New York Times, Friday, January 19, 2001

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 20 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.41 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Monarchy or parliamentary democracy : POLITICALSYSTEM
16. A little too clever : OVERIMAGINATIVE
17. Oven item : MEATTHERMOMETER
18. Stray : ERR
19. Join securely : TENON
20. 1984 skiing gold medalist : MAHRE
21. Many cottage dwellers : RENTERS
23. Diner orders : OMELETS
25. Arab League V.I.P.'s : AMEERS
26. Putdowns : SLURS
27. Connecting points : NODES
28. Sacks : LOOTS
29. Piece of neckwear : BIB
32. "Let's Get ___" (1973 #1 hit) : ITON
33. Star, maybe : BADGE
34. '93 Sugar Bowl champs : BAMA
35. W.W. I troops: Abbr. : AEF
36. Ace of clubs? : CADDY
37. Aristophanes comedy, with "The" : WASPS
38. New Orleans sandwich, informally : POBOY
39. Solid swats : LINERS
40. Emitted steam : VAPORED
43. Promotes : TALKSUP
44. Kind of warfare : CLASS
45. Half of the "Wayne's World" duo : GARTH
47. Author LeShan : EDA
48. Wall Street gambit : HOSTILETAKEOVER
51. Camper's need : INSECTREPELLENT
52. Comments from co-workers : PEERASSESSMENTS
1. Former German duchy known for a breed of dog : POMERANIA
2. Really ham it up, redundantly : OVEREMOTE
3. Found out about : LEARNEDOF
4. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
5. Snickers : TITTERS
6. "___, she's mine ..." (Manfred Mann lyric) : IMHERS
7. Columnist Herb and others : CAENS
8. Farm prefix : AGRO
9. Study of lakes and ponds : LIMNOLOGY
10. ___-Cross Championship Racing : SNO
11. Complains : YAMMERS
12. Baseball stat : STEALS
13. Church offering : TITHE
14. Turn out : EVERT
15. Paris parents : MERES
22. It may follow four or six, but not five : TEEN
24. Silence : MUTE
26. Like most cemetery plots : SODDY
28. Sports org. owned by Fox : LADODGERS
29. In which 49 is 100 : BASESEVEN
30. Rash : IMPRUDENT
31. What tubas play : BASSPARTS
33. Naïf : BABE
34. Place of interest? : BANK
36. Napoleon's birthplace : CORSICA
37. One of the brothers Grimm : WILHELM
38. Bill : POSTER
39. Potato dishes : LATKES
40. Screening device : VCHIP
41. Separate : ALONE
42. Not in : PASSE
43. Golfers' bane : TRAPS
46. To ___ (just so) : ATEE
49. Mil. titles : LTS
50. Encouraging word : OLE

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