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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1995

Author:
Mike Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 16,832 )
Across
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Boarding request of the future : BEAMMEUP
9
As good as : ALMOST
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Proceeding as planned : ONCOURSE
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Golden rule lead-in : DOUNTO
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Mint : BRANDNEW
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Picture of a Bavarian castle, sometimes : JIGSAW
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Get into a slip : DOCK
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California Gold Rush name : SUTTER
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Cassiterite product : TIN
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Waistband : OBI
24
Tranquil : ATPEACE
25
Blackbird : ANI
26
Master : LEARN
28
Grind : RUT
29
“Permit Me Voyage” writer : AGEE
30
Perfumery product : ESSENCE
33
Ship’s ribs : TIMBERS
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“Prick Up Your Ears” author John : LAHR
36
Author Connell : EVAN
37
50’s tough : GREASER
40
1989 Isaac Asimov book : NEMESIS
44
Count : RELY
45
Bosox legend : YAZ
47
Caspian Sea contents : BRINE
48
Siamang, e.g. : APE
49
Orson Welles’s birthplace : KENOSHA
52
Wore away : ATE
53
Frequent fund-raising grp. : PTA
54
Pitched properly : INTUNE
55
Uncontrollably : AMOK
56
“The Outsiders” author : HINTON
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Attention-directing phrase : NOTABENE
60
Title heroine of a 1955 book : ELOISE
61
One taking a trip : DRUGUSER
62
Couple that made “Bolero” : DEREKS
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Where Charlemagne was crowned : STPETERS
Down
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Gerald Ford’s 1976 running mate : BOBDOLE
2
Clothes : ENROBES
3
Gum arabic sources : ACACIAS
4
Brother, perhaps : MONK
5
Pie base : MUD
6
Dadaism pioneer : ERNST
7
Exhaust : USEUP
8
Tankard material : PEWTER
9
“Dead” or “alive” : ADJECTIVE
10
France’s longest river : LOIRE
11
Kisser : MUG
12
Performing : ONSTAGE
13
Furniture worker : STAINER
14
New Haven residents, e.g. : TOWNIES
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Free of slack : TAUTEN
24
Paquin and Quindlen, e.g. : ANNAS
27
Pass on : RELAY
29
Old Testament army commander : ABNER
31
Forces who fought Custer : CHEYENNES
32
Straying : ERRANT
34
Lethal African snake : MAMBA
37
Plotted : GRAPHED
38
Skink, for one : REPTILE
39
Katharine’s role in “The Lion in Winter” : ELEANOR
41
Short-haired cat : SIAMESE
42
Chanter : INTONER
43
Some players in a children’s game : SEEKERS
46
“Egad!” : ZOUNDS
49
Fotomat location : KIOSK
50
Stable sound : SNORT
51
In a state : HETUP
55
Neighbor : ABUT
57
Truss : TIE
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Become gray : AGE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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