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New York Times, Thursday, January 8, 1998

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
Defense grp. abolished in 1977
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 47 for Ms. Ross. Thursday freshness: 7%
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J
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A
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R
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S
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S
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A
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C
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C
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O
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L
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G
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P
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M
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L
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C
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B
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G
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N
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© 1998, The New York Times1/8/98 ( No. 17,593 )
Across
1
Places for pickles : JARS
5
Vanzetti's partner in anarchy : SACCO
10
Slowdowns : LAGS
14
Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
15
Without extra toppings : PLAIN
16
Suffix with Saturn : ALIA
17
1904 La Scala premiere : MADAMABUTTERFLY
20
Angle type : ACUTE
21
Purpose : USE
22
A bunch : LOADS
23
1896 Teatro Regio premiere : LABOHEME
25
Deep-six : CAN
26
"Whether ___ nobler..." : TIS
27
Surreptitiously thwart : SANDBAG
31
Friendly : GENIAL
35
Ending with cloth or cash : IER
36
Island close to Mull : IONA
37
Like Lex Luthor : EVIL
38
Duck down : EIDER
40
Abbr. in many org. names : NATL
41
Round home : NEST
42
Stat. that's good when low : ERA
43
Albéniz piano masterpiece : IBERIA
45
Theseus abandoned her : ARIADNE
47
Sci-fi's Lester ___ Rey : DEL
48
Undergrad degs. : BAS
49
1926 La Scala premiere : TURANDOT
54
Corday's victim : MARAT
57
Physics unit : OHM
58
Silents actress Talmadge : NORMA
59
Theme of this puzzle : OPERASBYPUCCINI
62
By : NEAR
63
Shakespearean hero : TIMON
64
Neat as ___ : APIN
65
Where the Storting sits : OSLO
66
Kind of pad : STENO
67
Aspiring atty.'s exam : LSAT
Down
1
Actor Malcolm-___ Warner : JAMAL
2
Ropemaking fiber : ABACA
3
Fix, as a soundtrack : REDUB
4
Defense grp. abolished in 1977 : SEATO
5
Where some losers hang out : SPA
6
Picture holders : ALBUMS
7
Bring about : CAUSE
8
Write up, as a speeder : CITE
9
Hamilton's prov. : ONT
10
1917 Monte Carlo premiere : LARONDINE
11
Italian car, briefly : ALFA
12
Apply gold leaf to : GILD
13
Comes out with : SAYS
18
Israel Philharmonic director : MEHTA
19
Dash : ELAN
24
Actress Atkins et al. : EILEENS
25
Aircraft ___ : CARRIER
27
Discern : SEE
28
Big pig : BOAR
29
Oppositionist : ANTI
30
Benefit, often : GALA
31
Rowlands of "Gloria" : GENA
32
Unceasingly : EVER
33
Not yet final, legally : NISI
34
1918 Met premiere : ILTABARRO
35
First Lady in 1900 : IDA
39
Hot blood : IRE
44
Not rosé : BLANC
46
Contents of some banks : DATA
47
Attack verbally : DUMPON
49
Stew seasoning : THYME
50
Diet : NOCAL
51
Tap problems : DRIPS
52
___ vincit amor : OMNIA
53
Sully : TAINT
54
Like old records : MONO
55
Fossey's fascination : APES
56
True-to-life : REAL
57
Notice in passing : OBIT
60
Blvds. : STS
61
Tres less dos : UNO

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

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