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New York Times, Thursday, June 7, 2001

36-Down : They may be dull

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Ross.
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© 2001, The New York Times6/7/01 ( No. 18,839 )
Across
1
Thai money : BAHT
5
Theme of this puzzle : BOARD
10
Greek peak : OSSA
14
Sheltered, in a way : ALEE
15
Johnson's partner in comedy : OLSEN
16
It may be fair : SKIN
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Four before 5-Across : STARCLIPLAPCARD
20
___ Wall : HADRIANS
21
Peripheral : OUTER
22
Hobby shop inventory : KITS
23
Gary's co-star in "Desire" : MARLENE
25
Bathysphere designer : BEEBE
27
College V.I.P.'s : PREXIES
29
Romantic interlude : IDYL
30
Exactly right : DEADON
31
Hypo units : CCS
34
Three before 5-Across : BASERUNNINGFOOT
37
Ascap alternative : BMI
38
Field of vision? : OPTICS
39
___ Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans : IRMA
40
Puts down : DEMEANS
42
Oafish : INEPT
43
Héloïse's correspondent : ABELARD
45
Gymnastics move : FLIP
46
Successfully defended one's title : REWON
47
Blabs : TELLSALL
51
Four before 5-Across : CLAPSNOWDASHSEA
54
More : ELSE
55
Look for : AWAIT
56
It was founded in 1440 : ETON
57
Morse bits : DAHS
58
Eclipses : BESTS
59
Thrill : SEND
Down
1
Blowout : BASH
2
Resort next to Snowbird : ALTA
3
Four before 5-Across : HEADKEYSIDEWASH
4
Not just bad : TERRIBLE
5
Gauchos' weapons : BOLAS
6
"Thirtysomething" co-star : OLIN
7
Indiana Jones's dread : ASPS
8
Pastor's field: Abbr. : REL
9
Trial evidence, sometimes : DNA
10
Small mouthlike aperture : OSCULE
11
Three before 5-Across : SKATESCOREPASTE
12
It's heard on "Cops" : SIREN
13
Auto pioneer Citroën : ANDRE
18
Refer to : CITE
19
Going (over) : PORING
23
"M*A*S*H" characters : MEDICS
24
Neurites : AXONS
25
Lettuce variety : BIBB
26
Gouda alternative : EDAM
27
Basketball team, e.g. : PENTAD
28
Arrested : RANIN
30
Con artist : DUPER
32
Provide gratis : COMP
33
Weight, e.g. : STAT
35
"Friends" follower : ROMANS
36
They may be dull : FINISHES
41
Emulates Romeo and Juliet : ELOPES
42
Woes : ILLS
43
Like rainbows : ARCED
44
Beautiful, in Bologna : BELLA
45
Some keys have them : FLATS
47
"Jabberwocky" opener : TWAS
48
Reduce a sentence, perhaps : EDIT
49
The first "L" of L. L. Bean : LEON
50
Come down : LAND
52
Pinch : NAB
53
"To what do I ___ ...?" : OWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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