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New York Times, Monday, June 30, 2008

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0630 ( 21,419 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Like students in the Head Start program : PREK
5
Nonplayer's spot in the dugout : BENCH
10
"Out!" or "Safe!" : CALL
14
Sharpen, as a knife : HONE
15
Meat-contaminating bacteria : ECOLI
16
Double Stuf cookie : OREO
17
British pop group with a repetitive name : DURANDURAN
19
This-and-that dish : STEW
20
___ quo : STATUS
21
Reagan antimissile plan, for short : SDI
23
Geller who claims paranormal ability : URI
24
The Lord : GOD
25
Kurdistan city on the Tigris : MOSULIRAQ
28
Traveler's route : ITINERARY
31
Pillages : LOOTS
32
___ Francisco : SAN
33
Termination : END
34
Filming site : SET
35
On-ramp : HIGHWAYENTRANCE
42
Gratuity : TIP
43
Nipper the dog's company : RCA
44
"Now I get it!" : AHA
45
Mark who was a swimming phenom at the 1972 Olympics : SPITZ
48
Lipton employee : TEATASTER
51
Welch's soft drink : GRAPESODA
53
___ polloi : HOI
54
Dangler on an item for sale : TAG
55
Pen point : NIB
56
Signify : DENOTE
59
Spanish artist Joan : MIRO
61
Unexpected wallet fattener ... and what the circled words are : FOUNDMONEY
64
Far from land : ASEA
65
Cavaradossi's love in a Puccini opera : TOSCA
66
Few and far between : RARE
67
Mock : JEER
68
Tale : STORY
69
Donations for the poor : ALMS
Down
1
Grad school achievements : PHDS
2
Defeat decisively : ROUT
3
Maddening : ENRAGING
4
Buster on the silent screen : KEATON
5
Mattress sites : BEDS
6
Bygone French coin : ECU
7
"... ___ a lender be" : NOR
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Chic : CLASSY
9
Worshiper of Brahma : HINDU
10
Trig ratio: Abbr. : COS
11
Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
12
Regard with lust : LEERAT
13
Reasons for special ed : LOWIQS
18
Like the upper half of the Venus de Milo : NUDE
22
In worse health : ILLER
25
Umpteen : MANY
26
Chose from the menu, say : ORDERED
27
Smidgen : IOTA
28
Sort of: Suffix : ISH
29
Mai ___ (rum cocktail) : TAI
30
Harvest : REAP
34
Rebounds or assists : STAT
36
URL starter : HTTP
37
Shrink from age : WIZEN
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March Madness org. : NCAA
39
Not local or state : NATIONAL
40
Fighter with Fidel : CHE
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Audiologist's concern : EAR
45
High-ranking noncom : SGTMAJ
46
Kudos : PRAISE
47
"That's my opinion, too" : IAGREE
48
As well : TOBOOT
49
"Uh, excuse me" : AHEM
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Mexican state bordering Arizona : SONORA
52
Looks (through), as for information : SIFTS
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Six years, for a senator : TERM
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Peepers : EYES
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Crew implement : OAR
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Support grp. for the troops : USO
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Big maker of checkout devices : NCR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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