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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1996

Author:
M. Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
"The Island of the Day Before" novelist
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Gaffney. Wednesday freshness: 29%
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B
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L
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P
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L
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O
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J
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A
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© 1996, The New York Times1/31/96 ( No. 16,885 )
Across
1
Moreover : BESIDES
8
Senate V.I.P. : BOBDOLE
15
Behead, maybe : EXECUTE
16
Camden Yards birds : ORIOLES
17
Problem solved with drops : EARACHE
18
Stores on the Plaza del Sol : TIENDAS
19
More diminutive comic? : MARTINSHORTER
21
L.A. campus : USC
22
Author : PEN
23
Pool activity : LAPS
26
Mess up : ERR
27
Halloween garb : SHEET
32
Self-proclaimed psychic Geller : URI
33
Indian attire : SARI
35
Porter nom de plume : OHENRY
36
Quicker writer? : JONATHANSWIFTER
39
1751 Fielding novel : AMELIA
40
[uh-oh!] : GULP
41
"The Island of the Day Before" novelist : ECO
42
Noted consumer advocate : NADER
43
With 38-Down, a Chinese dish : DIM
44
The "A" in M.A. : ARTS
45
Actress Barbara___Geddes : BEL
46
Beach shade : TAN
48
Taller actress? : SHELLEYLONGER
55
Pol's media event : PHOTOOP
56
Former French colony : ALGERIA
58
Roll-on alternative : AEROSOL
59
Staggering : REELING
60
Seaside factory : CANNERY
61
Singular : STRANGE
Down
1
Sacramento newspaper : BEE
2
Final : EXAM
3
Antitoxins : SERA
4
Son of Daedalus : ICARUS
5
Tear channels : DUCTS
6
Puritan work___ : ETHIC
7
Visualized : SEEN
8
Bug : BOTHER
9
"Platoon" movie studio : ORION
10
Oktoberfest order : BIER
11
No-no : DONT
12
Like many a shoppe : OLDE
13
Shakespearean king : LEAR
14
Twisty curve : ESS
20
With elasticity : SPRINGILY
23
Bush Cabinet member Manuel : LUJAN
24
Fragrance : AROMA
25
Had a yen : PINED
26
Pitchers want it low : ERA
27
Send : SHIP
28
Playboy mansion boss : HEF
29
Stage direction : ENTER
30
Build : ERECT
31
Neophytes : TYROS
33
Recipe word : STIR
34
Detective's cry : AHA
35
Hooter : OWL
37
Hearty brew : ALE
38
See 43-Across : SUM
43
With all one's heart : DEEPLY
44
Bassett of "Waiting to Exhale" : ANGELA
45
Main street of Toronto : BLOOR
46
Flat sign : TOLET
47
Tee off : ANGER
48
Stadium seating 55,601 : SHEA
49
Brass piece : HORN
50
British prep school : ETON
51
Get upset : LOSE
52
Friend of Sven : LARS
53
Moran of "Happy Days" : ERIN
54
Proposer's offering : RING
55
___-Man : PAC
57
Subject of an ID check : AGE

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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