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New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2001

Author:
Mel and Peggy Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peggy Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Rosen. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Note the words along the top and bottom rows. This champion-themed puzzle is an homage to Ellen Ripstein. After coming close several times, she finally won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 2001.

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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0409 ( 18,780 )

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Across
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Comic DeGeneres : ELLEN
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Tear : RIP
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Order of ale, perhaps : STEIN
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More than mislead : LIETO
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU
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Moving swarm : HORDE
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Judges' seats : BANCS
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Notorious 1920's criminal : DILLINGER
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Champion's place : ONTHEPODIUM
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Ninny : OAF
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Filmmaker Craven : WES
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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Masked critter : COON
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Cat's feet : PAWS
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Charming : WINSOME
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Slow mover : SNAIL
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Bit of grain : OAT
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Film system with an extra-large screen : IMAX
37
Champion's achievement : WINNINGTHEPRIZE
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Military sch. : ACAD
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Well-put : APT
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Chops finely : RICES
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Minsk's country : BELARUS
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Doctors' charges : FEES
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Rum drink : GROG
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"___ Miniver" : MRS
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VCR maker : RCA
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Look at : EYE
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Champion's reward? : THREECHEERS
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Indolent indifference : LASSITUDE
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Consoling phrase : ITSOK
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Sci-fi film extra : ALIEN
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Denials : NOS
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Susan of "All My Children" : LUCCI
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Do not delay : ACT
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Terminated : ENDED
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Funny bone's locale : ELBOW
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Jungle vine : LIANE
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Periods of penitence : LENTS
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Inscribe with acid : ETCH
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It usually smells : NOSE
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Decorates over : REDOES
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Ammonia compound : IMIDE
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Hungarian sheepdog : PULI
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Israel's Peres : SHIMON
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"This weighs a ___!" : TON
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Designed for the workplace : ERGONOMIC
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"I had no ___!" : IDEA
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Kid's ball material : NERF
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Trademarked plastic : LUCITE
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Worshipers' seat : PEW
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Prince of the dead, in ancient Egypt : OSIRIS
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Greek poet of yore : PINDAR
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___ Baba : ALI
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When doubled, a guitar or horn effect : WAH
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Place to lose yourself : MAZE
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Former partners : EXES
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Sailor's mop : SWAB
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Delightful : NICE
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Painkiller : ANALGESIC
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Polo Grounds legend : OTT
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Nothingness : NAUGHT
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Fam. doctors : GPS
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Opposite of post- : PRE
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Pasta choice : ROTINI
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Least restrained : FREEST
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Computer key : ESC
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Vineyard region of France : MEDOC
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Patch the lawn : RESOD
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Old woman : CRONE
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Answered, on "Jeopardy!" : ASKED
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Airline to Israel : ELAL
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River into Korea Bay : YALU
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___ race (vie) : RUNA
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Conceal : HIDE
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School near Windsor : ETON
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Instant : SEC

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

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