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New York Times, Thursday, November 2, 1995

Author:
Wayne Robert Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 16,795 )
Across
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White matter of the brain : ALBA
5
Russian shots : VODKAS
11
Gerry Adams's grp. : IRA
14
Omani money : RIAL
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Thoroughgoing : ARRANT
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Blake Edwards movie : SOB
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Start of a quip : IMBLINDINONEEYE
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Last-minute tennis partner : ANYONE
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Canton-born architect : PEI
22
Experiment : TEST
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Bear outlined in lights : URSA
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Part 2 of the quip : SOITISFORTUNATE
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Nav. rank : CPO
36
Furthermore : ALSO
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Saint honored on September 1 : GILES
38
Journalist Pyle : ERNIE
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____ stroke (suddenly) : ATA
42
Meager : SCANT
43
Mrs. Boris Yeltsin : NAINA
44
Shambles : MESS
46
One of the Howard brothers : MOE
47
Part 3 of the quip : THATTHEOTHERONE
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112.5 degrees from N : ESE
52
Bristle : SETA
53
Watery : THIN
56
Topper : CAP
59
Pirandello and Boccherini : LUIGIS
63
End of the quip : HASDOUBLEVISION
66
Coffee server : URN
67
Wear away : ABRADE
68
Writer Ferber : EDNA
69
Be savvy : GET
70
Sullies : TAINTS
71
Harvest : REAP
Down
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"La vendetta," e.g. : ARIA
2
Paint a word-picture : LIMN
3
Snookums : BABY
4
Full-bore : ALLOUT
5
Singer Williams : VANESSA
6
California fort : ORD
7
Nebbish : DRIP
8
Actress Carol of "Taxi" : KANE
9
Consecrate : ANOINT
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Railroad stop: Abbr. : STN
11
Response to an explanation : ISEE
12
Tennis's Emerson and others : ROYS
13
Act as lookout, e.g. : ABET
18
Letters on a cross : INRI
19
Kind of humor : ETHNIC
24
Burning : AFLAME
26
Port boats : TUGS
27
Hint of something imminent : SCENT
28
Competitor of Montel : OPRAH
29
Ancient region of Asia Minor : IONIA
30
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
31
Exposes to dry heat : ROASTS
32
Mission to remember : ALAMO
33
Dovetail : TENON
34
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
39
Mean : INTEND
40
Vittles : EATS
45
Puts aside : SHELVES
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Priam's wife : HECUBA
49
Needle case : ETUI
50
Pot bumper : RAISER
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Mob member : THUG
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Fabled loser : HARE
55
"____ It a Pity" : ISNT
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Rock shelter : ABRI
58
Outline : PLAN
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"If It Die..." autobiographer : GIDE
61
Site of St. Columbia's monastery : IONA
62
Break suddenly : SNAP
64
Kind of bran : OAT
65
Summer hrs. in N.Y.C. : EDT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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