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New York Times, Thursday, February 1, 2001

Year Marcus Aurelius became emperor

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatest
12112/27/19643/29/2006
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111.6381
Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 114 for Ms. Hansen.
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© 2001, The New York Times2/1/01 ( No. 18,713 )
Across
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Volvo rival : SAAB
5
Nez ___ : PERCE
10
Longfellow bell town : ATRI
14
Soup vegetable : OKRA
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Modern husband or wife : EQUAL
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"The Black Camel" detective : CHAN
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63-Across film, 1931 : NIGHTNURSE
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Marie Antoinette lost hers : TETE
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Place du Casino locale : MONACO
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Choose : TAP
23
Russian station : MIR
24
Bizet opera priestess : LEILA
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Dimwit : IDIOT
28
Egypt's Nasser : GAMAL
32
Some fund-raisers : DINNERS
34
"Billy, Don't Be ___" (1974 hit) : AHERO
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"You don't say!" : GEE
36
Where jetsam may be thrown : AFT
38
63-Across film, 1939 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Half of a familiar Chinese duo : YIN
44
Hipster : CAT
45
Reach : GETTO
46
Where a plane's engine is housed : NACELLE
49
Gluey plaster of Paris : GESSO
50
Search for water : DOWSE
52
Football Hall-of-Famer Link ___ : LYMAN
54
"Yay, team!" : RAH
55
Water of Oise : EAU
57
Like some dancers : EROTIC
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Actor born 2/1/1901 : CLARKGABLE
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Freight : CARGO
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Fashionable 60's dress : MAXI
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Low part of a hand : TREY
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One ordered to stop? : THIEF
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Leprechaun's land : ERIN
Down
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Chip off the old block : SON
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Old-time actor Tamiroff : AKIM
3
Ship of myth : ARGO
4
Road to Rostock : BAHN
5
English tips? : PENCE
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Pertaining to primitive horses : EQUOID
7
Capek drama : RUR
8
Clicker : CASTANET
9
Zeno's home : ELEA
10
Take steps : ACT
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63-Across film, 1961 : THEMISFITS
12
Connecting gears have it : RATIO
13
Comatose : INERT
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Soapmaker's need : TALLOW
22
Epitome of easiness : PIE
25
Without due concern : LIGHTLY
27
Party to a financial transaction : DRAWEE
28
[That's awful!] : GAG
29
Salty shout : AHOY
30
63-Across film, 1934 : MENINWHITE
31
Where gladiators performed : ARENAS
33
O.T. book : NEH
37
Demolition supplies : TNTS
39
Pilot's worry : ICE
40
Bankhead of "Lifeboat" : TALLULAH
41
Drink that's stirred : EGGNOG
42
Ski-___ snowmobiles : DOO
47
Average grade : CEE
48
Come forth : EMERGE
50
Implication : DRIFT
51
"Outlaws of the Range," e.g. : OATER
53
___ the covenant : ARKOF
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Billing abbr. : ACCT
58
Unexciting : TAME
59
Structural beam : IBAR
60
Year Marcus Aurelius became emperor : CLXI
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"By the way ..." : SAY
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Die Welt article : EIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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