New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2001

Author: Mel and Peggy Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Peggy Rosen
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14/9/20011
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1.58000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Rosen. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Note the words along the top and bottom rows. This champion-themed puzzle is an homage to Ellen Ripstein. After coming close several times, she finally won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 2001.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Comic DeGeneres : ELLEN
6. Tear : RIP
9. Order of ale, perhaps : STEIN
14. More than mislead : LIETO
15. Relative of an ostrich : EMU
16. Moving swarm : HORDE
17. Judges' seats : BANCS
18. Notorious 1920's criminal : DILLINGER
20. Champion's place : ONTHEPODIUM
22. Ninny : OAF
23. Filmmaker Craven : WES
24. Wide shoe spec : EEE
25. Masked critter : COON
27. Cat's feet : PAWS
29. Charming : WINSOME
32. Slow mover : SNAIL
35. Bit of grain : OAT
36. Film system with an extra-large screen : IMAX
37. Champion's achievement : WINNINGTHEPRIZE
41. Military sch. : ACAD
42. Well-put : APT
43. Chops finely : RICES
44. Minsk's country : BELARUS
46. Doctors' charges : FEES
48. Rum drink : GROG
49. "___ Miniver" : MRS
50. VCR maker : RCA
53. Look at : EYE
55. Champion's reward? : THREECHEERS
59. Indolent indifference : LASSITUDE
61. Consoling phrase : ITSOK
62. Sci-fi film extra : ALIEN
63. Denials : NOS
64. Lorna of fiction : DOONE
65. Susan of "All My Children" : LUCCI
66. Do not delay : ACT
67. Terminated : ENDED
1. Funny bone's locale : ELBOW
2. Jungle vine : LIANE
3. Periods of penitence : LENTS
4. Inscribe with acid : ETCH
5. It usually smells : NOSE
6. Decorates over : REDOES
7. Ammonia compound : IMIDE
8. Hungarian sheepdog : PULI
9. Israel's Peres : SHIMON
10. "This weighs a ___!" : TON
11. Designed for the workplace : ERGONOMIC
12. "I had no ___!" : IDEA
13. Kid's ball material : NERF
19. Trademarked plastic : LUCITE
21. Worshipers' seat : PEW
26. Prince of the dead, in ancient Egypt : OSIRIS
27. Greek poet of yore : PINDAR
28. ___ Baba : ALI
29. When doubled, a guitar or horn effect : WAH
30. Place to lose yourself : MAZE
31. Former partners : EXES
32. Sailor's mop : SWAB
33. Delightful : NICE
34. Painkiller : ANALGESIC
35. Polo Grounds legend : OTT
38. Nothingness : NAUGHT
39. Fam. doctors : GPS
40. Opposite of post- : PRE
45. Pasta choice : ROTINI
46. Least restrained : FREEST
47. Computer key : ESC
49. Vineyard region of France : MEDOC
50. Patch the lawn : RESOD
51. Old woman : CRONE
52. Answered, on "Jeopardy!" : ASKED
53. Airline to Israel : ELAL
54. River into Korea Bay : YALU
56. ___ race (vie) : RUNA
57. Conceal : HIDE
58. School near Windsor : ETON
60. Instant : SEC

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