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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1996

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GJKQ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 17,203 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Sailor's garb : PEACOAT
8
Braces : PROPSUP
15
Stretch : EXPANSE
16
"L.A. Law" role : ROXANNE
17
Swindles : RIPSOFF
18
Emote : OVERACT
19
Editor's mark : STET
20
Bar supplies : OLIVES
22
Mastered perfectly : PAT
23
Vote (for) : OPT
24
Beldams : CRONES
25
First word in a Mozart title : COSI
26
Buzzing : NOISE
28
Prefix with revisionist : NEO
29
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" writer : BENET
30
Modifies : ALTERS
32
Natal natives : ZULUS
34
In a protective wrapper : SLEEVED
36
Tub floater : TOYSHIP
40
Embroidery loop : PICOT
42
Jo portrayer in 1994's "Little Women" : WINONA
43
Thomas Cromwell, Earl of ___ : ESSEX
46
Alternative to "smoking" : NON
48
Spruce : NATTY
49
Manufactured baloney? : LIED
50
Vestiges : RELICS
52
Director Wenders : WIM
53
Withdrawal aid: Abbr. : ATM
54
Rose of a Stephen King best seller : MADDER
55
Lucille Ball title role : MAME
56
Opposite of below : TOPSIDE
58
Sierra Nevada peak, with "El" : CAPITAN
60
It spans 12 time zones : EURASIA
61
"Medical Center" co-star of 70's TV : EVERETT
62
Reproduction method : STENCIL
63
Malaga misters : SENORES
Down
1
Roles : PERSONAS
2
Biennial news tool : EXITPOLL
3
Stomach : APPETITE
4
Set group : CAST
5
"___! it is an ever-fixed mark": Shak. : ONO
6
Concerning : ASFOR
7
Polytetrafluoroethylene, familiarly : TEFLON
8
Satisfy expectations : PROVEOUT
9
Gads : ROVES
10
Clumsy, stupid fellows : OXES
11
Average : PAR
12
Attach quickly : SNAPON
13
Open to view : UNCASE
14
Former cager Bob : PETTIT
21
"Mockingbird" singer Foxx : INEZ
24
Neck, anatomically : CERVIX
25
Aeronautics pioneer Clyde : CESSNA
27
Exuded : SEEPED
29
Some stock acquisitions : BUYINS
31
Watchdog grp. for 29-Down : SEC
33
Depleted : LOW
35
Negotiations outcome : DONEDEAL
37
Trouble : HOTWATER
38
Friend : INTIMATE
39
Accounting department : PAYMENTS
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Related : TOLD
43
Gives a lift : ELATES
44
Skip : SITOUT
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Always, musically : SEMPRE
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Reunion attendees : NIECES
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Pie cuts, essentially : RADII
51
Desire : CRAVE
54
Etc. category : MISC
55
Harvard muralist : MIRO
57
Japanese honorific : SAN
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It comes to a point : PEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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