39
Crunchy breakfast bowlful : KIX
42
Speak to the Senate, say : ORATE
44
Olympic skater Ito : MIDORI
45
___ acid : ACETIC
46
Broadway Joe : NAMATH
49
Dangerous breakout : ECOLI
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8 on the Beaufort scale : GALE
54
Apple variety : IMAC
55
Zap, in a way : TASE
57
Cheers, on TV : BAR
58
Spoil : MAR
59
Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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