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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 2004

51-Across : Grand

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
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108/18/200412/15/20062
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0114220
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.53200
Levi Denham

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 126 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Denham.
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USA
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© 2004, The New York Times8/18/04 ( No. 20,007 )
Across
1
Drug buster : NARC
5
Eight furlongs : MILE
9
Fishermen's pailfuls : BAITS
14
1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
15
Double agent Aldrich : AMES
16
Sleep disorder : APNEA
17
Fake cover stories : BOGUSALIBIS
19
"Bad" for "good," e.g. : SLANG
20
Dress with a flare : ALINE
21
Stephen Foster classic : OHSUSANNA
23
Back of the boat : AFT
25
Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. : AMAJ
27
Attacked with zeal : DOVEIN
28
Not nerdy : COOL
30
Bikini blast, briefly : ATEST
32
Stumblers' sounds : ERS
33
Get a program on the radio : TUNEIN
35
Mars explorer : ROVER
37
Homeric epic : ILIAD
38
Familiar Olympics chant : USAUSAUSA
39
King protectors : PAWNS
43
Watch : VIGIL
45
Catch between bases, say : TAGOUT
46
K.C.-to-Little Rock direction : SSE
48
Surveyors' calculations : AREAS
50
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
51
Grand : THOUSAND
53
Equine quipster : MRED
55
Airline to Amsterdam : KLM
56
Hermit : RECLUSE
58
Omnium-gatherums : OLIOS
60
Running wild : ARIOT
61
Shocked response in conversation : YOUSAIDWHAT
65
Reaches over : SPANS
66
Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
67
Easy gait : LOPE
68
"Roots" writer : HALEY
69
Once, once upon a time : ERST
70
Hightailed it : SPED
Down
1
Get the drop on : NAB
2
Stir : ADO
3
Tubes on the table : RIGATONI
4
Being the reason for : CAUSAL
5
Best bro : MAINMAN
6
Pooped person's plaint : IMBEAT
7
Pacific ring : LEI
8
"Happy Motoring" company : ESSO
9
Méphistophélès player in "Faust" : BASSO
10
Valedictorian's feat, perhaps : APLUSAVERAGE
11
Comparatively cockamamie : INANER
12
Court contest : TENNIS
13
"Contact" astronomer : SAGAN
18
___ Fail (Irish coronation stone) : LIA
22
Modern viewer's option, briefly : HDTV
23
When Hamlet sees his father's ghost : ACTI
24
Cager's offense : FOUL
26
Destination for many pilgrims : JERUSALEM
29
"Three's a crowd" : LEAVEUSALONE
31
March master : SOUSA
34
Exiled Amin : IDI
36
Org. concerned with PCB's : EPA
38
Onetime TWA rival : USAIR
40
Place with sawdust : WORKSHOP
41
Zero : NULL
42
Leaf holder : STEM
44
Gallivants : GADS
45
J. Alfred Prufrock poet : TSELIOT
46
Himalayan guide : SHERPA
47
Mixer : SOCIAL
49
Wakeup calls : AROUSALS
51
Riffraff : TRASH
52
Cracked : NUTSY
54
Performed : DID
57
Fictional Jane : EYRE
59
Barn birds : OWLS
62
Donne's "done" : OER
63
Big brute : APE
64
Koppel of ABC : TED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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