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New York Times, Thursday, August 21, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Twelve answers in this puzzle are to be entered in an unusual way, for you to discover.
Jim Horne notes:

Words with rebus-like squares need to be read twice, once with each vowel. So, for example, 16 Across is FLIPFLOP and 12 Down is PINGPONG.

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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 19,644 )
Across
1
E.R. amts. : CCS
4
Geographical name that means roughly "great land" : ALASKA
10
"An Essay on Criticism" essayist : POPE
14
Leftover bit : ORT
15
Reading of 98.6°, e.g. : NORMAL
16
Casual footwear : FLIPFLOP
17
First-rate : TIPTOP
18
Singles' world : DATINGSCENE
20
Pre-Red head : TSAR
22
Tiny complaints : NITS
23
Oklahoma tribe : OSAGE
24
Moving : ASTIR
26
Tries : STABS
28
Lap dog : MALTESE
30
Kind of radio : AMFM
34
Alphabet trio : STU
37
Stalled construction : BARN
38
For some time : AWHILE
40
Peter Cottontail's pace : HIPPTYHOPPITY
42
Ella Fitzgerald classic : ATISKETATASKET
43
Station rating : OCTANE
44
Speaker in the outfield : TRIS
45
Shropshire female : EWE
46
Some Joe Frazier wins : TKOS
47
Irons : SMOOTHS
50
Drang's partner : STURM
51
Yellow parts : YOLKS
55
Cause for a blessing? : ACHOO
59
Hike : SNAP
61
A millionth of a milli- : NANO
62
Nickel-nursers : CHEAPSKATES
65
Not go straight : ZIGZAG
66
Rabble : RIFFRAFF
67
Phone button : REDIAL
68
Hosp. readout : ECG
69
Cards traded for Musials, maybe : OTTS
70
Burly : STOCKY
71
Blue hue : SKY
Down
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White vestment : COTTA
2
Traverse back and forth : CRISSCROSS
3
Annual parade honoree, briefly : STPAT
4
Clause joiner : AND
5
Museum deal : LOAN
6
Craftsmanship : ARTISTRY
7
Lovestruck : SMITTEN
8
Part of the Louisiana Purchase : KANSAS
9
H.S. subj. : ALG
10
Sgt.'s charges : PFCS
11
Olive genus : OLEA
12
Rec room activity : PINGPONG
13
It involves a wave of the hand : EPEE
19
Terse radio message : SOS
21
Basket feature : RIM
25
Six-Day War figure : RABIN
27
"Out!" : BEATIT
29
Trendy : LATEST
30
Spa sounds : AHS
31
Stand-up's prop : MIKE
32
Zoomed : FLEW
33
Parcel (out) : METE
34
Kerflooey : SHOT
35
Pendulum accompaniment : TICKTOCK
36
Capable of : UPTO
39
Spineless : WISHYWASHY
41
___ de deux : PAS
42
Perfumed : AROMATIC
44
House mover? : TORNADO
48
Old arm : MUSKET
49
Roughly one of every two deliveries : SON
50
Pacifier : SOP
52
Lolls : LAZES
53
Trinket : KNICKKNACK
54
Damp : SOGGY
55
Prefix with phobia : ACRO
56
Small talk : CHITCHAT
57
Importance : HEFT
58
Galoots : OAFS
60
Scaler's goal : PEAK
63
Yearbook sect. : SRS
64
Wily : SLY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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