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New York Times, Friday, April 5, 2002

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0405 ( 19,141 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Patriot's grp. : AFC
4
Delt neighbor : PEC
7
Sunning sites : CHAISES
14
1983 Randy Newman song : ILOVELA
16
New York and San Diego, e.g. : HARBORS
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Neon, for one : RAREGAS
18
"Anything for You" singer, 1988 : ESTEFAN
19
Uttar Pradesh city : AGRA
20
Engine sound : PURR
22
Lukas of "Witness" : HAAS
23
Unlikely to crack : COOLASACUCUMBER
27
Wind up : END
28
Dwell on : BELABOR
29
Ruth's was 2.28 : ERA
30
Barker : SEAL
32
Kick : VIM
33
Gds. : MDSE
34
Beverage originally called Brad's Drink : PEPSICOLA
38
Last word of Missouri's motto : ESTO
41
Mail Boxes ___ : ETC
42
Sleipnir's rider : ODIN
45
"Little" car of song : GTO
46
Ark welder? : BOATMAN
49
Symbols for neutrinos : NUS
51
Encounters trouble : GETSINTOAPICKLE
54
Intimates : PALS
55
Della's creator : ERLE
56
1990 N.C.A.A. basketball champions : UNLV
57
Fail : LOSEOUT
59
Historian Stephen : AMBROSE
61
Feeler : ANTENNA
62
Man of many words : WEBSTER
63
Junk : DEEPSIX
64
"Monsters, ___" : INC
65
Abbr. in many Québec names : STE
Down
1
Sky king : AIRACE
2
Wine bottles : FLAGONS
3
Damage : CORRODE
4
Hard throw, in baseball : PEG
5
Go : ELAPSE
6
Dress option : CASUAL
7
Innocent-looking : CHERUBIC
8
Takes in : HAS
9
Garfield's vice president : ARTHUR
10
Construction site sight : IBEAM
11
Convertible : SOFABED
12
Classroom supplies : ERASERS
13
W-2 info: Abbr. : SSN
15
Saltimbocca ingredient : VEAL
21
Nipper's "master" : RCAVICTOR
24
Competent : ABLE
25
Singer with the first gold record single : COMO
26
Union activist Norma ___ Webster : RAE
31
Destination of some mail: Abbr. : APO
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It has a cover price of "$2.99 CHEAP" : MAD
35
Drudge : PEON
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It helps pay for roads and schools : STATETAX
37
Actress Anderson : LONI
38
Item graded AA, A or B : EGG
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Starting place : STEPONE
40
As you like it : TOTASTE
43
Tangled : INKNOTS
44
It's empty : NULLSET
46
Buffalo's AAA baseball team : BISONS
47
Nyasaland, today : MALAWI
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Brawny fellers : APEMEN
50
Demanding : SEVERE
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"The sweetest gift of heaven": Virgil : SLEEP
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Strays, perhaps : CURS
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Bucko : LAD
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Prefix with sex : UNI
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Big media inits. : BBC

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

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