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New York Times, Friday, June 25, 2010

10-Down : Mythological thread-cutter

Author:
Robin Schulman and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Schulman. This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Walden.
Jim Horne notes:

Read the first letter of each Across clue to reveal a hidden message. Here's the wedding announcement in the NYT.

"Byron and Robin today will be saying 'I do.'"

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P
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A
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W
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IDO
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IDO
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© 2010, The New York Times6/25/10 ( No. 22,144 )
Across
1
Bug detection devices? : PALPS
6
Yemeni, for one : ARAB
10
Red indication on a clock radio : AMPM
14
O. Henry, e.g. : ALIAS
15
Navigational reference points : LODESTARS
17
Answer : REBUT
18
Native Australian winds : DIDGERIDOOS
19
Davy Jones or any other Monkee : TVIDOL
20
Relayed (to) : PASSEDOFF
21
Oiler or liner : VESSEL
23
Bowler alternative : TOPHAT
25
Inhabitants of central African rain forests : OKAPIS
29
Nary a soul : NOONE
30
Tun : WINECASK
32
Only actor to win a comedy and drama Emmy for the same character : ASNER
33
Drench : SOP
34
Abba hit of 1976 : IDOIDOIDOIDOIDO
36
Yossarian's tentmate in "Catch-22" : ORR
37
Wooden or metal framework : TRUSS
40
Implements in a coffee shop : FROTHERS
43
Lobbies, often : ATRIA
44
Less leisurely : FASTER
45
Ballpark fare : CHILIDOG
47
Engaged, and then some : ENRAPT
51
Shunned shellfish, say : ATEKOSHER
55
Aboard a 21-Across, maybe : ASEA
56
You might get it at a nursery : PLANTFOOD
57
"It Don't Come Easy" singer, 1971 : STARR
58
Nautically equipped, in a way : PONTOONED
59
Good place for a smoke : HUMIDOR
60
Incite : STIR
61
"Dawn of the ___ fingers ...": The Odyssey : ROSY
62
Opposite of hatred : AMITY
Down
1
Final section of T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" : PARTV
2
Brand with the slogan "All Day Strong" : ALEVE
3
Teen drivers? : LIBIDOS
4
Geithner's predecessor at Treasury : PAULSON
5
"Bird" with a flexible nose : SST
6
"Crimes and Misdemeanors" actor, 1989 : ALDA
7
Gâteau des ___ (Mardi Gras dessert) : ROIS
8
Kicks in : ADDS
9
Spawn : BEGET
10
Mythological thread-cutter : ATROPOS
11
Shower holder : MAIDOFHONOR
12
Sacrilegious types : PROFANERS
13
Freelance output: Abbr. : MSS
16
Red Rock State Park location : SEDONA
20
Spanish man's name that means "peaceful" : PLACIDO
22
Just get (by) : EKE
24
Can.'s Northwest ___ : TERR
26
Bribed : PAIDOFF
27
George Sand title heroine : ISIDORA
28
Some snowmobiles : SKIDOOS
30
Dear : WORTHALOT
31
Bellini opera set in the English Civil War : IPURITANI
33
Short and disconnected: Abbr. : STAC
35
Punctilious type, slangily : IDOTTER
38
February 4th, to some? : SILENTR
39
Accepted : SAIDOKTO
41
Chick magnet? : HEN
42
Slip : ERRATUM
46
Fetch : GOFOR
48
"Same here" : ASAMI
49
Birthstone for most Leos : PERIDOT
50
Be a slowpoke : TARRY
52
"I am," in Italy : SONO
53
They might break up a plot : HOES
54
Turning point? : EDDY
56
"Also, I almost forgot ...": Abbr. : PPS
57
Doo-wop syllable : SHA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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