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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Game company that originated Yahtzee

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times8/7/02 ( No. 19,265 )

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Across
1
Brutish sort : BEAST
6
Picture prize : OSCAR
11
Phone ___ : TAG
14
Vice president Stevenson : ADLAI
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Seize, à la Caesar : CARPE
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Masseur's supply : OIL
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Insect's bedtime ritual? : BUGSPRAYERS
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Bother : ADO
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Hole-in-one : ACE
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King in a Steve Martin song : TUT
22
1945 conference site : POTSDAM
24
Part of a service : SERMON
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Perfumes with a joss stick, say : CENSES
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Induction motor developer : TESLA
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Very funny person : STITCH
32
Game show panelist Peggy : CASS
35
Preschoolers : TOTS
37
"___ Mio" : OSOLE
38
"Bleah!" : UGH
39
Sass from Elsie? : COWSLIP
41
Shell mover : OAR
42
Ragú rival : PREGO
44
Milton Friedman's subj. : ECON
45
Friend of Big Bird : ELMO
46
___ Club : SIERRA
48
Dumbstruck : AGAPE
50
Hand down : PASSON
52
Not stop for, in a way : WALKBY
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Have in one's hands : POSSESS
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Test site : LAB
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Big D.C. lobby : NRA
60
Tick off : IRK
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Sound when a gobbler gets a joke? : TURKEYSHOOT
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"Y" wearer : ELI
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Actress Eleniak : ERIKA
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Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert : TOWNE
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Antonym's antonym: Abbr. : SYN
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Knocks flat : DECKS
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Aligns : SYNCS
Down
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Raisin cakes : BABAS
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Ragged Dick creator : ALGER
4
Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
5
Move quietly : TIPTOE
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One ___ (ball game) : OCAT
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For example : SAY
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Kind of sole : CREPE
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They have strings attached : APRONS
10
Place to stretch your legs : RESTSTOP
11
Hammer for a hopper? : TOADSTOOL
12
Disney musical : AIDA
13
Latch (onto) : GLOM
18
Totals : RUNSTO
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Tres y tres : SEIS
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Whitney and others: Abbr. : MTS
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Puss's food container? : CATSCAN
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Game company that originated Yahtzee : LOWE
30
Steamer, e.g. : CLAM
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Medal awardee, maybe : HERO
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Putting targets : CUPS
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Prefix with cultural : AGRI
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Rams, lambs and ewes? : SHEEPSKIN
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Move with difficulty : SLOG
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Dressed like a Victorian woman : CORSETED
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Sort of : INAWAY
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Fat, in France : GRAS
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Slippery sort : EEL
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Make certain : ASSURE
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Some beers : PABSTS
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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Public, as information : KNOWN
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Bucker : BRONC
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Director Peter : YATES
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Bakers' wares : PIES
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Alternative to De Gaulle : ORLY
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Pastoral places : LEAS
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Hateful org. : KKK
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Today, in Toledo : HOY

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

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