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New York Times, Monday, July 2, 2007

Earlier ... or a hint to the words circled in 17-, 21-, 37- and 51-Across

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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C
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A
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R
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T
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C
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H
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B
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H
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J
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C
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P
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G
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Y
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© 2007, The New York Times7/2/07 ( No. 21,055 )
Across
1
Gem units : CARATS
7
Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
10
Sea creature that moves sideways : CRAB
14
Common recipe amount : ONECUP
15
Actor Holbrook : HAL
16
Turner of Hollywood : LANA
17
Masonry work that may be smoothed with a trowel : STUCCOWALL
19
Grace finisher : AMEN
20
Deadly snake : ASP
21
Shoving away, football-style : STIFFARMING
23
Director Bob who won a Tony, Oscar and Emmy all in the same year : FOSSE
24
Evicts : OUSTS
25
Quester for the Golden Fleece : JASON
28
Hen's place : COOP
30
"It's a sin to tell ___" : ALIE
31
Goes 80, say : SPEEDS
34
Fellow : GUY
37
More rain and less light, e.g., to a pilot : WORSECONDITIONS
40
Sault ___ Marie : STE
41
Ill-___ gains : GOTTEN
42
Hitchhiker's need : RIDE
43
Tabbies : CATS
44
Person whose name appears on a museum plaque, e.g. : DONOR
45
Zorro's weapon : SWORD
48
Colorado resort : ASPEN
51
Some memorization in arithmetic class : TIMESTABLES
54
Airport overseer: Abbr. : FAA
57
Director Kazan : ELIA
58
Earlier ... or a hint to the words circled in 17-, 21-, 37- and 51-Across : BEFOREHAND
60
Book after John : ACTS
61
Coach Parseghian : ARA
62
White fur : ERMINE
63
Two tablets every six hours, e.g. : DOSE
64
Thieve : ROB
65
Target and J. C. Penney : STORES
Down
1
___ Nostra : COSA
2
Six-legged intruders : ANTS
3
Sign on, as for another tour of duty : REUP
4
N.C. State's group : ACC
5
University of Arizona's home : TUCSON
6
Leopard markings : SPOTS
7
Rub raw : CHAFE
8
.5 : HALF
9
Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
10
Zip one's lip : CLAMUP
11
Harold who directed "Groundhog Day" : RAMIS
12
Concerning : ANENT
13
Hair over the forehead : BANGS
18
State known for its cheese: Abbr. : WIS
22
Hen's place : ROOST
23
Enemies : FOES
25
1975 thriller that took a big bite at the box office : JAWS
26
Very much : ALOT
27
Father : SIRE
28
Give : CEDE
29
Chief Norse god : ODIN
31
Many a person whose name starts Mac : SCOT
32
Flower holders : POTS
33
Suffix with differ : ENT
34
Enter : GOIN
35
Ruin : UNDO
36
Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
38
"Zounds!" : EGADS
39
Laundry implement that might make a 43-Down : IRON
43
See 39-Down : CREASE
44
Gobi or Mojave : DESERT
45
Lieu : STEAD
46
Radio word after "Roger" : WILCO
47
Skips : OMITS
48
Popular BBC import, for short : ABFAB
49
___-mo replay : SLO
50
Israel's Shimon : PERES
52
Skier's transport : TBAR
53
Prefix with -nautic : AERO
54
Light-skinned : FAIR
55
Actress Heche : ANNE
56
Citrus coolers : ADES
59
M.D.'s group : HMO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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