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New York Times, Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Letters sometimes inscribed above a name

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QUVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Bender.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/19/02 ( No. 19,216 )
Across
1
North African capital : RABAT
6
Fit one inside another : NEST
10
Bit of change : DIME
14
Farsi speaker : IRANI
15
Linchpin site : AXLE
16
Bibliography abbr. : ETAL
17
Religious artwork : PIETA
18
Sidesplitter : RIOT
19
Actress ___ Flynn Boyle : LARA
20
More out of control? : DIRECTORBILLY
23
Boot reinforcement : TOECAP
25
When it's broken, that's good : PAR
26
Cyclotron bit : ION
27
Cousin of a caribou : ELK
28
Database operations : SORTS
31
Goosy : INANE
33
Long in the tooth : AGED
35
Bill's partner : COO
36
M.B.A. holder, maybe : CEO
37
Not as tall? : MARATHONERFRANK
43
Shindigs : DOS
44
It may be brewing : TEA
45
Not aweather : ALEE
46
Blouse ruffle : JABOT
49
Conductor Sir Georg : SOLTI
51
Jet ___ : LAG
52
Latin 101 word : AMO
53
Notable period : ERA
55
Punches in : ENTERS
57
More secure? : NEWSMANMORLEY
61
Mirth : GLEE
62
Baal, e.g. : IDOL
63
Cut into : ERODE
66
Turkish money : LIRA
67
1986 #1 hit by Starship : SARA
68
Outpost group : TROOP
69
Magi's origin : EAST
70
North Carolina college : ELON
71
Nasal dividers : SEPTA
Down
1
Letters sometimes inscribed above a name : RIP
2
Press secretary Fleischer : ARI
3
Traveler's guidebook : BAEDEKER
4
Prank : ANTIC
5
Royal toppers : TIARAS
6
D.E.A. agent : NARC
7
Way out : EXIT
8
Some fore-and-afters : SLOOPS
9
Prefix with hydrozoline : TETRA
10
Bologna home : DELI
11
Bologna home : ITALIA
12
Actor Brando : MARLON
13
Comedienne Boosler : ELAYNE
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Noteworthy periods : EPOCHS
22
Bring up-to-date : BRIEF
23
Kind of spirit : TEAM
24
"Three Sisters" sister : OLGA
29
Milne youngster : ROO
30
Old TV sidekick : TONTO
32
Nick's wife : NORA
34
Pedestal part : DADO
36
Lunar locale : CRATER
38
Tribal symbol : TOTEM
39
Sinuous swimmer : EEL
40
Basketball maneuver : ALLEYOOP
41
Close : NEAR
42
They're tapped : KEGS
46
Sound of keys : JANGLE
47
Bloomer who popularized bloomers : AMELIA
48
Shaded recesses : BOWERS
49
Flip-flop, e.g. : SANDAL
50
Coastal features : INLETS
54
Union demand : RAISE
56
___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
58
Place in the House : SEAT
59
Former P.M. of 11-Down : MORO
60
Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
64
URL part : DOT
65
Raters of m.p.g. : EPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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