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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1998

___ Toole (Pulitzer-winning novelist)

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 1998, The New York Times2/16/98 ( No. 17,632 )
Across
1
From a distance : AFAR
5
Zeal : ARDOR
10
Wrestling surfaces : MATS
14
Writer Ephron : NORA
15
Chessman : PIECE
16
Here, in Honduras : AQUI
17
___ Alexander (Hall-of-Fame pitcher) : GROVERCLEVELAND
20
Surgery tool : LASER
21
Zsa Zsa's sister : EVA
22
Slander's counterpart : LIBEL
23
CBS logo : EYE
24
It makes the heart grow fonder : ABSENCE
27
Is for more than one? : ARE
28
Middle of a simile : ASA
29
Last number in a countdown : ONE
31
___ Duke (tobacco magnate) : JAMESBUCHANAN
38
Police officers : COPS
39
Yankee manager Joe : TORRE
40
Common dog's name : SPOT
42
Dadaist Jean : ARP
43
___ non grata : PERSONA
45
Also : TOO
46
___ Yello (soft drink) : MELLO
48
Snooze : NAP
49
Gown : DRESS
51
"The magic word" : PLEASE
53
Portuguese islands : AZORES
54
___ Toole (Pulitzer-winning novelist) : JOHNKENNEDY
58
Tiff : SPAT
60
Golfer's gouge : DIVOT
61
Corp. bigwig : EXEC
64
Circle parts : ARCS
65
Best of a group : ELITE
66
Requirement : NEED
67
Stopped sleeping : WOKE
68
Meted (out) : DOLED
69
Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
Down
1
What a protractor measures : ANGLE
2
Quick raid : FORAY
3
Got out of bed : AROSE
4
Great review : RAVE
5
Busy mo. for the I.R.S. : APR
6
Reduces to bits, as potatoes : RICES
7
Search (into) : DELVE
8
Pacific, for one : OCEAN
9
Gun the engine : REV
10
Niger's western neighbor : MALI
11
Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Egypt : AQABA
12
Piano fixer : TUNER
13
Move furtively : SIDLE
18
Clear the chalkboard : ERASE
19
Actress Verdugo : ELENA
25
Moisten the turkey : BASTE
26
Former Maine Sen. William : COHEN
28
Mornings, for short : AMS
30
Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
31
Superman's father : JOREL
32
Fermented cider : APPLEJACK
33
Brought to life : BORN
34
___ Major (Great Bear) : URSA
35
Riding whip : CROP
36
Kiwis : APTERYXES
37
Gallows loop : NOOSE
38
Pitch a tent : CAMP
41
Light throw : TOSS
43
Fancy-schmancy : POSH
44
Axlike tool : ADZE
47
Noted Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
50
Mouse or beaver, e.g. : RODENT
52
Finished : ENDED
53
Chipped in chips : ANTED
55
Amount in a drug shipment : KILO
56
Wicked : EVIL
57
Memo : NOTE
58
Trite saying : SAW
59
In favor of : PRO
62
Mouse hater's cry : EEK
63
Record store purchases : CDS

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

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