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New York Times, Monday, September 24, 2007

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 21,139 )
Across
1
Put out, as a fire : DOUSE
6
Furry TV extraterrestrial : ALF
9
Arouse, as interest : PIQUE
14
"In my opinion ..." : IDSAY
15
Place for sheep to graze : LEA
16
Mrs. Bush : LAURA
17
Utensil used with flour : SIEVE
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Perry Mason's field : LAW
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Out of kilter : AMISS
20
Old "Tonight Show" intro : HERESJOHNNY
23
Fork over : PAY
24
Word after show or know : HOW
25
Bygone Rambler mfr. : AMC
27
Classic arcade game : PACMAN
31
Set free : RELEASED
36
Pungent-smelling : ACRID
37
Expensive tooth filling material : GOLD
38
Sport with beefy grapplers : SUMO
39
Admonition to a showboating athlete : THERESNOIINTEAM
42
Notes after do : REMI
43
Doll's cry : MAMA
44
Almost any doo-wop tune : OLDIE
45
What a driver's license shows proof of : IDENTITY
47
Makes tough : STEELS
48
Understood : GOT
49
By way of : VIA
50
"Cheers" bartender : SAM
53
Kid's book with a hidden character : WHERESWALDO
60
Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
62
Buddhist sect : ZEN
63
Squirrel away : HOARD
64
Suspect's story : ALIBI
65
Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
66
Out of favor, informally : INBAD
67
Derby prize : PURSE
68
The whole shebang : ALL
69
Activities in 57-Down : TESTS
Down
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Satellite TV receiver : DISH
2
Garfield's pal, in the funnies : ODIE
3
___-friendly (simple to operate) : USER
4
Put money in the bank : SAVE
5
Poker player's headgear : EYESHADE
6
Give the O.K. : ALLOW
7
Wife of Jacob : LEAH
8
Young Bambi : FAWN
9
Benchwarmer's plea : PLAYME
10
The Beatles' "___ the Walrus" : IAM
11
Wit's remark : QUIP
12
Celestial bear : URSA
13
"Piece of cake!" : EASY
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Rock's Bon Jovi : JON
22
Nita of silent films : NALDI
26
Windsor, notably : CASTLE
27
Father: Prefix : PATRI
28
Felt sore : ACHED
29
Oreo's filling : CREME
30
Sinking in mud : MIRING
31
Hardly cramped : ROOMY
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Napped leather : SUEDE
34
Cybermessages : EMAIL
35
Stadium toppers : DOMES
37
Pesky swarmer : GNAT
40
Most common U.S. surname : SMITH
41
Zero : NOTAWHIT
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Local noncollegian, to a collegian : TOWNIE
47
Bro's sibling : SIS
49
Open to bribery : VENAL
50
Suds maker : SOAP
51
Rights org. : ACLU
52
Golda of Israel : MEIR
54
Poet Pound : EZRA
55
Walk drunkenly : REEL
56
Top-rated : AONE
57
Features of science classes : LABS
58
"Dang!" : DRAT
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5:2, e.g., at a racetrack : ODDS
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Muscles to crunch : ABS

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

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