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New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Au ___ (how some potatoes are served)

Author:
Ethan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.56101
Ethan Cooper
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1.62524
Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Cooper. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Shteyman.
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© 2002, The New York Times8/6/02 ( No. 19,264 )
Across
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Breathless state? : APNEA
6
Bach's "Mass ___ Minor" : INB
9
1930's French P.M. Léon : BLUM
13
Dixie talk : DRAWL
14
___-Day vitamins : ONEA
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Ambience : AURA
16
Record company : LABEL
17
"Sense and Sensibility" actor, 1995 : HUGHGRANT
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Altar vow : IDO
20
Works of Homer : EPOS
22
Stimulate : AROUSE
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1960's-70's pop singer/actor : BOBBYSHERMAN
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___ Wednesday : ASH
27
Dig in : EAT
28
Codebreakers' org. : NSA
31
Hectic episodes : ADOS
34
Play starter : ACTI
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Most suitable : IDEAL
39
End of 17-, 23-, 50- or 61-Across : CIVILWARGENERAL
42
Severe lawgiver of Athens : DRACO
43
Gave temporarily : LENT
44
Sticks up : ROBS
45
Disney collector's item : CEL
46
Encyclopedia unit: Abbr. : VOL
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Ground breaker : HOE
50
Rainbow Coalition founder : JESSEJACKSON
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Signal enhancer : PREAMP
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Confined, with "up" : PENT
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"___ luck?" : ANY
61
"To Kill a Mockingbird" novelist : HARPERLEE
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Welcome one's guests, maybe : ASKIN
65
Korea's home : ASIA
66
Ogler : EYER
67
Family girl : NIECE
68
In that case : THEN
69
Word of accord : YES
70
English county bordering London : ESSEX
Down
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Go off script : ADLIB
2
Madrid museum : PRADO
3
Mover and shaker : NABOB
4
Lamb ma'am : EWE
5
Back streets : ALLEYS
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Occupied : INUSE
7
Photo envelope enclosure, for short : NEG
8
Grand ___ (island near Florida) : BAHAMA
9
Title for Münchhausen : BARON
10
Oahu wingding : LUAU
11
Coffee holders : URNS
12
Chess ending : MATE
14
Cry of eagerness : OHOH
18
Au ___ (how some potatoes are served) : GRATIN
21
"No way!" : PSHAW
24
Fundamental : BASIC
25
Monarch's rule : REIGN
28
Claudius I's successor : NERO
29
Swedish car : SAAB
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"___ Well That Ends Well" : ALLS
31
Like some electric appliances : ACDC
32
Potentially disastrous : DIRE
33
Egg shape : OVAL
35
Refs' decisions : CALLS
36
Amount past due? : TRE
38
Shortstop Jeter : DEREK
40
1956 Elvis hit : LOVEME
41
Filmmaker Coen : ETHAN
47
Fish hawk : OSPREY
49
Gas pump number : OCTANE
50
Sumo land : JAPAN
51
Blunt blades : EPEES
52
Scoff (at) : JEER
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"For goodness ___!" : SAKES
54
In reserve : ONICE
55
One of the original Baby Bells : NYNEX
56
First-rate, slangily : PHAT
57
Skin problem : RASH
58
Cleveland's lake : ERIE
62
Soapmaking need : LYE
64
Family girl : SIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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