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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1998

Feature of 17- and 54-Across, literally

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1998, The New York Times12/18/98 ( No. 17,937 )
Across
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What to do : TASK
5
Singer Joplin : JANIS
10
Plant for burlap : HEMP
14
One of the Ringling brothers : OTTO
15
Lose ground : ERODE
16
Something to think about : IDEA
17
"Oliver Twist" character : THEARTFULDODGER
20
Test site for an aquanaut : SEALAB
21
Detected : SEEN
22
Command for D.D.E. : ETO
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Like a wuss : UNMANLY
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Was terrified by : DREADED
27
Is worthwhile : PAYS
28
Broadcast inits. : APB
30
Mouth-watering : SAVORY
31
Prison guard, in slang : SCREW
33
Saturn or Mars : DEUS
34
Feature of 17- and 54-Across, literally : BROKENHEART
37
Hunk : SLAB
38
Mattress maker : SEALY
39
Train to box? : LIONEL
41
Criterion: Abbr. : STD
42
New York Shakespeare Festival founder : PAPP
46
Journey of self-propulsion? : EGOTRIP
48
U.N. intervention site : SOMALIA
50
What's more : AND
51
"A Girl Like I" author : LOOS
53
Where you pay to play : RESORT
54
Phrase of sympathy : SORRYTOHEARTHAT
57
"...___ saw Elba" : EREI
58
Made level : TRUED
59
Size up : RATE
60
Carpenter's groove : DADO
61
Texas leaguer? : ASTRO
62
River to the North Sea : YSER
Down
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Determines the sum : TOTSUP
2
Guardian for Odysseus : ATHENA
3
Torrid : STEAMY
4
Eucalyptus leaf eaters : KOALAS
5
Ebony : JETBLACK
6
Declaration of puppy love? : ARF
7
Entre ___ : NOUS
8
Didn't stay active : IDLED
9
Passover celebrations : SEDERS
10
Screened : HID
11
Barely beat : EDGEDOUT
12
Airport figures with names on signs : MEETERS
13
Takeoff : PARODY
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Ruled : RAN
19
Vitamin specification : ONEADAY
24
Costly W.W. I battleground : YPRES
26
Allege : AVER
29
Elaine ___ ("Seinfeld" role) : BENES
31
In the manner of a judge : SOBERLY
32
"___ new?" : WHATS
34
Cherry-colored : BLOODRED
35
Deliver a tirade : RANT
36
Get-rich-quick place : ELDORADO
37
Madame in Roma : SIGNORA
39
Took for the summer, maybe : LEASED
40
He played Sinatra in "The Rat Pack" : LIOTTA
42
Cream puff, maybe : PASTRY
43
Warm welcomes : ALOHAS
44
Gilbert and Sullivan extra : PIRATE
45
Spiel : PATTER
47
Standard's partner : POORS
49
Place for an ile : MER
52
Barred : SHUT
55
Orinoco, e.g. : RIO
56
Alway : EER

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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