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New York Times, Friday, October 25, 1996

36-Down : Pirates of Penzance, before they were pirates

Author:
M. Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1996, The New York Times10/25/96 ( No. 17,153 )
Across
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Haiti's Francois Duvalier, familiarly : PAPADOC
8
Sistine Chapel figures : SERAPHS
15
Cry of panic : OMIGOSH
16
Suffered humiliation : ATECROW
17
Astor Cup, e.g. : REGATTA
18
The beginning : YEARONE
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Old as Methuselah, in a way : TRITE
20
Floppy takers : PCS
22
Bee quest? : PETAL
23
De Valera's country : EIRE
24
Con : FELON
26
Convince : SELL
27
Three-striper, e.g.: Abbr. : NCO
28
Par amount : STROKES
30
"Comprende?" : SEE
31
Citrus hybrids : TANGELOS
33
Mugged : EMOTED
35
Kind of agreement : OPENENDED
37
Important : OFNOTE
40
Gets what's coming : COLLECTS
44
City, informally : URB
45
___ Lee, who lived in a kingdom by the sea : ANNABEL
47
Belli's bailiwick : LAW
48
Social affairs : TEAS
50
Takes shape : JELLS
51
It meant well to Caesar : BENE
52
Set in motion : BEGAN
54
Inn serving : ALE
55
Sidewalk hazard : GRATE
56
Do-it-yourselfer : AMATEUR
58
Alternative to a station wagon : MINIVAN
60
Memorable 1969 hurricane : CAMILLE
61
Whatnot : ETAGERE
62
Prayer, often : KNEELER
63
Times-Mirror paper : NEWSDAY
Down
1
Omen : PORTENT
2
Historic plane of Adm. Byrd : AMERICA
3
Blast furnace product : PIGIRON
4
Bagmate for a steelie : AGATE
5
Spoil, with "on" : DOTE
6
German compass point : OST
7
Lovers' guide : CHAPERON
8
Assents : SAYSOK
9
Juin through septembre : ETE
10
Bring in the rye : REAP
11
Lots of land : ACRES
12
March, perhaps : PROTEST
13
Dragon's home, in song : HONALEE
14
Ballooned : SWELLED
21
Occasion to say "Whew!" : CLOSECALL
24
Site of the George Washington Br. tollbooths : FTLEENJ
25
Sewers have them : NEEDLES
28
Nose parts : SEPTA
29
Nose : SMELL
32
Mud : GOO
34
Versified salute : ODE
36
Pirates of Penzance, before they were pirates : NOBLEMEN
37
Bush country : OUTBACK
38
Serf's opposite : FREEMAN
39
Warriors vs. Bulls, e.g. : NBAGAME
41
Split : CLEAVED
42
Trumpet blare : TANTARA
43
Bob ___, TV's Fibber McGee : SWEENEY
46
More on target : NEARER
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"Gymnopedies" composer : SATIE
51
Liner cans : BRIGS
53
"Little" Dickens girl : NELL
55
Be an eager beaver : GNAW
57
Suffix with glob : ULE
59
Suffix with meteor : ITE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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