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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 18,810 )

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Across
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Paradoxical fellow : ZENO
5
Boxing prize : BELT
9
Earns : MAKES
14
Diamond family name : ALOU
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Half court game? : ALAI
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Die down : ABATE
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Central point : GIST
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Gridiron scoreboard info : DOWN
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Seuss title creature : LORAX
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Beatings at Bloomingdale's, e.g.? : SHOPPINGMAULS
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PETA peeve : FUR
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Café partner : LAIT
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Ones carrying an apostle? : PAULBEARERS
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Whip but good : TAN
33
Bubbly source : ASTI
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Dallas sch. : SMU
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Dangerous strain : ECOLI
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It's got you covered : SKIN
38
Madras wraps : SARIS
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McGregor of "Trainspotting" : EWAN
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1991-93 Australian Open winner : SELES
44
Disney division : ABC
45
Twist, sometimes : LIME
46
Farm female : EWE
47
Inspector at a trucking company? : HAULMONITOR
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Neanderthal's wear : PELT
52
"Groovy!" : FAB
53
Is an old French landowner? : HASALOTOFGAUL
59
"The Planets" composer : HOLST
60
Seats with kneelers : PEWS
61
Abdicator of 1917 : TSAR
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"Wouldn't that be nice!" : IWISH
64
Edison product : IDEA
65
Ides rebuke : ETTU
66
Winning craps roll, in Rome : SETTE
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Like some D.A.'s : ASST
68
Lip : SASS
Down
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Veer suddenly : ZAG
2
Crimson rivals : ELIS
3
Bag of chips, say : NOSH
4
Uncalled-for : OUTOFLINE
5
Reputation hurter : BADPRESS
6
Wells's oppressed race : ELOI
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Place for an egg roll : LAWN
8
Excited feeling : TINGLE
9
Crummy feeling : MALAISE
10
Circa : ABOUT
11
Wallenda family patriarch : KARL
12
Cockpit guesses, for short : ETAS
13
Census datum : SEX
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Place for a cold one : PUB
22
Uglify : MAR
25
No longer cool : PASSE
26
Crooked : ASKEW
27
Serviceable : UTILE
28
Doc bloc : AMA
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Like Mayberry : RURAL
30
Namely : TOWIT
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Santa Anna took it : ALAMO
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West Coast gridder : NINER
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Nuns, by vow : CELIBATES
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DOS popularizer : IBM
40
Derides : SCOFFSAT
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Encase : SHEATHE
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Apiece, in scores : ALL
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Sir Thomas More novel : UTOPIA
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Back seat driver, e.g. : NAG
51
"Hey, buddy!" : PSSST
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British commander at Bunker Hill : HOWE
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Detrained : ALIT
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Kennedy and others : TEDS
56
Is in the hole : OWES
57
Org. for 42-Across : USTA
58
Back muscles, for short : LATS
59
Hellos : HIS
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Big chunk of Eur. : RUS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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