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New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Author:
Matthew J. Koceich
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Koceich. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0604 ( 19,201 )
Across
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Underwater predator : ORCA
5
Letters on a Soyuz rocket : CCCP
9
October stones : OPALS
14
Fermented honey drink : MEAD
15
Bona fide : REAL
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Running wild : ARIOT
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Indigo dye source : ANIL
18
School for a future ens. : USNA
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NBC staple since 1/14/52 : TODAY
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Either 38- or 53-Across : RENAISSANCEMAN
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Privy to : INON
24
Pizarro's prize : ORO
25
Clod buster : HOE
28
Priests' subordinates : DEACONS
31
Automobile sticker fig. : MPG
34
Boredom : ENNUI
36
Trucker's truck : RIG
37
Fly high : SOAR
38
"The Last Supper" artist : LEONARDODAVINCI
42
Battering wind : GALE
43
Out ___ limb : ONA
44
Largish combo : OCTET
45
In the style of : ALA
46
Tableland : PLATEAU
49
Hosp. units : ERS
50
Iron man Ripken : CAL
51
Ten: Prefix : DECA
53
"The Divine Comedy" author : DANTEALIGHIERI
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Canon competitor : RICOH
61
Grease monkey's job : LUBE
62
The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYST
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Bruins' sch. : UCLA
65
First name in jeans : LEVI
66
Surrenders : CEDES
67
Deportment : MIEN
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"Baseball Tonight" channel : ESPN
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Barbra's "Funny Girl" co-star : OMAR
2
Philosopher Descartes : RENE
3
Genesis son : CAIN
4
He finished second to Ike : ADLAI
5
Friend of Friday : CRUSOE
6
Big name in small planes : CESSNA
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Scene of Jesus' first miracle : CANA
8
Blueprint : PLAN
9
Many John Wayne films : OATERS
10
TV teaser : PROMO
11
Verdi heroine : AIDA
12
It can generate a lot of interest : LOAN
13
Porker's pad : STY
21
Land of a billion : INDIA
22
Line dance : CONGA
25
Hägar's wife, in the comics : HELGA
26
N.B.A.'s Shaquille : ONEAL
27
___ Gay (plane) : ENOLA
29
Zagreb resident : CROAT
30
Suffix with fact : OID
31
Three-card hustle : MONTE
32
Indiana hoopster : PACER
33
Dixie dish : GRITS
35
Arles article : UNE
37
[not a typo] : SIC
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Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
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Heredity helix : DNA
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___ for (substantiate) : VOUCH
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Feeling of pity : PATHOS
47
Unlike toadstools : EDIBLE
48
Cyclades' sea : AEGEAN
50
Big bill : CNOTE
52
Airplane seat option : AISLE
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Part of 18-Across: Abbr. : ACAD
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Reunion attendee : ALUM
56
___ Baines Johnson : LUCI
57
Ogles : EYES
58
Invitation letters : RSVP
59
"Put ___ writing" : ITIN
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Boom box button : REC

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

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