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New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 1997

It starts "Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son..."

Author:
W. R. Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times1/16/97 ( No. 17,236 )
Across
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Ships' contents : CARGOS
7
Show appreciation : CLAP
11
Setup punch : JAB
14
Tennessee's lizard : IGUANA
15
Ding-donger : HOBO
16
Smeltery pile : ORE
17
20
Olden dagger : SNEE
21
Woman's name that has another woman's name inside it : ELOISE
22
Tea : ICEDDRINK
27
Hard fall? : SLEET
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Singer Lovett : LYLE
29
Site of a 1976 uprising : SOWETO
31
Cake toppings : ICINGS
34
Bamako is its capital : MALI
35
Advanced deg. : MBA
38
Cockpit reading: Abbr. : ALT
39
Like the QE2 : OCEANIC
41
Work unit : ERG
42
Hardly a mark of distinction : DEE
43
Old pantry supply : LARD
44
Witt or Yamaguchi, e.g. : SKATER
46
Yellow : AFRAID
48
Zippo : NONE
49
___ salts : EPSOM
52
55
South American plains : LLANOS
57
Where to wear a muumuu : LUAU
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Suffix with absorb : ENT
65
Skin-colored : NUDE
66
Bloom in movies : CLAIRE
67
Comic Louis : NYE
68
Tie : DRAW
69
Babe Ruth's middle name : HERMAN
Down
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"Smoke" : CIG
2
___ Khan : AGA
3
Capek play : RUR
4
Diplomat who negotiated an 1853 land purchase : GADSDEN
5
Upright : ONEND
6
Comparatively reasonable : SANER
7
Greek letter : CHI
8
Actor Chaney : LON
9
Fit : ABLE
10
Cue : POOLSTICK
11
She played Nell in "Nell" : JODIE
12
Stood : AROSE
13
"John Brown's Body" poet : BENET
18
Six, in Seville : SEIS
19
Court plea, informally : NOLO
22
It starts "Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son..." : ILIAD
23
Full course : CYCLE
24
In crowd : ELITE
25
Wandering : NOMADIC
26
Actress Nancy : KWAN
30
Crimson rivals : ELIS
32
Tee : GOLFMOUND
33
Reminder of a duel : SCAR
35
"I want in!" : METOO
36
Sportscaster Musburger : BRENT
37
Side (with) : AGREE
40
Memorable periods : ERAS
45
Forming a ring : ANNULAR
46
First-class : AONE
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Valley : DALE
49
Sitcom set in a bookstore : ELLEN
50
Author of "Historia naturalis" : PLINY
51
French toast ingredient? : SANTE
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Noon event : LUNCH
54
Colonel's insignia : EAGLE
56
Offshoot : SPUR
59
Gilbert & Sullivan princess : IDA
60
Fresh : NEW
61
Endeavor : AIM
62
Second Amendment supporters: Abbr. : NRA
63
Kind of mother : DEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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