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New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 17,511 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Wins the draw, probably : SHOOTSFAST
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Grouch : CRAB
15
Pool feat : HALFGAINER
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Pulitzer-winning microbiologist Dubos : RENE
17
1963 Chiffons hit : ONEFINEDAY
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Plains Indian : OTOE
19
Nutritional abbr. : RDA
20
Actress Felicia : FARR
21
Crack : QUIP
22
Care for : TEND
24
Old "Supper Club" radio host : COMO
27
Old-fashioned ballot boxes : URNS
28
"Leave It to Beaver" pal : EDDIE
30
Like modern technology : EMERGENT
32
Base appropriations? : STEALS
34
Pass : ENACT
35
Windswept point : TOR
36
Farmer's place, in song : THEDELL
38
Singer Dana : VIC
41
Relative of a bandicoot : KOALA
42
"I Could Fall in Love" singer : SELENA
44
Sticking together : CLANNISH
47
Unprecedented : FIRST
48
Low card : TREY
49
Shakespearean character who "had a tongue with a tang" : KATE
50
Neurotransmitter amino acid : DOPA
51
Make sound : HEAL
52
100 cents abroad : RAND
55
Void, in Vichy : NUL
56
Harassed : RODE
57
Gift shop item : STATIONERY
60
Leading ammunition maker : OLIN
61
Many Nobel Prize winners : SCIENTISTS
62
German auto pioneer : BENZ
63
Church clothes : SUNDAYBEST
Down
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Losing straw in drawing straws : SHORTEST
2
Personally left with : HANDEDTO
3
Ornamental dogbane : OLEANDER
4
Not working : OFF
5
Expression of relief : TGIF
6
Mideast capital : SANA
7
Passionate : FIERCE
8
Michael Crichton best seller, with "The" : ANDROMEDASTRAIN
9
Overwhelming number : SEA
10
Go : TRY
11
Players may place stakes on this : CROQUET
12
Yield : RETURN
13
Consecrate : ANOINT
14
Medical alerts? : BEEPS
23
Day, in Durango : DIA
25
Bit of biblical writing : MENE
26
Seniors' hurdles, maybe : ORALS
29
John of song : ELTON
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Staff leader? : GCLEF
33
Meat cut : SHANK
37
Noted English letter writer : ELIA
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Like Proteus : VERONESE
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Sporadically : INSPURTS
40
Spark : CATALYST
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"Falling From Grace" actress, 1992 : KAYLENZ
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Restraint : LID
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Cuisine style : CREOLE
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Opening : LEADIN
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Vehement : HEATED
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Beat : THROB
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Mexican child : NINA
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Cartoonist Roy : DOTY
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Sound of a lit fuse : SSS
58
The Horned Frogs, for short : TCU
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Point : NIB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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