New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2001

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pointed a pistol : AIMED
6. Blockhead : DOLT
10. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
14. Mix-up : SNAFU
15. Nabisco cookie : OREO
16. Epitome of redness : BEET
17. Teetotaler's New Year resolution? : PASSTHEBAR
19. Cotton unit : BALE
20. Best guess: Abbr. : EST
21. "___ Can" (Sammy Davis Jr. book) : YESI
22. French explorer La ___ : SALLE
23. ___-do-well : NEER
25. Comment of approval : NOTBAD
28. Light touch : TAP
29. "Get lost!" : SCRAM
31. Bootlegger's New Year resolution? : KEEPSTILL
33. Highlands hat : TAM
35. ___ es Salaam : DAR
36. French girlfriend : AMIE
37. Came in : ENTERED
41. "I'm a Believer" band, with "the" : MONKEES
43. Monopoly card : DEED
44. Singer's syllable : TRA
46. Born: Fr. : NEE
47. Executioner's New Year resolution? : HANGTOUGH
50. Making sounds : VOCAL
54. Oils and watercolors : ART
55. Lady-killers : ROMEOS
57. Seward Peninsula city : NOME
58. All set : READY
60. Pack away : STOW
62. ___ Quentin : SAN
63. 100-meter, e.g. : RACE
64. Scrabble player's New Year resolution? : GRABSOMEZS
67. Cruise stopover : ISLE
68. Use a beeper : PAGE
69. Donnybrook : MELEE
70. Choreography move : STEP
71. Not barefoot : SHOD
72. Has a need for Rogaine : BALDS
1. Trembling trees : ASPENS
2. Shortly : INASEC
3. Guru : MASTER
4. Flunking letters : EFS
5. Assigned task : DUTY
6. Has some success : DOESOK
7. Circled the sun : ORBITED
8. Meadow : LEA
9. Bare peak : TOR
10. Palindromic pop group : ABBA
11. When to eat : MEALTIME
12. Fib : TELLALIE
13. Places for church bells : STEEPLES
18. Rooster's mate : HEN
22. 60's radical org. : SDS
24. Family-friendly, in cinema : RATEDG
26. Smile widely : BEAM
27. Cook's cover-up : APRON
30. Ruin : MAR
32. Hire : TAKEON
34. "Same here" : METOO
37. John Glenn player in "The Right Stuff" : EDHARRIS
38. Biblical lands : NEAREAST
39. Octopus's arm : TENTACLE
40. Bongo, for one : DRUM
42. Carson City's state: Abbr. : NEV
45. Way back when : AGESAGO
48. Have a go at : TRY
49. Greenhouse area : HOTBED
51. Sportscaster Howard : COSELL
52. Dumbfounded : AMAZED
53. Telescope parts : LENSES
56. "H-E-L-P!" : SOS
59. Hard to fathom : DEEP
61. Embryo's site : WOMB
64. Family M.D.'s : GPS
65. "Yay, team!" : RAH
66. ___ culpa : MEA

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