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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1996

Author:
R. Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 17,137 )
Across
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In effect : VALID
6
Fast one : SCAM
10
Hindu deity : RAMA
14
Persian Gulf tongue : IRAQI
15
Clothing : TOGS
16
Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
17
Fightin' words : LETSSTEPOUTSIDE
20
Bat wood : ASH
21
Calhoun of "How to Marry a Millionaire" : RORY
22
Like some columns : IONIC
23
Auto servicing : LUBE
24
"See you later" : TATA
26
Fightin' words : PUTUPYOURDUKES
32
Lifeless : INERT
33
Signals approval : NODS
34
E.P.A. rating : MPG
36
Clock : TIME
37
Reimbursable amounts : COSTS
39
Have a look-see : PEER
40
Popular Formula One formula : STP
41
Round-the-campfire stories : LORE
42
Rhone feeder : ISERE
43
Fightin' words : YOUANDWHATARMY
47
Enfant, across the Pyrenees : NINO
48
Formerly, formerly : ERST
49
Polio vaccine developer : SABIN
52
Face-to-face test : ORAL
53
Pop : DAD
56
Fightin' words : WHOSGONNAMAKEME
60
Aviation-related : AERO
61
Scold, with "off" : TELL
62
Flavius's master, in Shakespeare : TIMON
63
Govt. agents : TMEN
64
Hopalong Cassidy portrayer William : BOYD
65
Where Jimmy Carter teaches : EMORY
Down
1
TV handyman Bob : VILA
2
Warlike Olympian : ARES
3
Lattice strip : LATH
4
Test figs. : IQS
5
Throw a monkey wrench into : DISRUPT
6
Prefix with phonic : STEREO
7
Clone : COPY
8
Gone by : AGO
9
East Lansing sch. : MSU
10
Drench again : RESOAK
11
African despot : AMIN
12
Calf-length dress : MIDI
13
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles" cad : ALEC
18
Illustrated mug : TOBY
19
Emperor after Vespasianus : TITUS
23
Entice : LURE
24
Horse race : TROT
25
Foots (up) : ADDS
26
Worst possible situation, with "the" : PITS
27
Common design goal : UNITY
28
Beat : TEMPO
29
Remove stitching : UNSEW
30
Arab chieftain : EMEER
31
Kind of whale : SPERM
35
"Riders of the Purple Sage" author : GREY
37
R.I. neighbor : CONN
38
Church calendar : ORDO
39
Exam for H.S. juniors : PSAT
41
"The Divided Self" author R. D. ___ : LAING
42
1959 Ricky Nelson hit : ITSLATE
44
Harmony : UNISON
45
Boston paper : HERALD
46
Ancient Syria : ARAM
49
Hit a homer, e.g. : SWAT
50
Polite interruption : AHEM
51
Drill : BORE
52
Just : ONLY
53
Try this! : DEMO
54
Boy with a bow : AMOR
55
Gainsay : DENY
57
Kind of parlor, for short : OTB
58
Classical beginning : NEO
59
British defector Philby : KIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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