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New York Times, Friday, December 3, 1993

5-Across : ___ nova

Author:
Bill Click
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 5 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Click.
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© 1993, The New York Times12/3/93 ( No. 16,096 )
Across
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1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
5
___ nova : BOSSA
10
High-ranking NCO : MSGT
14
Oscar winner for "Moonstruck" : CHER
15
Sit up for : AWAIT
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Ron Howard TV role : OPIE
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Irving Berlin song : MARRYINGFORLOVE
20
Woolgatherer? : EWE
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Winter forecast : SLEET
22
Sioux Indians : OTOES
23
"Gimme a G ...," e.g. : CHEER
25
Org. : ASSN
26
Word in Amtrak's slogan : ABOARD
28
N.H.L legend Gordie : HOWE
30
Wide's partner : FAR
33
"La Boheme" role : MIMI
34
Louisiana inlet : BAYOU
35
One in France : UNE
36
Andrews Sisters hit : BEERBARRELPOLKA
40
Speaker's pauses : ERS
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Writer Cecil of "The Straight Dope" : ADAMS
42
___ me tangere : NOLI
43
Q followers : RST
44
Strength, in Variety talk : LEGS
45
Favor : PREFER
47
Confused thoughts : HAZE
49
Secretaries may file these : NAILS
50
Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
52
Unified : ASONE
54
Profit by : USE
57
Andrew Lloyd Webber song, with "The" : MUSICOFTHENIGHT
60
Astound : STUN
61
Chisholm, e.g. : TRAIL
62
Tense : TAUT
63
1/17/94 honoree : KING
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First-year law school class : TORTS
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
Down
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Highest point : ACME
2
"Pygmalion" author : SHAW
3
Beatles recording : HERECOMESTHESUN
4
Goof : ERR
5
Tried to save a sinking ship? : BAILED
6
Steinbrenner, to the Yankees : OWNER
7
Wise seasoning? : SAGE
8
Search (through) : SIFT
9
From ___ Z : ATO
10
Loses feathers : MOLTS
11
"Mary Poppins" tune, with "A" : SPOONFULOFSUGAR
12
Take's partner : GIVE
13
Golfers' gadgets : TEES
18
River in Belgium : YSER
19
Revolted : ROSEUP
24
"Aquarius" musical : HAIR
25
Gone, but not forgotten? : AWOL
26
Dinosaur DNA preserver : AMBER
27
Coffin stands : BIERS
28
Injures : HARMS
29
Court cry : OYES
31
"Twisted" body part : ANKLE
32
Broadcast anew : REAIR
34
Boast : BRAG
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"The Human Comedy" author : BALZAC
38
"Zip___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
39
Like Nash's "lama" : ONEL
45
Juries : PANELS
46
Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
48
Ripening : AGING
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Like a pitcher's perfect game : NOHIT
50
Siberian city : OMSK
51
Conductor Riccardo : MUTI
52
60's hair style : AFRO
53
Asterisk : STAR
55
Avoid : SHUN
56
Cigar ending : ETTE
58
Giant Mel : OTT
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"Make___ double" : ITA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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