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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Ornate leaf, or a design patterned after it

Author:
M. Preston Sherwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Sherwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQW} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sherwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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B
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© 2001, The New York Times2/27/01 ( No. 18,739 )
Across
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Still in contention : ALIVE
6
Artist Chagall : MARC
10
Turns sharply : ZIGS
14
Enticed, with "in" : ROPED
15
Essayist's alias : ELIA
16
List ender : ETAL
17
One bringing up the rear : LASTINLINE
19
Basilica's center : NAVE
20
Warbler Yoko : ONO
21
Italy's shape : BOOT
22
Left port : SAILED
24
Hollywood's Ken or Lena : OLIN
25
Prefix with vitamin : MULTI
26
Pop artist Johns : JASPER
29
Surgeon's asset : SUREHAND
32
Think tank nuggets : IDEAS
33
20-mule team load : BORAX
34
Postal motto conjunction : NOR
35
Unwelcome mail : BILL
36
Sills selections : ARIAS
37
Actor O'Shea : MILO
38
Wriggly fish : EEL
39
Rower's craft : SCULL
40
Prickly plants : CACTI
41
Sweepers' utensils : DUSTPANS
43
Made into mush : PUREED
44
3 and 2, e.g. : COUNT
45
Seine feeder : OISE
46
Abbott, to Costello : COHORT
48
Cool-sounding rapper : ICET
49
Barely make, with "out" : EKE
52
Help in a heist : ABET
53
Vegas V.I.P. : HIGHROLLER
56
"Hud" Oscar-winner : NEAL
57
AOL patron : USER
58
"___ in your mouth, not ..." : MELTS
59
Pound a Selectric : TYPE
60
Fill to the gills : SATE
61
Theme of this puzzle : SKATE
Down
1
Guthrie the younger : ARLO
2
Usurer's offering : LOAN
3
___ facto : IPSO
4
Fido fixer : VET
5
All you can eat : EDIBLES
6
Juicy fruit : MELON
7
Touched down : ALIT
8
___ Tin Tin : RIN
9
Pauses in speech : CAESURAS
10
Nadir's opposite : ZENITH
11
Boardwalk confection : ITALIANICE
12
Collapsed under pressure : GAVE
13
Winter toy : SLED
18
Roulette color : NOIR
23
Football's Karras : ALEX
24
Fall birthstone : OPAL
25
Piece of cave art : MURAL
26
Were in accord : JIBED
27
"So long, Pierre!" : ADIEU
28
Offers for a song : SELLSCHEAP
29
Besmirches : SOILS
30
Nick of "Cape Fear" : NOLTE
31
R2-D2 or C-3PO : DROID
33
Main impact : BRUNT
36
Ornate leaf, or a design patterned after it : ACANTHUS
37
Mule's mother : MARE
39
Railway siding : SPUR
40
International airport section : CUSTOMS
42
Flute sound : TOOTLE
43
Liner's landing : PIER
45
Earthy hue : OCHRE
46
Pessimist's word : CANT
47
Toe the line : OBEY
48
"This is the thanks ___?" : IGET
49
Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
50
Etta of the comics : KETT
51
Gael's tongue : ERSE
54
"This ___ test" : ISA
55
Albanian currency : LEK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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