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New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 2010

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJVZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The circles contain state codes for the Midwest, arranged in correct geographic relationship.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 22,185 )

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Across
1
Denounce : CONDEMN
8
Painters Frank and Joseph : STELLAS
15
Its official bird is the great northern loon : ONTARIO
16
Nasty fall : WIPEOUT
17
1983 Jean Shepherd film memoir : ACHRISTMASSTORY
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Out of concern that : LEST
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Doth speak : SAITH
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Year of the swine flu epidemic : MMIX
22
Last name in ice cream : EDY
24
Summer refuge : SHADE
26
Botch : MISDO
29
Pompous sort : ASS
30
Canon competitor : RICOH
34
Wall St. happening : IPO
35
Hindu noble : RANI
37
Kind of code : BINARY
38
Preserve : CAN
39
Noxious : MIASMAL
41
Slapstick prop : PIE
42
Temper, as metal : ANNEAL
44
Place for a pot : SILL
45
Silver of the silver screen : RON
46
"The Palindrome" Symphony composer : HAYDN
47
Popular 1980s arcade game based on simple geometry : QIX
48
Minnesota city where part of "Fargo" was filmed : EDINA
50
Really enjoyed : ATEUP
52
"Either you ___ ..." : ORI
53
Bergdorf competitor : SAKS
56
Finish cleaning, say : MOPUP
58
Branch of Islam : SHIA
62
Segue : TRANSITIONPOINT
65
Halo : AUREOLE
66
What the circled parts of this puzzle comprise : MIDWEST
67
Knobby : GNARLED
68
At great length : ONANDON
Down
1
Kentucky resource : COAL
2
First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
3
Unspecified degrees : NTHS
4
Moved like a minnow : DARTED
5
Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
6
Young girl : MISSY
7
"___ chance!" : NOTA
8
What lawn mowers make : SWATHS
9
___ B'Av, Jewish day of fasting : TISHA
10
Some records, for short : EPS
11
"Open up!" : LETMEIN
12
Hang over : LOOM
13
Hearing: Prefix : AURI
14
Milton called it "The flood of deadly hate" : STYX
18
It runs through the middle of the 66-Across : MISSISSIPPI
23
Inactive : DORMANT
25
Dentist, at times : DRILLER
26
Prophet who prophesied that the Savior would come from Bethlehem : MICAH
27
Classic toothpaste brand : IPANA
28
One of the Corleones : SONNY
29
Literary olio : ANA
31
Italian tourist destination : CAPRI
32
Whom Artemis loved and unwittingly killed : ORION
33
Coyote relative : HYENA
36
Not be well : AIL
37
French court event : BAL
40
This and that : MIX
43
"Rich Man, Poor Man" Emmy winner : EDASNER
47
In Bartlett's, e.g. : QUOTED
49
Cast off : DISOWN
51
Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
52
"Another ___, Another Show" ("Kiss Me, Kate" song) : OPNIN
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One way to go to a party : STAG
54
Make ___ for it : ARUN
55
___ Zor-El, Supergirl's birth name : KARA
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L'___ Vogue, Italian fashion magazine : UOMO
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Got a move on : HIED
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"___ doing ..." : INSO
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Memo heading : ATTN
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G : SOL
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iPhone, e.g., briefly : PDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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