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New York Times, Saturday, November 30, 1996

50-Across : Enthusiastic

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1996, The New York Times11/30/96 ( No. 17,189 )
Across
1
Thicket : BOSCAGE
8
Most cool : CALMEST
15
Charges : ACCUSES
16
Worship : ADULATE
17
Farm equipment : REAPERS
18
Turns in : RETIRES
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Some diktats : BANS
20
Upset : TOPPLE
22
Actor with a partly shaved head : MRT
23
See 1-Down : ANN
24
Pasture : LEA
25
Gamin : WAIF
26
Cambodian money : RIEL
28
Mudslinger's charge : LIAR
30
Thomas with three Emmys : MARLO
31
Unfriendliness : ACRIMONY
33
Person in a pet : SULKER
34
Return : BACKTRACK
36
Pool competitor's request : RERACK
39
Discuss in detail : HASHOVER
43
Throws out : EMITS
44
___ five : HIGH
45
Specify : NAME
46
Tar : PAVE
47
Provost of TV's "Lassie" : JON
48
Auto ad stat : MPG
49
Start of many an essay title : ONA
50
Enthusiastic : GUNGHO
53
Evening abroad : SOIR
54
Soup accompaniment : SALTINE
56
Like some breezes : ONSHORE
58
Steams : ENRAGES
59
"Odyssey" trees : LOTUSES
60
Do doer : STYLIST
61
Sommelier's consideration : DRYNESS
Down
1
With 23-Across, a 1966 hit song : BARBARA
2
Vast : OCEANIC
3
Computer add-on : SCANNER
4
Golf targets : CUPS
5
"Peer Gynt" character : ASE
6
Actor Frobe : GERT
7
It, in Italy : ESSO
8
Critic : CARPER
9
Children's writer Turin : ADELA
10
Guitar relative : LUTE
11
Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
12
Designate : EARMARK
13
Lacking originality : STERILE
14
Try to find, in a doctor's office : TESTFOR
21
Pawn : PLAYTHING
25
Cameo : WALKON
27
Have a few : LIBATE
28
Canal device : LOCK
29
Press coverage : INK
30
Frequently : MUCH
32
Apple products : MACS
33
French door component : SASH
35
Musical piece : RAG
36
Rests : REPOSES
37
Issuing forth : EMANANT
38
Yankees vs. Red Sox, e.g. : RIVALRY
40
Scram : VAMOOSE
41
Domains : EMPIRES
42
Withdrawal : REGRESS
44
Upright : HONEST
47
Vacation times : JUNES
50
Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
51
Nelson, e.g. : HOLD
52
___ about : ONOR
53
Avoid : SHUN
55
Loser to Botvinnik in 1961 : TAL
57
Pen : STY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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