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New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0623 ( 21,777 )
Across
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Place for an oath : ALTAR
6
It's bugled on a base : TAPS
10
Elevs. : HGTS
14
Electron tube with two elements : DIODE
15
Loads : ALOT
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Asia's shrunken ___ Sea : ARAL
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"Sharp Dressed Man" band : ZZTOP
18
1970 Kinks song : LOLA
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TV explorer of note : DORA
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Slapstick puppet show : PUNCHANDJUDY
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Didn't bother : LEFTBE
26
Guthrie at Woodstock : ARLO
27
Baseball's Young and others : CYS
28
The Monkees' "___ Believer" : IMA
29
Kind of tide : LEE
31
Impress permanently : ETCH
33
"I'm ready for anything!" : SOCKITTOME
37
Centers of circles : FOCI
40
Room at the top of stairs : ATTIC
41
Mideast fed. : UAE
42
Tacitus or Tiberius : ROMAN
43
Not a mainstream religion : SECT
44
Go get some shuteye : HITTHESACK
46
Prefix with pad : HELI
48
Mermaid's realm : SEA
49
Mail carrier's assignment: Abbr. : RTE
50
State of shock : AWE
52
Custard ingredients : EGGS
55
Drink said to prolong life : ELIXIR
57
Yuletide tune : DECKTHEHALLS
60
Mercury or Saturn : MAKE
61
Wise to : INON
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da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM : IAMBS
66
Tied : EVEN
67
Je ne sais ___ : QUOI
68
Like redheads' tempers, supposedly : FIERY
69
Villain in 2009's "Star Trek" : NERO
70
Bygone barrier breakers : SSTS
71
Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
Down
1
Carpenter's tool with a curved blade : ADZ
2
Eight-times-married Taylor : LIZ
3
Tyke : TOT
4
Take on : ADOPT
5
Form of government Plato wrote about : REPUBLIC
6
Baby powder ingredient : TALC
7
Lei giver's greeting : ALOHA
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___ opposites : POLAR
9
Co-creator of the Fantastic Four : STANLEE
10
Journey to Mecca : HADJ
11
He said "Here's to our wives and girlfriends ... may they never meet!" : GROUCHOMARX
12
Arriving after the bell, say : TARDY
13
Wows at a comedy club : SLAYS
21
Classic brand of hair remover : NEET
22
E, in Morse code : DOT
23
Simpson and Kudrow : LISAS
24
Ham it up : EMOTE
25
Magazine staffer : FACTCHECKER
30
It has many needles : ETUI
32
Bus. honchos : CFOS
34
Toy you might enjoy while running : KITE
35
Basis for a Quaker cereal : OAT
36
Citi Field team : METS
38
They have many needles : CACTI
39
Worker on a comic book : INKER
42
Actuality : REALLIFE
44
140 and up, say : HIGHIQS
45
Cad : HEEL
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Tennis umpire's cry : LET
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Some Madison Ave. workers : ADMEN
51
Drive drunkenly, perhaps : WEAVE
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The "Homo" in "Homo sapiens" : GENUS
54
"Tell me" : SHOOT
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"In case you didn't hear me the first time ..." : ISAID
58
Casino game with Ping-Pong-like balls : KENO
59
Spanish liqueur : ANIS
63
Computer unit, informally : MEG
64
Cup holder? : BRA
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Leb. neighbor : SYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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