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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1994

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
"I sat in some poison ivy," said Tom ___
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 69 for Ms. Sidway. Thursday freshness: 35%
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© 1994, The New York Times1/20/94 ( No. 16,144 )
Across
1
Old actress Anna May : WONG
5
Kiwi soldier : ANZAC
10
It follows the Gospels : ACTS
14
On___with : APAR
15
Goddess of fate : MOIRA
16
Miss Loughlin of "Full House" : LORI
17
"I'm off to bed," said Tom ___ : RETIRINGLY
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Live wire : GRIG
20
Obliterate : ERASE
21
Disillusioned by : SOUREDON
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Takes in : ALTERS
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Desert of dinosaur finds : GOBI
27
Vicuna relative : LLAMA
29
Wear away : ABRADE
32
Fella : DUDE
35
Ornery sort : CUSS
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Packed straw : BALED
38
Nest egg, for short : IRA
39
"I get a company car," said Tom ___ : PERKILY
41
Dillydally : LAG
42
Peace Corps kin : VISTA
44
Chunks in a Greek salad : FETA
45
Unit of force : DYNE
46
It sounds like B flat : ASHARP
48
He's hard to find : WALDO
50
"___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
51
Berate : RAILAT
54
Sheltered, in a way : HANGARED
58
Chair-back part : SPLAT
60
Impulse : URGE
61
"I sat in some poison ivy," said Tom ___ : SCRATCHILY
64
Cubbyhole : CELL
65
"Lunch Poems" poet : OHARA
66
Macintosh sign : ICON
67
A final blow : KAYO
68
___ situation : NOWIN
69
Endangered goose : NENE
Down
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Forks and spoons : WARE
2
"Lakme," e.g. : OPERA
3
Horoscope related : NATAL
4
You can chew on this awhile : GRISTLE
5
Jack Homer's last words : AMI
6
Parisian vote : NON
7
Sidesteps : ZIGS
8
Mr. Guthrie : ARLO
9
An Iroquois : CAYUGA
10
Search for the unknown? : ALGEBRA
11
"I'll have a curacao," said Tom___ : CORDIALLY
12
The Bee Gees, e.g. : TRIO
13
Speak with one's hands : SIGN
18
Film short : REEL
22
Actor Benson : ROBBY
24
Tear : RACE
25
Blue fellow : SMURF
28
Cockeyed : ASKEW
30
1934 baseball M.V.P. : DEAN
31
Advantage : EDGE
32
Met # 1? : DIVA
33
"The Haj" author : URIS
34
"Gotta run," said Tom ___ : DASHINGLY
36
Lute's kin : SITAR
39
Skiwear : PARKA
40
Carol syllables : LALA
43
Fruit created circa 1904 : TANGELO
45
Aquarium star : DOLPHIN
47
___ Weems : PARSON
49
Harrow blade : DISC
52
Author Walker : ALICE
53
Avian preening aid : TALON
54
Twain hero : HUCK
55
'Hood : AREA
56
Mimic : ECHO
57
Gunslinger's command : DRAW
59
One of the Dalys : TYNE
62
Jackie's second : ARI
63
Famous Amy : TAN

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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