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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 2001

47-Down : Anti-Red grp.

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.54000
Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Early.
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R
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O
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© 2001, The New York Times12/26/01 ( No. 19,041 )
Across
1
Iron man? : ROBOT
6
Persian kings : SHAHS
11
Meteor's path : ARC
14
Mojave home : ADOBE
15
TV series precursor : PILOT
16
Stadium shout : RAH
17
Author of the quote beginning at 26-Across : SIRJAMESMBARRIE
20
Dowel : PEG
21
Fond du ___ : LAC
22
V.I.P. : SOMEONE
23
Strange : EERIE
25
Check presenter : PAYER
26
Beginning of a quote : GODGAVEUSMEMORY
31
___ the boys : ONEOF
32
Not counterfeit : GOOD
33
Exits, with "out" : BOWS
34
___-Roman : GRECO
36
"It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
40
High schooler : TEEN
41
"Life ___ short ..." : ISTOO
42
Middle of the quote : THATWEMIGHTHAVE
48
Photographer Cartier-Bresson : HENRI
49
What an activist has : CAUSE
50
Uses a compass : ORIENTS
53
Shelley's "Queen ___" : MAB
54
Neighbor of Wash. : IDA
57
End of the quote : ROSESINDECEMBER
60
Comedic missile : PIE
61
"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
62
John, Paul or George : SAINT
63
"Star Trek" rank: Abbr. : ENS
64
Plains shelter : TEPEE
65
Irritable : TESTY
Down
1
Coarse file : RASP
2
Garfield's stooge : ODIE
3
Winner of five consecutive Wimbledons : BORG
4
Predicate part: Abbr. : OBJ
5
Item sold in a bag : TEALEAF
6
Coined money : SPECIE
7
Part of H.R.H. : HIS
8
Gifts for the poor : ALMS
9
One who rides the rails : HOBO
10
Ready for mailing : STAMPED
11
Dry gulch : ARROYO
12
1936 and 1937 Best Actress Luise : RAINER
13
Upbeat : CHEERY
18
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Harshman : MARV
19
Enlarge, as a hole : REAM
23
Conceits : EGOS
24
Concerned with good breeding : EUGENIC
26
Large lump : GOB
27
Lennon's love : ONO
28
Ground cover? : DEW
29
Norman Thomas's party: Abbr. : SOC
30
Meadow sound : MOO
34
"Fancy that!" : GEE
35
Kind of sleep : REM
36
1980's U.S. Davis Cup captain : ASHE
37
"Let's call ___ day" : ITA
38
Martinmas's mo. : NOV
39
Pool temperature tester : TOE
40
Pair of sweaters worn together : TWINSET
41
Comment after a difficult decision : ITSBEST
42
Athlete Jim : THORPE
43
Addiction source : HEROIN
44
Liqueur flavorers : ANISES
45
Swing site : TREE
46
Reproductive cell : GAMETE
47
Anti-Red grp. : HUAC
51
Bit of flooring : TILE
52
Sassy one : SNIP
54
Wading bird : IBIS
55
Something that might be created by accident? : DENT
56
Affected : ARTY
58
Buck's partner : DOE
59
West of Tinseltown : MAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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