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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1997

Song that ends "Full of heavenly joy!"

Author:
Bob Sefick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Sefick

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Sefick.
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© 1997, The New York Times12/26/97 ( No. 17,580 )
Across
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Afghan's cover : BEDSPREAD
10
Patient remarks : AHS
13
Secretaries : AMANUENSES
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Hold on : WAIT
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19 years, roughly : LUNARCYCLE
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Director Kenton : ERLE
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Made a comeback? : RETORTED
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Nice attraction : MER
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References, often : TOMES
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Skip a dinner date : EATALONE
27
Ancient mount now called Psiloriti : IDA
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Band member : TUBA
31
Supplicant representations : ORANTS
32
Leg up : EDGE
34
Copycat's request : SAME
36
One of Chekhov's Three Sisters : IRINA
37
Half a TV duo : SISKEL
39
Marine food fish : BONACI
41
Catch, in a way : LASSO
42
1980 Chrysler debut : KCAR
44
Epiphany figures : MAGI
46
Records : ENTERS
48
Latin quarter word? : UNUM
50
Howe'er : THO
51
West German Chancellor, 1949-63 : ADENAUER
53
Tobacco kilns : OASTS
55
___ Alte (51-Across) : DER
56
The Cartwrights, e.g. : NEVADANS
59
Bit of stitching: Abbr. : INIT
61
Take it from the top? : DECAPITATE
65
Site of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
66
Purges : ERADICATES
67
Sign of caution : SLO
68
Play catch, with "around" : TOSSABALL
Down
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Débutante's affair : BAL
2
Bird that lays dark green eggs : EMU
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Martial arts degree : DAN
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Take in : SNARE
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Least tainted : PUREST
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Prefix with angle : RECT
7
Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Really funny : ASCREAM
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It's found around the mouth : DELTA
10
Bowl over : AWE
11
"Peg o' My Heart" hitmakers, 1947 : HARMONICATS
12
Song that ends "Full of heavenly joy!" : SILENTNIGHT
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Handle : SEETO
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Mother who's missed : TERESA
20
Best New Artist of 1959 : DARIN
22
Link : TIE
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Scraps : ODDSANDENDS
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Authoritative : MAGISTERIAL
26
Deacon Jones, notably : LARAM
29
Walk all over : USE
30
Illegal diamond delivery : BALK
33
Scene of W.W. II aerial attacks : ESSEN
35
"Israel in the World" author : EBAN
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Text of 114 suras : KORAN
40
Tulsa initials : ORU
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Segue : LEADIN
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Cordial place : CURACAO
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One of the Cyclades : IOS
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Kid's relative : SUEDE
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"Touched by an Angel" angel : MONICA
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"The Ice Maiden" : EVERT
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Take ___ at : ASTAB
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Many Little League coaches : DADS
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Idol in Memphis : APIS
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Match end, maybe : TKO
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One-time link : ATA
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Monthly bill: Abbr. : TEL
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Subj. for new citizens : ESL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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