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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 2002

66-Across : Orator's asset

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QUXZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/8/02 ( No. 19,205 )
Across
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Comedian who once said, "My audiences are my group therapy" : JOANRIVERS
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
14
Big name in talk radio : OLLIENORTH
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Dazed : ASEA
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Right down the fairway : WELLDRIVEN
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Popular handheld game company : TOMY
18
Global positioning fig. : LAT
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24-Across, in France : MIDI
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Like some old-fashioned lamps : OILLIT
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[How boring!] : SNORE
24
Whistle time : NOON
26
"Yo te ___" : AMO
27
Harp go-with, maybe : HALO
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Move quickly and lightly : SKITTER
32
Part of many a corporate facility : CAFETERIA
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Beaten to death : TRITE
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Buckets : ALOT
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Plaintive piece : DIRGE
40
Spacewalks, for short : EVAS
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Sources of starch : TAROS
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Maryland home of the Goddard Space Flight Center : GREENBELT
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Honorary title holders : EMERITI
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Barker : SEAL
48
Charles, for one : ROI
49
Over the stadium wall : GONE
51
Role in "The Robe" : PETER
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Trim : EDGING
57
Racket part : GRIP
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Project conclusion? : ILE
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Portuguese lady : DONA
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Social climbers : ARRIVISTES
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Some feds : TMEN
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Orator's asset : EYECONTACT
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"___ the glad waters of the dark blue sea": Byron : OER
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Dash and others : DETERGENTS
Down
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Prominent part of a Nixon caricature : JOWLS
2
Fat substitute : OLEAN
3
___ the good : ALLTO
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Zip : NIL
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Buffalo, e.g. : REDMEAT
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Religious inscription : INRI
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Set aside : VOID
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Sam of the Watergate hearings : ERVIN
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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Dope : SHNOOK
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Opposite of combinative : ISOLATIVE
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Arsenic is one : SEMIMETAL
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Finally settle : LAYTOREST
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N.L. city: Abbr. : ATL
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Rolling ___ (rich) : INIT
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Isocrates, for one : RHETOR
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Siouan speakers : OSAGES
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Took the van : LED
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Graph spot : ORIGIN
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Go from 3 to 9, say : TREBLE
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Waited on : CATEREDTO
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Spurs are attached to it : ALAMODOME
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Many a tourist : FOREIGNER
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Sale abbr. : IRR
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Shoebox letters : EEE
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Pickup line request : SIGN
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Not alert : NAPPING
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Like fraternity party revelers, perhaps : TOGAED
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Cousin of a bittern : EGRET
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Missile in a silo : TITAN
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Pick : ELECT
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Doesn't play : RESTS
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Publisher Ballantine : IAN
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Wild ___ : RICE
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Songwriter Novello : IVOR
63
Sandwich choice : RYE
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Marie or Julie: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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