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New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 2002

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 19,072 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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One on the front line : PAWN
5
Weatherproof headlight : SEALEDBEAM
15
Et ___ : ALII
16
Sweep away : OBLITERATE
17
100 cents : RAND
18
Itch cause : DERMATITIS
19
"Rush, Rush" hitmaker, 1991 : ABDUL
21
Solicits (for) : REPS
22
Some club members, informally : GALS
23
Difficult shot : MASSE
24
Yokohama yes : HAI
25
Overly worn : RATTY
26
Low-fat meat : EMU
27
Went on about trivial things : TWADDLED
30
Bridge competitor : CARFERRY
32
Period pieces : EPOCHS
36
About to face the music : INFORIT
37
One out : PAROLEE
38
Put in piles, say : ASSORT
39
Like some West Africans : BENINESE
40
Sees the difference : DISCERNS
42
Grand Canyon feature : RIM
43
Emergency money : SCRIP
46
Pistol, say : ARM
47
Adds and/or subtracts : EDITS
49
Came down : ALIT
50
Ricky, really : DESI
51
Ticket : DUCAT
52
Cause : GIVERISETO
55
Force in Eur. : NATO
56
Rambo : ONEMANARMY
57
One of the Scraggs in "Li'l Abner" : CLEM
58
Beetle driver? : SGTSNORKEL
59
___ Quam Videri (North Carolina motto) : ESSE
Down
1
Little beasties : PARAMECIA
2
Hank Aaron and Helen Keller, e.g. : ALABAMANS
3
Sails over water : WINDSURFS
4
Nest : NIDUS
5
Nursery product : SOD
6
Richard ___, 1966 Pulitzer poet : EBERHART
7
"Right now?" : ALREADY
8
Clear : LIMPID
9
Letters from Greece : ETAS
10
Person with a badge: Abbr. : DET
11
Early Lerner and Loewe hit : BRIGADOON
12
Bug no end : EATAT
13
Not quite true : ATILT
14
Chaotic : MESSY
20
"Go right ahead!" : LETERRIP
25
Played again : REPRISED
28
Some are sacred : WRITS
29
Singer Rimes : LEANN
31
Menu listings : FOODITEMS
33
Priests and such : CLERICALS
34
Thinks twice, perhaps : HESITATES
35
"I think ..." : SEEMSTOME
37
Chivalrous phrase : PERMITME
39
Upset and then some : BERSERK
41
Rubicon crosser : CAESAR
43
Tropical pudding bases : SAGOS
44
Stick : CLING
45
Focus : RIVET
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Kind of cap : DUNCE
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Bedrock denizen : DINO
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Tore : RAN
54
Castor or Olive : OYL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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