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New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 2008

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today's crossword is by Caleb Madison, 15, of New York City. He is a sophomore at Bard High School in Manhattan. This is his fourth puzzle for The Times.

When this puzzle is done, connect the circled letters in alphabetical order, and then back to the start, to reveal something seen on the 32-Down 4-Down.
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 21,492 )
Across
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Waxed : GREW
5
First name in erotica : ANAIS
10
They might be chocolate : LABS
14
___ Flynn Boyle of "Twin Peaks" : LARA
15
Request at a laundry : NOSTARCH
16
Like some keys : EBON
17
Dye plant : ANIL
18
Popular women's fragrance : ESTEE
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Together, in music : ADUE
20
Makes people offers they can't refuse? : RACKETEERS
22
Apportionment : DOLE
23
Set of values : ETHOS
24
View from Marseille : MER
25
Relatives, slangily : FAM
27
You might end up with a bum one : RAP
30
Actress Tyler : LIV
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Child, for one : CHEF
34
Adler who outwitted Sherlock Holmes : IRENE
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___ impulse : ONAN
38
___ + grenadine + maraschino cherry = Roy Rogers cocktail : COLA
39
Illumination of manuscripts, and others : LOSTARTS
40
Headline-making illness of 2002-03 : SARS
41
Dis : SLAM
42
Mushroom maker, for short : ATEST
43
Tony nominee for "Glengarry Glen Ross" : ALDA
44
Interrogator's discovery : LIE
45
Cultural org. : NEA
46
Retain : OWN
48
Rand who created Dagny Taggart : AYN
49
Striped quartz : AGATE
53
___ pop, music genre since the 1980s : TWEE
55
Nocturnal bloodsucker : VAMPIREBAT
60
Tony Musante TV series : TOMA
61
Extracted chemical : EDUCT
62
Punishment unit : LASH
63
Frost : HOAR
64
Options during computer woes : RESTARTS
65
James of jazz : ETTA
66
Competitor of Ben & Jerry's : EDYS
67
"Thus ..." : ANDSO
68
Spotted : SEEN
Down
1
Ruiner of many a photo : GLARE
2
Charged : RANAT
3
Filmmaker Von Stroheim : ERICH
4
Theme of this puzzle : WALKOFFAME
5
Without ___ (riskily) : ANET
6
It may be wrinkled : NOSE
7
Ancient Semitic fertility goddess : ASTARTE
8
Bakery employee : ICER
9
Elvis Presley's "___ Not You" : SHES
10
Detective's need : LEAD
11
Like some six-packs : ABDOMINAL
12
See 32-Down : BOULEVARD
13
Vile smile : SNEER
21
That, to Tomás : ESA
26
Home of "The Last Supper" : MILAN
27
Place for picnicking and dog-walking : RESTAREA
28
Hill dwellers : ANTS
29
___ alla genovese (sauce) : PESTO
30
City where 32- and 12-Down is found : LOSANGELES
31
Also sends to, as an e-mail : CCS
32
With 12-Down, locale of the 4-Down : HOLLYWOOD
33
"Ishtar" director : ELAINEMAY
35
You might give a speech by this : ROTE
37
Ultrasecret org. : NSA
47
"That mad game the world so loves to play," to Jonathan Swift : WAR
48
___ ready : ATTHE
50
Peter out : ABATE
51
It's often unaccounted for : TASTE
52
Allen in American history : ETHAN
54
All ___ : EARS
55
Lynn who sang "We'll Meet Again" : VERA
56
Port near the Red Sea : ADEN
57
Yellow squirt? : MUSTARD
58
Pie chart figs. : PCTS
59
"Wishing won't make ___" : ITSO

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

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