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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1999

See 17- and 64-Across, and 11- and 34-Down

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Paul.
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M
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© 1999, The New York Times12/6/99 ( No. 18,290 )
Across
1
Family head : MAMA
5
Taken ___ (surprised) : ABACK
10
50's-60's singer ___ Domino : FATS
14
Whiff : ODOR
15
Winner of 1968 and 1972 : NIXON
16
Help in a holdup : ABET
17
Drill instructor's 41-Across : DOUBLETIME
19
Folk stories : LORE
20
TV's Kovacs : ERNIE
21
A portion : SOME
22
Sugar unit : LUMP
23
Item on a high school jacket : LETTER
25
Princeton's Tiger, e.g. : MASCOT
27
Ireland, poetically : ERIN
29
More than bad : AWFUL
32
Blacken : CHAR
35
Fuddy-duddy : GEEZER
39
Bibliographical suffix : ANA
40
Derby, for one : HAT
41
See 17- and 64-Across, and 11- and 34-Down : COMMAND
42
Op. ___ : CIT
43
"Wherefore ___ thou Romeo?" : ART
44
Circa : AROUND
45
Wine and dine : FETE
46
Freshmen, usually : TEENS
48
New money on the Continent : EURO
50
"___, My God, to Thee" : NEARER
54
Like bad bruises : PURPLE
58
Cracker spread : PATE
60
Lapsed : OVER
62
Base runner's achievement : STEAL
63
Ardent : AVID
64
Drill instructor's 41-Across : PARADEREST
66
It may be reflecting : POOL
67
Bring out : EDUCE
68
What's more : ALSO
69
Diarist Frank : ANNE
70
Extend, as a subscription : RENEW
71
Vegas sign : NEON
Down
1
Architect's construction : MODEL
2
Like a lot : ADORE
3
___ Rushmore : MOUNT
4
Judge : ARBITER
5
Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
6
Bridle parts : BITS
7
It's a given : AXIOM
8
Pause sign : COMMA
9
Croucher's sore spots : KNEES
10
Unused, as a field : FALLOW
11
Drill instructor's 41-Across : ABOUTFACE
12
School session : TERM
13
Dance lesson : STEP
18
Satyr's stare : LEER
24
Hardship : RIGOR
26
Jack or 10 : CARD
28
Nautilus captain : NEMO
30
The "U" in I.C.U. : UNIT
31
Like the White Rabbit : LATE
32
Tête-à-tête : CHAT
33
Aesop's also-ran : HARE
34
Drill instructor's 41-Across : ATTENTION
36
Down Under bird : EMU
37
Western writer Grey : ZANE
38
Become, at last : ENDUP
41
José's house : CASA
45
Computer language : FORTRAN
47
Knitting tool : NEEDLE
49
Trick : RUSE
51
Rodeo performer : ROPER
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Avoid, as capture : EVADE
53
What many incumbents do : RERUN
55
"The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
56
Cow catcher : LASSO
57
Rock's ___ John : ELTON
58
Mate of 1-Across : PAPA
59
Stratford's stream : AVON
61
Derby, e.g. : RACE
65
Morning moisture : DEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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