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New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 2005

A couple of chips in the pot, maybe

Author:
Beth Hinshaw
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Beth Hinshaw

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hinshaw.
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© 2005, The New York Times7/5/05 ( No. 20,328 )
Across
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Tough trips : TREKS
6
Poster holder : TACK
10
Shi'ites, e.g. : SECT
14
Two under, on the links : EAGLE
15
Double-reeded woodwind : OBOE
16
Pertaining to : INRE
17
Tee off : ANGER
18
Elbow/hand connector : ULNA
19
Marked, as a box on a test : XDIN
20
Noted actor's writing implements? : SEANPENNSPENS
23
"Nope" : NAH
25
Actress Hatcher : TERI
26
Candidate's concern : IMAGE
27
Instruction to a woman in labor : BREATHE
30
Get-up-and-go : VIM
32
Danger signal : RED
33
Yo-Yo Ma's instrument : CELLO
34
Rodeo wear, often : DENIM
36
Noted actor's sons? : ALANLADDSLADS
41
Farmer's spring purchase : SEEDS
42
Orderly grouping : ARRAY
44
Dear old ___ : DAD
47
Headlight setting : DIM
48
Public face : PERSONA
50
"Wheel of Fortune" purchases : AEIOU
52
Huge-screen film format : IMAX
54
Church perch : PEW
55
Noted actor's underarms? : BRADPITTSPITS
59
Shopper stopper : SALE
60
Fiddle sticks : BOWS
61
California/Nevada lake : TAHOE
64
Keep ___ (persist) : ATIT
65
A couple of chips in the pot, maybe : ANTE
66
Tempest : STORM
67
Perfect Olympic scores : TENS
68
Makes calls : REFS
69
"Breaking Away" director Peter : YATES
Down
1
Lipton product : TEA
2
Made haste : RAN
3
Shade of white : EGGSHELL
4
Swiss artist Paul : KLEE
5
Word repeated after "Que" in song : SERA
6
Rug with nothing swept under it? : TOUPEE
7
More competent : ABLER
8
Plotted : CONNIVED
9
9/11 commission chairman Thomas : KEAN
10
Rush-hour hr. : SIXPM
11
Win over : ENDEAR
12
Shrink in fear : CRINGE
13
Made tight, as muscles : TENSED
21
Highest degree : NTH
22
Analogous : SIMILAR
23
"The West Wing" network : NBC
24
Plane measure : AREA
28
Resigned remark : ALAS
29
Cut down on the flab : TONEDUP
31
Electees : INS
34
Dentist's deg. : DDS
35
Neighbor of Earth : MARS
37
Floral necklace : LEI
38
Movie ticket mandate : ADMITONE
39
Finesse stroke in tennis : DROPSHOT
40
With it, mentally : SANE
43
Not fly absolutely straight : YAW
44
Blots lightly : DABSAT
45
Supply with oxygen : AERATE
46
Join a teleconference : DIALIN
48
Written permissions : PASSES
49
Abbr. before a date on a pkg. : EXP
51
"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
53
Workweek letters : MTWTF
56
Construction beam : IBAR
57
Wee : ITSY
58
"See ya!" : TATA
62
Miner's find : ORE
63
German spa : EMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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