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New York Times, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Author:
Alex Boisvert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Boisvert

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: In the print version of today's puzzle, some of the horizontal rules of the grid are not solid all the way across. They appear broken, for reasons relating to the puzzle's theme. Specifically, the horizontal rules under the following squares are not solid:
Row #3 -- under squares 5-7
Row #5 -- under squares 9-13
Row #8 -- under squares 6-10
Jim Horne notes:

Here's another example of a crossword with an unusual visual element that Across Lite can't reproduce. Hence, the convoluted notepad. The print version had no notes.

As referenced in 50- and 60-Across, there are three Zodiac SIGNs above the dotted lines.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0623 ( 22,142 )

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Across
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"Still mooing" : RARE
5
Old flames? : ASHES
10
Forage storage : SILO
14
Old flames : EXES
15
Job made almost obsolete by voice recorders : STENO
16
Privy to : INON
17
Tots : LITTLEONES
19
Upper hand : EDGE
20
Plaza de toros cry : OLE
21
First murderer : CAIN
22
"Entourage" agent Gold : ARI
23
Moor's deity : ALLAH
25
Make fine adjustments to : CALIBRATE
30
Home of the Stars : DALLAS
32
Fictional airline on "Lost" : OCEANIC
33
Wine label datum : VINTAGE
36
"It's ___-brainer" : ANO
37
"On the Waterfront" Oscar winner : EVAMARIESAINT
41
Actress Larter of "Heroes" : ALI
42
Stars that exhibit the "lighthouse effect" : PULSARS
43
Tortilla chip brand : DORITOS
46
Need leveling, perhaps : WOBBLE
50
With 60-Across, ink a contract ... or a feature of 17-, 25- and 37-Across : SIGNONTHE
53
Shop group : UNION
54
Trellis climber : IVY
55
"Drat!" : DARN
57
"Usual gang of idiots" magazine : MAD
58
One of Spot's masters : JANE
60
See 50-Across : DOTTEDLINE
63
Graph line : AXIS
64
Film director Kershner : IRVIN
65
Fit for duty : ONEA
66
Substance : MEAT
67
Kind of question : YESNO
68
Line to Penn Sta. : LIRR
Down
1
Time-consuming task for a musketeer : RELOAD
2
Armpit, anatomically : AXILLA
3
Pass along, as gossip : RETELL
4
Ballpark fig. : EST
5
Away from harbor : ASEA
6
Stiff-upper-lip sort : STOIC
7
Temporary tattoo dye : HENNA
8
St. Louis-to-Cleveland dir. : ENE
9
"Sending out an ___" (much-repeated line in a Police hit) : SOS
10
Jagged mountain range : SIERRA
11
Hoosier : INDIANAN
12
Captain's journal : LOG
13
Diet-drink calorie count : ONE
18
Toast at a bar mitzvah : LCHAIM
22
Mt. Rushmore neighbor of Teddy : ABE
24
Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
26
Pricey seating areas : LOGES
27
Winter fisherman's tool : ICESAW
28
Salon job : TINT
29
Prefix with -cide : ECO
31
Attach with a click : SNAPON
34
Target for Teddy Roosevelt : TRUST
35
Feel awful : AIL
37
Morlocks' victims, in an H. G. Wells story : ELOI
38
Birthplace of eight U.S. presidents : VIRGINIA
39
Roughly : AROUND
40
Publisher's 13-digit ID : ISBN
41
Billboard displays : ADS
44
Buy gold, e.g. : INVEST
45
Water pistol or popgun : TOY
47
Bahamas getaway : BIMINI
48
Temporary wheels : LOANER
49
Win over : ENDEAR
51
Sharp products, for short : HDTVS
52
Opposite of "take out" : EATIN
56
Setting for the movie "Sister Act" : RENO
58
Problem for a copier : JAM
59
Send packing : AXE
60
Handyman's letters : DIY
61
Miner's find : ORE
62
"U R funny!" : LOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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