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New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 1997

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 17,501 )
Across
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Where St. Pete is : FLA
4
Transmitter starter : NEURO
9
Musical syllable : TRA
12
Create friction : CLASH
14
Start : ONSET
15
Pasty : WAN
16
Shared dwelling : DUPLEXHOUSE
18
Mary Steenburgen sitcom : INK
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Live : RESIDE
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Big name in flying : WALLENDA
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With "of," in total agreement : ONEMIND
24
Purple shade : LILAC
25
Continental Div., e.g. : MTS
26
Early course : SOUP
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Serve a sentence : DOTIME
31
Yield : CONCEDE
33
Collar type : ETON
34
"Sweet" stream of poetry : AFTON
37
Further matter? : ADO
38
Answer to "You wouldn't believe it" : TRYME
39
Croquet field : LAWN
40
Stiff and formal : STARCHY
42
Raid site : FRIDGE
44
San Marino money : LIRE
45
Racket : DIN
48
Hokey : CORNY
50
Tune-up, oil change, etc. : CARCARE
52
Smooth worker : OPERATOR
55
Sulky person : POUTER
56
Legal thing : RES
57
Kind of experiment : DOUBLEBLIND
59
Bridge between two vowels : FGH
60
Blake of jazz fame : EUBIE
61
"The King" : ELVIS
62
Vaudevillian Eddie : FOY
63
Alamogordo event : ATEST
64
Short time : SEC
Down
1
Linguistically knowledgeable : FLUENT
2
Falls into disuse : LAPSES
3
"There's ___ chance of that" : ASLIM
4
Japanese drama : NOH
5
Sufficient, once : ENOW
6
Diner order, with "the" : USUAL
7
Decline again : RESLIDE
8
Verdi opera : OTELLO
9
St. Paul, for one : TWINCITY
10
Dancer with a few fans : RAND
11
"My Way" songwriter : ANKA
12
Modern info-keeper : CDROM
13
"The Fly" star, 1958 : HEDISON
17
Element 54 : XENON
21
Diner : EATERY
23
Old gold coin : DUCAT
27
Step on it : PEDAL
29
Small business co-owner : MOM
30
Chemical suffix : ENE
31
Big bird : CONDOR
32
Like some columns : DORIC
34
1936 campaigner Landon : ALF
35
Much : FAR
36
Bitten before? : TWICESHY
38
First CinemaScope movie : THEROBE
40
Dispatched : SENTOUT
41
Mourning band : CRAPE
43
First-class : GRADEA
45
Latin case : DATIVE
46
Peaceful : IRENIC
47
Social misfits : NERDS
49
"Could ___ more specific?" : YOUBE
51
Selects : CULLS
52
"Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
53
"___ My Heart" : PEGO
54
Grand slam foursome : RBIS
58
Court decision : LET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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