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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 2000

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 18,664 )
Across
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Building supports : IBARS
6
"I see," facetiously : AHSO
10
Not latched : AJAR
14
Zero Mostel role of 1964 : TEVYE
15
Color of some wine grapes : NOIR
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Cracked : LOCO
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Insomniac's need : SLEEPINGPILL
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Crack, in a way : CHAP
20
Otologist's study : EAR
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Company founded by Steve Case : AOL
22
Newspaper read at Notre Dame : LEMONDE
24
Oliver's wife on "Green Acres" : LISA
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Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
28
Lower : ABASE
29
Vietnam was part of it : FRENCHINDOCHINA
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Actress Thurman : UMA
34
Travel widely : GAD
35
Raises : UPS
36
Arctic native : INUIT
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Fallacious reasoner : SOPHIST
40
The Who's "Tommy" and others : LPS
41
China aster, e.g. : ANNUAL
42
Scot's wear : KILT
43
Taken in : HAD
44
Naples's home: Abbr. : FLA
45
Carte start : ALA
46
Soapmaking substance : VEGETABLETALLOW
51
Modern data holder : CDROM
53
Moreover : TOO
54
1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
55
Sorrowful cry : WOEISME
57
Rebuffs : NOS
59
Roulette bet : ODD
60
Troubles : ILLS
61
Hubert Humphrey's running mate, 1968 : EDMUNDMUSKIE
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1982 title role for Meryl Streep : SOPHIE
65
Nettle : RILE
66
Judge, at times : RATER
67
Geologists' divisions : ERAS
68
Proof word : STET
69
Dental stuff : FLOSS
Down
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What "ipso" means : ITSELF
2
Fancy part of Los Angeles : BELAIR
3
Loath : AVERSE
4
Some whiskey : RYE
5
Print tint : SEPIA
6
Caught some rays, perhaps : ANGLED
7
Kachina doll maker : HOPI
8
Framework piece : SILL
9
Capital of Loiret : ORLEANS
10
Major can maker : ALCOA
11
Chief of staff under George Bush : JOHNSUNUNU
12
Dean's concern : ACADEMIA
13
Skip it : ROPE
18
Very much : NOEND
23
Exec's degree : MBA
25
Apprehensive feeling : ANGST
27
Overthrow : COUPDETAT
30
Big name in the ad biz : CHIAT
31
Poker supplies : CHIPS
33
N.L. East team : ATL
36
Counting everything : INALL
37
Cousin of reggae : SKA
38
Art shop buy : OILCOLOR
39
Eagles' home : PHILADELPHIA
40
Delay : LAG
41
Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
43
Sewing machine attachments : HEMMERS
44
Kind of insurance : FLOOD
46
Writer Marilyn ___ Savant : VOS
47
Car hood, in Britain : BONNET
48
Consult : LOOKTO
49
Enduring hits : OLDIES
50
Duck hunter's boots : WADERS
52
Angry reactions : RISES
55
Sage : WISE
56
Rearrange, say : EDIT
58
Kids' TV character : SMURF
62
Uncooperative one : MULE
63
Noted 62-Down : SAL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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