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New York Times, Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQW} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 22,506 )
Across
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Aerated beverage : COLA
5
Bering Sea port : NOME
9
Common ankle injury : SPRAIN
15
Domitian's "you love" : AMAS
16
Eastern sultanate : OMAN
17
Forerun : LEADTO
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Grand Central Terminal sight : TAXISTAND
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Historical region of France : ARTOIS
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Including 38-, 41- and 60-Across, a description of this puzzle's theme : THEFIRSTLETTERS
23
Jalisco article : LAS
24
Kröller-Müller Museum artist : SEURAT
25
La.-to-Mich. dir. : NNE
27
Middle-earth creatures : ENTS
29
"No Love (But Your Love)" singer, 1958 : MATHIS
32
Often-misused possessive : ITS
33
Pa. accident site of 1979 : TMI
36
Quake : SEISM
37
"Red Storm Rising" grp. : NSA
38
Second part of the description : OFEACH
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Third part of the description : CLUEGO
43
Under 100 mg per deciliter of this is considered optimal : LDL
44
Verse oneself in : LEARN
47
When to take off: Abbr. : ETD
48
Xavier Cugat film "___ Were Never Lovelier" : YOU
49
YM or Us output : ISSUES
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Z is the last of them : ABCS
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Act humanly : ERR
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Because : INTHAT
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Curve : ARC
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Description's end : FROMATOZINORDER
65
Emerged : ARISEN
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Facet joints connect them : VERTEBRAE
67
Greets at the door : SEESIN
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Harper's Bazaar illustrator of the 1910s-'30s : ERTE
69
"It must've been something ___" : IATE
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John McCain ranch locale : SEDONA
71
Katharine of "The Graduate" : ROSS
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Lost no time : SPED
Down
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"Moo" makers : CATTLE
2
Native Nebraskan : OMAHAN
3
Overpermissive to the extreme : LAXEST
4
"Pshaw!," to a Valley girl : ASIF
5
Québécois's "our" : NOTRE
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Ruminant's third stomach : OMASUM
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Sacred words repeated in prayer : MANTRAS
8
Take too long : ENDLATE
9
Unit for a chairmaker : SLAT
10
Vivacious : PERT
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Words per minute, e.g. : RATE
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Xmas tree activity : ADORNING
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"You're wrong!" : ITISNTSO
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ZIP codes, e.g.: Abbr. : NOS
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Auntie, to Mom : SIS
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Body of principles : ETHIC
26
Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Division of an office bldg. : STE
30
Elba, for one : ISLE
31
Filth : SMUT
34
Guinea's neighbor to the northeast : MALI
35
Hot-weather treats : ICES
38
Incapable of being detected, in a way : ODORFREE
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Just left a dusting, say : FLURRIED
40
Knows the answer : HASIT
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LeShan who wrote child-care books : EDA
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More common name for caustic soda : LYE
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Not stay within the allotted time : RUNOVER
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Online option since 1998 : NETZERO
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Polos, e.g. : SHIRTS
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Quite an injustice : BADRAP
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Result in : CREATE
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Speech that harangues : SCREED
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Throws in a chip : ANTES
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Ungulate's hoof, essentially : TOE
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Veal dish ___ bucco : OSSO
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Words after let or count : MEIN
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"X-Men" actress Paquin : ANNA
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Yount had 1,406 of them : RBIS
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Zebra relative : ASS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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