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New York Times, Thursday, October 25, 2001

"Old Uncle" in a Stephen Foster tune

Author:
John Scott Marrone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Scott Marrone

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JWZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Marrone. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times10/25/01 ( No. 18,979 )
Across
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A ___ of pheasants : BOUQUET
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A ___ of geese : GAGGLE
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Good sign on a sales chart : UPCURVE
15
Golf ball distances : CARRIES
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Like some old coats : RELINED
17
Harmonizes : ATTUNES
18
Swarm member : GNAT
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Extraterrestrial, e.g. : BEING
20
Fishes for : SEEKS
25
Marks along some swimming pools : METERS
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Former U.S. defense acronym : SAC
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Waste (away) : FRITTER
33
Big bird : ROC
34
An ___ of larks : EXALTATION
36
Carpenter's groove : DADO
37
Certain records or cars : DEMOS
38
Pal, colloquially : BRO
39
Man : VALET
40
Electrical units : AMPS
41
A ___ of owls : PARLIAMENT
43
Social : TEA
44
Court attorneys, e.g. : ARGUERS
45
Crude shelter : STY
46
It's mind-boggling : ENIGMA
48
Jabber : PRATE
50
Noted Discovery passenger, 1998 : GLENN
52
Mouth, in slang : TRAP
56
One of the sacraments : PENANCE
58
It's hard to see through : PINHOLE
61
Fixed : AMENDED
62
Not perfectly round : OVOIDAL
63
A ___ of crows : MURDER
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A ___ of woodpeckers : DESCENT
Down
1
Town : BURG
2
Certain tournament : OPEN
3
Arthur Ashe's alma mater : UCLA
4
What you may call it? : QUITS
5
Jardiniere : URN
6
Planning time : EVE
7
Newsman Koppel : TED
8
Some estate workers : GATEMEN
9
More Village-y : ARTIER
10
Kind of work : GRUNT
11
Common mixers : GINGERALES
12
Author Harper : LEE
13
Twisty curve : ESS
15
Trucker's spot : CAB
21
Lizards, old-style : EFTS
22
Tide competitor : ERA
23
Overnight gear : KITBAG
24
It might help you get a leg up : STIRRUP
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Porcupine, for one : RODENT
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Original "Star Trek" role : SCOTTY
28
Composed : SEDATE
29
Lumberjacks : AXEMEN
30
Person on a trail : CAMPAIGNER
32
Factory worker : TOOLER
35
Part of L.A. : LOS
36
Obstruct : DAM
39
Broad : VAST
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Member of an annual team : PRANCER
42
Nest egg, for short : IRA
44
Fine, in France : AMENDE
47
Thymus, e.g. : GLAND
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Body of good conduct : ETHIC
51
"Old Uncle" in a Stephen Foster tune : NED
53
Endured, with "out" : RODE
54
Mathematician Turing : ALAN
55
Hit : PELT
56
Actress Dawber : PAM
57
Big bird : EMU
58
Capsule : POD
59
Suffix with elect : IVE
60
Rejections : NOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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