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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1996

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JKQWX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 17,210 )

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Across
1
Title song of a 1973 Eagles album : DESPERADO
10
Park feature : GRASS
15
Prior to birth : ANTENATAL
16
Beat : ROUTE
17
Pearly gem : MOONSTONE
18
Pertaining to base 8 : OCTAL
19
Al Fatah's org. : PLO
20
Element #50 : TIN
21
Aperture for a lubricant : OILHOLE
23
Turned blue : SADDENED
26
Van ___'s Land (Tasmania, once) : DIEMEN
27
Head lines, for short? : EEG
28
Bug : RILE
30
Powerful D.C. lobby : AMA
31
"Concerto for the Left Hand" composer : RAVEL
34
Go-getter : MOVER
35
Sylvester, to Tweety Pie : TAT
36
"Aladdin" prince and namesakes : ALIS
37
Ran : LOPED
38
Act grandmotherly : DOTE
39
Wee : SMA
40
Brother of Cassandra : PARIS
41
Grave matter : BONES
42
Hebrew letter : TAV
43
Quotable notable?: Abbr. : ANON
44
Light, in Lima : LUZ
45
Fielding's last novel : AMELIA
47
Found after some effort : SCAREDUP
52
Boston's ___ Hall : FANEUIL
54
Little time : HRS
55
LAX datum : ETA
56
Pitch ___ (prepare to camp) : ATENT
57
Like much of the New Testament : EPISTOLIC
60
Knot again : RETIE
61
Strap for cash : MONEYBELT
62
Brand makers : IRONS
63
Compounds of 20-Across : STANNIDES
Down
1
Deadens : DAMPS
2
Name on a plane : ENOLA
3
Underwent : STOOD
4
Big house : PEN
5
Strengthen : ENSTEEL
6
X, e.g. : RATING
7
Make up : ATONE
8
Roseanne's man : DAN
9
Pat on the buns? : OLEO
10
Encyclopedia name : GROLIER
11
Canadian novelist Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
12
Not the creative sort : AUTOMATON
13
No-win situation : STALEMATE
14
Certain esters : SELENATES
22
Ran in neutral : IDLED
24
School passes? : DEES
25
Some guests : DROPINS
29
"Concord" sonata composer : IVES
31
Selassie, to some : RASTAFARI
32
Beloved institution : ALMAMATER
33
Roman thoroughfare : VIAVENETO
34
Former Italian P.M. Aldo : MORO
37
Maui neighbor : LANAI
38
Nod : DOZE
40
Indians of the Great Basin : PAIUTES
41
1974 Oscar winner : BURSTYN
44
1956 World Series hero Don : LARSEN
46
Comintern's founder : LENIN
48
Popular wedding gift : CHINA
49
Struck out : DELED
50
Practical : UTILE
51
Deals : PACTS
53
Vehicles for Apollo : LEMS
58
Ale holder : POT
59
A geisha may tie one on : OBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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