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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1998

"Mourning Becomes Electra" brother and namesakes

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 1998, The New York Times11/26/98 ( No. 17,915 )
Across
1
Some caste members : ANTS
5
Take down ___ : APEG
9
Art drawing : SEPIA
14
Reason for an NC-17 rating : GORE
15
It may be braided : MANE
16
"Mourning Becomes Electra" brother and namesakes : ORINS
17
Movie princess : LEIA
18
Peter, but not the saint : ACTORFINCH
20
Francis, but not the saint : EXPLORERDRAKE
22
Floor-making factory : TILERY
23
"I'll second that" : YES
24
"Gunsmoke" shower : CBS
27
Unproductive : STERILE
29
Big bill : CNOTE
31
Loose : LAX
33
Garth Brooks, notably : SOONER
34
Christopher, but not the saint : ARCHITECTWREN
39
1925 trial name : SCOPES
40
Low grade : DEE
41
Take out for the shelves, say : UNBOX
42
One way to stop : ONADIME
48
Smallest Can. province : PEI
49
Unfortunate : SAD
52
Bryan, for one : ORATOR
53
Stephen, but not the saint : NOVELISTCRANE
57
John, but not the saint : JUSTICEJAY
59
Vivacity : ELAN
60
How doughnuts are prepared : INOIL
61
Provide for free, informally : COMP
62
Baseball's Brogna : RICO
63
Not say directly : MINCE
64
Cap site : KNEE
65
Vessel with a load : SCOW
Down
1
Metal tips : AGLETS
2
Sartre classic : NOEXIT
3
Not quite a run : TRIPLE
4
Attesting official : SEALER
5
Popular houseplant : AMARYLLIS
6
Clip : PACE
7
Admittance : ENTRY
8
Glittery stone : GEODE
9
Chesterfield, for one : SOFA
10
The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
11
Wreath feature : PINECONE
12
Like Bach's Sonata No. 3 for violin : INC
13
Pale blond : ASH
19
Some Monopoly purchases: Abbr. : RRS
21
"...___ shall die" (1967 lyric) : ORI
25
Bingo call : BTEN
26
Sunday spiel: Abbr. : SER
28
Put away : EAT
29
Unnerve : COW
30
And never : NOR
32
Marked, as a ballot : XED
33
Device for recording speech : STENOTYPE
34
Bad marks : ACNE
35
"Lost in Space" family name : ROBINSON
36
U.S.N. rank : CPO
37
Witch's work : HEX
38
Bill Gates, e.g.: Abbr. : CEO
39
Banquet : SUP
43
Curved figure : ARC
44
Stuntmen : DARERS
45
Emphatic, in a way : ITALIC
46
Rainier locale : MONACO
47
Up to this time, once : ERENOW
49
Twinkling of an eye : SEC
50
Smart one : ALECK
51
Popular mustard : DIJON
54
Ear-related : OTIC
55
Repellent : VILE
56
"___ here" : SAME
57
Conrad title character : JIM
58
Prefix with vocal : UNI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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