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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1998

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 17,936 )
Across
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"___ first you..." : IFAT
5
Sgt. of 50's TV : JOEFRI
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Cousin of "Phooey!" : BAH
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Emergency CB channel : NINE
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Some former dictators, e.g. : EXILES
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Skating champion Midori : ITO
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Some Broadway performances : SATMATINEES
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Hoedown participant : GAL
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Braided : ENLACED
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With indifference : ALOOFLY
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Crackerjack : ACE
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Chi paper, with "The" : TRIB
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Jeer : HOOT
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Actress Oberon : MERLE
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Chunk or clunk : CLOD
32
Slam-dance, 90's-style : MOSH
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Put together, in a way : ADD
35
___-Altaic languages : URAL
37
Nashville inst. : TSU
38
Winter feature with a hint to today's puzzle theme : SHORTERDAYS
41
Bird of legend : ROC
43
Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
44
Cockney's abode : OME
45
Word on a coin : UNUM
47
Fac. member : PROF
49
Kitchen gizmo : PARER
53
When repeated, a vitamin B deficiency : BERI
54
Alliance since 1949 : NATO
56
Compass dir. : ENE
57
Football stat : YARDAGE
61
Betrayed : CROSSED
63
Prefix with angular : TRI
64
Dilettantes, maybe : SUNPAINTERS
66
Adaptable truck, for short : UTE
67
Encroach on : INVADE
68
Superiority : EDGE
69
Surprised comments : EHS
70
1966 Fonda-Robards movie : ANYWED
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Guatemala natives : MAYA
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Fashion line : INSEAM
2
Ring bearer? : FIANCE
3
Horn : ANTLER
4
Puccini melody, e.g. : TEMA
5
1996 A.L. Rookie of the Year : JETER
6
Like rust : OXIDIC
7
German article : EIN
8
Kind of bag : FLEA
9
It might wind up on a boat : REEL
10
"That ___ you!" : ISSO
11
Yeti-like creatures : BIGFOOTS
12
Puzzled : ATALOSS
13
Pre-Easter time : HOLYTHU
18
Followed, as an impulse : ACTEDON
22
Man with a law : OHM
25
Post-weekend letdown : BLUEMON
28
___-di-dah : LAH
30
Onetime Esposito teammate : ORR
31
Pedestal part : DADO
34
Word with anchor or dead : DROP
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Harvard tradition : LAMPOON
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Hightails it : SCURRIES
39
Bluejacket : TAR
40
Voice vote : YEA
41
1967 Rolling Stones hit : RUBYTUE
42
Here, not in heaven : ONEARTH
46
Term start? : MID
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Pretense : FACADE
50
California locale whose name is an anagram of 52-Down : RESEDA
51
Oomph : ENERGY
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Biblical locale : REDSEA
55
Heard in court : TRIED
58
Where Myanmar is : ASIA
59
"Treasure Island" character : GUNN
60
It's a sin : ENVY
62
Main part of a word : STEM
65
Hand, slangily : PAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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