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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {EIJOQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

A is the only vowel used in the entire grid. There are, amazingly, 69 of them!

1
A
2
S
3
F
4
A
5
R
6
A
7
S
8
M
9
A
10
R
11
A
12
C
13
A
14
M
A
R
S
A
L
A
15
A
D
A
M
A
N
16
T
17
A
G
A
K
H
A
N
18
S
A
N
T
A
N
A
19
N
A
N
A
S
20
D
21
R
A
M
22
S
N
A
P
23
A
S
S
N
24
B
A
L
S
25
A
26
T
27
A
28
M
A
R
A
29
B
30
A
31
N
32
N
33
S
34
S
35
P
36
A
37
M
A
N
A
38
M
A
S
A
D
A
39
C
A
T
40
W
A
L
K
41
B
A
C
K
B
A
R
42
A
R
R
A
N
T
43
B
A
M
A
44
S
K
A
45
B
R
A
N
D
46
C
A
S
A
B
47
A
48
A
49
T
L
A
S
50
S
51
W
52
A
53
G
54
G
55
A
56
L
57
A
58
H
A
S
P
59
P
L
A
T
H
60
A
L
A
S
61
K
A
N
62
A
63
T
L
A
N
T
A
64
G
A
S
T
A
N
K
65
R
W
A
N
D
A
N
66
S
H
A
N
K
S
67
T
A
N
T
A
R
A
© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 19,126 )

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Across
1
To the extent that : ASFARAS
8
Pebble-filled gourd : MARACA
14
Sweet, dark wine : MARSALA
15
Inflexible : ADAMANT
17
Spiritual leader of the Isma'ili Muslims : AGAKHAN
18
Rock band with a record-tying eight Grammys in 1999 : SANTANA
19
Some babysitters : NANAS
20
1/8 of a fluid ounce : DRAM
22
Suddenly lose it : SNAP
23
Org. : ASSN
24
Raft material : BALSA
26
Skier McKinney : TAMARA
29
Marriage announcement : BANNS
34
Place in which to luxuriate : SPA
37
"A ___ plan ..." : MANA
38
1981 miniseries set in ancient Israel : MASADA
39
Theater passage : CATWALK
41
Where bottles of alcohol sit : BACKBAR
42
Unmitigated : ARRANT
43
The Crimson Tide, familiarly : BAMA
44
Influence on 1980's pop : SKA
45
Clorox or Clorets : BRAND
46
Melon type : CASABA
48
Strong supporter? : ATLAS
50
Booty : SWAG
54
Fancy do : GALA
58
Fastener piece : HASP
59
"The Bell Jar" author : PLATH
60
Dogsled runner, maybe : ALASKAN
62
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace : ATLANTA
64
It's drained by traveling : GASTANK
65
Kigali resident : RWANDAN
66
Lower limbs : SHANKS
67
Trumpet blast : TANTARA
Down
1
Appliance maker : AMANA
2
They may span generations : SAGAS
3
Portrait painter ___ Hals : FRANS
4
With suspicion : ASKANT
5
Cheers : RAHS
6
___ fin (at last): Fr. : ALA
7
Danger for a riverboat : SANDBANK
8
"Mississippi ___" (1992 film) : MASALA
9
Portrait on an old 2¢ stamp : ADAMS
10
Succumbed to fear, maybe : RAN
11
Ledger entries: Abbr. : AMTS
12
James of Hollywood : CAAN
13
Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
16
Pick : TAP
21
___ avis : RARA
25
Double platinum Genesis album of 1981 : ABACAB
27
Actress Plummer : AMANDA
28
Brewer's need : MALT
30
Cry (for) : ASK
31
Captures : NABS
32
Can. borderer : NDAK
33
___ Lee : SARA
34
Healing sign : SCAB
35
One of Henry VIII's six : PARR
36
Name on a razor : ATRA
38
Doll's utterance : MAMA
40
Showing fatigue : WAN
41
One-fourth of a barbershop tune : BASSPART
43
Pastoral sounds : BAAS
46
Noises from a rattletrap : CLANKS
47
Obliquely : ASLANT
49
Acknowledge : THANK
51
Fish in a John Cleese film : WANDA
52
Perfume : ATTAR
53
Lake Volta's locale : GHANA
54
Funny bit : GAG
55
"What a pity!" : ALAS
56
Punishment for a pirate : LASH
57
Movie dog : ASTA
59
Builder's need : PLAN
61
Big 12 team: Abbr. : KAN
63
Old name in travel : TWA

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

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