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New York Times, Thursday, June 26, 2003

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQYZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Note: A certain letter of the alphabet appears in this puzzle exactly 21 times. When you have finished solving, find and connect these letters to get an appropriate design.
Jim Horne notes:

I have shaded in squares with the letter that appears 21 times.

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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0626 ( 19,588 )

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Across
1
Smelling salts container : VIAL
5
Mooch : BUM
8
Learn in passing : HEAROF
14
Weaving together : ENLACING
16
Add : APPEND
17
1955 musical version of "Cinderella" : THEGLASSSLIPPER
19
Cowpunch's moniker : TEX
20
Tree whose winged seeds look like tiny canoe paddles : ASH
21
It's an honor : OSCAR
22
Northern Indians : ERIES
24
Low ___ : EBB
26
More cunning : SLIER
29
Grandkids, to grandparents : DEARS
30
Philosophical : DEEP
32
Carlo who wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli" : LEVI
33
Roadside sign : GAS
35
Not very engaging : ARID
37
Side dish, for short : VEG
38
One who delivers papers : PROCESSSERVER
42
How Miss Piggy refers to herself : MOI
43
Delicacy at a state dinner? : TACT
44
Urchin's home : SEA
45
Frequently : ALOT
47
Hideaway : LAIR
49
Old West gunman Jack : SLADE
53
Los ___ : LOBOS
55
Fragrant ring : LEI
56
Brad Pitt thriller : SEVEN
57
Resulted (from) : AROSE
59
Superhuman ability : PSI
61
Cockpit abbr. : ALT
62
Mission of a sort : HOMELESSSHELTER
66
Morning music : AUBADE
67
Wordsworth, for one : LAUREATE
68
Casserole crust : GRATIN
69
Private : OWN
70
Hammock holder : TREE
Down
1
Checked for accuracy : VETTED
2
Be essential (to) : INHERE
3
Greek princess : ALEXIA
4
Time difference : LAG
5
Judge's no-no : BIAS
6
Never expressed, as tears : UNSHED
7
Some British imports : MGS
8
Portraitist Frans : HALS
9
Long stories : EPICS
10
Revolt : APPALL
11
Stay on death row : REPRIEVE
12
Start of a long-distance call : ONE
13
N.Y.C. artery, with "the" : FDR
15
Person of grace and dignity : CLASSACT
18
Prompts grave thoughts in : SOBERS
23
As a result : ERGO
25
Fairy-tale monster : BEASTIE
27
By any chance : EVER
28
Set up : RIG
31
They have wedges : PIES
34
It makes an impression : SEAL
36
More fancy : DRESSIER
38
Knit shirt : POLO
39
City in central Ecuador : RIOBAMBA
40
Balance : SCALES
41
Sheltered spot : VALE
42
Bad start? : MAL
46
Clawed : TOREAT
48
Carpentry tool : RIPSAW
50
Embodiment of a god : AVATAR
51
Computer key : DELETE
52
Main order : ENTREE
54
Old Italian coppers : SOLDI
58
Grasped : SEEN
60
Stay away from : SHUN
62
She-demon : HAG
63
Lord's Prayer beginning : OUR
64
___-pitch : SLO
65
Replayed shot : LET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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