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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 2002

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 19,081 )

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Across
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Bank job : HEIST
6
Forest opening : GLADE
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Fore's opposite : AFT
14
God, in Mecca : ALLAH
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"Bye!" : LATER
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___-tzu (Taoism founder) : LAO
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1994 Winter Olympics site : LILLEHAMMER
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On the other hand : BUT
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Bit of chicanery : RUSE
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Boxing venue : ARENA
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Buckles on : FASTENS
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Chemical-free : NATURAL
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Find not guilty : ACQUIT
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Part of U.S.S.R. : SOVIET
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Butter maker : CHURN
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Archaeological find : RELIC
33
Kilmer who played Batman : VAL
36
Furniture wood : TEAK
37
Soup go-with : SALAD
38
Clamp : VISE
39
Salt Lake City-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSW
40
Witches' assembly : COVEN
41
"Beer Barrel ___" : POLKA
42
Biblical passages : VERSES
44
AT&T customer : CALLER
45
Army outfit : PLATOON
47
Oriental : EASTERN
48
Belt features : HOLES
49
"___ fair in love and war" : ALLS
50
Tool for making 48-Across : AWL
51
1928 Winter Olympics site : SAINTMORITZ
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Spectate : SEE
59
Grassy plain : LLANO
60
Set free : UNTIE
61
Suffix with station : ERY
62
Aden's land : YEMEN
63
Discrimination : TASTE
Down
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"2001" computer : HAL
2
___ Lilly & Co. : ELI
3
Down with the flu, say : ILL
4
"My gal" of song : SAL
5
At that place : THEREIN
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Window pane : GLASS
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Hobbling : LAME
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Convenience store convenience: Abbr. : ATM
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Sandra of "Gidget" : DEE
10
Inconsistent : ERRATIC
11
1992 Winter Olympics site : ALBERTVILLE
12
Animals collectively : FAUNA
13
General Mills cereal : TOTAL
18
Follow a fox, say : HUNT
22
Bemoan : RUE
23
What to face : FACTS
24
Partner of pains : ACHES
25
1960 Winter Olympics site : SQUAWVALLEY
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Istanbul native : TURK
27
Actor Lloyd ___ : NOLAN
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Zealous : AVID
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Tennis ace Monica : SELES
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Shade of black : RAVEN
34
Prosecutor, at times : ASKER
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Memorize : LEARN
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Middling : SOSO
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Electric unit : VOLT
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In an angry way : CROSSLY
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Faint : PASSOUT
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Summer in Paris : ETE
44
Storm preceder : CALM
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New moon or full moon, e.g. : PHASE
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Farther down : LOWER
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Friend of Dionne in pop music's Dionne & Friends : ELTON
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Elizabeth I's mother : ANNE
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Stout : ALE
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"___ shocked - SHOCKED!" : IAM
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Genetic letters : RNA
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Small bird : TIT
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Last letter : ZEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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