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New York Times, Monday, January 21, 2002

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Shakespeare's last play, with "The"
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {J} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Gordon. Monday freshness: 22%
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© 2002, The New York Times1/21/2 ( No. 19,067 )
Across
1
Norway's capital : OSLO
5
Person in a puffy white hat : CHEF
9
Latin dance : MAMBO
14
Comparable (to) : AKIN
15
Part of U.A.W. : AUTO
16
Farewell : ADIEU
17
Contents of some tablets : TENCOMMANDMENTS
20
Popeye's son : SWEEPEA
21
Shakespeare's last play, with "The" : TEMPEST
22
Muscle quality : TONE
24
Blubber : FAT
25
Was forced : HADTO
29
Do a great job : EXCEL
31
P. Diddy's music : RAP
34
Courtyard : ATRIUM
36
Attila, for one : HUN
37
Opening in a sweater? : PORE
38
Classic parlor game : TWENTYQUESTIONS
41
Effortless : EASY
42
Total : SUM
43
Bothers greatly : EATSAT
44
Salk and Pepper: Abbr. : DRS
45
Have the helm : STEER
47
Passover staple : MATZO
48
Take to court : SUE
49
Relief pitcher's goal : SAVE
51
"Top Hat" star Fred : ASTAIRE
55
Boo-boo : MISTAKE
60
Hit 1980's-90's series : THIRTYSOMETHING
62
Chutney fruit : MANGO
63
Whole bunch : SLEW
64
Creme-filled cookie : OREO
65
See-through : SHEER
66
Handicapper's calculation : ODDS
67
Delicatessen loaves : RYES
Down
1
Horse feed : OATS
2
Distort : SKEW
3
Queue : LINE
4
Fairy tale opener : ONCE
5
Small role : CAMEO
6
Compassionate : HUMANE
7
Pilot's prediction, for short : ETA
8
Type choice : FONT
9
Bear or hare, e.g. : MAMMAL
10
Skilled : ADEPT
11
Outfielder's cry : MINE
12
Handicappers' actions : BETS
13
Remove from office : OUST
18
Decide not to take part : OPTOUT
19
Side on a football field : DEFENSE
23
Disinters : EXHUMES
25
Detested : HATED
26
Battling : ATWAR
27
Slip cover? : DRESS
28
Very small : TINY
30
Billiard stick : CUE
31
Fowl pole? : ROOST
32
"I Love Lucy" star : ARNAZ
33
Basil-based sauce : PESTO
35
Whodunit : MYSTERY
37
Falafel bread : PITA
39
"___ Sera, Sera" : QUE
40
Least wild : TAMEST
45
Pitcher of woo : SUITOR
46
Rear-ended : RAMMED
48
Boot camp boss : SARGE
50
Opinions : VIEWS
51
Cash dispensers, for short : ATMS
52
Former Iranian leader : SHAH
53
Fork part : TINE
54
A gas from the past : ESSO
56
God of thunder : THOR
57
Full of breezes : AIRY
58
Patella's place : KNEE
59
Freudian topics : EGOS
61
Aged : OLD

Answer summary:
1 debuted here and reused later.

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