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New York Times, Wednesday, November 1, 2000

With 1-Across, what 20-, 34-, 42- and 52-Across end with

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JWZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Gordon.
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M
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© 2000, The New York Times11/1/00 ( No. 18,621 )
Across
1
See 30-Across : NAME
5
"I'LL do it" : LETME
10
Ski lift : TBAR
14
October stone : OPAL
15
Starters : ATEAM
16
Netman Nastase : ILIE
17
Give a hand? : DEAL
18
Grp. that awards the Spingarn Medal : NAACP
19
Toy boat spot : POND
20
Treasure map phrase : XMARKSTHESPOT
23
___ generis : SUI
24
S.C. Johnson spray : RAID
25
Lingerie item : BRA
28
Girl in a gown : DEB
30
With 1-Across, what 20-, 34-, 42- and 52-Across end with : DOG
31
Big Indy 500 advertiser : STP
34
British car : RANGEROVER
37
On ___ with : APAR
38
Summer : ADDER
39
Lubricate : OIL
40
Repeat verbatim : QUOTE
41
Walter Mitty portrayer, 1947 : KAYE
42
Tragedy by Sophocles : OEDIPUSREX
44
Muff : ERR
45
In the doldrums : SAD
46
Title for a madre: Abbr. : SRA
47
Stab : TRY
48
Bump : OUST
50
C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
52
Phrase said when taking an offered hors d'ouevre : DONTMINDIFIDO
58
Singer Braxton : TONI
59
Arab League V.I.P.'s : EMIRS
60
Cartoonist Dave of Mad : BERG
62
Galley notation : STET
63
70's CBS sitcom : ARNIE
64
Son of Rebekah : ESAU
65
Frequently misplaced items : KEYS
66
Ballet practice : LEAPS
67
Tiger ___ : LILY
Down
1
O.K. : NOD
2
Summit : APEX
3
Miss, eventually? : MAAM
4
Fitzgerald and Raines : ELLAS
5
More long-limbed : LANKIER
6
Greek vowels : ETAS
7
Nursing need : TEAT
8
___ one : MACH
9
Kind of penguin : EMPEROR
10
Actress Hedren : TIPPI
11
Cockfighting, e.g. : BLOODSPORT
12
Isn't wrong? : AINT
13
Roulette bet : RED
21
Less civil : RUDER
22
Hang loosely : SAG
25
Clutch's neighbor : BRAKE
26
What a Fuzzbuster detects : RADAR
27
He usually appears near the end of the hour : ANDYROONEY
29
Like visiting teams, often : BOOED
30
Sub contractors : DELIS
32
Home run, in baseball lingo : TATER
33
University head, slangily : PREXY
35
"Huh!" : GEE
36
Kid-___ (Disney programming) : VID
37
Vienna's land: Abbr. : AUS
40
Hearty beer, e.g. : QUAFF
42
Breakfast staple : OATMEAL
43
Extols : PRAISES
45
J.F.K. plane : SST
49
Textbook chapters : UNITS
51
Actionable words : LIBEL
52
Bestow much love (on) : DOTE
53
Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
54
Name hidden by Hirschfeld : NINA
55
Mr. Unexciting : DRIP
56
He played Ricky on TV : DESI
57
Like some thermometers : ORAL
58
"Baaad!" : TSK
61
Fellow : GUY

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

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