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New York Times, Monday, October 20, 1997

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 17,513 )
Across
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Frosts, as a cake : ICES
5
Give off an odor : SMELL
10
"Iliad" or "Aeneid," e.g. : EPIC
14
Trig ratio : SINE
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No-no : TABOO
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Warrior princess of TV : XENA
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Declare with confidence : AVER
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TV-top antenna : RABBITEARS
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1996 Michael Crichton novel : AIRFRAME
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Confidential matter : SECRET
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Skeleton's place? : CLOSET
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Broad valleys : DALES
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"So there!" : HAH
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Sprinted : RAN
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Dripping : WET
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Town square : PLAZA
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Jazzy talk : JIVE
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Nutty thought : HAREBRAINEDIDEA
42
Tennis great Lendl : IVAN
43
Humor columnist Bombeck : ERMA
44
Harbingers : OMENS
45
Physicist's workplace : LAB
46
Mensa members have high ones : IQS
47
___-fi (book genre) : SCI
49
Rockne of Notre Dame : KNUTE
51
Once a year : ANNUAL
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Set of advantages : UPSIDE
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Generosity : LARGESSE
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Beginners' skiing area : BUNNYSLOPE
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Price : RATE
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Actor Estrada : ERIK
65
Uses a Smith-Corona : TYPES
66
Competed : VIED
67
There are 435 in Cong. : REPS
68
Sesames, e.g. : SEEDS
69
Makes mistakes : ERRS
Down
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Stern that works with a bow : ISAAC
2
Kind of engineer or service : CIVIL
3
Month after diciembre : ENERO
4
Feudal workers : SERFS
5
Layers : STRATA
6
Sir's counterpart : MAAM
7
Receded : EBBED
8
Arcing shot : LOB
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Perry White was her boss : LOISLANE
10
Company V.I.P.'s : EXECS
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Prickly ___ : PEAR
12
Legal memo starter : INRE
13
It's made of plaster of paris : CAST
19
Selective Service registrant, agewise : TEEN
21
Post-op period : REHAB
25
Sports venues : ARENAS
27
Cosmopolitan publisher : HEARST
29
Broad : WIDE
30
Like left-hand page numbers : EVEN
31
Lipton products : TEAS
32
Comedian Hartman : PHIL
33
Volcano output : LAVA
34
United ___ Emirates : ARAB
35
Kind of Buddhist : ZEN
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Not too intelligent : DIM
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"Huckleberry Finn" character : JIM
40
Bands take them : REQUESTS
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Performing : DOING
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Annual Memorial Day event : INDY
48
Gentle stroke : CARESS
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Difficulties to be worked out : KINKS
50
Run off to the chapel : ELOPE
52
Chutzpah : NERVE
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Pan Am rival, formerly : USAIR
54
Daisylike bloom : ASTER
55
Yorkshire city : LEEDS
56
"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
57
Undiluted : PURE
58
Scissors cut : SNIP
60
Mimicked : APED
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Soapmaker's solution : LYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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