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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2005

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The empty squares must be read as the word EMPTY.

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EMPTY
2
C
3
A
4
N
5
S
6
C
7
M
8
D
9
H
10
A
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L
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F
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EMPTY
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B
I
Z
E
T
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H
A
I
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A
F
O
O
T
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O
C
U
L
I
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O
K
S
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I
R
I
S
H
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X
E
R
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R
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A
R
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B
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I
T
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S
T
R
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E
R
E
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S
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W
A
S
A
B
I
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L
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E
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S
O
S
O
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A
L
A
R
M
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R
A
R
A
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L
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O
R
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N
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T
E
N
E
T
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L
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E
A
V
E
S
EMPTY
37
H
38
A
N
D
E
D
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C
I
S
C
O
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P
E
S
T
O
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O
N
C
E
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E
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A
R
P
S
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N
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E
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B
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R
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M
E
A
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I
N
T
O
T
O
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E
C
R
U
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E
S
P
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S
T
O
M
A
C
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H
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Z
E
N
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U
M
A
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S
S
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D
I
G
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O
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K
E
M
O
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P
A
D
R
E
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D
S
O
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H
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M
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N
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EMPTY
N
E
S
T
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S
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N
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O
N
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N
EMPTY
© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0707 ( 20,330 )
Across
1
Redeemable recyclables : EMPTYCANS
6
Military hqtrs.: Abbr. : CMD
9
Like some glasses, in a phrase : HALFEMPTY
14
"The Pearl Fishers" composer : BIZET
15
Yokohama yes : HAI
16
In progress : AFOOT
17
Eyes : OCULI
18
Nods, perhaps : OKS
19
Like rock's U2 : IRISH
20
Gen-___ : XER
21
Cheese dish : RAREBIT
24
Orch. section : STR
25
"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
27
Green condiment : WASABI
28
Actress Grant : LEE
29
Fair : SOSO
30
Eye-opener? : ALARM
31
___ avis : RARA
32
"Two Women" actress : LOREN
34
Precept : TENET
35
Loses ignominiously, on a game show : LEAVESEMPTYHANDED
39
___ Systems, computer networking giant : CISCO
40
Green sauce : PESTO
41
A long time ago : ONCE
42
Wild West brothers : EARPS
44
Its motto is "Equality before the law": Abbr. : NEBR
48
"___ virtute me involvo": Horace : MEA
49
Entirely : INTOTO
50
Lampshade shade, perhaps : ECRU
51
One way to pick things up, for short : ESP
52
See 65-Across : STOMACH
54
Path to enlightenment : ZEN
55
Minutemen of the Atlantic Ten Conf. : UMASS
57
"Catch my drift?" : DIG
58
Vermont ski resort : OKEMO
60
Father figure? : PADRE
61
Brit. medal : DSO
62
Heavy weightlifters, maybe : HEMEN
63
Older couple's home, often : EMPTYNEST
64
Legis. title : SEN
65
With 52-Across, how to take some medications : ONANEMPTY
Down
1
Moving aids, or a hint to this puzzle's theme : EMPTYBOXES
2
Originator of the phrase "Let the punishment fit the offense" : CICERO
3
Cool shades : AZURES
4
First word of Dante's "Inferno" : NEL
5
Roil : STIR
6
They often have four parts : CHORALES
7
Pledges, but not really : MAKESANEMPTYPROMISE
8
Oust from practice : DISBAR
9
Land that won its independence in 1804 : HAITI
10
It touches the Atlantic O. : AFR
11
Metropolis gal : LOISLANE
12
Promoted : FOSTERED
13
Statement not to worry about : EMPTYTHREAT
22
Sentient : AWARE
23
Its name is also its N.Y.S.E. symbol : IBM
26
Assuage : SOLACE
31
Fixed up : REDONE
33
Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
34
Big bang producer : TNT
35
One involved in a faceoff : LINESMAN
36
Bit of mischief : ESCAPADE
37
Geometrical figure : HEPTAGON
38
Part of Nasdaq: Abbr. : ASSOC
39
Fail, as in a search : COMEUPEMPTY
42
Tolkien creature : ENT
43
Conflicting : ATODDS
45
Itch's cause : ECZEMA
46
German port town : BREMEN
47
Push ahead, despite exhaustion : RUNONEMPTY
49
"The stage ___" : ISSET
53
Christmas sound : HOHO
56
A.C.T. takers : SRS
59
Scope : KEN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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