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New York Times, Thursday, August 11, 2005

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

I have shaded in all the squares that contain the letter O so you can see the O-RING (22-Down.) After the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, it was determined that an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster had failed at liftoff.

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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 20,365 )

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Across
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Minuteman, e.g.: Abbr. : ICBM
5
Windows may have them, briefly : ACS
8
___-Seltzer : ALKA
12
Massenet opera : THAIS
14
Speed: Abbr. : MPH
15
Northern Indians : ERIES
16
Father Junipero ___ : SERRA
17
New pedometer reading : OOO
18
Shots at a dentist's office : XRAYS
19
"All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes" writer : ANGELOU
21
Caesar salad base : ROMAINE
23
Masseur's command : LIEDOWN
24
Pant : TROUSER
25
French pronoun : ILS
26
Home of Pukaskwa National Park : ONTARIO
28
Baltic land: Abbr. : EST
29
Gertrude ___, 1988 Medicine Nobelist : ELION
31
The writer Saki's real name : MUNRO
33
Rock's Brian : ENO
34
Flashy jewelry, informally : BLING
36
Stick in the water : OAR
39
Awards for Edward Albee : OBIES
41
Improved : HONED
43
Chinese tea : CHA
46
Busy : ONTHEGO
49
"You're All ___ Got Tonight" : IVE
50
Mini poodles and toy terriers : LAPDOGS
52
Follows dentists' orders : FLOSSES
54
One passing a course with flying colors? : AVIATOR
55
Coercers : FORCERS
56
Teacher's summons : SEEME
57
Hugs, symbolically : OOO
59
Big Band musician Shaw : ARTIE
60
Measured on foot : PACED
61
Env. contents : LTR
62
Intolerant type : HATER
63
Fr. holy women : STES
64
D-Day carrier: Abbr. : LST
65
D-Con target : PEST
Down
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"Not true!" : ITSALIE
2
Bedspread fabric : CHENILLE
3
Enters abruptly : BARGESIN
4
Stuck : MIRED
5
Line on a money order : AMOUNT
6
U.S.N. rank : CPO
7
Near future : SHORTRUN
8
Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
9
Be a go-between : LIAISE
10
"A Tract on Monetary Reform" author : KEYNES
11
Posit : ASSERT
13
Place for chaps in chaps : SALOON
15
English breed of sheep : EXMOOR
20
Have : OWN
22
Certain NASA equipment … shown literally in the solution to this puzzle : ORING
27
Plain folk : AMISH
30
Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
32
Queenside castle, in chess notation : OOO
34
"You got it!" : BINGO
35
"Time to get started" : LETSROLL
37
Clear liqueur : ANISETTE
38
Musings : REVERIES
40
Ousted : BOOTED
41
"Way to go!" : HOORAH
42
Split, e.g. : DESSERT
43
Holds : CLASPS
44
Attack : HAVEAT
45
Not together : APIECE
47
Push : EFFORT
48
Day-___ : GLO
51
Damon Runyon characters : DAMES
53
Annul : SCRAP
58
Exciting periods, for short : OTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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