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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 2001

2001's symbol, in the Chinese calendar

Author:
Jenny Gutbezahl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Gutbezahl.
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© 2001, The New York Times11/5/01 ( No. 18,990 )
Across
1
Muscle that a runner stretches : CALF
5
Bullets : AMMO
9
Dictation taker : STENO
14
Land east of the Urals : ASIA
15
Friend to Androcles : LION
16
Pavarotti or Carreras : TENOR
17
58-Across player in 1917 : THEDABARA
19
Rust, e.g. : OXIDE
20
Ready : SET
21
French head : TETE
22
Clearings : GLADES
23
58-Across player in 1953 : SOPHIALOREN
26
Serve to be re-served : LET
27
"Oh, brother!" : MAN
28
Pinup's leg : GAM
31
Wife : WOMAN
34
No-no for Mrs. Sprat : LEAN
36
Woke up, with "to" : CAME
37
58-Across player in 1963 : ELIZABETHTAYLOR
40
Phi ___ Kappa : BETA
41
Sub ___ (in secret) : ROSA
42
2001's symbol, in the Chinese calendar : SNAKE
43
Boozer : SOT
44
Opposite of bellum : PAX
45
Municipal council member: Abbr. : ALD
46
58-Across player in 1946 : VIVIENLEIGH
51
Printed cloth : CALICO
54
World's longest river : NILE
55
Canon camera : EOS
57
One way to be taken : ABACK
58
Queen of the 54-Across : CLEOPATRA
60
Punitive : PENAL
61
Like many Mae West quotes : RACY
62
Gal's dream date : HUNK
63
Rubberneck : STARE
64
What extra innings break : TIES
65
Church recess : APSE
Down
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Be-boppers : CATS
2
Whence the phoenix rises : ASHES
3
Deceive : LIETO
4
Macarena or Beanie Babies, once : FAD
5
Even if : ALBEIT
6
Sporty Mazda : MIATA
7
Edible mushroom : MOREL
8
___ roll (lucky) : ONA
9
Swiped : STOLEN
10
Either President Bush : TEXAN
11
Writer Bagnold : ENID
12
Junction point : NODE
13
Valuable deposits : ORES
18
Goddess of wisdom and war : ATHENA
22
Concede, as a point : GRANT
24
Public square : PLAZA
25
Nebraska's first capital : OMAHA
28
Big bash : GALA
29
In a frenzy : AMOK
30
No more than : MERE
31
Attic sights : WEBS
32
Butter substitute : OLEO
33
Catcher's catcher : MITT
34
Pope of 1605 : LEOXI
35
Aliens, for short : ETS
36
Pop star Lauper : CYNDI
38
Cry at La Scala : BRAVO
39
In Morpheus' arms : ASLEEP
44
Predicament : PICKLE
45
Metallic mixtures : ALLOYS
46
Parish priest : VICAR
47
China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
48
Nephew's sister : NIECE
49
Fancy duds : GETUP
50
Taxi tooters : HORNS
51
Tams : CAPS
52
Help in crime : ABET
53
Sweater girl Turner : LANA
56
Rice wine : SAKE
58
PC screen: Abbr. : CRT
59
"Now I get it!" : AHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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