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New York Times, Monday, February 10, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
What the starts of 17-, 26-, 44- and 58-Across all are
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: 40 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 101 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Estes. Monday freshness: 7%
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© 2003, The New York Times2/10/3 ( No. 19,452 )
Across
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Rand McNally offering : ATLAS
6
Señor's emphatic yes : SISI
10
Poker stake : ANTE
14
It's rubbed on a cue tip : CHALK
15
Garden with forbidden fruit : EDEN
16
"Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
17
Indoor antenna : RABBITEARS
19
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
20
UFO crew : ETS
21
Charged particle : ION
22
Sneaker : GYMSHOE
24
Swan song : END
25
"Jelly's Last Jam" dancer Gregory ___ : HINES
26
Conductor of a sham trial : KANGAROOCOURT
31
Ramadas and such : INNS
32
Spigot : TAP
33
Pooped out : WEARY
35
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
36
Zoo bosses : KEEPERS
39
A's opposite, in England : ZED
40
Former veep Agnew : SPIRO
42
Extra-wide, at the shoe store : EEE
43
Sorrows' opposites : JOYS
44
Sellers in stalls : FLEAMARKETERS
48
Mattress supports : SLATS
49
Sizable sandwich : SUB
50
On the ___ (preparing for battle) : WARPATH
53
Poet's "eternally" : EER
54
Mai ___ cocktail : TAI
57
Skin soother : ALOE
58
Inedible mushrooms : TOADSTOOLS
61
The "D" in CD : DISC
62
Jane Austen classic : EMMA
63
Paper size : LEGAL
64
Editor's "let it stand" : STET
65
Paper purchase : REAM
66
Clear the boards : ERASE
Down
1
Good-size field : ACRE
2
"How 'bout ___?!" : THAT
3
Chem classes : LABS
4
Vatican vestment : ALB
5
Downhiller's sport : SKIING
6
Witnessed : SEEN
7
Actress Lupino : IDA
8
Italian film director Leone : SERGIO
9
On the same wavelength : INSYNC
10
Under debate : ATISSUE
11
Ogden who wrote light verse : NASH
12
Duet plus one : TRIO
13
Simplicity : EASE
18
So far : TODATE
23
Cat chat : MEOWS
24
U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
25
What the starts of 17-, 26-, 44- and 58-Across all are : HOPPERS
26
Big name in book publishing : KNOPF
27
Blacksmith's block : ANVIL
28
Sally Field's "Norma ___" : RAE
29
Gillette product : RAZOR
30
Deuce beaters : TREYS
31
"___ show time!" : ITS
34
Football gains: Abbr. : YDS
36
Furry marsupial : KOALA
37
Comics shriek : EEK
38
___ Peanut Butter Cups : REESES
41
Look up to : RESPECT
43
One of the Bushes : JEB
45
Mean something : MATTER
46
Where telecommuters work : ATHOME
47
Terrapin, e.g. : TURTLE
50
Rolls of bills : WADS
51
Hit the ground : ALIT
52
Flower for Valentine's Day : ROSE
53
Red-wrapped Dutch cheese : EDAM
54
Roman robe : TOGA
55
Word of woe : ALAS
56
Castaway's locale : ISLE
59
Doc bloc: Abbr. : AMA
60
"___ the ramparts ..." : OER

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

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