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New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 1997

United States' second-smallest state capital

Author:
D. Niles
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dean Niles

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Niles. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times1/18/97 ( No. 17,238 )

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Across
1
City west of Guantanamo : SANTIAGO
9
Phenomenon of paramnesia : DEJAVU
15
Fragrant, poisonous shrub : OLEANDER
16
Passes over : ELIDES
17
Squarely : SMACKDAB
18
Pistil-packing : FEMALE
19
Kind of grass : OAT
20
Inferior : WORSE
22
What a tabaquero makes : CIGAR
23
What's cooking : MENU
24
Subject of a Cezanne series : BATHERS
26
Jazz pianist Ahmad : JAMAL
29
United States' second-smallest state capital : PIERRE
31
Magic 8 Ball : ORACLE
33
Curtain fabric: Var. : ORGANDIE
37
Do like Durer : ETCH
38
Swahili and related tongues : BANTU
40
"Shoot!" : DANG
41
Chicken dish : YAKITORI
43
Pincered insect : EARWIG
45
Yellow-flowered herb : ARNICA
47
Not clean, as a garment : LINTY
48
Escorts : CONVOYS
51
Fine fiber : FLAX
53
"___ Pretty" ("West Side Story" song) : IFEEL
54
Roger's co-star on "77 Sunset Strip" : EFREM
56
Buddy : MAC
59
Title character in a Peter Hoeg best seller : SMILLA
61
Go-getter : LIVEWIRE
63
Talk radio need : CALLER
64
Theoretical : ACADEMIC
65
Within the legal area of play : ONSIDE
66
Milton topic : PARADISE
Down
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Fair : SOSO
2
Michigan town or its college : ALMA
3
Pinlike : NEAT
4
Tic-toe tie : TAC
5
Aid to John Hancock : INKWELL
6
Enhancement : ADDON
7
Get prepared : GEARUP
8
Planetarium sights : ORBS
9
Awesome, in teen slang : DEF
10
Former Buick model : ELECTRA
11
Seattle-born 60's rock star : JIMIHENDRIX
12
Saw : ADAGE
13
Of the soft palate : VELAR
14
Gold diggers, in a way : USERS
21
1975 Pulitzer-winning critic : EBERT
23
"The Prince" writer : MACHIAVELLI
25
Speak in court : ARGUE
26
Young kangaroo : JOEY
27
Greek city known to the ancients as Ambracia : ARTA
28
Hollywood mogul Sennett : MACK
30
Like some columns : IONIC
32
Black : EBONY
34
It breaks every day : DAWN
35
Name part: Abbr. : INIT
36
Rich, as food : EGGY
39
Hit the deck, so to speak : ARISE
42
Sang merrily : TROLLED
44
Walk in the shade : ALAMEDA
46
Kilimanjaro is there : AFRICA
48
Kid's name : CISCO
49
"The Rights ___" : OFMAN
50
Simon and others : NEILS
52
Burton of "Star Trek" : LEVAR
55
Brouhaha : FLAP
56
Maurice Chevalier's theme song : MIMI
57
Diminutive Greek names : ARIS
58
Gospel singer Winans : CECE
60
"___ we having fun yet?" : ARE
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Combine : WED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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