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New York Times, Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.52404185
A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FKQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 242 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 18,740 )

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Across
1
White House nickname : CAL
4
Reaches a peak : CRESTS
10
Be a nag : CARP
14
Pother : ADO
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Milk-related : LACTIC
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Western Hemisphere abbr. : AMER
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1984 Democratic keynoter : MARIOCUOMO
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___ doble (Spanish dance) : PASO
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Commit to another hitch : REUP
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Small pointer : PUP
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Have status : RATE
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"Catch a Falling Star" singer : PERRYCOMO
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Queen, maybe : ANT
28
Throughway : ROAD
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Walk-ons, e.g. : ROLES
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Not averting one's eyes : STARING
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Blatant deception : CHARADE
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With 36-Across, a depiction of Jesus : ECCE
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See 35-Across : HOMO
37
On a branch, maybe : PERCHED
40
Do Little? : IMITATE
44
"___ man with seven wives" : IMETA
45
Sailed through : ACED
46
Something to flip : LID
47
Chief steward : MAJORDOMO
50
Adriatic seaport : BARI
51
Rocker Brian : ENO
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Break up with, and not nicely : DUMP
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Numbskull, to a Brit : MAUMET
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Nice evening : NUIT
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Hypes a movie, perhaps : DOESAPROMO
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Word in many college names : TECH
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Concern of 43-Down : ERRATA
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Margarine : OLEO
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Farmer, at times : SEEDER
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Nus, to us : ENS
Down
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Shooters' needs : CAMERAS
2
Unyielding : ADAMANT
3
Hot Lips portrayer : LORETTA
4
Plunger's target : CLOG
5
Derby : RACE
6
Euro forerunner : ECU
7
On disk : STORED
8
Track official : TIMER
9
Use elbow grease on : SCOUR
10
Salary limit : CAP
11
#1 hit for Jimmy Dorsey, 1941 : AMAPOLA
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Began again : RESUMED
13
Ask for a hand? : PROPOSE
18
Choler : IRE
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Cheops construction : PYRAMID
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Beeped : PAGED
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Barbizon School painter : COROT
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One of two Plantagenet kings : RICHARD
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Back then : ONCE
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Page 1, 3 or 5, e.g. : RECTO
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Harpo's interpreter : CHICO
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Directive to James : HOME
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Olive stuffer : PIMENTO
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Common temple name : EMANUEL
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Exult : REJOICE
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Apple-pie order? : ALAMODE
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Radial makers : TIREMEN
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Staff of Life : EDITORS
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Fuse unit : AMPERE
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Guys, slangily : DUDES
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Samuel Lover's "Rory ___" : OMORE
50
Prickly seedcase : BUR
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Game ending : MATE
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On ___ with : APAR
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Howe'er : THO
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Bummed : SAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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