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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 2001

With 27-Across, holiday celebrators' farewell

Author:
Mitch Komro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mitch Komro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JK} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Komro.
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D
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O
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U
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P
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© 2001, The New York Times3/9/01 ( No. 18,749 )
Across
1
Arrange, as hair : DOUP
5
Try to get out of something : BEGOFF
11
Mr. Big : VIP
14
Shore soarer : ERNE
15
Bad thing to be over : BARREL
16
___ bit : INA
17
Steady : MAINSQUEEZE
19
Quaker cereal : OHS
20
Result : ENSUE
21
Safari animals : GAZELLES
23
Never outdated : AGELESS
26
10 square meters : DECIARE
27
See 18-Down : NEXTYEAR
29
Type or pin follower : SETTER
30
Like some early computer number systems : OCTAL
32
Egg holders? : HENS
33
It may be won by a knockout : BEAUTYCONTEST
38
Convince : SELL
39
Iterate : RESAY
40
Imitated a siren : WAILED
43
Corrupts : DEPRAVES
48
Clappers may prompt them : ENCORES
50
Superlatively sincere : REALEST
51
Embodiments : EPITOMES
53
Time being : NONCE
54
Wobbly walker, perhaps : TOT
55
"That's a taboo topic" : DONTGOTHERE
58
Olsen of "Hellzapoppin" : OLE
59
Went around in circles? : EDDIED
60
On : ATOP
61
Bushranger Kelly : NED
62
"Alas" : DEARME
63
Promulgates : SOWS
Down
1
Put down : DEMEAN
2
House of William III : ORANGE
3
For everyone, in a way : UNISEX
4
Next-to-last syllable : PENULT
5
Kind of ribs : BBQ
6
About 3/4 of la Terre : EAU
7
Baseball's Luzinski : GREG
8
Mountain nymph : OREAD
9
Items banned by Atatürk : FEZZES
10
It grows on ewe : FLEECE
11
Breaks : VIOLATES
12
Native : INHERENT
13
People in the fast lane : PASSERS
18
With 27-Across, holiday celebrators' farewell : SEEYOU
22
Flexible : LITHE
24
Minority group : SECT
25
Hardly a celibate : SATYR
28
Flew : RACED
31
Good sport, perhaps : LOSER
33
Abe Lincoln, e.g., as a boy : BEANPOLE
34
Brought out : ELICITED
35
Designate : ALLOT
36
Shirt tag irritation point : NAPE
37
Simon Legree : TYRANT
38
Enamored of : SWEETON
41
Like many shorelines : ERODED
42
Passé : DEMODE
44
Honolulu Airport exchange : ALOHAS
45
Padova's region : VENETO
46
Hold in trust : ESCROW
47
Impregnates : STEEPS
49
___ message : SENDA
52
The clink : STIR
56
Solitaire, e.g. : GEM
57
Millay's "___ to Silence" : ODE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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