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New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 2004

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.29 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This extraordinary grid has only 17 Across clues.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 19,821 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Signifies respect and sadness : FLIESATHALFMAST
16
Slipped : LOSTONESBALANCE
17
He said "In America, anybody can be president; that's one of the risks you take" : ADLAIESTEVENSON
18
Service groups : TEASETS
19
Minds : LISTENS
20
Engineer in 2000 headlines : WENHOLEE
21
Masses : POPULACE
28
Alternative to Castilian : AMERICANSPANISH
36
Place likely to have zoning restrictions : RESIDENTIALAREA
37
Factor in relationships between viruses : CROSSREACTIVITY
38
Mimics satisfactorily : PASSESAS
39
Long and sharply pointed : FANGLIKE
46
"Speaking personally ..." : IFORONE
47
Compound in fungicides : ANILIDE
54
Pal of Pogo : ALBERTALLIGATOR
56
Playground activity : TEETERTOTTERING
57
Buying guides? : SALESASSISTANTS
Down
1
Like some rates : FLAT
2
Treasure-trove : LODE
3
Margarita, e.g. : ISLA
4
Itinerary info : ETAS
5
French silk : SOIE
6
Without ___ (daringly) : ANET
7
"Touched by an Angel" character : TESS
8
Bygone presidential inits. : HST
9
White poplar : ABELE
10
1987 Tony-winning actress for "Broadway Bound" : LAVIN
11
Relatives : FLESH
12
Sending a ___ the moon (1960's goal) : MANTO
13
Noted Adams : ANSEL
14
Baked breakfast item : SCONE
15
In danger of snapping : TENSE
20
Flipped : WENTAPE
21
Green stretch in Grenoble : PARC
22
Post-Passover period : OMER
23
Mexican mint product : PESO
24
Writer who created the writer Gideon Zadok : URIS
25
Blinkers : LIDS
26
Pete Sampras, notably : ACER
27
One with a supporting role : CANE
29
Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
30
Dabs : PATS
31
Some Muslim men : ALIS
32
Place to pray : NAVE
33
Glad family : IRIS
34
Bristle : SETA
35
Eponymous code creator : HAYS
39
Uno and others : FIATS
40
"___ in Her Ear" (classic Georges Feydeau farce) : AFLEA
41
Coveted award : NOBEL
42
Marathoner Waitz : GRETE
43
Like inferior computer graphics : LORES
44
Prefix with molecular : INTRA
45
"Lines on the Mermaid Tavern" poet : KEATS
47
Some singers : ALTI
48
Annual sports contests, for short : NITS
49
1988 Belinda Carlisle hit "___ Weak" : IGET
50
Pasternak heroine : LARA
51
Pack ___ : ITIN
52
Terse warning : DONT
53
Dyne-centimeters : ERGS
55
Spanish article : LOS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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