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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 2001

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0901 ( 18,925 )
Across
1
Present occasion : NONCE
6
Other preceder : EACH
10
Roughen : CHAP
14
Crusaders' targets : EVILS
15
Present occasion : XMAS
16
Improve : HONE
17
Charged : RANAT
18
Souvenir shop stock : POSTCARDS
20
Childhood scene, perhaps : FLASHBACK
22
Birth : ONSET
23
Handle : SEETO
24
"A Fish Called Wanda" star : CLEESE
25
A letter may be attached to it : SWEATER
28
Cries on a deck : AHOYS
29
One who has no choice? : FENCESITTER
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45-minute flight, say : HOP
34
The Great Commoner : PITT
35
Oncle's partner : TANTE
36
N.B.A.'s Kukoc : TONI
37
"Still ___" (1999 rap song) : DRE
38
Like some memories : BITTERSWEET
40
Mediterranean feeder : RHONE
42
Mediterranean capital : NICOSIA
43
Ante action : UPPING
45
Lower oneself : STOOP
46
One who can take the pressure? : NURSE
47
Wet sponge : MOISTENER
51
Dramatic piano passage : GLISSANDO
53
One way to stand : INAWE
54
Sum, ___, fui : ESSE
55
Elmer Fudd, e.g. : TOON
56
Felt fluish : ACHED
57
It may be blowing in the wind : REED
58
Bush's denom. : EPIS
59
Leans toward : NEARS
Down
1
Kind of football : NERF
2
Like Poe's "Portrait" : OVAL
3
Historic caravel : NINA
4
One to be admired : CLASSACT
5
Art appreciator : ESTHETE
6
An American in Paris : EXPATRIATE
7
Gulf competitor : AMOCO
8
Liquor holder : CASK
9
His V.P. was Barkley : HST
10
"Spider Baby" star, 1964 : CHANEY
11
Ringer's activity? : HORSESHOES
12
"Alive" setting : ANDES
13
Plague, to Camus : PESTE
19
It may be part of a scheme : COLOR
21
Flower garden hazard : BEESTING
24
Life alternative : CHEERIOS
25
Dirty Harry's grp. : SFPD
26
Dam : WEIR
27
Undertaking : ENTERPRISE
28
Buying candy, sending flowers, caressing, etc. : ATTENTIONS
30
Cable inits. : TNT
32
R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" : ONEI
33
Hummus accompaniment : PITA
36
It's not worth much in England : TWOPENCE
38
They're set in hospitals : BONES
39
Nova follower : SCOTIAN
41
Razzed : HISSED
43
Half of the Odd Couple : UNGER
44
It may be taken by a 46-Across : PULSE
45
"Ditto" : SODOI
47
Letter run : MNOP
48
Okinawa port : NAHA
49
Ablutionary vessel : EWER
50
Cherry and cranberry : REDS
52
Absorbed, as a loss : ATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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