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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2001

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
Scrabble player's New Year resolution?
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
3633533719611
RebusCircleScrabble
1521.58
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2015151219278
RebusScrabbleFresh
71.5247%
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Estes. Monday freshness: 73%
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© 2001, The New York Times12/31/1 ( No. 19,046 )
Across
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Pointed a pistol : AIMED
6
Blockhead : DOLT
10
Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
14
Mix-up : SNAFU
15
Nabisco cookie : OREO
16
Epitome of redness : BEET
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Teetotaler's New Year resolution? : PASSTHEBAR
19
Cotton unit : BALE
20
Best guess: Abbr. : EST
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"___ Can" (Sammy Davis Jr. book) : YESI
22
French explorer La ___ : SALLE
23
___-do-well : NEER
25
Comment of approval : NOTBAD
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Light touch : TAP
29
"Get lost!" : SCRAM
31
Bootlegger's New Year resolution? : KEEPSTILL
33
Highlands hat : TAM
35
___ es Salaam : DAR
36
French girlfriend : AMIE
37
Came in : ENTERED
41
"I'm a Believer" band, with "the" : MONKEES
43
Monopoly card : DEED
44
Singer's syllable : TRA
46
Born: Fr. : NEE
47
Executioner's New Year resolution? : HANGTOUGH
50
Making sounds : VOCAL
54
Oils and watercolors : ART
55
Lady-killers : ROMEOS
57
Seward Peninsula city : NOME
58
All set : READY
60
Pack away : STOW
62
___ Quentin : SAN
63
100-meter, e.g. : RACE
64
Scrabble player's New Year resolution? : GRABSOMEZS
67
Cruise stopover : ISLE
68
Use a beeper : PAGE
69
Donnybrook : MELEE
70
Choreography move : STEP
71
Not barefoot : SHOD
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Has a need for Rogaine : BALDS
Down
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Trembling trees : ASPENS
2
Shortly : INASEC
3
Guru : MASTER
4
Flunking letters : EFS
5
Assigned task : DUTY
6
Has some success : DOESOK
7
Circled the sun : ORBITED
8
Meadow : LEA
9
Bare peak : TOR
10
Palindromic pop group : ABBA
11
When to eat : MEALTIME
12
Fib : TELLALIE
13
Places for church bells : STEEPLES
18
Rooster's mate : HEN
22
60's radical org. : SDS
24
Family-friendly, in cinema : RATEDG
26
Smile widely : BEAM
27
Cook's cover-up : APRON
30
Ruin : MAR
32
Hire : TAKEON
34
"Same here" : METOO
37
John Glenn player in "The Right Stuff" : EDHARRIS
38
Biblical lands : NEAREAST
39
Octopus's arm : TENTACLE
40
Bongo, for one : DRUM
42
Carson City's state: Abbr. : NEV
45
Way back when : AGESAGO
48
Have a go at : TRY
49
Greenhouse area : HOTBED
51
Sportscaster Howard : COSELL
52
Dumbfounded : AMAZED
53
Telescope parts : LENSES
56
"H-E-L-P!" : SOS
59
Hard to fathom : DEEP
61
Embryo's site : WOMB
64
Family M.D.'s : GPS
65
"Yay, team!" : RAH
66
___ culpa : MEA

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

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