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New York Times, Saturday, November 15, 1997

Worshipers at the church of Santa Maria della Spina

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {BJQWZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 1997, The New York Times11/15/97 ( No. 17,539 )
Across
1
Tapioca source : CASSAVA
8
High-elevation areas : UPLANDS
15
Most desirable : OPTIMAL
16
Horseshoe locale : NIAGARA
17
Blue prints? : EROTICA
18
Of the blood : HEMATIC
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Strictness : RIGOR
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The Mustangs, for short : SMU
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Narc's find : STASH
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Conflict resolver, at times : COIN
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Of ___ (alike) : AKIND
26
City near Padua : ESTE
27
Poetic preposition : ERE
28
Part of a nuclear research facility : SMASHER
30
It may be curried : HAM
31
Kind of broker : DISCOUNT
33
Worshipers at the church of Santa Maria della Spina : PISANS
35
Beat around the bush : PUSSYFOOT
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Examine closely : PERUSE
40
Like jet streams : EASTERLY
44
Old greeting : AVE
45
Diamond displayers : ARGYLES
47
Some M.I.T. grads : EES
48
Jambalaya need : RICE
50
Looks : SEEMS
51
Word before 1 or 2 : MACH
52
Girl's name in a 1990 Billy Joel title : ALEXA
54
When doubled, a David Merrick musical : IDO
55
Della ___ (St. Peter's architect) : PORTA
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"Ulysses" hero Stephen : DEDALUS
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Depleting : USINGUP
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Narrowest of victory margins : EYELASH
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You can feel it : TEXTURE
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Verse form used by Dante : SESTINA
63
Hick : HAYSEED
Down
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Involuntary : COERCED
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Based on hypothesis : APRIORI
3
Smelly smokes : STOGIES
4
Suppress : SITON
5
Mideast ruler : AMIR
6
Hoover, informally : VAC
7
Tlingits and others : ALASKANS
8
Slangy answer : UNHUNH
9
Amount to be divided : PIE
10
Whales the tar out of : LAMS
11
Steelie alternative : AGATE
12
Bullwinkle archenemy : NATASHA
13
Popular cold remedy : DRISTAN
14
Indian chiefs : SACHEMS
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Ready to cry : MISTYEYED
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They make you laugh : AMUSERS
25
Kicks out : DEPOSES
28
March man : SOUSA
29
Rebels : RIOTS
32
I.B.M. "brain" : CPU
34
Abbr. in many Paris street names : STE
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Cape Cod town : FALMOUTH
37
Mardi Gras highlights : PARADES
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Curse, of sorts : EVILEYE
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Moves back : RECEDES
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Debate anew : REARGUE
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Stern reprimand : LECTURE
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Like a slingshot : YSHAPED
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Professional companion : GEISHA
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Praise : EXALT
51
Alpes, e.g. : MONTS
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Part of a court game name : ALAI
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Fairy : PIXY
57
Swabs' grp. : USN
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One of seven : SEA

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

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