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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 2000

Author:
Jerry E. Rosman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jerry E. Rosman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CFKQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rosman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 18,374 )
Across
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Itsy-bitsy : WEE
4
Jerks : BOZOS
9
Mob : HORDE
14
Ewe's mate : RAM
15
Field of play : ARENA
16
Easy-to-carry instruments : OBOES
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Part of an octopus : ARM
18
Not now : LATER
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Harass : BESET
20
What Rick Blaine never said : PLAYITAGAINSAM
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Endings for hydrocarbons : ENES
24
Bambi's mother, e.g. : DOE
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Ordered (around) : BOSSED
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Leopold and ___ (big 1920's murder case) : LOEB
30
Wharton degree : MBA
33
Semester's-end events : EXAMS
34
Robe for Caesar : TOGA
35
Hardly a genius : BOOB
36
One-man show about President Truman : GIVEEMHELLHARRY
39
Yemeni port : ADEN
40
Simplify : EASE
41
Signs to beware of : OMENS
42
Beatty or Rorem : NED
43
___ and sciences : ARTS
44
High-priced furs : SABLES
45
___ Baba : ALI
46
Prefix with plane : AERO
47
Plaintive plea in the 1919 Black Sox scandal : SAYITAINTSOJOE
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It makes a clicking noise : MOUSE
55
Tony winner ___ Lenya : LOTTE
56
Before, for a bard : ERE
57
Actor John of "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
58
Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
59
___ Aviv : TEL
60
Places for hinges : DOORS
61
Where to find dates? : OASES
62
Message in a bottle? : SOS
Down
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Coat or shawl : WRAP
2
Rank below marquis : EARL
3
Austen heroine : EMMA
4
Certain Indonesians : BALINESE
5
Speechified : ORATED
6
Followers of epsilons : ZETAS
7
Force on Earth: Abbr. : ONEG
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"Nobody doesn't like ___ Lee" : SARA
9
Schmooze (with) : HOBNOB
10
Overly overweight : OBESE
11
Parks on a bus : ROSA
12
Consider : DEEM
13
N.Y.C. clock setting : EST
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Toadies : YESMEN
22
Rating a 10 : IDEAL
25
Commenced : BEGAN
26
Rust, for one : OXIDE
27
Put in the bank : SAVED
28
Fertile soil : LOESS
29
Look like a wolf? : OGLE
30
Mushroom : MOREL
31
Carried : BORNE
32
Yawning gulf : ABYSS
34
"___ does it!" : THAT
35
Shoots in the jungle? : BAMBOO
37
Kind of badge for a scout : MERIT
38
Makes husky, as a voice : HOARSENS
43
Martians and such : ALIENS
44
Sofa : SETTEE
45
Sailor's "yes!" : AYSIR
46
Poker stakes : ANTES
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"Comme ci, comme ça" : SOSO
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Chrysler, e.g. : AUTO
49
"The Sun ___ Rises" : ALSO
50
Trivial bit : IOTA
51
New York footballers : JETS
52
Black-and-white cookie : OREO
53
Congers : EELS
54
Plenty ticked : MAD

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

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