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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 2000

What "A" represents in a Kate Greenaway alphabet book

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {GQXYZ} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Norris.
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D
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E
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A
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R
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J
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O
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H
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N
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R
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P
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D
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M
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O
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E
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V
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S
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B
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M
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N
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O
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B
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P
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F
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K
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© 2000, The New York Times5/20/00 ( No. 18,456 )
Across
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Beginning of the end of a relationship? : DEARJOHN
9
Hawk, for one : RAPTOR
15
What "A" represents in a Kate Greenaway alphabet book : APPLEPIE
16
Early ascetic : ESSENE
17
Horse followers : TIPSTERS
18
Restricts : STINTS
19
Big club : ACE
20
One-seated vehicle : TRACTOR
22
1988 Meg Ryan film : DOA
23
Line by a sewer : SEAM
25
Greatly : AMAIN
26
Like a folk tale : ORAL
27
Result : ENSUE
29
___ Mauro (lunar plain) : FRA
30
It has jaws and a mouth : VISE
31
Start a hole : TEEUP
32
They're worn by travelers : SEATBELTS
34
Drudge : MOIL
36
Foreseeable : NEAR
37
Cloud : OBFUSCATE
41
Stone at the Forum? : LAPIS
45
Hessian title : FRAU
46
Space station assignment, for short : EVA
47
Coin of Iceland : KRONA
48
Taradiddles : FIBS
49
Persian fairies : PERIS
52
100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake : MMVI
53
Mil. title : COL
54
Precook : PARBOIL
56
Walker, briefly : PED
57
Sour : ACETIC
59
Philanthropic types : ENDOWERS
61
Go down : SHRINK
62
Falls on, as a responsibility : LIESWITH
63
The girl in "Working Girl," and others : TESSES
64
Dying request : LASTWISH
Down
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Record collection? : DATASET
2
Weak : EPICENE
3
Quiet : APPEASE
4
Literary monogram : RLS
5
Singer Joan : JETT
6
Comic ___ : OPERA
7
Presidential first name : HIRAM
8
An instant : NESCAFE
9
Ring : RESONATE
10
One of the hard sciences: Abbr. : ASTR
11
Telepathy, e.g. : PSI
12
Ivy feature : TENDRIL
13
Down, at a diner : ONTOAST
14
Antique shop transactions : RESALES
21
Capital near the Adriatic : TIRANE
24
Patterned dresses : MUUMUUS
26
Like some swimming strokes : OVERARM
28
"Beowulf," for one : EPOS
32
Drool : SLAVER
33
Show reluctance : BALK
35
Help for swelled heads : ICEPACKS
37
Discarded : OFFCAST
38
Buttery bun : BRIOCHE
39
Storytellers : FABLERS
40
"History of the Standard Oil Company" author : TARBELL
42
Ancient burial place : POMPEII
43
Transposes : INVERTS
44
Hushed : SAIDSHH
50
Foe of ancient Lydia : IONIA
51
Teams : SIDES
54
Long : PINE
55
Going in circles, maybe : LOST
58
"Deck the Halls" word : TIS
60
Part of an Internet address : WWW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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