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New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 19,100 )
Across
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Isn't clueless : HASLEADS
9
Tricks : ANTICS
15
Exactly right : ONTARGET
16
Cover : CLOTHE
17
Hotel posting : ROOMRATE
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Not so cool : TENSER
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Bank check? : DIKE
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Ghost, e.g. : PARLORGAME
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
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María Luisa, for one : REINA
24
Missile feature : FIN
25
Range : STRAY
27
Doozy : LULU
29
Amazon Basin creature : PACA
30
Mobile-to-Huntsville dir. : NNE
32
Kind of wheel : MAG
33
Learning ctr. : ACAD
34
Most tender : FONDEST
38
Play stopper : WHISTLE
40
"___ out?" : INOR
41
1968 battle period : TET
43
Mach 1 breaker : SST
44
Super ending : ETTE
45
Berg's "Der Wein," e.g. : ARIA
47
Old Ottoman title : PASHA
51
Home financer since '34 : FHA
52
Ocean phenomenon : SPRAY
54
Head shop? : PUB
55
1996 A.L. Rookie of the Year : DEREKJETER
59
Heels : CADS
60
"Twelfth Night" countess : OLIVIA
61
Insignificant : ONEHORSE
63
More confusing : MAZIER
64
TV character first seen on "Cavalcade of Stars" : EDNORTON
65
Is repulsive, in a way : SMELLS
66
Still : STAGNANT
Down
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Big numbers : HORDES
2
Smear : ANOINT
3
Old railroad employee : STOKER
4
Getting hardly any laughs : LAME
5
Lapse : ERR
6
Visibly shocked : AGAPE
7
Bit of custom work : DETAIL
8
Rib connection : STERNUM
9
Part of a Spanish play : ACTO
10
Card, for one : NLER
11
Half a tea service tool : TONG
12
"No kidding!" : ITSAFACT
13
Kind of agent : CHEMICAL
14
Victor Herbert operetta, with "The" : SERENADE
21
Four-time Emmy-winning drama : LALAW
23
Baseballer Sandberg : RYNE
26
Tire-maker Michelin : ANDRE
28
Short pans : UGHS
29
Noodles : PASTA
31
Spanish form of "to be" : ESTA
34
Lordships : FIEFDOMS
35
Running : ONTHELAM
36
Certify : NOTARIZE
37
Clipped : TERSE
39
1960's adventure series : ISPY
42
Goes quietly : TIPTOES
46
"Origins of Totalitarianism" author : ARENDT
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Where Cleomenes ruled : SPARTA
49
1611 mutiny victim : HUDSON
50
Cutting out : ABSENT
53
Bowl : ARENA
56
Damnable : EVIL
57
German city on the Baltic : KIEL
58
Rattles : JARS
59
Some humor : CORN
62
Monopolize : HOG

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

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