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New York Times, Monday, February 26, 2001

"If only things had turned out different!"

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norma Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times2/26/01 ( No. 18,738 )
Across
1
Head over heels (over) : GAGA
5
Library microfilm : FICHE
10
"Swiss Family Robinson" peaks : ALPS
14
"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
15
Pewter or brass : ALLOY
16
With 28-Down, Abe Lincoln's bride : MARY
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Sheet of ice : FLOE
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Two-door car : COUPE
19
Soothsayer's clue : OMEN
20
A long way (off) : FAR
21
Signals farewell at the beach? : WAVESBYEBYE
23
Fencing call : ENGARDE
25
Steal from : ROB
26
The shallowest Great Lake : ERIE
27
Free rider : STOWAWAY
32
Under siege : BESET
34
Grumpy expression : SCOWL
35
Actor Wallach : ELI
36
"If only things had turned out different!" : ALAS
37
Ballot parts that may be hanging : CHADS
38
"Quit it!" : STOP
39
Prohibit : BAN
40
Cattle identifier : BRAND
41
Earring sites : LOBES
42
Human look-alikes : ANDROIDS
44
Helix : COIL
45
Long-distance letters : ATT
46
Bishop, e.g. : PRELATE
49
Rule about open meetings at the beach? : SUNSHINELAW
54
Nothing : NIL
55
Like many a DeMille film : EPIC
56
___ the Barbarian : CONAN
57
32-card card game : SKAT
58
Sicilian peak : ETNA
59
When the mouse ran down the clock : ATONE
60
Prefix with space : AERO
61
Office wagering : POOL
62
Comes in last : LOSES
63
Jazzman Kenton : STAN
Down
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Blunder : GAFFE
2
Poe's middle name : ALLAN
3
Author at the beach? : GEORGESAND
4
Paul Bunyan's tool : AXE
5
Veneer : FACADE
6
Gershwin's "The Man ___" : ILOVE
7
Sleuth's find : CLUE
8
Beer ingredient : HOPS
9
They may be penciled in : EYEBROWS
10
One-celled being : AMOEBA
11
Easter entree : LAMB
12
The hunted : PREY
13
"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
21
Scribbled, old-style : WRIT
22
Long, dismal cry : YOWL
24
God of war : ARES
27
Reads, as a bar code : SCANS
28
See 16-Across : TODD
29
Party pooper at the beach? : WETBLANKET
30
Skin lotion ingredient : ALOE
31
Small dogs' cries : YIPS
32
"Ali ___ and the 40 Thieves" : BABA
33
Verve : ELAN
34
Fish that swims upstream : SHAD
37
All-important : CRITICAL
38
Make dirty : SOIL
40
Opposite of neither : BOTH
41
Theater chain founder Marcus : LOEW
43
Scamp : RASCAL
44
Building machines : CRANES
46
747, e.g. : PLANE
47
Beauty's crown : TIARA
48
Rocker ___ John : ELTON
49
Ooze : SEEP
50
___ no good : UPTO
51
Boy, in Bogot√° : NINO
52
Say ___ (refuse) : NOTO
53
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
57
Carrier to Sweden : SAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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