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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1996

Words stamped on a char's mailing?

Author:
C. Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Allis.
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© 1996, The New York Times12/19/96 ( No. 17,208 )
Across
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Forward : AHEAD
6
Central religious principle : TAO
9
Error : FLAW
13
Smithy's furnace : FORGE
14
It's music to St. Peter's ears : HARP
15
Come-on : LINE
16
Sign of spring : TULIP
17
"Alfred" composer : ARNE
18
Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
19
Words stamped on a char's mailing? : RETURNTOCINDER
22
Lacking a musical quality : ATONAL
23
Chilling : SCARY
24
Long soot? : FIFTYYARDASH
28
Seat of King Olaf's rule : OSLO
29
Central German state : HESSE
30
Club of diamonds : BAT
33
Jacket material : BLURBS
36
Workout segment : SITUPS
38
Descry : SEE
39
In the boondocks : RURAL
43
Rick's beloved : ILSA
44
Hot film of 1947? : FOREVEREMBER
47
Musical key : AFLAT
50
1994 Oscar winner Wiest : DIANNE
51
Use bellows? : BLOWHOTANDCOAL
55
Kind of check : RAIN
56
Dome : PATE
57
Thorough check : AUDIT
59
River of Leeds? : AIRE
60
Copied : APED
61
Warehouse : STORE
62
Wilbur Post's TV companion : MRED
63
Chaired : LED
64
Connecticut River town : ESSEX
Down
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Rearward : AFT
2
Appointed time : HOUR
3
Gardner a k a A. A. Fair : ERLE
4
Firebrand : AGITATOR
5
Assistant : DEPUTY
6
Steak ___ (raw meat dish) : TARTARE
7
Roseanne's former in-laws : ARNOLDS
8
Group incl. the U.A.E. : OPEC
9
Show pain : FLINCH
10
Newswoman Ellerbee : LINDA
11
Emotional heat : ANGER
12
Jaded : WEARY
14
1986 title role for Mia : HANNAH
20
Pop artist Lichtenstein : ROY
21
Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
24
Palms (off) : FOBS
25
Presque ___, Me. : ISLE
26
It's full of hot air : FLUE
27
Balaam's rebuker : ASS
30
It's often screwed up : BULB
31
Cathedral protuberance : APSE
32
Ruler in Rimsky-Korsakov operas : TSAR
34
Gravy ingredient : BROTH
35
South of Spain : SUR
37
Play breaks : TIMEOUTS
40
Bureaucratic problem : REDTAPE
41
Did the Wright thing : AVIATED
42
Inclined : LEANED
44
Toadied : FAWNED
45
Three minutes, in boxing: Abbr. : RND
46
Put into a sheath : ENCASE
47
James Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
48
Eclat : FLAIR
49
France's longest river : LOIRE
52
Memorable 1995 hurricane : OPAL
53
Commotions : ADOS
54
Parmesan bread : LIRE
58
Bugs Bunny cartoonist ___ Avery : TEX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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