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New York Times, Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Company that merged with BP, 1998

Author:
Nick Grivas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nick Grivas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Grivas.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/9/01 ( No. 18,690 )
Across
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Zebras on the gridiron : REFS
5
Examine, slangily, with "out" : SCOPE
10
Puppy sounds : YIPS
14
He sang about Alice : ARLO
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Imitated a crow : CAWED
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"The ___ Love" (R.E.M. hit) : ONEI
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Comical Highlanders? : GAELSOFLAUGHTER
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Belfry spots : STEEPLES
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Yellow parts : YOLKS
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Harris and Bradley : EDS
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Former frosh : SOPH
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Acts like a mother hen : FUSSES
29
Clear soup : CONSOMME
33
Prank : ANTIC
34
Biblical name for Syria : ARAM
35
Bumper sticker letters : AAA
36
Proofreaders from Prague? : CZECHSFORERRORS
40
Cause for overtime : TIE
41
"Stalag 17" extras : POWS
42
Like much of Poe's work : EERIE
43
Pass receiver : SPLITEND
46
Your parents' music : OLDIES
47
Wished undone : RUED
48
Part of T.G.I.F.: Abbr. : FRI
49
Brilliance : ECLAT
52
Give comfort to : REASSURE
57
Beachgoers from northern Spain? : BASQUESINTHESUN
60
Naysayer : ANTI
61
Company that merged with BP, 1998 : AMOCO
62
Be dependent : RELY
63
Capone's nemesis : NESS
64
Spud : TATER
65
Carpet layer's calculation : AREA
Down
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Tramp's attire : RAGS
2
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
3
Go on the lam : FLEE
4
Dover ___ : SOLE
5
Dresses down : SCOLDS
6
Sidewalk eateries : CAFES
7
Birds in barns : OWLS
8
Prankster's projectile : PEA
9
Univ. e-mail ending : EDU
10
Part of a pirate's refrain : YOHOHO
11
Like J.F.K. Airport : INTL
12
Cheat, in a way : PEEK
13
They're dubbed : SIRS
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Address : SPEECH
19
Pulls a fast one on : GYPS
23
Takes wing : SOARS
24
"This one's ___" : ONME
25
Almanac stuff : FACTS
26
Open, as a jacket : UNZIP
27
Girder composition : STEEL
28
[not my error] : SIC
29
Three, they say : CROWD
30
Early New Zealander : MAORI
31
Donny's sister : MARIE
32
Comforts : EASES
34
"I bid you ___ farewell" : AFOND
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Graf ___ : SPEE
38
Really enjoy : RELISH
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Flushed : RED
44
Basra residents : IRAQIS
45
"Swan Lake" attire : TUTU
46
Demosthenes, e.g. : ORATOR
48
Thief's customer : FENCE
49
Israel's Abba : EBAN
50
Chaplin prop : CANE
51
D-Day craft : LSTS
52
Knee-slapper : RIOT
53
Hospital fluids : SERA
54
Terminal man? : USER
55
Hold sway : RULE
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"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
58
Polish off : EAT
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Diminutive, in Dundee : SMA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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