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New York Times, Wednesday, November 15, 2000

It might prevent a boxer from getting into a fight

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times11/15/00 ( No. 18,635 )
Across
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Where "48 Hours" airs : CBS
4
Weapon since 1952 : HBOMB
9
Muppet grouch : OSCAR
14
Overdramatic one : HAM
15
Brian of figure skating : ORSER
16
Smorgasbord : FEAST
17
Agreement at sea : AYE
18
Test format : TRUEORFALSE
20
Loggers' contest : ROLEO
22
Tie-up : SNARL
23
Test format : MULTIPLECHOICE
28
Lily palliative : ALOE
29
True inner self : ANIMA
31
Certain horse race : TROT
34
Like some vows or cows : SACRED
38
Fresca rival : TAB
39
Custom auto accessories : RIMS
40
Test format : ESSAY
41
Screen : VEIL
42
Wyo. neighbor : IDA
43
Manually : BYHAND
44
Barely run, as an engine : IDLE
45
Beat poetry accompaniment : BONGO
47
"Ta-ta!" : CIAO
49
Test format : FILLINTHEBLANK
56
Actor Davis : OSSIE
57
Of durable wood : OAKEN
58
Test format : SHORTANSWER
63
Regret royally : RUE
64
Like ghost sightings : EERIE
65
"Adam Bede" author : ELIOT
66
Roman mouths : ORA
67
Cloudless : CLEAR
68
Lending figures : RATES
69
Go-ahead, maybe : NOD
Down
1
Talisman : CHARM
2
Sluggish water : BAYOU
3
One of the senses : SMELL
4
Masseur's unguent : HOTOIL
5
"I'm freezing!" : BRR
6
Big Ten sch. : OSU
7
1980's Attorney General : MEESE
8
Maker of big bucks : BRONC
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Where the adventurous drive : OFFROAD
10
Securely fasten : SEALIN
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Baltimore's Ripken : CAL
12
Doofus : ASS
13
Thruway: Abbr. : RTE
19
Cheer from the stands : RAH
21
Les ___-Unis : ETATS
24
Actress Parker ___ : POSEY
25
It might prevent a boxer from getting into a fight : LEASH
26
Put in a bibliography, say : CITED
27
Cybermissives : EMAIL
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Qualified : ABLE
31
Chicago daily, familiarly : TRIB
32
Free from : RIDOF
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Certain Bedouin : OMANI
35
Secessionists, initially : CSA
36
Hacienda : RANCH
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Vocalist Gorme : EYDIE
41
Cousin of a cello : VIOLA
43
Fortify : BOLSTER
46
"All in the Family" role : GLORIA
48
Cancels, as a moonshot : ABORTS
50
"This ___ bust!" : ISA
51
3Com Park player : NINER
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Electronics pioneer Nikola : TESLA
53
Canton neighbor : AKRON
54
Prefix with surgeon : NEURO
55
Massage : KNEAD
58
Dry, in Napa : SEC
59
Norse underworld queen : HEL
60
Seam content : ORE
61
Funnyman : WIT
62
Want-ad letters : EOE

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

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