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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 2002

They have sweeping responsibilities

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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3633533719611
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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71.52
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 83 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/26/02 ( No. 19,131 )
Across
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Dogpatch cartoonist : CAPP
5
Prefix with byte : MEGA
9
Book after Hebrews : JAMES
14
Away from the wind : ALEE
15
"Oh dear!" : ALAS
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10% taker : AGENT
17
Job enders : PINKSLIPS
19
Dweebish : NERDY
20
Christmas season : NOEL
21
Singer DiFranco : ANI
23
Actor's prompt : CUE
24
Writer/director Nicholas : MEYER
26
Tours within tours : SIDETRIPS
29
G.P.'s grp. : AMA
30
Phaser setting : STUN
32
Go a-courting : WOO
33
Sound in the head : SANE
35
Concern of 41-Down: Abbr. : INS
36
Stingless flier : DRONE
39
Descending into ruin : HITTINGTHESKIDS
43
Bruce of comedy : LENNY
44
Singer Sumac : YMA
45
Chem. and bio. : SCIS
46
Back on board : AFT
47
Kinks song of 1970 : LOLA
49
Newt : EFT
50
Malibu menaces : MUDSLIDES
54
Some stereos : SONYS
56
"Double Fantasy" musician : ONO
57
"What Kind of Fool ___?" : AMI
58
Auctioneer's "Sold!" : GONE
59
"Hit the road!" : SCRAM
61
Idaho city : TWINFALLS
66
Crème de la crème : ELITE
67
Scotch partner : SODA
68
Martinique et Guadeloupe : ILES
69
Splinter groups : SECTS
70
"That hurts!" : YEOW
71
Clancy hero Jack : RYAN
Down
1
Upper limit : CAP
2
Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
3
Small-time : PENNYANTE
4
Sri Lanka export : PEKOE
5
Shopaholic's heaven : MALL
6
Gin-maker Whitney : ELI
7
Clothing store, with "The" : GAP
8
Syrian president Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
9
They have sweeping responsibilities : JANITORS
10
Secret stat, sometimes : AGE
11
French thanks : MERCI
12
Eventually become : ENDUP
13
Eye sores : STYES
18
Sun. talks : SERS
22
F.D.R. program : NEWDEAL
24
Sitcom set in Korea : MASH
25
Messages via modem : EMAIL
26
Like anthems : SUNG
27
Chic : INSTYLE
28
Movable castles : ROOKS
31
Dickens boy : TINYTIM
34
Old lab heaters : ETNAS
37
Bluenose : NICENELLY
38
Instruct morally : EDIFY
40
One way to go down : INFLAMES
41
Managed care grps. : HMOS
42
Boom producers : SSTS
48
Beginning on : ASOF
50
He took two tablets : MOSES
51
"That's enough!" : UNCLE
52
Classical column style : DORIC
53
Addlebrained : DITSY
55
Studio sign : ONAIR
58
Bite like a beaver : GNAW
60
A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATT
62
Misery : WOE
63
Promising words : IDO
64
Grazing locale : LEA
65
Tax form datum: Abbr. : SSN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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