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New York Times, Tuesday, February 13, 1996

Erwin Rommel's nickname, with "the"

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Paul.
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H
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© 1996, The New York Times2/13/96 ( No. 16,898 )
Across
1
"___off!" ("Congrats!") : HATS
5
Payola, e.g. : GRAFT
10
Sandler formerly of "S.N.L." : ADAM
14
Object of an Army hunt : AWOL
15
Wedding route : AISLE
16
Deli sandwich : HERO
17
Dig, so to speak : LIKE
18
"___your life!" : NOTON
19
Siberia's site : ASIA
20
W.W.II fighter pilot : FLYINGTIGER
23
Nosh : EAT
24
Theater sections : LOGES
25
Head out on the ranch? : STEER
27
Monopoly purchase : HOTEL
30
Nova___ : SCOTIA
33
Hertz rival : AVIS
36
Aplenty, in the past : ENOW
38
"But___me, give me liberty..." : ASFOR
39
Children's card game : WAR
40
Changeable in shape : PROTEAN
42
Last number before "Liftoff!" : ONE
43
Run off to the preacher : ELOPE
45
Take a___at : STAB
46
Fires : AXES
47
Signify : DENOTE
49
Photographer Adams : ANSEL
51
Cobbler's stock : HEELS
53
Pindar's Muse : ERATO
56
Foofaraw : ADO
58
1960 chart topper : RUNNINGBEAR
62
G.O.P. insider Matalin : MARY
64
Skepticism : DOUBT
65
"My Way" lyricist : ANKA
66
Old socialite Maxwell : ELSA
67
"Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
68
Champagne name : MOET
69
Appear : SEEM
70
Intelligence : SENSE
71
Mrs. Shakespeare : ANNE
Down
1
50% : HALF
2
"Where there's___..." : AWILL
3
1964 Olympics city : TOKYO
4
Vehicles with bells : SLEIGHS
5
Mafioso : GANGSTER
6
Battle with the police : RIOT
7
Italian wine center : ASTI
8
Whips : FLOGS
9
Principles : TENETS
10
"Caught you!" : AHA
11
Erwin Rommel's nickname, with "the" : DESERTFOX
12
La Scala song : ARIA
13
Castle defense : MOAT
21
Recent: Prefix : NEO
22
Preserve again : RECAN
26
Dawn goddess : EOS
28
NASA chimp : ENOS
29
Led Zeppelin's "Whole___Love" : LOTTA
31
Actress Skye : IONE
32
Trojan War god : ARES
33
Filled with wonder : AWED
34
Lowland : VALE
35
Locomotive : IRONHORSE
37
Withdraw, as from a dependency : WEAN
40
One of the Benchleys : PETER
41
Kind of ballot : ABSENTEE
44
"The Purloined Letter" writer : POE
46
Joe Namath's alma mater : ALABAMA
48
Dodges : ELUDES
50
Unit of work : ERG
52
Dorm sound : SNORE
54
Mortise insertion : TENON
55
Like some old buckets : OAKEN
56
City north of Des Moines : AMES
57
Cowgirl Evans : DALE
59
Senator Sam : NUNN
60
Nile bird : IBIS
61
Fixed fee : RATE
63
Sweet potato : YAM

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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