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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 2001

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
They have short legs and long ears
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 84 for Ms. Gorski. Friday freshness: 17%
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© 2001, The New York Times11/30/1 ( No. 19,015 )
Across
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Church abutter, maybe : MANSE
6
Some alerts, for short : APBS
10
Like a mite : WEE
13
Superior strings : AMATIS
15
Member of a pod : SEAL
16
Retail store opening? : WAL
17
With pluck : GAMELY
18
Statement upon delivery : ITSAGIRL
20
A restaurant patron said ... : INEVEREATSNAILS
22
Welcome to one's home : SEEIN
23
Cracker, of sorts : YEGG
24
Signature piece? : PEN
26
Zip : NADA
28
Nineveh's river : TIGRIS
32
It's ruled by a sultan : OMAN
34
Man of means, in Manchester : NOB
35
Blue-ribbon : SELECT
36
"You Can Call Me Al" singer : SIMON
38
The waiter asked ... : WHY
40
Make good on : REPAY
41
Hinged flap on an airplane : ELEVON
43
Like school, sometimes : OUT
45
Sun-cracked : SERE
46
Firedome, for one : DESOTO
47
Some TV's : RCAS
49
Legal thing : RES
50
Sped : TORE
52
Dalmatian, e.g. : CROAT
54
The patron replied ... : IPREFERFASTFOOD
60
Happy-go-lucky person, perhaps : WHISTLER
61
Loser at Châlons in A.D. 451 : ATTILA
62
Shout before firing : AIM
63
___ signum : ECCE
64
Eyed rudely : LEERED
65
Artful : SLY
66
G, e.g. : NOTE
67
Grounds : DREGS
Down
1
Epiphany figures : MAGI
2
Make ___ of : AMAN
3
Gets specific : NAMESNAMES
4
Skier Mahre : STEVE
5
Actress Heckart : EILEEN
6
Java is in it : ASIA
7
Niggling : PETTY
8
They have short legs and long ears : BASSETS
9
Like "chow" vis-à-vis "edibles" : SLANGIER
10
Chapter in 20th-century hist. : WWII
11
Eden, for one : EARL
12
Corner pieces : ELLS
14
Six Day War combatant : SYRIAN
19
Noisy groups : GAGGLES
21
Pump with money : ENDOW
24
Got shot in a studio? : POSED
25
"South Pacific" hero : EMILE
27
Can't take : ABHOR
29
Prepared numbers : REPERTOIRE
30
Empathetic words : ICARE
31
Lid problems : STYES
33
Nays : NOVOTES
37
Seldom : NOTOFTEN
39
Adam's-needle, e.g. : YUCCA
42
Remington rival : NORELCO
44
Kind of bone : TARSAL
48
In one's cups : SOTTED
51
Like Homo habilis : ERECT
53
À la : AFTER
54
"___ framed!" : IWAS
55
4-Down's twin : PHIL
56
Frosted : RIMY
57
Priceless? : FREE
58
Designer for Jackie : OLEG
59
Some stay at home : DADS

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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