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New York Times, Saturday, November 11, 2000

Airline with the first commercial flight over the North Pole

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times11/11/00 ( No. 18,631 )
Across
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Airline with the first commercial flight over the North Pole : SAS
4
Adriatic port : BARI
8
One of a literary trio : ATHOS
13
Causes of catarrh : ALLERGENS
16
Kind of bar : PIANO
17
Ralph Waldo Emerson, e.g. : UNITARIAN
18
It makes you think : POSER
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Jigged : DIDADANCE
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Like many an embarrassing flub : ONAIR
21
Without warmth : ICILY
22
Vincent with a Big Apple establishment : SARDI
24
___-Pitch : SLO
25
William, to Charles : SON
26
Westminster title : BESTINSHOW
28
Hurt : SMART
30
Worked hard : STROVE
31
From Los Angeles to San Francisco, e.g. : UPCOAST
34
It may have a big bill : THEATER
35
1974 Medicine Nobelist George ___ : PALADE
36
Leaves behind : SHEDS
37
They strike drums : BRAKESHOES
39
Little 'un : TAD
42
McBain and McMahon : EDS
43
"Goosebumps" creator : STINE
44
Tickle : ELATE
46
1999 Tony-winning musical : FOSSE
48
Roommate request : NONSMOKER
50
Pope's "An Essay ___" : ONMAN
51
Heavy Olympics favorite : DREAMTEAM
52
Cares for, as kids : REARS
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Dominican hero : SAMMYSOSA
54
Adopted son in "My Three Sons" : ERNIE
55
"Bill ___ History of the United States" (1894 humor book) : NYES
56
First word of Dante's "Inferno" : NEL
Down
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American allies in 1991 : SAUDIS
2
Magnet material : ALNICO
3
Came home the hard way : SLIDIN
4
Civil War photographer Mathew : BRADY
5
Old Mogul capital : AGRA
6
Double-check, as a disk : REINSERT
7
Immobilized while mending : INACAST
8
Tapped : APPOINTED
9
Common noun suffix : TION
10
Can possibly succeed : HASASHOT
11
1987 R.E.M. hit, with "The" : ONEILOVE
12
Griever : SORROWER
14
List shortener : ETAL
15
Hägar's dog, in the comics : SNERT
23
Trades gossip : DISHES
26
Least decent : BASEST
27
They're married in Mex. : SRAS
28
Long bath : SOAK
29
Figured : MADESENSE
31
Facing, as the judge : UPBEFORE
32
Governor, at times : PARDONER
33
"Upper" person, perhaps : CLASSMAN
34
Us, according to Pogo : THEENEMY
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The Southwest's ___ Desert : SONORAN
38
Forest females : HINDS
39
Assume : TAKEON
40
Camp order : ATEASE
41
Kind of layer : DERMAL
44
Annual September event, with "The" : EMMYS
45
They're drawn : LOTS
47
Silk dress : SARI
49
Unvaried : SAME

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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