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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 2003

Letter before Beta in a society's name

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
1
S
2
T
3
A
4
B
5
N
6
A
7
S
8
A
9
K
10
A
11
P
12
P
13
A
14
A
I
D
A
15
A
L
L
S
16
A
C
O
R
N
17
G
L
O
W
18
V
E
A
L
19
T
I
L
E
D
20
A
L
L
D
21
A
Y
E
V
E
22
R
Y
D
A
Y
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E
Y
E
24
S
E
E
D
S
25
A
26
S
S
27
C
28
S
29
A
30
P
S
I
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N
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E
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E
34
S
E
C
35
S
36
A
R
37
M
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E
D
39
M
O
N
D
40
T
W
E
N
41
T
Y
F
O
42
U
R
S
E
V
E
N
43
R
U
N
L
O
W
44
E
N
V
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L
A
M
A
46
O
P
T
47
P
H
48
I
49
E
E
50
R
51
S
Y
S
52
S
T
E
N
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O
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E
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S
C
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A
57
R
O
U
N
D
T
58
H
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E
C
L
O
60
C
61
K
62
G
R
O
A
N
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I
T
E
S
64
A
T
O
N
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A
L
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V
E
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R
E
A
P
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N
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C
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S
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L
E
S
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A
R
T
Y
70
T
A
K
E
© 2003, The New York Times9/29/03 ( No. 19,683 )
Across
1
Knife wound : STAB
5
Mission Control org. : NASA
9
Letter after Beta in a society's name : KAPPA
14
Broadway musical set in ancient Egypt : AIDA
15
"___ fair in love and war" : ALLS
16
Oak starter : ACORN
17
Light from a halo : GLOW
18
___ Marsala : VEAL
19
Like many bathroom floors : TILED
20
Continuously : ALLDAYEVERYDAY
23
Potato feature : EYE
24
Plant starters : SEEDS
25
Ninny : ASS
27
Civil War inits. : CSA
30
Tire gauge reading: Abbr. : PSI
31
Society page word : NEE
34
Parts of mins. : SECS
36
Common place for a tattoo : ARM
38
Actor O'Brien : EDMOND
40
Continuously : TWENTYFOURSEVEN
43
Be almost out : RUNLOW
44
Stamp's place: Abbr. : ENV
45
Tibetan monk : LAMA
46
Choose : OPT
47
Letter before Beta in a society's name : PHI
49
Always, poetically : EER
51
The "S" of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
52
Pool member : STENO
54
PC key : ESC
56
Continuously : AROUNDTHECLOCK
62
It often follows a pun : GROAN
63
Inhabitants: Suffix : ITES
64
Loads and loads : ATON
65
Vibrant : ALIVE
66
Harvest : REAP
67
"Good going!" : NICE
68
Shoe bottoms : SOLES
69
Pretentious : ARTY
70
Thieves' accumulation : TAKE
Down
1
Story that goes on and on : SAGA
2
Plow : TILL
3
Preadult : ADOLESCENT
4
Ribald : BAWDY
5
Shade of blue : NAVY
6
Away from the wind : ALEE
7
Hungarians are situated between them : SLAVS
8
Out for the night : ASLEEP
9
Summer chirpers : KATYDIDS
10
Citric and others : ACIDS
11
Silent film vamp Negri : POLA
12
The hunted : PREY
13
In addition : AND
21
N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
22
Special portion of a vintner's output : RESERVE
25
Houston player : ASTRO
26
Clinch : SEWUP
28
Pourer's comment : SAYWHEN
29
Terrier's cry : ARF
31
Acadia, today : NOVASCOTIA
32
Group to attack : ENEMY
33
Authors Ferber and O'Brien : EDNAS
35
Inits. in TV comedy since 1975 : SNL
37
One of the Three Stooges : MOE
39
Gibson of "Braveheart" : MEL
41
Hit parade contents : TOPTUNES
42
Le Monde article : UNE
48
Prime Minister Gandhi : INDIRA
50
Kind of room : REC
52
Italian wine : SOAVE
53
Cousin of a mink : OTTER
55
Not be perpendicular : SLANT
56
Singer Guthrie : ARLO
57
Disturb : ROIL
58
Summer phenomenon : HEAT
59
Catch sight of : ESPY
60
Rooster : COCK
61
"Trick" body part : KNEE
62
Stove option : GAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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