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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1995

First name of a Fighting Irish legend

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Herrington

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Herrington.
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D
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© 1995, The New York Times12/29/95 ( No. 16,852 )

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Across
1
"Idylls of the King" setting : CAMELOT
8
Sticks : CLINGS
14
Its chief port is Ciudad Bolivar : ORINOCO
15
Roadside hazard : RAVINE
16
Labor Day event : TELETHON
18
Mt. Hood site : OREGON
19
Pilot's heading : SSE
20
Kind of shot : TETANUS
22
Wellness provider: Abbr. : HMO
23
Suffix with tip : STER
25
Newshawk : REPORTER
27
Sea : WATERS
29
"A Bridge Too Far" co-star : CAINE
30
Incongruousness : IRONY
31
Eroded : WORE
32
Pest control brand : DCON
36
Filmdom's Wertmuller : LINA
37
Certain farmhand : BALER
38
Old book's content : LORE
39
English author ___ Phillpotts : EDEN
40
Under observation : EYED
41
Fashion capital : MILAN
42
Hook : CLASP
44
Rushlight : CANDLE
45
Emend, in a way : COPYEDIT
48
Quarter : AREA
49
First name of a Fighting Irish legend : ARA
50
Subordinates : MINIONS
52
Benefits org. : SSA
55
Old Rolling Stones record label : LONDON
57
1948 Triple Crown winner : CITATION
59
Windup : ENDING
60
Petition : SOLICIT
61
(The) Stage : BOARDS
62
Chalk deposit sites : ERASERS
Down
1
Temporary accommodations : COTS
2
Assister of the Trojans : ARES
3
Significant event : MILESTONE
4
Chemical ending : ENE
5
Millionaire producer : LOTTERY
6
Muted colors : OCHERS
7
Beep : TOOT
8
Bet middler? : CROUPIER
9
Polygraph inventor John : LARSON
10
"___ been thinking..." : IVE
11
"S'long" : NIGHT
12
Fairy-tale character : GNOME
13
Cervantes title : SENOR
17
More than sleepy : NARCOLEPTIC
21
Verged toward : NEARED
24
Enjoyment of a position : TENANCY
26
Cancel, in a way : REDLINE
27
Stratagem : WILE
28
Nonproductive : ARID
31
Entries : WAYSIN
33
Highly aloof : COLDASICE
34
Unwritten : ORAL
35
Gray-brown goose : NENE
37
Dress ornamentations : BEADINGS
41
Sicilian wine : MARSALA
43
Three-time Tour de France champion : LEMOND
44
"No, No, Nora" singer : CANTOR
45
Jephunneh's son : CALEB
46
Town on the Penobscot : ORONO
47
Stuffed carnival prize, maybe : PANDA
51
Department of northern France : OISE
53
It's après après-midi : SOIR
54
Farm dwellers : ANTS
56
Profession of 36-Across: Abbr. : DIR
58
Third word of "America" : TIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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