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New York Times, Monday, April 16, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0416 ( 18,787 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Pepsi or RC : COLA
5
Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
9
Stares open-mouthed : GAPES
14
Birthstone after sapphire : OPAL
15
Cheese nibblers : MICE
16
"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
17
Courtroom figures : PUBLICDEFENDERS
20
Winding road shape : ESS
21
Loch ___ monster : NESS
22
Lassos : RIATAS
23
Proofreader's mark : STET
24
Tilling tools : HOES
25
Like fishers' hooks : BAITED
28
Top 40 songs : HITS
29
Poem of praise : ODE
32
Command : ORDER
33
Indian dress : SARI
34
Hertz rival : AVIS
35
Ida Lupino, e.g. : FILMNOIRACTRESS
38
Lawyers' charges : FEES
39
Topic of gossip : ITEM
40
Because : SINCE
41
Like octogenarians : OLD
42
Squalid neighborhood : SLUM
43
Time of the year : SEASON
44
Ooze : SEEP
45
Candies that burn the mouth : HOTS
46
"Is that your final ___?" : ANSWER
49
D.C. bigwigs : POLS
50
Low digit? : TOE
53
Last governor of New Netherland : PETERSTUYVESANT
56
Wear away : ERODE
57
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
58
Company V.I.P. : EXEC
59
Scattered, as seed : SOWED
60
Requirement : NEED
61
Action before blowing out the candles : WISH
Down
1
Make do : COPE
2
Any symphony : OPUS
3
Places for experiments : LABS
4
Entirely : ALL
5
Hosted : EMCEED
6
Central spot : MIDST
7
Desserts that give chills : ICES
8
Striped official : REF
9
Bottled spirits : GENIES
10
Actors Robert and Alan : ALDAS
11
Artist Mondrian : PIET
12
Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
13
Back talk : SASS
18
Recent med school graduate : INTERN
19
Arousing : EROTIC
23
Parts with thorns : STEMS
24
Ulysses S. Grant's real first name : HIRAM
25
Successful, in Variety : BOFFO
26
The Little Mermaid's name : ARIEL
27
Ran without moving : IDLED
28
Sheik's bevy : HAREM
29
Kilns : OVENS
30
Music to do the hustle to : DISCO
31
German industrial city : ESSEN
33
Ab strengthener : SITUP
34
Opera songs : ARIAS
36
Edmonton N.H.L. team : OILERS
37
Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
42
Become enraged : SEERED
43
Figured out : SOLVED
44
Ingmar Bergman, e.g. : SWEDE
45
According to ___ : HOYLE
46
Earth rulers in a 1968 film : APES
47
Imperious Roman : NERO
48
Put away : STOW
49
Like 24-karat gold : PURE
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Hack's vehicle : TAXI
51
Singles : ONES
52
Write on metal : ETCH
54
Sawbuck : TEN
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Make a seam : SEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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