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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 2001

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.4800034
Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 18,685 )
Across
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One of the Three Bears : PAPA
5
Shouts with both hands raised, maybe : AMENS
10
Cowboy, informally : POKE
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First-rate, slangily : ACES
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Like an old apartment : RELET
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Ties with bows : OBIS
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With 38-Across, poem by 24-Down : STOPPINGBYWOODS
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Rossini opera : TANCREDI
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U.S.-Mexico border city : LAREDO
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Very, musically : ASSAI
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"The Woman ___" (1984 film) : INRED
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Tanner : SUN
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Small bone : OSSICLE
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Bump : JAR
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Gift ___ : OFGAB
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Unpleasant guest : BOOR
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See 17-Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
42
British royal : ANNE
43
Akron AA baseball team : AEROS
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Durocher, astrologically(!) : LEO
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Ailing : NOTWELL
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Local political div. : TWP
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Home to 33 mil. : CALIF
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Shampoo instruction : RINSE
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A Virgin Island : STJOHN
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Not so good, as a photo : GRAINIER
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Poem by 24-Down : THEROADNOTTAKEN
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Squander : LOSE
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Fighting ___ : IRISH
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Certificate : NOTE
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What tags may produce : OUTS
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
Down
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Noodles, maybe : PASTA
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Serve in the capacity of : ACTAS
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Hardly bigwigs : PEONS
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It may have a pet project : ASPCA
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Racer Luyendyk : ARIE
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Poem by 24-Down : MENDINGWALL
7
___ Marbles, British Museum magnet : ELGIN
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Colo. neighbor : NEB
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Does salon work : STYLES
10
D : POOR
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Kin to a clarinet : OBOE
12
Noted captain : KIDD
13
Petrol seller : ESSO
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"Fidelio" setting : PRISON
19
Bankrolls : WADS
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Much-quoted poet : ROBERTFROST
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Amateur video subject, maybe : UFO
28
Arab name part : IBN
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Kind of spring : COIL
30
Isolated : LONE
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Therefore : ERGO
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Rivers of New York : JOAN
33
___ Domini : ANNO
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Bombast : RANT
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"Yes, Scottie" : AYE
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Wrap (up) : SEW
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"I shall return," e.g. : VOW
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Lively wit : ESPRIT
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Oahu verandas : LANAIS
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Roman fire : IGNIS
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Silly : INANE
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Popular camera : NIKON
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Look after : SEETO
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Sea birds : ERNES
56
1944 battle site : STLO
57
G : THOU
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Bit of banter : JEST
59
Malachite and others : ORES
61
Olympians: Abbr. : ATHS
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No longer producing : DRY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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