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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1996

Like Clifford Odets's "Waiting for Lefty"

Author:
N. S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times12/25/96 ( No. 17,214 )
Across
1
Garden dweller : ADAM
5
Cassius and company, in "Julius Caesar" : CABAL
10
Achievement : FEAT
14
Prefix with byte or buck : MEGA
15
Run with a hon? : ELOPE
16
Site of the MGM Grand : RENO
17
December 25 activity : OPENINGPRESENTS
20
Severe : STRICT
21
These may get a welcome sight : SOREEYES
22
Pick apart : CARP
24
Hereabout : NEAR
25
___-relief : BAS
28
Creeks : RIAS
30
Drafted : DREWUP
34
"What's the ___?" : USE
35
Court org. : USLTA
37
Wee bit : IOTA
38
Convivial holiday affair : CHRISTMASDINNER
42
Pub needs : KEGS
43
Positions : SITES
44
Part of TNT : TRI
45
Like Clifford Odets's "Waiting for Lefty" : ONEACT
48
"Whip It" rock group : DEVO
49
Smoke signal message, maybe : SOS
50
Kind of bond : BAIL
52
Baltic port : RIGA
54
Used a caret-and-stick approach? : INSERTED
58
Pinpoint : LOCATE
62
Sign-off a la Clement Moore : TOALLAGOODNIGHT
64
Nefariousness : EVIL
65
Opposite of viejo : NUEVO
66
Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
67
___ fide (bad faith) : MALA
68
Bit of parsley : SPRIG
69
Bristle : SETA
Down
1
Sheriff Tupper of "Murder, She Wrote" : AMOS
2
Agric. or H.H.S., e.g. : DEPT
3
Ripener : AGER
4
Frenzied : MANIC
5
Political moderate : CENTRIST
6
School subj. : ALG
7
Hits, in slang : BOPS
8
Stage extension : APRON
9
Looked lasciviously : LEERED
10
Unlimited choice : FREEREIN
11
Counting-out word : EENY
12
Add to the pot : ANTE
13
Play horseshoes : TOSS
18
Mythical flier : ICARUS
19
Scorch : SEAR
23
Oasis trees : PALMS
25
British swaggerer : BUCKO
26
Pale : ASHEN
27
Maestro Koussevitzky : SERGE
29
Sedate : STAID
31
Habits : WONTS
32
In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
33
Golden apple bestower : PARIS
36
Daisylike bloom : ASTER
39
Patron of Columbus : ISABELLA
40
Marine, informally : DEVILDOG
41
Equiangular geometrical shape : ISOGON
46
Sagan of "Cosmos" : CARL
47
Certain missiles : TITANS
51
Mounter's assist : LEGUP
53
These can be citric : ACIDS
54
Gossip tidbit : ITEM
55
Suddenly bright star : NOVA
56
Spinnaker, e.g. : SAIL
57
Active one : DOER
59
1957 Pulitzer winner : AGEE
60
"___ does it!" : THAT
61
Sicilian sight : ETNA
63
Egg: Prefix : OVI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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