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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1998

Author:
Ed Pegg Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Pegg Jr.

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Pegg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 17,944 )
Across
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Postal pinpointer : ZIPPLUS4
9
Pure : CHASTE
15
Unfading flower : AMARANTH
16
Yield : RETURN
17
Interstellar : GALACTIC
18
Tiger look-alike : OCELOT
19
Rib-tickler : GAG
20
Time piece? : OCLOCK
22
Alpine sight : FIR
23
Exercise unit : SITUP
25
Praise : KUDOS
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Sobriquet preceder : AKA
27
Uses a hassock : KNEELS
29
Sotheby's submission : BID
30
Actor Shaw of "Tough Enough" : STAN
31
Direct mail sticker : YES
32
Mount ___, active Philippine volcano : APO
34
Least trustworthy : OILIEST
36
Carriage : MIEN
37
___ Bator : ULAN
38
Woo : ROMANCE
41
Prescribe : SET
42
Kind of cup : EGG
45
"Yipes!" : EGAD
46
TV's "Toolman" : TIM
48
Member of the Rehnquist court : SCALIA
50
Toddler's frequent query : WHY
51
Rte. 5 runs through it : CALIF
53
Harts' mates : HINDS
54
Record store section : RAP
55
Patisserie product : ECLAIR
57
Dipstick, e.g. : ROD
58
Like Machiavellian politics : AMORAL
60
Feature of some fedoras : SNAPBRIM
63
Furry : PILOSE
64
Femme fatale : MANEATER
65
Movie clips : SCENES
66
Casters : SLINGERS
Down
1
Sharp turn : ZAG
2
"___ that!" : IMAGINE
3
Epicurean assets : PALATES
4
Capital on the Vltava : PRAGUE
5
Anita Brookner's "Hotel du ___" : LAC
6
Golden rule word : UNTO
7
Intentionally baffle : STICK
8
Popular youth group : 4HCLUB
9
Formidable wrestlers : CROCODILES
10
Minced oaths : HECKS
11
Dispatched, in a way : ATE
12
Zinc ___ (fertilizer ingredient) : SULFATE
13
Triumvirates : TROIKAS
14
Competitor : ENTRANT
21
More than offensive : ODIOUS
23
Shade of blue : SKY
24
Garden-variety : PLAIN
28
Doc wears them : SPECTACLES
30
Stray, in a way : SIN
33
"Married...With Children" co-star : ONEILL
35
Glom (onto) : LATCH
36
Nuts or crackers : MAD
38
Puts new bandages on : REWRAPS
39
Like Old Irish lettering : OGHAMIC
40
Springtime dance site : MAYPOLE
42
1984 Oscar-nominated saga : ELNORTE
43
More euphoric : GIDDIER
44
Accord requirement : GAS
47
Foreboding atmospheres : MIASMS
49
Auto insurance factor : AIRBAG
51
Knock off : CEASE
52
Kind of analysis : FINAL
56
Sari-clad royal : RANI
59
Hextall of hockey : RON
61
Mont Blanc, e.g. : PEN
62
Wifey, with "the" : MRS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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