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New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 17,508 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
South Seas paradise : BALI
5
Put in the cup : HOLED
10
Attempt : STAB
14
"___ a Teen-Age Werewolf" : IWAS
15
Taste stimulus : AROMA
16
1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
17
Sci-fi weapon, formally? : RAYMONDGUN
19
"A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
20
Holy wars : CRUSADES
21
Had title to : OWNED
22
With it, once : HEP
23
Neptune's domain : SEA
24
Growing locale : FARM
26
Highway sight, formally? : WILLIAMBOARD
31
Elaborate tapestry : ARRAS
34
G.I. with chevrons : NCO
35
Crosby, Stills and Nash, e.g. : TRIO
36
Café au ___ : LAIT
37
Two-time U.S. Open tennis champ : SELES
39
Bedevilers : IMPS
40
Ferrara family name : ESTE
41
Dream Team's team : USA
42
Armed band : POSSE
43
Western chow dispenser, formally? : CHARLESWAGON
47
Rats run it : MAZE
48
Ad word : NEW
49
Unexplained : ODD
52
Man of many words : ROGET
55
Sensational headline : SCREAMER
57
One gone but not forgotten : AWOL
58
1930's design style, formally? : ARTHURDECO
60
No-show's score : ZERO
61
Vidal Sassoon's workplace : SALON
62
Turkish bigwigs : AGAS
63
Genesis setting : EDEN
64
Dubbing need : SWORD
65
Giant great : MAYS
Down
1
Hazel's cousin : BIRCH
2
In the know : AWARE
3
Michael Jordan shot : LAYUP
4
Doctrines : ISMS
5
"Water Music" composer : HANDEL
6
Tough going : ORDEAL
7
Captain Kirk's records : LOGS
8
Feathered six-footer : EMU
9
Fancy one : DAN
10
Replay feature : SLOWMOTION
11
Atlas dot : TOWN
12
Sheltered, nautically : ALEE
13
Boston or Chicago, e.g. : BAND
18
Kalahari stopover : OASIS
21
Celestial sphere : ORB
24
Mug : FACE
25
Book after Joel : AMOS
26
Summer snack : WATERMELON
27
Archie or Edith, to Mike : INLAW
28
Weaponry : ARMS
29
Tears : RIPS
30
10 cc, perhaps : DOSE
31
He played Obi-Wan : ALEC
32
Baby's problem : RASH
33
The Beatles' meter maid : RITA
37
Red Sea access : SUEZ
38
Being, to Caesar : ESSE
42
Authority : POWER
44
Back muscle, for short : LAT
45
Rather, e.g. : ANCHOR
46
Verb-turned-noun : GERUND
49
The end, in Athens : OMEGA
50
Rot : DECAY
51
Smelting refuse : DROSS
52
Bring down the house : RAZE
53
Had markers out : OWED
54
Reason for an R rating : GORE
55
Historic Normandy city : STLO
56
Resident of 63-Across : ADAM
58
Balaam's mount : ASS
59
Cold and wet : RAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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