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New York Times, Friday, December 5, 1997

Author:
Craig Kasper and Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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43012321
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1.58211
Craig Kasper
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168/4/19965/23/20093
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31102342
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1.60100
Dave Tuller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {WY} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kasper. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 17,559 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Disaster relief org. : FEMA
5
Actor known for his stunts : JACKIECHAN
15
"Primary Colors" author, for short : ANON
16
Attempt a conversion? : EVANGELIZE
17
Tire part : STUD
18
Debuggers? : REPELLENTS
19
___ Books (paperback publisher) : TOR
20
Where Brunei is : BORNEO
21
Drinks with vitamin C : ADES
22
Land south of Kashmir : PUNJAB
24
Eye doctor's lens : OPTIC
26
Melodic composition : ARIOSO
27
Actress Bissett of "Melrose Place" : JOSIE
29
Soundly beat : CANE
30
Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
32
Makes the cut? : EDITS
36
Frangipane ingredient : EGG
37
Long tresses : MANES
39
Doc of the bay? : VET
40
Secretaries : DESKS
43
Rouge roulette number : CINQ
44
One of Spot's masters : JANE
45
Escapades : LARKS
47
British Commonwealth member : UGANDA
49
Artist Rivera : DIEGO
51
Stroller : AMBLER
52
"Why not?" : SURE
53
Some decongestants : VAPORS
57
Elizabethan ___ : ERA
58
Entry words? : OPENSESAME
60
Pet : SNIT
61
They may be good for singles : LINEDRIVES
62
Cooper's tool : ADZE
63
Only hypothetical : INEXISTENT
64
Encouraging words : OLES
Down
1
Brisk : FASTPACED
2
Bodyguards, personal hairdressers, etc. : ENTOURAGE
3
Periods of grief : MOURNINGS
4
"What else...?" : AND
5
Oversize wine bottle : JEROBOAM
6
State : AVER
7
Informal title of respect : CAPN
8
Kind of socks : KNEE
9
Block houses? : IGLOOS
10
Sniggler's wriggler : EEL
11
Like soccer shoes : CLEATED
12
Language in 22-Across : HINDI
13
___ Ruins National Monument, N.M. : AZTEC
14
Monster's home : NESS
20
Many college grads : BAS
23
Drink at a diner : JOE
25
USA Today chart : PIE
27
Singer Ian : JANIS
28
Conestoga haulers : OXEN
31
It's an honor : JACK
33
Three-time U.S. Open champ : IVANLENDL
34
Pound, perhaps : TENDERIZE
35
Chemical salts : STEARATES
38
Most conservative : SQUAREST
41
Tear sheet? : KLEENEX
42
Decline : SAG
44
Left or right : JAB
46
Players without fixed positions : ROVERS
48
Ford alternatives : GMS
49
"The Purloined Letter" detective : DUPIN
50
Hit 1919 musical revived in 1973 : IRENE
52
Arias, usually : SOLI
54
"___ happens..." : ASIT
55
Asphalt : PAVE
56
Sudden break in the clouds, say : OMEN
59
80's military inits. : SDI
60
Paulo or Pedro, e.g. : SAO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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