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New York Times, Monday, September 3, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 18,927 )

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Across
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Old Russian autocrat : CZAR
5
Line-___ veto : ITEM
9
Postmark parts : DATES
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Brand of spaghetti sauce : RAGU
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Pictionary, e.g. : GAME
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Cook, as chestnuts : ROAST
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Puts on TV : AIRS
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The "U" of B.T.U. : UNIT
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Calm : ALLAY
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Scottish town once popular with elopers : GRETNAGREEN
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59, to Cato : LIX
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"I told you so!" : SEE
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Singer Yoko : ONO
26
Delete : XOUT
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Mediocre : OFASORT
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Table salt, to a chemist : NACL
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Chip dip : SALSA
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Mink coat : FUR
38
Crossword hint : CLUE
39
Big rigs : TRACTORTRAILERS
43
Utah ski resort : ALTA
44
Fish eggs : ROE
45
Tree houses? : NESTS
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Storefront shaders : AWNINGS
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Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
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Jack of "Barney Miller" : SOO
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School grp. : PTA
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With 64-Across, World Cup soccer star : MIA
58
Virginia city : NEWPORTNEWS
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What a sec. guard might check : IDTAG
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See 56-Across : HAMM
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Bustles : ADOS
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Paris's river : SEINE
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
68
Record on video : TAPE
69
Suez, for one : CANAL
70
Gull-like bird : TERN
71
Shade trees : ELMS
Down
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Rugged rocks : CRAGS
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Old name for Kinshasa's country : ZAIRE
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Concur : AGREE
4
What stainless steel doesn't do : RUST
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Large lizard : IGUANA
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Dances to "Hernando's Hideaway" : TANGOS
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Qatari leader : EMIR
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Allot, with "out" : METE
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Liquid-Plumr rival : DRANO
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CompuServe is part of it : AOL
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Fanciful stories : TALLTALES
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Charon's river : STYX
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Phrase on a diet food label : NOFAT
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Cry repeated before "Read all about it!" : EXTRA
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Remus and Sam, e.g. : UNCLES
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Movie awards : OSCARS
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Capek play : RUR
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Abrupt : CURT
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Not as much : LESS
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Pierce with a fork : STAB
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Language from which many English words are derived : LATELATIN
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Give a speech : ORATE
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Propel a boat : ROW
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Block of gold : INGOT
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Chemical cousin : ISOMER
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"Psycho" psycho : NORMAN
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California ballplayer : ANGEL
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Accelerator, e.g. : PEDAL
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Time in New York when it's noon in Phoenix : TWOPM
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Pack animals : ASSES
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"Other" category: Abbr. : MISC
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Clever thought : IDEA
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"Say ___?" : WHAT
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Peel : PARE
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Basketball's Archibald : NATE
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA

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

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