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New York Times Jan 17 2002

'The Tempest' sprite ARIEL
48-Across's look LEER
Algonquian-speaking people SAC
Bad witch, e.g. OGRESS
Barbara of 'Gone With the Wind' ONEIL
Base of a crocus stem CORM
Beehive, e.g. STYLE
Big California industry CINEMA
Catastrophic RUINOUS
Cause of some spots AGE
Christmas wish BONUS
Classical symbol of wisdom ATHENA
Comics canine OTTO
Doesn't just please ELATES
Donizetti's 'Tornami a dir che m'ami,' e.g. DUET
Dove with a Pulitzer RITA
Evergreen oak HOLM
Feminizing suffix INA
Five-time U.S. Open champ GRAF
Flow out EFFUSE
Football Hall-of-Famer Dawson LEN
Go with the wind VANISH
Good witch of note GLINDA
Haloed one, in Le Havre ANGE
Hand demand? ANTE
Hanged Irish patriot EMMET
Having southerly breezes MILD
It may be shown on a tree LINEAGE
It may get stuffed: Abbr. ENV
Jane Goodall, to Louis Leakey PROTEGEE
Just barely BYAHAIR
Kind of comb RATTAIL
Lewis Carroll and others PENNAMES
Lieutenant: Abbr. ASST
Look closely DELVE
Necessity for an opening act? DOORKNOB
Nonexistent NIL
Old radio's 'My Friend ___' IRMA
One with a yen DESIRER
Place to feel a jet stream? HOTTUB
Product RESULT
Raced down? SKIED
Rah-rah GUNGHO
Rest stop sights SEMIS
Reworking of old material HASH
See 52-Down BASE
Separates UNLINKS
Shackle HOGTIE
Smelly smoke STOGIE
Sofer of soaps RENA
South American capital SUCRE
Stevenson scoundrel MRHYDE
Stop-off VISIT
Sushi selection EEL
The Little Giant OTT
They may fill yards ALES
Threaten to fall TEETER
Toughens STEELS
Trips overseas SAFARIS
Vaulted area, perhaps APSE
Wellspring ORIGIN
What 17- and 54-Across indicate PAYBACKTIME
With 27-Across, Fort Lee, e.g. ARMY
Yemen's capital SANAA
___ particle TAU
___ Pensacola (mil. center) NAS
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