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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 1995

With 35 Across, spy's question concerning wiretaps

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times10/26/95 ( No. 16,788 )
Across
1
Watchdog grp.? : ASPCA
6
Fluid ___ : DRAM
10
Tiptop : APEX
14
Pocket : STEAL
15
Pan's opposite : RAVE
16
Retailer R.H. : MACY
17
With 35 Across, spy's question concerning wiretaps : HOWDOWEGET
19
Entire range : ATOZ
20
1981 and '84 Super Bowl champs : RAIDERS
21
Behind : REAR
23
Dist. ___ : ATTY
24
Make out : ESPY
26
Stationery supplies : REAMS
30
Reading for eds. : MSS
31
60's TV host : PAAR
32
Varied : MOTLEY
33
"Don't let ___ to your head" : ITGO
34
Took one's V-8? : AUTOED
35
See 17 Across : ALLTHEBUGSOUT
39
Damage to a photograph : CREASE
40
"___ of the Thousand Days" : ANNE
41
Opinions : SLANTS
42
Romanov V.I.P. : TSAR
43
Grads.-to-be : SRS
46
Bogart film "___ Joe" : TOKYO
47
Baltic native : LETT
48
In ___ (sulking) : APET
49
Lhasa ___ : APSO
51
Dupe : REPLICA
53
Razz : JEER
56
Cleric's reply to agent : LETUSSPRAY
58
First-century poet : OVID
59
"Music for the Millions" author David : EWEN
60
Excel : SHINE
61
Actress Martin et al. : NANS
62
Mao successor : DENG
63
Spud : TATER
Down
1
Guru's home : ASHRAM
2
Brown furs : STOATS
3
Lapwings : PEWITS
4
Expensive car, in slang : CADDY
5
Shampoo ingredient : ALOE
6
Olympic equestrian event : DRESSAGE
7
Piano tune : RAG
8
Cartoonist Tex : AVERY
9
Pass (out) : METE
10
After-dinner drink : AMARETTO
11
Well-rehearsed : PAT
12
"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
13
Child's rhyme finish : XYZ
18
Shapes into a garland : WREATHES
22
One giving a wake-up call : AROUSER
25
Kind of court : PROBATE
27
Moises or Felipe : ALOU
28
Sporting event : MEET
29
Pink Floyd founder Barrett : SYD
31
Indy break : PITSTOP
32
Captains of industry : MAGNATES
35
Woody's boy : ARLO
36
Deep Throat, e.g. : LEAK
37
Whistle cords : LANYARDS
38
Jittery : UNSTRUNG
39
Mo. clock setting : CST
43
Carry (away) : SPIRIT
44
Fix a seat : RECANE
45
Durable race horse : STAYER
47
"Camelot" composer : LOEWE
48
___ particle : ALPHA
50
Malamute's burden : SLED
52
"Hey, you!" : PSST
53
Comic Lovitz : JON
54
Wagner soprano : EVA
55
"...___ Berliner" : EIN
57
Hour for blowing taps : TEN

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

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