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New York Times, Friday, July 12, 2002

Something not to say when taking a sobriety test

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/12/02 ( No. 19,239 )
Across
1
"Who is it?" prompter : DINGDONG
9
The Ten Commandments, mostly : TABOOS
15
Title king of a Mozart opera : IDOMENEO
16
"Beats me!" : IDUNNO
17
Some pledge drive gifts : TOTEBAGS
18
Post production : CEREAL
19
Dallas Cowboys founder Murchison : CLINT
20
Bundled units, in some product names : PAKS
22
Bill: Abbr. : INV
23
Something not to say when taking a sobriety test : HIC
24
Best Actor of 1961 : SCHELL
27
Be a sign of : BODE
28
O.T. book : EZEK
30
Medieval capital of Flanders : LILLE
31
___ collar : ETON
32
Says 59-Across : DESPAIRS
34
"The Story of Civilization" author : DURANT
36
See 6-Down : DIET
37
Architectural recess : APSE
38
Investor's desire : RETURN
41
Fast one : FLIMFLAM
45
"... poison'd with ___ of ale": Shakespeare : APOT
46
Link : TIEIN
48
Splitting syllables : TATA
49
Part of a gas mileage rating : CITY
50
Gridiron maneuvers : SNEAKS
52
"Under a Glass Bell" author : NIN
53
Landing info: Abbr. : ETA
54
Card catalogue abbr. : ETAL
55
More than mere jitters : ANGST
57
Rum drink : COLADA
59
Defeatist declaration : ITSNOUSE
62
Supposed source of good fortune : AMULET
63
Preacher's target : LOSTSOUL
64
Kvetch : REPINE
65
Star of nine Dr. Kildare films : LEWAYRES
Down
1
Eighty-sixed : DITCHED
2
More than look up to : IDOLIZE
3
Bulletin board array : NOTICES
4
They're on big cases : GMEN
5
Scores, of a sort : DEBTS
6
With 36-Across, losing : ONA
7
Darkroom master: Abbr. : NEG
8
John and others : GOSPELS
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10
Some vitamin C sources : ADES
11
Sticker : BUR
12
The tiniest bit : ONEIOTA
13
Incessantly : ONANDON
14
Not stuck with 5-Down : SOLVENT
21
Tie indicator : ALL
25
Cuba, once, to the Soviet Union : CLIENTSTATE
26
"Java" man : HIRT
27
Stripped (of) : BEREFT
29
G.I.'s assignment, maybe : KPDUTY
33
Show : AIR
35
Mil. branch : USM
37
Others, to Ovid : ALIA
38
Fast one : RACECAR
39
Model : EPITOME
40
Reckon : TOTALUP
41
Ail : FEELILL
42
Absence of animation : LANGUOR
43
Under discussion : ATISSUE
44
Places for vases : MANTELS
47
Feminine name suffix : INA
51
Producer of a famous laugh : SANTA
54
Perfect plot : EDEN
56
Looking for dirt, perhaps : NOSY
58
Noted knocker-outer : ALI
60
Piggy : TOE
61
Storm heading: Abbr. : SSW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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