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New York Times, Thursday, May 31, 2001

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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BALL
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BALL
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BALL
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BALL
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BALL
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N
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D
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0531 ( 18,832 )
Across
1
Rich, raisiny cake : BABA
5
Knuckler alternative : FASTBALL
10
Court helper : BALLBOY
14
Work in the media : EDIT
15
Jazz pianist Marsalis : ELLIS
16
Museo work : ARTE
17
Fathers' robes : ALBS
18
Cheery : RIANT
19
Broadway luminary? : NEON
20
It rises in Lake Victoria : NILE
21
___ X : GEN
22
Throws off : ADDLES
24
In-line skate part : BALLBEARING
26
Start of a simple game : TIC
27
"___ a perfumed sea ...": Poe : OER
28
Synchronize anew : REPHASE
32
Commode component : BALLCOCK
36
Flap : ADO
38
Ride in a shuttle : SALLY
39
Tale of Vikings, perhaps : SAGA
40
Cartoon aficionado's purchase : CEL
41
Comment after the fog clears : ISEE
42
Manual consultants : USERS
44
Fish of the genus Electrophorus : EEL
45
Cold war ammunition? : SNOWBALL
46
She ranks : PEERESS
48
___-Pitch : SLO
50
In addition : YET
51
Mess up at a critical moment : DROPTHEBALL
56
He stopped smoking cigars in 1985 : CASTRO
59
Hockey shutout : OOO
60
Hockey position : WING
61
Symbol of life : ANKH
62
Gives the nod to : OKAYS
64
One-two connector : ANDA
65
In ___ (even) : ATIE
66
Caribbean port : PONCE
67
Footnote word : IDEM
68
Tennis miss : NETBALL
69
Rounded end : BALLPEEN
70
Revealing work of art? : NUDE
Down
1
Dangerous pitch : BEANBALL
2
Unrehearsed : ADLIB
3
Job site? : BIBLE
4
One way to be lost : ATSEA
5
Former Windsor in-law, informally : FERGIE
6
"Star Trek" peoples : ALIENRACES
7
Talk on the street : SLANG
8
Foil material : TIN
9
Hoosier university : BALLSTATE
10
Jailbird's burden : BALLANDCHAIN
11
Belgian balladeer : BREL
12
Missouri's ally, once : OTOE
13
Desires : YENS
23
Market corrections : DIPS
25
Seoul soldier : ROK
28
Big wheel's wheels : ROLLSROYCE
29
Plus : ALSO
30
Offed : SLEW
31
Look at : EYEBALL
32
Muddles : BALLSUP
33
Possessive, e.g. : CASE
34
S-curve : OGEE
35
Be in charge : CARRYTHEBALL
37
River to the North Sea : DEE
43
Nostradamus, for one : SEER
45
Saturate : SOP
47
Street game : STOOPBALL
49
Relax : LOOSEN
51
College in Crete, Neb. : DOANE
52
"What Is Man?" essayist : TWAIN
53
Caste member : HINDU
54
Through : ENDED
55
It may follow the national anthem : BALLGAME
56
"Slither" star, 1973 : CAAN
57
___ meridiem : ANTE
58
Little play : SKIT
63
Comical lawman : KOP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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