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New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1999

2-Down : Vehicle for Duke Ellington

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Hughes.
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© 1999, The New York Times12/21/99 ( No. 18,305 )
Across
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Laddie's love : LASS
5
Vehicles with bells : TRAMS
10
Nursery item : CRIB
14
"Tell ___ the marines!" : ITTO
15
French assembly : SENAT
16
Operatic heroine : AIDA
17
Big fat mouth : TRAP
18
Delaware Indian whose name is French for "a friend" : UNAMI
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Diving bird : LOON
20
Like some purchases : CASHANDCARRY
23
Hustle : HIE
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Taking the booby prize : LAST
25
Two trios : SEXTET
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Line of trousers : INSEAM
31
Soccer star Hamm : MIA
32
Dined : ATE
33
Time-tested : TRIEDANDTRUE
37
___ facto : IPSO
40
Really liked, man : DUG
41
Redding of R&B : OTIS
42
Hardly gentlemanly : DOWNANDDIRTY
47
Koufax's was 2.76 : ERA
48
Writer ___ Blount Jr. : ROY
49
Less trying : EASIER
53
Reach : ATTAIN
55
Bounders : CADS
57
Miracle-___ (lawn products brand) : GRO
58
Unharmed : SAFEANDSOUND
61
Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
64
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," e.g. : OLDIE
65
Sir's partner : MAAM
66
Long ago : YORE
67
Heavy-plus : OBESE
68
The "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
69
Gusto : ZEST
70
Post office gizmo : DATER
71
Fall in April? : RAIN
Down
1
Chinese fruit tree : LITCHI
2
Vehicle for Duke Ellington : ATRAIN
3
Positions of equilibrium : STASES
4
Frosh follower : SOPH
5
Wave of destruction : TSUNAMI
6
Tears : RENDS
7
Put on ___ (pretend) : ANACT
8
Doll's cry : MAMA
9
Adds gradually : STIRSIN
10
Flower part : CALYX
11
Earth Summit host, 1992 : RIO
12
Words preceding a kiss : IDO
13
Shut out : BAN
21
Apple growth retardant : ALAR
22
Peruse : READ
26
Pucker-producing : TART
27
Needle holder : ETUI
28
Caddie's bagful : TEES
30
School for British princes : ETON
31
Traveling trio : MAGI
34
Mini-whirlpool : EDDY
35
Flop : DUD
36
Children's Christmas wish : TOYS
37
Notion : IDEA
38
Harbor city : PORT
39
Kind of team : SWAT
43
Soprano's song, maybe : ARIA
44
Like some items on a grocery store receipt : NONFOOD
45
Cousin of a wapiti : REDDEER
46
Soviet news agency : TASS
50
Large lizard : IGUANA
51
Title bandit in a Verdi opera : ERNANI
52
Dennis of the N.B.A. : RODMAN
54
To this point : ASYET
55
West Pointer : CADET
56
Drink flavoring : ANISE
59
Isle of exile : ELBA
60
Persian poet : OMAR
61
The ___ Affair (1797 imbroglio) : XYZ
62
Fish eggs : ROE
63
___ longa, vita brevis : ARS

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

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