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New York Times, Wednesday, November 12, 1997

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Riders of the Purple Sage" author Grey
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Hartman. Wednesday freshness: 3%
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© 1997, The New York Times11/12/97 ( No. 17,536 )
Across
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Doberman doc : VET
4
Antony of antiquity : MARC
8
Match play? : ARSON
13
Touch : ABUT
15
Director Kazan : ELIA
16
Tragic Montague : ROMEO
17
Asta's mistress : NORA
18
Afternoon affairs : TEAS
19
In pieces : APART
20
Joe DiMaggio's nickname : YANKEECLIPPER
23
Completely lost : ATSEA
24
Teachers' grp. : NEA
25
Mai ___ : TAI
28
"Edward ___" : SCISSORHANDS
33
Dawber who played Mindy : PAM
36
Hounds' quarry : HARE
37
Basketballer Shaquille : ONEAL
38
2001, for one : YEAR
40
Cousin of a minibike : MOPED
43
Salinger heroine : ESME
44
Miser's motivation : GREED
46
Go like lightning : TEAR
48
J.F.K. sight : SST
49
Member of the P.G.A. Seniors Tour : MILLERBARBER
53
Exclamation of affirmation : YES
54
Buddy Holly's "Peggy ___" : SUE
55
Coffee preference : DECAF
59
Somerset Maugham novel : THERAZORSEDGE
64
Panel member : JUROR
66
Winners break it : TAPE
67
Select at random : DRAW
68
Under way : AFOOT
69
Home of Phillips University : ENID
70
Unit of loudness : SONE
71
Wins going away : ROMPS
72
Requirement : NEED
73
Damage : MAR
Down
1
Chekhov's "Uncle ___" : VANYA
2
W.W. II menace : EBOAT
3
Changes colors : TURNS
4
Dole : METE
5
One of the Baldwins : ALEC
6
Qum coin : RIAL
7
1995 De Niro film : CASINO
8
Oklahoma Indian : ARAPAHO
9
Skip it : ROPE
10
Savvy : SMARTNESS
11
"___ the ramparts..." : OER
12
"___ to worry" : NOT
14
Movie shots : TAKES
21
Apiece : EACH
22
Apiece : PER
26
President from Braintree : ADAMS
27
Cay : ISLET
29
Beatles' "___ the Walrus" : IAM
30
Sign at the Bijou : SRO
31
Dividing membranes : SEPTA
32
Chemical suffix : ANE
33
African tribesman : PYGMY
34
Hawk's home : AERIE
35
Powerful whirlpool : MAELSTROM
39
Fam. member : REL
41
Always, to Keats : EER
42
Smidgen : DAB
45
Gobi and Kalahari : DESERTS
47
1990 World Series champs : REDS
50
Capek classic : RUR
51
Whipped : BEATEN
52
Bassoon and oboe : REEDS
56
PC feature : CDROM
57
Capital of Guam : AGANA
58
Not as many : FEWER
60
Showy earring : HOOP
61
"Riders of the Purple Sage" author Grey : ZANE
62
Ron Howard role : OPIE
63
Comedian Foxx : REDD
64
Jelly holder : JAR
65
ET's ride : UFO

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