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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 2002

It can follow the end of 20-, 26-, 43- or 54-Across

Author:
Zack Butler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zack Butler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Butler.
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© 2002, The New York Times1/29/02 ( No. 19,075 )
Across
1
"Boris Godunov" singer : BASSO
6
Egg holder : NEST
10
Man in Eden : ADAM
14
Whirling : ASPIN
15
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
16
Back of the neck : NAPE
17
Girl in the family : NIECE
18
Blasé : UNEXCITED
20
Stick in pick-up-sticks : JACKSTRAW
22
Collect : AMASS
23
Light switch settings : ONS
24
As well : TOO
25
Well-bred horse : ARAB
26
1966 Rolling Stones hit : PAINTITBLACK
31
Primitive fishing tool : SPEAR
34
Table scraps : ORTS
35
Ocean : SEA
36
Impose, as taxes : LEVY
37
It can follow the end of 20-, 26-, 43- or 54-Across : BERRY
39
One of the Ivies : PENN
40
Jackie O's husband : ARI
41
Helvetica, e.g. : FONT
42
Wallop : PASTE
43
Respected person : VILLAGEELDER
47
M.D.'s : DOCS
48
Galley implement : OAR
49
Profs' helpers : TAS
52
Over : ABOVE
54
Burrower : WOODCHUCK
57
Quick rests : BREATHERS
59
Vietnam's capital : HANOI
60
Arctic Ocean hazard : BERG
61
Gaelic : ERSE
62
Tennis star Chris : EVERT
63
Facility : EASE
64
Menial laborer : PEON
65
Father-and-daughter Hollywood duo : DERNS
Down
1
Bluegrass instrument : BANJO
2
From 59-Across, e.g. : ASIAN
3
Glasses, for short : SPECS
4
Not well : SICK
5
Poor movie rating : ONESTAR
6
Brain cell : NEURON
7
11,000-foot Italian peak : ETNA
8
Fret : STEW
9
Formal wear, informally : TUX
10
Mole or mule : ANIMAL
11
Stores of information : DATABASES
12
Forest swingers : APES
13
Club ___ (resorts) : MEDS
19
Atkins diet no-nos : CARBS
21
You, on the Riviera : TOI
25
A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATTY
26
Treat : PAY
27
Dessert not for the diet-conscious : TORTE
28
Like some sale clothes: Abbr. : IRR
29
Division of a euro : CENT
30
Welles character : KANE
31
Eastern European : SLAV
32
Prefix with scope or meter : PERI
33
Demons : EVILDOERS
37
Peat sources : BOGS
38
67.5 deg. : ENE
39
Target score : PAR
41
Aspect : FACET
42
Sat : PERCHED
44
European herb used in soups : LOVAGE
45
Unbuckle : LOOSEN
46
Pop : DAD
49
Piano technician : TUNER
50
Squirrel's staple : ACORN
51
Sketches : SKITS
52
French cleric : ABBE
53
La ___ tar pits : BREA
54
"Now ___ talkin'!" : WERE
55
Approximately : ORSO
56
Be bound (to) : HAVE
58
Jivey : HEP

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

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