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New York Times, Monday, August 1, 2011

Unfinished project ... or, literally, what the answers to the eight starred clues contain?

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Fagliano.
Jim Horne notes:

A work (of ART) progresses through all the 10-letter Across entries starting at the far left and inching over to the far right.

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H
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A
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I
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T
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C
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B
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S
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P
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N
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A
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A
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U
L
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E
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L
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M
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H
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S
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B
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I
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H
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D
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N
O
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M
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H
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A
W
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K
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I
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G
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D
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D
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O
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D
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L
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A
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C
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M
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W
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B
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© 2011, The New York Times8/1/11 ( No. 22,546 )
Across
1
French-speaking nation in the Americas : HAITI
6
Network with an eye logo : CBS
9
___ colada : PINA
13
*Eloquent : ARTICULATE
16
"Crazy" bird : LOON
17
*British novelist who wrote "London Fields" : MARTINAMIS
18
Liter or meter : UNIT
19
Crafty : SLY
20
*College near Philadelphia : SWARTHMORE
22
Mets' ballpark until 2008 : SHEA
24
Symbol on Superman's chest : ESS
25
*Having both Republican and Democratic support : BIPARTISAN
30
Degree after an M.A., perhaps : PHD
33
"___ do" ("Not possible") : NOCAN
34
Hot cocoa container, maybe : MUG
35
Japanese "yes" : HAI
36
Unfinished project ... or, literally, what the answers to the eight starred clues contain? : AWORKINPROGRESS
41
Where a bear hibernates : DEN
42
Go kaput : DIE
43
See 40-Down : EARTH
44
Kerfuffle : ADO
45
*National discount store chain : DOLLARTREE
48
Dove's sound : COO
50
Whacked-out mental state : DAZE
51
*Container next to a bowl of cereal : MILKCARTON
56
The last "w" in www : WEB
59
Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
60
*Like some checks and vendors : THIRDPARTY
63
"Or ___!" (threat) : ELSE
64
*Gradually separated : MOVEDAPART
65
Pictures inked on the body, in slang : TATS
66
Lawn base : SOD
67
Wigwam relative : TEPEE
Down
1
Easter roasts : HAMS
2
Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
3
Humble response to a compliment : ITRY
4
Palindromic bird : TIT
5
Here, in 1-Across : ICI
6
Scratch, as a cat might a sofa : CLAWAT
7
Crimson Tide school, for short : BAMA
8
Start to wake up : STIR
9
Prunes, originally : PLUMS
10
Where the Northern Lights occur : IONOSPHERE
11
Dark film genre : NOIR
12
___ meridiem (morning: Lat.) : ANTE
14
Al who won four Indy 500s : UNSER
15
D.C. winter hrs. : EST
21
Rooster's mate : HEN
22
Train for a boxing match : SPAR
23
Baseball's Hammerin' ___ : HANK
25
Bent at a curtain call : BOWED
26
Antiestablishment figure : ICONOCLAST
27
Urge : IMPEL
28
Spanish "south" : SUR
29
In the past : AGO
31
Hurry : HASTE
32
What everyone brings to a potluck dinner : DISH
33
Nothing : NADA
37
Words before "You may kiss the bride" : IDO
38
Nothing : NIL
39
Saxophonist Stan : GETZ
40
With 43-Across, yttrium or scandium : RARE
45
___ Martens (shoes) : DOC
46
Loved to pieces : ADORED
47
Corp. creativity department : RANDD
49
Dust Bowl migrants : OKIES
51
Encounter : MEET
52
Jamaica, por ejemplo : ISLA
53
Place to enter a PIN : ATM
54
Letters after pis : RHOS
55
Record for later viewing, in a way : TIVO
56
Shawl, e.g. : WRAP
57
French "to be" : ETRE
58
Tiny part of a computer's memory : BYTE
61
Congratulate nonverbally : PAT
62
King Kong, e.g. : APE

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

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