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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1999

"Pride's Crossing" playwright Howe

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William I. Johnston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnston.
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© 1999, The New York Times1/7/99 ( No. 17,957 )
Across
1
Creators of booms : SSTS
5
Like some classical architecture : DORIC
10
Free : UNBLOCK
13
Kind of pricing : UNIT
14
Levi's "Christ Stopped at ___" : EBOLI
15
Midvoyage : ASEA
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Lowest card in pinochle : NINE
17
He follows Jay : CONAN
18
Marionette maker Tony : SARG
19
Some outdoor festivals : BLOCKPARTIES
21
Case in Latin : DATIVE
23
Loaded Londoners : NOBS
24
Turns in : RETIRES
25
Bring to light : EXHUME
28
Elvis's middle name : ARON
29
Obstacle : STUMBLINGBLOCK
32
Duffer's dream : ACE
35
Lock : TRESS
36
It may be missed : CUE
37
Assayer's measure : KARAT
39
Fooled : HAD
40
Hoisting apparatus : BLOCKANDTACKLE
42
Conceal, as cards : PALM
44
Outbursts : SPASMS
45
Asylum seeker : REFUGEE
48
Fall follower : THUD
49
Frittata : OMELET
50
Novelist's frustration : WRITERSBLOCK
54
Ne plus ultra : ACME
55
Judge, e.g. : TRIER
57
Country singer Mason : MILA
58
___ ex machina : DEUS
59
Bother terribly : EATAT
60
Bumped off : ICED
61
Tight end, at times : BLOCKER
62
Doesn't work : RESTS
63
It may be cracked : CODE
Down
1
Beach application : SUNBLOCK
2
Trim : SNIP
3
"Pride's Crossing" playwright Howe : TINA
4
Breastbones : STERNUMS
5
Amount of sound : DECIBEL
6
They're found among the reeds : OBOES
7
Silver and Brown : RONS
8
Dockworkers' org. : ILA
9
Masonry unit : CINDERBLOCK
10
Carrier name until 1997 : USAIR
11
Chutzpah : NERVE
12
Artery problems : BLOCKAGES
15
Actor John of "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
20
Valley of the Kings sites : TOMBS
22
From ___ Z : ATO
24
Wasn't merely mad : RAGED
25
Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
26
Remarkably, in commercialese : XTRA
27
Shaded : HUED
30
First of Caesar's claims : ICAME
31
Sister or mother : NUN
32
Places of protection : ARKS
33
Yachter's bane : CALM
34
Times for vacances : ETES
37
Done for : KAPUT
38
Kind of year : ACADEMIC
40
Sans-serif typeface : BLOCKLETTER
41
Vacation souvenirs : TSHIRTS
42
Whines : PULES
43
Tree rings indication : AGE
45
Dragnet operation : ROADBLOCK
46
Host : EMCEE
47
Leg bone : FEMUR
48
Doctor : TREAT
50
Clever ones : WITS
51
Anticrime acronym : RICO
52
Where runners are found : SLED
53
It may get a runaround : BLOCKADE
56
"Norma ___" : RAE

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

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