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New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 2007

Author:
John Sheehan
Editor:
Will Shortz
New Mexico town mentioned in the hit "Route 66"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sheehan.
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© 2007, The New York Times6/21/07 ( No. 21,044 )
Across
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Smithereens : BITS
5
America's Cup, e.g. : EWER
9
It's lowered before a joust : VISOR
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Source of misery : ACHE
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Volcanic formation : DOME
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Wear : ERODE
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Many a Del. registration : CORP
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"Here ___!" : GOES
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Kiboshed : NIXED
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PROSE : KNOTTEDROPES
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Jeremiah, e.g., in the Bible : SEER
24
Potted ornamental : ALOE
25
Leader of the Autumn Harvest Uprising : MAO
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TORSO : TANGLEDROOTS
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1950s-'60s American rocket : ASP
35
Hoover Dam's Lake ___ : MEAD
36
University of New Mexico athlete : LOBO
37
SAP : FAUXPAS
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LEAD : BADDEAL
42
Car bar : AXLE
43
Prefix with -drome : AERO
44
Turn blue, e.g. : DYE
45
GENRES : TOSSEDGREENS
50
Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE
51
Yarn producer? : LIAR
52
"___ is not to ..." : OURS
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BAIRNS : ADDLEDBRAINS
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Progeny : ISSUE
62
Hollow, perhaps : LAIR
63
Dull : BLAH
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Targets for weightlifters : QUADS
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Itch : URGE
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Well-known maker of two-by-fours : LEGO
67
Go 50/50 on : SPLIT
68
"Hey, buddy!" : PSST
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Sponsor of early radio's "Five Star Theater" : ESSO
Down
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Support : BACK
2
Shining examples : ICONS
3
Spasm : THROE
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Snow White's dwarfs, e.g. : SEPTET
5
Nose (out) : EDGE
6
Fifth-anniversary gift : WOOD
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55th-anniversary gift : EMERALD
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Do cobbling work on : RESOLE
9
Facade : VENEER
10
You can see through it : IRIS
11
One of two A.L. teams : SOX
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Wordsworth's "___ to Duty" : ODE
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Obviously chafed : RED
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March : TRAMP
22
Boll : POD
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Made farm sounds : MOOED
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Cornered : ATBAY
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
29
Grant-giving grp. : NEA
30
Oomph : GAS
31
Moth-eaten : OLD
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___ worse than death : AFATE
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Fifth-century invader of Britain : SAXON
34
Something a doctor may check : PULSE
38
Ballot markings : XES
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School competition : BEE
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It may come after you : ARE
41
Organ ___ : DONOR
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Payments might be in it : ARREARS
46
In position to inherit the throne, say : ELDEST
47
Carried out : DID
48
New Mexico town mentioned in the hit "Route 66" : GALLUP
49
Ripe for a trial lawyer : SUABLE
53
Ruffles : RILES
54
Hooks : SNAGS
55
A6 maker : AUDI
56
Pad : DIGS
57
TV's Maverick : BRET
58
"Out!" : SHOO
59
Measures of brightness : IQS
60
Eat well : SUP
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Dean's companion in Kerouac's "On the Road" : SAL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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