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New York Times, Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Activity associated with the word ladder formed by 1-, 10-, 70- and 72-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: {FQX} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2010, The New York Times8/10/10 ( No. 22,190 )
Across
1
Male ballroom dancer, traditionally : LEAD
5
Total : ADDUP
10
Laundry unit : LOAD
14
Not ___ many words : INSO
15
___ Granada (old Spanish colony in the Americas) : NUEVA
16
Org. for Annika Sorenstam : LPGA
17
Oyster ___ : STEW
18
Cooler, to a hip-hopper : ILLER
19
Broccoli centers? : CEES
20
Goal of 39-Across : TRANSMUTATION
23
Whitman or Whittier : POET
24
Gives a leg up : BOOSTS
27
Swipe at the store : SCAN
29
Bucks and rams : HES
32
Extreme : ULTRA
33
___ & the Blowfish : HOOTIE
35
Part of a jug band : TUB
37
Lockup : JAIL
38
Objective : AIM
39
Activity associated with the word ladder formed by 1-, 10-, 70- and 72-Across : ALCHEMY
42
What a swish shot swishes : NET
43
Ton : SLEW
45
Mary ___ of cosmetics : KAY
46
Battlefield shout : WARCRY
48
Grand ___ National Park : TETON
50
___-ray Discs : BLU
52
Glasgow negations : NAES
53
Decorates : ADORNS
55
Tirade : RANT
57
39-Across, for one : PSEUDOSCIENCE
63
Latin lover's word? : AMAT
65
"Shut up!" : ZIPIT
66
Ski-___ (snowmobiles) : DOOS
67
"Not a chance" : NOPE
68
Ryan of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : IRENE
69
Subdivision map : PLAT
70
Incite : GOAD
71
Sniggled : EELED
72
Olympic prize : GOLD
Down
1
Tilt : LIST
2
___'acte : ENTR
3
Between ports : ASEA
4
Rehearsed perfectly : DOWNPAT
5
Manga-like art form : ANIME
6
Lake Superior port : DULUTH
7
Shoulder muscle, briefly : DELT
8
Sclera neighbor : UVEA
9
Second section : PARTB
10
Rapper born James Todd Smith : LLCOOLJ
11
Batting position : OPENSTANCE
12
AARP membership concern : AGE
13
"___ Kapital" : DAS
21
Braga of Hollywood : SONIA
22
Letters from a short person? : IOU
25
Judges and juries : TRIERS
26
Dirty : SALTY
27
Dirty : SOILED
28
Dice roller's exclamation : COMETOPAPA
30
___ alcohol : ETHYL
31
Litigate : SUE
33
"___ luego" : HASTA
34
Lodge member : ELK
36
Audi alternative : BMW
40
Trucker's place : CAB
41
Greek New Age musician : YANNI
44
Wool variety : WORSTED
47
Like most of the Harry Potter films : RATEDPG
49
Havana-to-Miami dir. : NNE
51
Bearlike : URSINE
54
"The World of ___ Wong" : SUZIE
56
Wasn't passive : ACTED
58
Ominous : DIRE
59
Audi alternative : OPEL
60
Part of a plea : NOLO
61
Mine find : COAL
62
Abbr. on a city limit sign : ESTD
63
Oscar-winning director Lee : ANG
64
Jersey greeting? : MOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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