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New York Times, Wednesday, November 22, 1995

V.S. Naipaul's "___ in the River"

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQVZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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C
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O
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C
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O
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A
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X
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G
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N
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R
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D
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B
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K
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A
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W
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X
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G
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R
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N
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D
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© 1995, The New York Times11/22/95 ( No. 16,815 )
Across
1
Trendy : CHIC
5
Asian monk : LAMA
9
Yield : CEDE
13
"That smarts!" : OUCH
14
Whiffs : ODORS
16
"Roots" author Haley : ALEX
17
Special Forces member : GREENBERET
19
Houston campus : RICE
20
Low : MOO
21
Tropical cuckoo : ANI
22
___ Tass news agency : ITAR
23
"I've ___ up to here!" : HADIT
26
Judo master : BLACKBELT
28
Wretched : ABYSMAL
30
Drive away : SHOO
31
World Series losers, 1919 : WHITESOX
33
Lactose, e.g. : SUGAR
37
Laertes, to Polonius : SON
38
V.S. Naipaul's "___ in the River" : ABEND
41
Vitamin bottle abbr. : RDA
42
Rye fungus : ERGOT
45
Ballet movie of 1948, with "The" : REDSHOES
48
"No bid" : PASS
51
Spire : STEEPLE
52
Neil Diamond hit "Forever in ___" : BLUEJEANS
56
A deadly sin : GREED
57
Gain deservedly : EARN
58
Paris byway : RUE
59
Cousin of "Mayday!" : SOS
60
Web-footed birds : AUKS
61
Storm trooper : BROWNSHIRT
66
Balsam, e.g. : TREE
67
1967 battleground : SINAI
68
Actress McClurg : EDIE
69
Casa room : SALA
70
Right-hand man: Abbr. : ASST
71
Oxen harness : YOKE
Down
1
Tooth : COG
2
"Ben ___" : HUR
3
It goes with the floe : ICE
4
Apothecary, in London : CHEMIST
5
Claude Akins TV role : LOBO
6
Picnic quaff : ADE
7
Lesson to be learned : MORAL
8
Sporting venues : ARENAS
9
American reindeer : CARIBOU
10
Upper crust : ELITE
11
Stick-on label : DECAL
12
Apply, as force : EXERT
15
German netman Michael : STICH
18
Words of disavowal : NOTME
23
Hole for an anchor cable : HAWSE
24
Detest : ABHOR
25
Subsiding, with "down" : DYING
26
1958 sci-fi terror, with "the" : BLOB
27
Renders unconscious, briefly : KOS
29
Botanist Gray : ASA
32
One who crosses out : XER
34
Feel one's way : GROPE
35
Fred Astaire's sister : ADELE
36
Leveled, in Leeds : RASED
39
Eerie loch : NESS
40
Potent pesticide : DDT
43
It's beyond the harbor : OPENSEA
44
___ Mahal : TAJ
46
Utah lilies : SEGOS
47
Chocolate town, U.S.A. : HERSHEY
49
Belgrade natives : SERBS
50
Lizards, scientifically : SAURIA
52
Pulses : BEATS
53
Singer Branigan : LAURA
54
"Family Matters" nerd : URKEL
55
Glowing signs : NEONS
59
Huff : SNIT
62
Existed : WAS
63
Nuptial phrase : IDO
64
N.B.A. star Smits : RIK
65
Golf prop : TEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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