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New York Times, Wednesday, September 22, 2004

September equinox, and a hint to the starts of 18- & 62-Across and 2-, 3-, 10-, 33-, 37- & 38-Down

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Kahn.
1
A
2
L
3
F
4
A
5
E
6
L
7
B
8
O
9
W
10
S
11
H
12
A
13
M
14
T
A
R
S
15
R
E
E
C
E
16
H
A
T
E
17
K
N
E
W
18
N
I
G
H
T
19
C
O
U
R
T
20
A
D
E
A
21
L
22
S
I
R
23
A
R
T
I
E
24
M
A
N
O
25
F
26
N
E
27
W
S
T
E
P
S
28
Z
I
G
29
P
E
30
N
N
31
E
E
L
32
O
N
E
33
R
34
R
O
I
35
L
S
36
I
37
F
38
S
39
O
40
L
E
N
A
41
R
U
N
A
T
42
S
O
N
S
43
A
S
T
I
44
A
N
G
I
E
45
T
O
O
L
46
N
47
C
R
48
O
R
N
49
O
50
T
W
O
51
M
52
I
53
S
C
H
I
54
E
F
55
D
R
56
I
F
T
57
O
M
A
H
A
58
C
F
59
O
60
G
R
A
I
61
L
62
W
A
T
E
R
63
G
L
A
S
64
S
65
A
U
R
A
66
E
R
I
C
67
S
A
L
S
A
68
N
L
E
R
69
R
I
N
K
70
A
T
L
A
S
71
I
T
S
A
© 2004, The New York Times9/22/04 ( No. 20,042 )
Across
1
Code word for "A" : ALFA
5
Jostle : ELBOW
10
Mockery : SHAM
14
Blackens : TARS
15
Model Gabrielle : REECE
16
"Unimaginable as ___ in Heav'n": Milton : HATE
17
Understood : KNEW
18
Popular 80's-90's TV sitcom : NIGHTCOURT
20
"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
22
Elton John, e.g. : SIR
23
Clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
24
___ the world : MANOF
26
A different approach : NEWSTEPS
28
Slalom course move : ZIG
29
William who has a state named after him : PENN
31
Slippery sort : EEL
32
Lulu : ONER
34
Shakes up : ROILS
36
In case that's true : IFSO
40
Olin of "Hollywood Homicide," 2003 : LENA
41
Charge : RUNAT
42
"___ and Lovers" (D. H. Lawrence book) : SONS
43
Italian wine-growing region : ASTI
44
1973 #1 Rolling Stones hit : ANGIE
45
Chisel or gouge : TOOL
46
Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR
48
Yes ___ : ORNO
50
Cube root of eight : TWO
51
Monkey business : MISCHIEF
55
Blown snow : DRIFT
57
Midwest home of ConAgra : OMAHA
58
Corp. money head : CFO
60
Holy ___ : GRAIL
62
Tumbler : WATERGLASS
65
Halo : AURA
66
Newsman Sevareid : ERIC
67
Sauce with jalapeño : SALSA
68
Any of the Phillies, e.g. : NLER
69
Winter Olympics venue : RINK
70
Oversized volume : ATLAS
71
"___ Heartache" (Bonnie Tyler hit) : ITSA
Down
1
Aleutian island : ATKA
2
Hidden dangers : LANDMINES
3
Player without a contract : FREEAGENT
4
Dam on the Nile : ASWAN
5
Suffix with east : ERN
6
Island rings : LEIS
7
September equinox, and a hint to the starts of 18- & 62-Across and 2-, 3-, 10-, 33-, 37- & 38-Down : BEGINNINGOFFALL
8
Yellow shade : OCHRE
9
Dewy : WET
10
Place for a select group : SHORTLIST
11
High-class, as a restaurant : HAUTE
12
Take ___ (travel) : ATRIP
13
Allots, with "out" : METES
19
Lawyer's undertaking : CASE
21
Cut (off) : LOP
25
Maserati competitor : FERRARI
27
London theater district : WESTEND
28
"La Débâcle" novelist : ZOLA
30
Verb preceder : NOUN
33
Consolation of a sort : RAINCHECK
35
Den : LAIR
37
Court infraction : FOOTFAULT
38
Winter driving aid : SNOWTIRES
39
See 64-Down : OSLO
47
Blacken : CHAR
49
Assn. : ORG
51
Lawn Boy product : MOWER
52
Japanese porcelain : IMARI
53
Audited, with "on" : SATIN
54
Conspicuous success : ECLAT
56
Shiraz native : IRANI
59
Greek peak : OSSA
61
Boris Pasternak heroine : LARA
63
Fed. construction overseer : GSA
64
Airline to 39-Down : SAS

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

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