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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1995

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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8561430423937
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1.52404185
A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 209 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 16,845 )

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Across
1
Mean : BASE
5
Brisk, in mus. : ALLO
9
Heartthrobs : BEATS
14
One suited to go for a walk? : ASTRONAUT
16
Sky-colored blossom : BLUET
17
Dog with an upturned tail : LHASAAPSO
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Serious : SOBER
19
Slick : ICY
20
Capital : TIPTOP
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Stage of development : PUPA
23
This one, to Ovid : HAEC
25
Blossomed again : REFLOWERED
27
Name in spydom : ANDRE
29
Because of : DUETO
30
Kind of grant : NEA
31
City on the Golden Horn : ISTANBUL
33
Bartender's accessory : TONGS
35
Seek a handout from : HITUP
36
Favor : BEFOR
37
Roman laws : LEGES
38
Italian love songs : SERENATE
41
Assn. : SOC
42
Vaquero's rope : RIATA
44
Brought back : REDUX
45
X'es : CROSSESOUT
48
Paint thinner, for short : TURP
49
Start another hitch : REUP
50
Botanical apertures : STOMAS
52
White House nickname : ABE
53
The river, in Juárez : ELRIO
55
Hardly humble : EGOTISTIC
57
Bremen's river : WESER
58
Coming back strong : RENASCENT
59
Render : YIELD
60
Travelers' timesavers : SSTS
61
Civil endings, in London : ISES
Down
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"South Pacific" song : BALIHAI
2
Dumps : ASHCANS
3
Persevered : STAYEDTHECOURSE
4
R.N.'s stations : ERS
5
Have ____ about oneself (seem distinctive) : ANAIR
6
Took in eagerly : LAPPEDUP
7
Lecherous : LUSTFUL
8
King Henry II portrayer : OTOOLE
9
Some shot : BBS
10
Secretly leave : ELOPE
11
Bo Jackson and others : AUBURNGRADUATES
12
Camp shelters : TEEPEES
13
Fellini film, with "La" : STRADA
15
Kind of cakes : OAT
21
Peter Rabbit's creator : POTTER
24
Stevens of "Peter Gunn" : CRAIG
26
Loudspeaker : WOOFER
28
Puts in : ENTERS
32
Keeps occupied : BUSIES
34
Small choir : NONET
36
SE Texas city : BEAUMONT
37
Siren : LORELEI
38
Underlings : STOOGES
39
Rotary engine : TURBINE
40
Guesses, informally : EXPECTS
41
Bats : SCREWY
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Late bloomers : ASTERS
46
Pitch : SPIEL
47
Goodbyes : TATAS
51
Family girl : SIS
54
California's historic Fort ____ : ORD
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Part of a coll. curriculum : SCI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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