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New York Times, Monday, December 9, 1996

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
W. Shortz
1958 best seller set in Southeast Asia
TotalDebutLatest
15311/22/19936/11/2023
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1425262552947
RebusScrabDebutFresh
11.5550233%
Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Piscop. Monday freshness: 74%
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© 1996, The New York Times12/9/96 ( No. 17,198 )
Across
1
Shortly : ANON
5
NaCl : SALT
9
Kind of cheese : SWISS
14
Letterman rival : LENO
15
Wash's partner : WEAR
16
Noodles : PASTA
17
Traveling ice-cream seller : THEGOODHUMORMAN
20
Acapulco gold : ORO
21
Active person : DOER
22
Assistants : AIDERS
23
Overcast : SUNLESS
25
Denver of "The Dukes of Hazzard" : PYLE
26
Fire residue : ASH
27
Gorbachev policy : GLASNOST
31
List components : ITEMS
34
Press, as clothes : IRON
35
Prevaricate : LIE
36
1976 film about a Little League team : THEBADNEWSBEARS
40
Oliver North's rank: Abbr. : COL
41
Syncopated songs : RAGS
42
Vast chasm : ABYSS
43
Getting a move on : HUSTLING
46
Lobster eater's accessory : BIB
47
Possess : HAVE
48
Outstanding athlete : ALLSTAR
52
On land : ASHORE
55
Not in use : FREE
56
"Honest" President : ABE
57
1958 best seller set in Southeast Asia : THEUGLYAMERICAN
60
Oslo's land, on stamps : NORGE
61
Scored 100 on : ACED
62
Henri's head : TETE
63
Brilliantly colored fish : OPAHS
64
Unites : WEDS
65
Rabbit dish : STEW
Down
1
Choir members : ALTOS
2
India's first P.M. : NEHRU
3
Tie ___ (get smashed) : ONEON
4
Yuletide beverage : NOG
5
Rushing sound : SWOOSH
6
Yellow fever mosquito : AEDES
7
Lion player of 1939 : LAHR
8
Capote, familiarly : TRU
9
Turns bad : SPOILS
10
Head of a pen : WARDEN
11
"Woe ___!" : ISME
12
Walk of Fame symbol : STAR
13
___-serif (type style) : SANS
18
Ukraine port : ODESSA
19
Central American pyramid builders : MAYANS
24
Mary's pet : LAMB
25
Snow-cleaning vehicles : PLOWS
27
One of the Allman Brothers : GREGG
28
Oil of ___ : OLAY
29
Sexist letter start : SIRS
30
Dick Tracy's love : TESS
31
Seven-year phenomenon : ITCH
32
10 C-notes : THOU
33
Wriggly fish : EELS
34
Foolish : INANE
37
Utter nonsense : DRIVEL
38
One who dips out water : BAILER
39
Subsides, as the tide : EBBS
44
However : THOUGH
45
Some T-shirts : LARGES
46
Has an open wound : BLEEDS
48
Carrying guns : ARMED
49
Be silent, in music : TACET
50
Diminish in intensity : ABATE
51
Ask for more Time? : RENEW
52
"___ added expense" : ATNO
53
Boutique : SHOP
54
Wife of Zeus : HERA
55
Confront : FACE
58
Go off course : YAW
59
Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS

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