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New York Times Dec 02 2004

'Last Essays of ___,' 1833 ELIA
'That's a lie!' UHUH
'The Secret of ___' (1982 film) NIMH
100 cents EURO
1912 Olympics track star THORPE
1939 movie setting TARA
1980's-90's ensemble drama LALAW
1992-93 heavyweight champ BOWE
1997 film '___ Gold' ULEES
Accommodate SEAT
After-dinner serving TEA
Anomalous ODD
Barely passing grades DEES
Beats handily WHOMPS
Big shiner SUN
Cary of 'The Princess Bride' ELWES
Cheese ___ OME
Claudius's successor NERO
Coloring TINCT
Commercials ADS
Creatures able to regenerate lost limbs NEWTS
Defamatory statement SLUR
Dirty look FROWN
Employee entrance location REAR
Eye piece LENS
Fashion MODE
Figure STAT
File holders, for short CDS
From the States: Abbr. AMER
Fur-trimmed garment PARKA
Gamblers' holdings POKER
Guarantee ASSURE
Historical topic ERA
Informal interview QANDA
Iranian coin RIAL
It follows 'Repeat after me' OATH
Items sold at stands NEWSP
Keats's 'La Belle Dame Sans ___' MERCI
Like some nouns in Lat. NEUT
Line of poetry STICH
Lose by design TAKEADIVE
Make winter wear, maybe KNIT
Marius ___, 'the father of classical ballet' PETIPA
Medicinal amt. TSP
Mexican dish QUESA
Moon of Neptune TRITON
Mother of Zeus RHEA
Motherly instinct LOVE
Mystique AURA
Neckcloth CRA
Of higher rank than OVER
One stocking stockings HOSIER
Overhang EAVE
Palindromic guy OTTO
Patron saint of Norway OLAV
Places to sit on a ship DECKC
Plowless planting method NOTILL
Protective cover? ALIAS
Radio host Schlessinger LAURA
Sacred Hindu book VEDA
Satirical novelist Stanley ELKIN
Science center LAB
Shaggy-dog story YARN
Sledding spot HILL
Starts to rise from bed SITSUP
Stickpin head PEARL
What 1-, 6-, 9-, 68-, 69- and 70-Across have in common THEYREALLFOLDED
Whence the line 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet' PSALMS
Wispy clouds CIRRI
Writer who said 'I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander' ASIMOV
Writer Zora ___ Hurston NEALE
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