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New York Times, Tuesday, November 10, 1998

Author:
Diane C. Baldwin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Backs of 45's having a sudden change in direction?
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Diane C. Baldwin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Baldwin. Tuesday freshness: 34%
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© 1998, The New York Times11/10/98 ( No. 17,899 )
Across
1
1977 George Burns film : OHGOD
6
Stays idle : SITS
10
Sentry's cry : HALT
14
Bottom of a suit : DEUCE
15
Blue-pencil : EDIT
16
Rose's fellow : ABIE
17
Bad : AWFUL
18
Learning method : ROTE
19
"___ Lisa" : MONA
20
Backs of 45's having a sudden change in direction? : FLIPFLOPSIDES
23
"Ah, me!" : ALAS
24
Moon goddess : SELENE
25
Operatic soprano Geraldine : FARRAR
28
Gush forth : SPURT
30
Alfonso XIII's queen : ENA
31
Tall footwear for rappers? : HIPHOPBOOTS
36
Bank adjuncts : ATMS
38
It may be lent : EAR
39
Writer Ephron : NORA
40
Trackside aid that can't be beat? : TIPTOPSHEET
45
Buddhism sect : ZEN
46
Playwright Clifford : ODETS
47
Certain steak : RIBEYE
49
Chatterbox : MAGPIE
52
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
53
Portable writing surface for an equestrian? : CLIPCLOPBOARD
57
Inlet : COVE
58
Verve : ELAN
59
Boring fellows : DRIPS
62
Singular fellow : ONER
63
Full-fledged : RIPE
64
Weird : EERIE
65
Hankerings : YENS
66
Skyrocket : SOAR
67
Dozed : SLEPT
Down
1
Harem room : ODA
2
Chop : HEW
3
Malarkey : GUFF
4
Eyepiece : OCULAR
5
Old Testament temptress : DELILAH
6
Feudal underlings : SERFS
7
Hero : IDOL
8
Former Yugoslav chief : TITO
9
Accelerates : STEPSUP
10
Burr's duel victim : HAMILTON
11
Domicile : ABODE
12
Kind of cabinet : LINEN
13
Josh : TEASE
21
___-mutuel : PARI
22
Albanian foe : SERB
25
Exploit : FEAT
26
Against : ANTI
27
Highway exit : RAMP
28
Iranian royalty : SHAHS
29
A sweater uses it : PORE
32
Annoyance : PEST
33
Seep : OOZE
34
It's just over 14-Across : TREY
35
All there : SANE
37
Plugs : STOPPERS
41
Like Pindar's works : ODIC
42
Kitchen gadgets : PEELERS
43
Therefore : ERGO
44
Diatribes : TIRADES
48
Race (along) : BARREL
49
Hatfield's foe : MCCOY
50
"Leave me ___!" : ALONE
51
Starting point in decision making : GIVEN
52
Baseball's Doubleday : ABNER
54
Hodgepodge : OLIO
55
One of the Three Bears : PAPA
56
Serious : DIRE
60
Lulu : PIP
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Established : SET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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