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New York Times, Monday, January 15, 2001

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
55-Down : Jack's partner
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Bender.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/15/01 ( No. 18,696 )
Across
1
Smelter's waste : SLAG
5
The Amazon and others : RIOS
9
Item a fisherman uses ... or removes : SCALE
14
Angel's headwear : HALO
15
Place for a keystone : ARCH
16
Streaker in the night sky : COMET
17
VW or Volvo : AUTO
18
Stride : PACE
19
Pizzeria fixtures : OVENS
20
Tourist attraction in 31-Across : FRENCHQUARTER
23
Sticky stuff : TAR
24
Wig, essentially : HAIR
25
Clothing : ATTIRE
28
Grief : WOE
29
Finder of secrets : SPY
30
Video producer, for short : CAM
31
City founded in 1718 by the Sieur de Bienville : NEWORLEANS
36
Roof overhang : EAVE
37
Sheeplike : OVINE
38
Computer's core, briefly : CPU
39
Title holder : OWNER
40
Length of yarn : HANK
41
Nickname for 31-Across : THEBIGEASY
43
Hardly ordinary : ODD
44
Philosophical ideal : TAO
45
"Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
46
Prince Edward's earldom : WESSEX
48
Arctic phenomenon : FLOE
50
Great Leap Forward leader : MAO
53
31-Across entertainment : DIXIELANDJAZZ
56
Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
58
___ avis : RARA
59
Put ___ words : INTO
60
Egyptian dam site : ASWAN
61
"Mystery!" host Diana : RIGG
62
Legal claim : LIEN
63
Patron saint of France : DENIS
64
___-eyed : SLOE
65
Doily material : LACE
Down
1
Mine passage : SHAFT
2
Hillary's successor as first lady : LAURA
3
Lengthen or shorten : ALTER
4
Thug : GOON
5
"Sistine Madonna" artist : RAPHAEL
6
Many a Kurd : IRAQI
7
Take place : OCCUR
8
Where the Mets play : SHEA
9
"Star Trek engineer : SCOTTY
10
Wish for : COVET
11
Some cultural artifacts : AMERICANA
12
Author Deighton : LEN
13
S.A.T. org. : ETS
21
Mowing or raking, e.g. : CHORE
22
Knocks : RAPS
26
Four-star reviews : RAVES
27
Polishing substance : EMERY
28
Policy expert : WONK
29
Rudely ignore : SNUB
31
Slangy negative : NOHOW
32
Steer clear of : EVADE
33
Gently comes to a close : WINDSDOWN
34
Canyon sound : ECHO
35
Gibbon or gorilla : APE
36
Rams' ma'ams : EWES
39
Looked at lustfully : OGLED
41
It has a horn and charges : TAXI
42
Early period in human history : IRONAGE
44
Lone Star Staters : TEXANS
47
Mideast peninsula : SINAI
48
Swing wildly : FLAIL
49
Slow, musically : LARGO
50
Craze : MANIA
51
Early Mexican : AZTEC
52
Ultraviolet ray blocker : OZONE
54
Flubs : ERRS
55
Jack's partner : JILL
56
Stripling : LAD
57
Opposite WNW : ESE

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

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