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New York Times, Saturday, November 1, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KQW} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1101 ( 17,525 )

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Across
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"Silence of the Lambs" role : FBIAGENT
9
Prettifies : PREENS
15
Traveler's need, perhaps : RENTACAR
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Dance : FORMAL
17
Rural science : AGRONOMY
18
Land design? : CAMERA
19
Hardly a site of decorum : ZOO
20
1986-87 Emmy winner for drama : GLESS
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1944 N.L. M.V.P. ___ Marion : MARTY
23
Actress Claire et al. : INAS
25
60's western co-star : EDAMES
27
One side in a battle of the sexes : SHE
28
Certain down : EIDER
30
Mooring sites : RIAS
31
Great Trek participant : BOER
32
Haile Selassie follower, for short : RASTA
33
Paella cooker : OLLA
34
"Need You Tonight" rock group : INXS
35
Breeze : SNAP
37
Craving : LUST
39
Rock's Bon ___ : JOVI
42
Taxpayer reps, at times : CPAS
44
Hinder : EMBAR
48
Dutch ___ : OVEN
49
Certain exchange, for short, with "the" : MERC
50
Casco Bay locale : MAINE
51
Boxer's title: Abbr. : SEN
52
Lieutenant in "The Fugitive" : GERARD
54
Site for an alligator bonnet : POND
55
Instant : TRICE
57
Wintry forecast : SLEET
59
Society column word : NEE
60
Sailor's punishment : LASHES
62
Aging problem : SENILITY
64
Altruist's opposite : EGOIST
65
Theater space? : ENTRACTE
66
Harder to follow, as prose : DENSER
67
Weighed : ASSESSED
Down
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1964 Olympic boxing gold medalist : FRAZIER
2
Garden perennial : BEGONIA
3
Forays : INROADS
4
___ Z : ATO
5
The Jets, for one : GANG
6
Brussels's Royal Militaire, e.g. : ECOLE
7
Some status seekers : NAMEDROPPERS
8
Aid for upwind maneuvers : TRYSAIL
9
Mil. classification : PFC
10
Acts restless : ROAMS
11
First name in humor : ERMA
12
"Society and Solitude" author : EMERSON
13
Enclosed passage in a church : NARTHEX
14
David and others : SLAYERS
21
Televisions : SMALLSCREENS
24
Arrives : SETSIN
26
Son of Rebekah : ESAU
29
Competed, in a way : RAN
31
PC image type : BITMAP
36
Cap : ACME
38
D.D.'s inst. : SEM
39
Pushed : JOSTLED
40
Ineligible, in a way : OVERAGE
41
Dish for Robin Hood : VENISON
43
About 25,000 square miles of Asia : ARALSEA
45
Cyborg science : BIONICS
46
One of the original Mouseketeers : ANNETTE
47
Visibly grieving : REDEYED
52
Ninnies : GEESE
53
Makes an impression : DENTS
56
X's : CHIS
58
Kind of iron or chain : TIRE
61
Orch. section : STR
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Some mindless singing : LAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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