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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1998

Start of a 1973 Supreme Court decision

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {GJY} Scrabble average: 2.14 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 1998, The New York Times12/10/98 ( No. 17,929 )

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Across
1
Thermometer part : BULB
5
Early touring car : REO
8
O.J. or hot choc., e.g. : BEV
11
More anxious : UNEASIER
13
Basra native : IRAQI
16
Game played with 192 cards : SIXPACKBEZIQUE
18
"___ company..." : TWOS
19
Demand : REQUIRE
21
Bret Harte character : AHSIN
24
Park it : SIT
25
Old flames : EXES
26
What newbies read on-line : FAQS
27
Pleasantville, so to speak : EDEN
29
___-Rivières, Qué. : TROIS
30
Sheepskin holder : ALUM
31
Morgan of the comics page : REX
32
___ suiter : ZOOT
33
Start of a 1973 Supreme Court decision : ROE
34
Barbecuing block : BRIQUET
36
Response to a bailiff's question : IDO
39
Preceding times : EVES
41
Little ___ : UNS
42
Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
43
Disconcerted : FAZED
45
Brava maker : FIAT
46
Bring up : REAR
47
Not unter : UBER
48
"___ who?" : SEZ
49
Fall colors : RUSTS
50
Post-workout activity : RUBDOWN
52
Ready for a drive : TEED
54
75, in French : SOIXANTEQUINZE
59
Surpass : EXCEL
60
Volcanologist's study : ERUPTION
61
Lao-___ : TSE
62
It's at the top of a face : XII
63
Son of Seth : ENOS
Down
1
Clean tables : BUS
2
Prefix with lateral : UNI
3
Certain Big Apple train, with "the" : LEX
4
Early rite : BAPTISM
5
Not pobre : RICO
6
Cries of horror : EEKS
7
Eyeball : ORB
8
"Roma" symphonic composer : BIZET
9
"ER" actor LaSalle : ERIQ
10
Southwestern cowboy : VAQUERO
12
Like logs : SAWN
14
Makes idealistic : QUIXOTIZES
15
Middle of a famous palindrome : IEREI
17
Green land : ERIN
20
Skiing maneuver : ESS
21
At a distance : AFAR
22
Nimbus : HALO
23
Concertina, informally : SQUEEZEBOX
24
Cosmo feature : SEXQUIZ
27
Sins : ERRS
28
___ gratia : DEI
29
Tyke : TOT
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Lemon peel : ZEST
34
Place where a rose arises : BED
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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"Shoot!" : DRAT
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Crew members : OARS
40
Foreman's declaration : VERDICT
42
Learned : ERUDITE
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Stole : FUR
44
Battery, e.g. : ABUSE
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Actress Sherilyn : FENN
48
1984 Kentucky Derby winner : SWALE
49
Sign on for another tour : REUP
51
Clumsy fellows : OXES
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Garr with a "Tootsie" role : TERI
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Prefix with lateral : EQUI
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Houstonian's nickname : TEX
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"Delta of Venus" writer : NIN
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Madhouse : ZOO
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"Star Trek" off. : ENS

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

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