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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2001

1956 U.S. figure skating gold medalist ___ Albright

Author:
Frank A. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 54, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 6 Average word length: 7.00 This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Every answer word in this grid is 6 or more letters long. It's the only puzzle in our database with this property.

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© 2001, The New York Times12/15/01 ( No. 19,030 )
Across
1
Boondocks : STICKS
7
"The Virginian" writer : WISTER
13
Dovetailed : TENONED
15
Neighbor of Ciudad Juárez : ELPASO
16
Psychically : INSPIRIT
18
They may pull banners : BLIMPS
19
Sole, e.g. : FLATFISH
20
Log rollers? : POKERS
21
Prisoner's desire : LENIENCE
22
2001 French film comedy or its heroine : AMELIE
23
It may cover dark circles : EYECREAM
24
Humorist ___ Burgess of "purple cow" fame : GELETT
25
Opposite of scarcity : RIFENESS
27
Some queens' wear : PROMDRESSES
31
Asking for a hand : PROPOSAL
32
Chocolate candy brand : RIESEN
33
Like some errors : CLERICAL
40
Over-and-___ (two-barreled firearms) : UNDERS
41
Part of a one-sided tennis match : LOVEGAME
42
Gradually corrode : GNAWAT
43
"Nanny and the Professor" family from 1970's TV : EVERETTS
44
Kiwi, e.g. : RATITE
45
Century in politics : SENATORS
46
Penitent : ATONER
47
Optic screens : RETINAE
48
Mother ___ : TERESA
49
Another shooting : RETAKE
Down
1
Choke : STIFLE
2
1956 U.S. figure skating gold medalist ___ Albright : TENLEY
3
Ludicrous : INSANE
4
Language descended from ancient Egyptian : COPTIC
5
Dangerous assailant : KNIFER
6
Amino acid in many proteins : SERINE
7
Surfers' stops, perhaps : WEBPAGES
8
Black cats, supposedly : ILLOMENS
9
"Clockers" director, 1995 : SPIKELEE
10
Feral : TAMELESS
11
Beaux-___ (people with lively minds) : ESPRITS
12
Tennis ace Marc : ROSSET
14
Scraps : DISCARDS
17
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" singers : THEMIRACLES
26
Lost one's balance, perhaps : FELLOVER
27
Lion or wolf : PREDATOR
28
Blush : ROSEWINE
29
Gets under someone's skin? : OPERATES
30
Scary-sounding houseplant : MONSTERA
31
Like oak leaves : PINNATE
32
Tot : RUGRAT
34
Relatively regular : EVENER
35
Give more stars to, maybe : RERATE
36
Comment before "Ha, ha" : IGETIT
37
Williams title starter : CATONA
38
Kind of station : AMTRAK
39
Tenant : LESSEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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