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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1997

Author:
J. R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. Conrad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite
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HEART
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T
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H
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R
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O
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B
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S
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P
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P
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L
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HEART
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B
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E
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K
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A
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HEART
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B
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O
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S
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D
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F
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S
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G
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A
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R
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T
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T
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B
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C
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S
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C
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N
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C
L
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T
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S
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F
A
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W
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A
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D
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HEART
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R
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B
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D
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B
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HEART
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B
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HEART
© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 17,265 )
Across
1
Certain idols : HEARTTHROBS
8
Vet's treasure : PURPLEHEART
15
Morose sort : BROODER
16
Worthless : INUTILE
17
They may grow up to be bald : EAGLETS
18
Relatives : KINSMEN
19
Fiddle with : ALTER
20
Czech composer Janacek : LEOS
21
Capitol-___ (music company) : EMI
22
___ chi : TAI
23
Rolaids target : HEARTBURN
25
Frank : OPEN
26
Go-devil : SLED
28
Obscures : FOGS
29
Litigation : SUING
30
Ones loaded with Valentine's gifts : ADORERS
32
Belief : TENET
33
Lacquered metalware : TOLE
34
U.K. carrier of old : BOAC
35
Pine, e.g. : SCENT
37
Armoire alternatives : CLOSETS
40
Canoeists' peril : FALLS
41
"Marjorie Morningstar" novelist : WOUK
42
Academic periods: Abbr. : SEMS
44
Be ___ to (help out) : APAL
45
1964 Glenn Ford film : DEARHEART
46
Crude : RAW
47
Tape player spec: Abbr. : IPS
48
"Nuts!" : DRAT
49
Vermont quarrying town : BARRE
51
Like some modern carpets : NOSTAIN
53
Early dweller along the Dead Sea : EDOMITE
55
Aggravation : TROUBLE
56
Stab, in a way : BAYONET
57
Generous spirit : HEARTOFGOLD
58
Despair : BROKENHEART
Down
1
1950's doo-wop group with the hit "A Thousand Miles Away," with "the" : HEARTBEATS
2
Gay refrain : TRALALA
3
Incapable of moving : HOGTIED
4
Hamlet, e.g. : ROLE
5
European border river : ODER
6
It might be placed in Nevada : BET
7
Name appendages : SRS
8
Tightwads : PIKERS
9
Coalition : UNION
10
Homecomings? : RUNS
11
Numbers on a board: Abbr. : PTS
12
"Key" menu item : LIMEPIE
13
Natural habitat : ELEMENT
14
Cheery : HEARTENING
20
Blockheads : LUGS
23
Sincere : HEARTFELT
24
Brought forth : BORE
25
Product package info : OUNCES
27
"No kidding!" : DOTELL
29
Classical heptad : SEAS
31
Brown and others : RONS
32
Was emboldened : TOOKHEART
34
Cloud : BLUR
35
Japanese beer : SAPPORO
36
Words before '96, '97, etc. : CLASSOF
37
Fur : COAT
38
Baked dish served cold : TERRINE
39
Spruce up : SMARTEN
40
One lacking in conviction : FAINTHEART
41
Made independent : WEANED
43
Kind of deal : SWEETHEART
45
Routine : DRILL
48
Actress Maryam : DABO
49
Laddie, in Australia : BOYO
50
One way to run : AMOK
52
It proceeds with craft : TUG
53
Go back : EBB
54
Org. since 1890 : DAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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