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New York Times, Monday, February 10, 1997

Author:
S. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Shannon Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 17,261 )
Across
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Not fiction : FACT
5
Prefix with legal or chute : PARA
9
Fire starter : SPARK
14
Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
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At any time : EVER
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Macho dude : HEMAN
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Author Fleming and others : IANS
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Extinct bird not known for its intelligence : DODO
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Louisa May Alcott classic : LITTLEWOMEN
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Envision : SEE
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Deli loaves : RYES
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Participants in a debate : ARGUERS
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World's fastest sport, with 2-Down : JAI
29
Footfall : STEP
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Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
33
Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Walkway : AISLE
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Nightgown wearer of children's rhyme : WEEWILLIEWINKIE
44
Four-door : SEDAN
45
It has a keystone : ARCH
46
Lass : GIRL
47
"Now ___ seen everything!" : IVE
49
Store, as a ship's cargo : STOW
51
Aye's opposite : NAY
52
Woven cloth or fabric : TEXTILE
56
Not able to hear : DEAF
58
"___ Believer" (Monkees hit) : IMA
59
Don Ho standard : TINYBUBBLES
64
Sprite : PIXIE
66
Destroy : RUIN
67
___ one's time : BIDE
68
It's a piece of cake : SLICE
69
Atlanta arena, with "the" : OMNI
70
"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Affirmatives : YESES
72
Endure : LAST
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Kett of the comics : ETTA
Down
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Flunk : FAIL
2
See 27-Across : ALAI
3
Artificial : CONTRIVED
4
Irritable and impatient : TESTY
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Place for a statue or a hero : PEDESTAL
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Affirm : AVOW
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Give a makeover : REDO
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Fragrance : AROMA
9
Major Chinese seaport : SHANGHAI
10
Candy that comes in a dispenser : PEZ
11
Tickle the funny bone : AMUSE
12
Harder to find : RARER
13
Strike zone's lower boundary : KNEES
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"___ Miserables" : LES
22
Memorable time : ERA
26
Taking advantage of : USING
27
Shark tale : JAWS
28
Sheltered from the wind : ALEE
30
First name in scat : ELLA
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Couples : PAIRS
34
Watch for : AWAIT
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Religious splinter group : SECT
38
Miser : SKINFLINT
39
Trevi Fountain coin : LIRA
40
Slippery : EELY
42
People asked to parties : INVITEES
43
Murder mystery : WHODUNIT
48
Yale grad : ELI
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World Wide ___ : WEB
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A bit blotto : TIPSY
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Writer Zola : EMILE
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The line y = 0, in math : XAXIS
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Register, as a student : ENROL
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60's protest leader Hoffman : ABBIE
60
City in Arizona : YUMA
61
Storage containers : BINS
62
Do magazine work : EDIT
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___ high standard : SETA
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Skating surface : ICE

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

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