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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1998

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" hero

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 1998, The New York Times2/12/98 ( No. 17,628 )

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Across
1
Guitar attachment : WAWA
5
Tell secrets : BLAB
9
One who tries : JUDGE
14
"Family Ties" role : ALEX
15
Terza ___ (Italian verse form) : RIMA
16
Burger garnish : ONION
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Dot on a map : ISLE
18
Augury : OMEN
19
Burn a bit : SINGE
20
Opposition? : FOLLOWINGPHOTO
23
Novel ending : IST
24
"1-2-3" singer Barry : LEN
25
Wine and dine : REGALE
29
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" hero : BRAD
31
Buddy : MAC
34
Cut off : ALONE
35
Egyptian port : SUEZ
36
Lady's man : EARL
37
Exposition? : BEFOREWYEANDZEE
40
___ a secret : INON
41
Sing the praises of : LAUD
42
Smart or Smiley : AGENT
43
Colonial descendants' grp. : DAR
44
Like a Dali watch : LIMP
45
Carol starter : ADESTE
46
Gained a lap? : SAT
47
Poetic pugilist : ALI
48
Deposition? : BETWEENLAANDDA
56
Battle lineup : ARRAY
57
Wahines' wear : LEIS
58
Syria, long ago : ARAM
59
Hotel offering : SUITE
60
Safety, e.g. : BACK
61
Score unit : NOTE
62
Beef on the hoof : STEER
63
Lot measurement : AREA
64
Pinnacle : APEX
Down
1
Street urchin : WAIF
2
To boot : ALSO
3
Sound : WELL
4
Relative of a Salchow : AXEL
5
Enjoy a bookstore : BROWSE
6
Last straw : LIMIT
7
Mass assent : AMEN
8
Report of a shooting? : BANG
9
Teased : JOSHED
10
Blue side : UNION
11
Force : DINT
12
Full of energy : GOGO
13
Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
21
Ship of fuels? : OILER
22
Tollbooth location : PLAZA
25
Hog-wild : RABID
26
"Mefistofele" soprano : ELENA
27
Attempt : GOFOR
28
In a while : ANON
29
Purchase what's left : BUYUP
30
Stalk by the river : REED
31
Lost worlds? : MAZES
32
Don't exist : ARENT
33
One of the Boyers of baseball : CLETE
35
Did the butterfly : SWAM
36
Nose out : EDGE
38
Upper crust : ELITE
39
1976 Olympics name : NADIA
44
Handle cases : LAWYER
45
7.2 million-dollar bargain : ALASKA
46
Express : STATE
47
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt : ALICE
48
Champagne word : BRUT
49
Iroquois enemy : ERIE
50
Where Napoleon was solo : ELBA
51
Within earshot : NEAR
52
"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
53
Discontinue : DROP
54
Go with : DATE
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Payment option, for short : AMEX
56
Dummkopf : ASS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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