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New York Times, Saturday, January 11, 1997

Alliance formed in 1860-61: Abbr.

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1997, The New York Times1/11/97 ( No. 17,231 )

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Across
1
Dig, perhaps : CHEAPSHOT
10
Quibbles : CARPS
15
Stay calm, slangily : HANGLOOSE
16
Forestall : AVERT
17
Actually : INREALITY
18
Track competitor : MILER
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Alliance formed in 1860-61: Abbr. : CSA
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Advance cautiously : NOSE
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Rock salt : HALITE
22
Dance : HOP
23
Meet : SIT
24
Parks, in a way : GARAGES
25
Emcee's responsibility : INTROS
27
Role for Lorre : MOTO
28
Pulls : INS
29
Creates : AUTHORS
31
Affectation : POSE
32
He refused a 1970 Oscar : SCOTT
35
High school subj. : ENG
36
Ate : DINED
37
Geiger of Geiger counter fame : HANS
38
Comp : FREEBIE
40
Hearty cheer : OLE
41
Opening : SLOT
42
Civil War guerrilla : REDLEG
46
Fell heavily : PLOPPED
48
"Any fool knows that!" : DUH
49
Hart Trophy winner, 1970-72 : ORR
50
Teacher's goal : TENURE
51
"Black Beauty" star Freeman : MONA
52
___ Vicente, Brazil : SAO
53
Cherish : ADORE
54
Dead in the water : POWERLESS
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Top of a form to be filled out : LINEA
57
Follows, timewise : POSTDATES
58
Injured indelicately : KNEED
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Rare school requirement : DRESSCODE
Down
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Overly stylish : CHICHI
2
"Merry Mount" composer : HANSON
3
Delighted : ENRAPT
4
Kind of limit : AGE
5
Formulates a strategy : PLANSOUT
6
Recital performer : SOLOIST
7
Loading apparatus : HOIST
8
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
9
Christie contemporary : TEY
10
Mustang competitor : CAMARO
11
1954 A.L. batting champ : AVILA
12
Gospel : RELIGION
13
Facade : PRETENSE
14
Spoke with an accent? : STRESSED
21
Some ring occupants : HATS
24
Gluttonous meal : GORGE
26
"Phooey!" : RATS
27
Rouen Cathedral depicter : MONET
30
Early Judean king : HEROD
31
Patchy : PIED
32
Plant exchanges : SHOPTALK
33
Removed from circulation : CALLEDIN
34
Kind of competition : ONEONONE
36
Old liners : DIEHARDS
38
Bolt : FLEE
39
Some dyers : BRUNETS
41
Holiday meal, informally : SPREAD
43
Get the worst of : LOSETO
44
Wiped out : ERASED
45
___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
47
Reduce to mush : PUREE
48
Search, in a way : DOWSE
51
Secure : MOOR
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Shipment notation: Abbr. : PPD
55
France/Switzerland's ___ Leman : LAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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