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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1997

Part of the leg above the ankle

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 1997, The New York Times12/13/97 ( No. 17,567 )
Across
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Shook up : STARTLED
9
Line of cliffs : SCARP
14
Stand : TOLERATE
15
Puts in the mail? : ARMORS
17
Toonsmith? : ANIMATOR
18
Brown shade : RUSSET
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Settle : DECIDE
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Agitated : INASTATE
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Commonplace : TRITE
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Fashion designer Picone : EVAN
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"...___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Went unused : SAT
26
Pedal pushers : FEET
27
Chuck : FLING
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Baddie : EVILDOER
31
Wall Street org. : ASE
32
Early name of Nova Scotia : ACADIA
35
1913 Chemistry Nobelist : WERNER
37
Sound of impact : BAM
38
Western festival : STAMPEDE
42
Something from the oven : AROMA
44
Comely : FAIR
45
Start of an exchange : TIT
48
Superman's mother : LARA
49
Candle holder : CAKE
50
Municipal dept. : SANIT
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"Psst!" : OVERHERE
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Deli need : SLICER
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Go on : NATTER
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Formal retraction : PALINODE
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Play the siren : ENTICE
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College life : ACADEMIA
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Settles : SINKS
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Jesse Jackson, for one : REVEREND
Down
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German town : STADT
2
Dye regulators : TONERS
3
Actress Witt of "Cybill" : ALICIA
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Eased up : REMITTED
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Kind of paper or route : TRADE
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After the bell : LATE
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1944 initials : ETO
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Traced from a source : DERIVED
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It's a wrap : SARAN
10
Part of the leg above the ankle : CRUS
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Miller Lite alternative : AMSTEL
12
Floral specialist : ROSARIAN
13
Mask : PRETENSE
16
Best Actor of 1967 : STEIGER
21
Partnership for Peace grp. : NATO
23
It can be shocking : EEL
26
Dictate : FIAT
27
Basset of the comics : FRED
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Traveler's O.K. : VISA
30
Pitcher : EWER
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Ornamental shell : ABALONE
33
Desert groups : CARAVANS
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Cherubs : AMORETTI
36
Servant : RETAINER
39
___ cry : AFAR
40
Blow a birdie : MAKEPAR
41
Sales pitch? : PIE
43
Former Fox sitcom : MARTIN
46
1040 entry : INCOME
47
Connected : TIEDIN
49
Demeter's counterpart : CERES
50
Get home safely? : SLIDE
51
Riser's partner : TREAD
53
"Shoot!" : HECK
54
Pole, e.g. : SLAV
57
Suit topper : ACE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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