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New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 16-Across, the theme of this puzzle
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Arbesfeld. Wednesday freshness: 86%
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© 2001, The New York Times5/23/1 ( No. 18,824 )
Across
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Quirky 70's-80's band : DEVO
5
"Evita" role : CHE
8
Give confidence to : ASSURE
14
Mountain stat. : ELEV
15
Agreement abroad : OUI
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See 62-Across : STATES
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Previous : FOREGONE
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Attacked violently : TOREAT
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Bejeweled adornment : TIARA
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Bush Sr. headed it : CIA
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"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
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Like a street urchin : WITHOUTAHOME
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Jungle queen of 50's TV : SHEENA
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Retaliation, in part? : TIT
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They're affected by the ionosphere : RADIOWAVES
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Totenberg of NPR : NINA
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True up : ALIGN
39
Island off India's coast : DIU
40
Theaters : CINES
41
Father of Enos : SETH
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Spread out, timewise : OVERMONTHS
44
Cup at a grease joint : JOE
45
James of "Marcus Welby, M.D." : BROLIN
46
Movie house popcorn choice : LARGEORGIANT
52
Tryon novel, with "The" : OTHER
53
You might need a paddle to do this : BID
54
Brilliance : ECLAT
58
Stingers? : CROOKS
60
Went around in circles? : DIDAHORA
62
With 16-Across, the theme of this puzzle : HIDDEN
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Too late for the E.R. : DOA
64
Oddball : KOOK
65
Big name in swimwear : SPEEDO
66
Pay stub abbr. : YTD
67
Frank or Francis : ANNE
Down
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Skilled : DEFT
2
"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
3
Designer Wang : VERA
4
Oppress : OVERWEIGH
5
Bill's partner : COO
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Funny feeling : HUNCH
7
Children's song refrain : EIEIO
8
Halifax clock setting: Abbr. : AST
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Pull into : STOPAT
10
Fergie, formally : SARAH
11
In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
12
Empire : REALM
13
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Begin to catch up with : GAINON
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Filmmaker with total creative control : AUTEUR
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Spotted, to Tweety : TAW
26
"Angela's Ashes" follow-up : TIS
27
Sp. ladies : SRAS
28
In good health : HALE
29
Get to work on Time? : EDIT
32
Modifying word : ADVERB
33
Go for the gold : VIE
34
1939 Garbo role : NINOTCHKA
35
Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
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Beverage brand : NEHI
37
Org. : ASSN
40
Eye bank donation : CORNEA
42
Scoreboard line under RHE, maybe : OOO
43
George W. deg. : MBA
44
Sun-dried, as beef : JERKED
46
Ness et al. : LOCHS
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Ready, as a sail : ATRIP
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___ Island red : RHODE
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Hollow rock : GEODE
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Lightheaded : GIDDY
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No-brainer? : IDIOT
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Nutcase : LOON
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The King's middle name : ARON
57
Profits : TAKE
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___-Cone : SNO
61
Pops : DAD

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4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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