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New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The starts to 17-, 30-, 38- and 47-Across, collectively

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Muller.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/10/07 ( No. 21,063 )

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Across
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Completely wreck : TOTAL
6
Pipe shape : ELL
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Twin Falls's home : IDAHO
14
High home : AERIE
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Finder's reward : FEE
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Generous soul : GIVER
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Loan to a company before it goes public, say : BRIDGEFINANCING
20
Computer command after cut : PASTE
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Gill opening : SLIT
22
D.C. insider : POL
24
N.F.L. position: Abbr. : CTR
26
Lake that is a source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
30
Spilling out : OVERTHEEDGE
34
Director Browning : TOD
35
Russian country house : DACHA
36
Slangy turndown : NAH
37
History chapters : ERAS
38
Periods of unrest : TROUBLEDTIMES
42
Life stories : BIOS
43
Unedited : RAW
44
South Beach plan and others : DIETS
46
Seating info : ROW
47
Remover of impurities : WATERFILTER
50
"___ Song" (John Denver tune) : ANNIES
52
___ one-eighty : DOA
53
Mormons, initially : LDS
54
Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
56
Place to shop in Tokyo : GINZA
59
The starts to 17-, 30-, 38- and 47-Across, collectively : SONGBYPAULSIMON
65
Arboreal Aussie : KOALA
66
Be short : OWE
67
Pour out from : EMPTY
68
On the tail of : AFTER
69
Ernie of golf : ELS
70
Social level : CASTE
Down
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Treater's pickup : TAB
2
"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
3
Racing feat : TRIPLECROWN
4
Broadway musical with the song "The Gods Love Nubia" : AIDA
5
Crab morsels : LEGS
6
Lacking vigor : EFFETE
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Handout at a tiki bar : LEI
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Shutterbug's purchase : LENS
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Set off : IGNITE
10
Formal rulings : DICTA
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
12
Old biddy : HEN
13
.com alternative : ORG
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Impress clearly : ETCH
19
Land (on) : ALIGHT
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Part of a commercial name after "i" : POD
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It may be standing : OVATION
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Extended, as a membership : RENEWED
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Lights on posts, perhaps : STREETLAMPS
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Didn't work that hard : COASTED
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They may pop up nowadays : ADS
31
Greek R's : RHOS
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Greek T : TAU
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Nascar ___ : DAD
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Expressionist Nolde : EMIL
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Harsh and metallic : BRASSY
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Long. crosser : LAT
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___ Amin : IDI
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It has a supporting role : BRA
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Home mixologist's spot : WETBAR
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___ gallery : ROGUES
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Go bankrupt : FAIL
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Fraternal org. : BPOE
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Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
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Coors brand : ZIMA
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Calypso cousin : SKA
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Punch-in-the-gut response : OOF
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Rebellious Turner : NAT
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Saddler's tool : AWL
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Baseball's Master Melvin : OTT
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Carrie of "Creepshow" : NYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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