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New York Times, Monday, June 18, 2001

1915 Lillian Gish film, with "The"

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Blackard.
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© 2001, The New York Times6/18/01 ( No. 18,850 )

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Across
1
Leader until 1917 : CZAR
5
Dinner for Dobbin : OATS
9
Said, old-style : SPAKE
14
Starring ___ : ROLE
15
Radar screen image : BLIP
16
Football's Merlin : OLSEN
17
Impresses greatly : AWES
18
Actress Anderson : LONI
19
In the cards : FATED
20
1915 Lillian Gish film, with "The" : BIRTHOFANATION
23
Filming site : SET
24
Tiny member of a colony : ANT
25
Deuce follower, in tennis : ADIN
26
Member of Old MacDonald's farm : PIG
27
Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
28
Brit. playwright : GBS
31
Dummkopf : IDIOT
34
Opening stake : ANTE
35
Do some manicuring : FILE
36
1997 Roberto Benigni film : LIFEISBEAUTIFUL
39
Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
40
Over-50 grp. : AARP
41
What is more : EXTRA
42
Home for a 26-Across : STY
43
Ian Fleming villain : DRNO
44
Imitate : APE
45
Steinbeck family name : JOAD
46
"___ to Billy Joe" : ODE
47
Agt.'s take : PCT
50
1978 Peter Ustinov film : DEATHONTHENILE
54
Carried : BORNE
55
Post-It : NOTE
56
___ Velva : AQUA
57
Hot temper : ANGER
58
At all : EVER
59
Wishes undone : RUES
60
Spars : MASTS
61
"I double-___ you!" : DARE
62
Hand over : CEDE
Down
1
Grouches : CRABS
2
"Ooh-la-la!" : ZOWIE
3
On one's toes : ALERT
4
Take five : REST
5
Stretched figure : OBLONG
6
Up in the air : ALOFT
7
___ Fey of "Saturday Night Live" : TINA
8
Rob Reiner's mock rock band : SPINALTAP
9
Pushover : SOFTIE
10
Unadorned : PLAIN
11
About : ASTO
12
Razor-sharp : KEEN
13
Cutoff point : END
21
Port-au-Prince is its capital : HAITI
22
Flowery "ta-ta" : ADIEU
26
Shelley, for one : POET
27
When to say "Feliz Año Nuevo" : ENERO
28
Knack : GIFT
29
Bad photo : BLUR
30
Actress Ward : SELA
31
Misfortunes : ILLS
32
Reduced in calories : DIET
33
In doubt : IFFY
34
Walked out on : ABANDONED
35
Idée ___ : FIXE
37
Jazz singer Vaughan : SARAH
38
Home on the range : TEPEE
43
Motherly sorts : DOTERS
44
Cling (to) : ADHERE
45
Attorney General Reno : JANET
46
Bewhiskered animal : OTTER
47
Huff : PIQUE
48
Tipped off : CLUED
49
Lolita, e.g. : TEASE
50
Lady of Spain : DONA
51
Bits of work : ERGS
52
Bossa ___ : NOVA
53
Nonuniformed police officer : NARC
54
Collision sound : BAM

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