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New York Times, Tuesday, September 4, 2001

56-Across : Heavy downpours

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 2001, The New York Times9/4/01 ( No. 18,928 )

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Across
1
Witty remark : JEST
5
Hook on a handle : GAFF
9
Bogart's sleuth : SPADE
14
Scat queen Fitzgerald : ELLA
15
___ and anon : EVER
16
Caught congers : EELED
17
Off-key turn that almost comes back on itself? : FLATANGLE
19
Tire pattern : TREAD
20
Thighbone : FEMUR
21
Wintergreen fruit : TEABERRY
23
Kitty cries : MEWS
26
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
27
Flier to Stockholm : SAS
30
Off-key 1990 Julia Roberts movie? : SHARPLINERS
35
Chowder morsel : CLAM
37
Hurler's stat : ERA
38
Purple bloom : LILAC
39
Like a gargoyle : UGLY
40
Florida's ___ Bay : TAMPA
43
Verdi opera : AIDA
44
"Cabaret" director Bob : FOSSE
46
___ Paese cheese : BEL
47
Pork cut : LOIN
48
Off-key marksman? : FLATSHOOTER
52
Rug rat : TOT
53
Jacob's twin : ESAU
54
Midterm, for one : EXAM
56
Heavy downpours : TORRENTS
60
Shopping meccas : MALLS
64
Actor Delon : ALAIN
65
Off-key cop? : SHARPFOOT
68
Flood protection : LEVEE
69
It's replacing the lira : EURO
70
Castaway's place : ISLE
71
Loamy soil : LOESS
72
High-schooler : TEEN
73
P.D.Q. : ASAP
Down
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Mutt's partner in old comics : JEFF
2
Model Macpherson : ELLE
3
Bridge feat : SLAM
4
O'Neal of "Paper Moon" : TATUM
5
___-Xer : GEN
6
Batter's fig. : AVG
7
Sensed : FELT
8
Make available : FREEUP
9
Determine get-out-of-jail money : SETBAIL
10
Orchid or peony : PERENNIAL
11
Yankee or Angel, for short : ALER
12
"___ Diary ..." : DEAR
13
Whirling water : EDDY
18
Greek war god : ARES
22
Totality : ALL
24
Stimulate, as the appetite : WHET
25
Poet Teasdale : SARA
27
Shoe blemish : SCUFF
28
Star in Perseus : ALGOL
29
Latin dance music : SALSA
31
Repeated Stallone film role : RAMBO
32
T. S. or George : ELIOT
33
AM/FM device : RADIO
34
Barely enough : SCANT
36
Detective stories : MYSTERIES
41
Tennis ace Sampras : PETE
42
Emcee Trebek : ALEX
45
Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
49
___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
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Beginning : OUTSET
51
Way on or off a highway : RAMP
55
Capo's crew : MAFIA
56
Seven-foot, e.g. : TALL
57
Ersatz butter : OLEO
58
Carry on : RAVE
59
Actress Elisabeth : SHUE
61
What red ink represents : LOSS
62
"Damn Yankees" vamp : LOLA
63
Rung : STEP
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"___ you kidding?" : ARE
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One of the Reagans : RON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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