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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1994

Author:
Brett Blaylock
Editor:
Will Shortz
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22/17/199411/19/19940
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Brett Blaylock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blaylock. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 16,172 )
Across
1
Game with numbers 1 to 20 : DARTS
6
Crosby to Hope, often : COSTAR
12
Adulterate : DEBASE
13
Deceptive alloys : OROIDES
15
One who's left holding the bag? : BASEMAN
16
Pontiac model : GRANDAM
17
Definitely not ascetic : EPICUREAN
19
Gulf War combatant : SAUDI
20
_____-ski : APRES
21
Thrombus : CLOT
23
Mini-peninsula : SPIT
24
Hautboy, e.g. : REED
25
Capital east of Jerusalem : AMMAN
27
Exact point : TEE
28
Roy Orbison's "_____ Baby" : DREAM
30
Silo fan : AERATOR
32
George C. Scott feature : ROMANNOSE
35
Fox : REYNARD
37
English martyr : ALBAN
41
French cooking staple : SEL
42
Those opposed : ANTIS
44
Wagner's earth goddess : ERDA
45
Opportunist : USER
47
Chinese: Prefix : SINO
48
Spirit : SPOOK
49
Postulate : GIVEN
51
Flagging conversation? : SEMAPHORE
53
Headstrong : ADAMANT
55
Pedigreed : BLOODED
56
Personal personnel : RETINUE
57
_____ in (curbed) : REINED
58
American saint and family : SETONS
59
Sniggler : EELER
Down
1
A fiancee of Napoleon : DESIREE
2
Kindergarten book : ABECEDARY
3
Nerve branch : RAMUS
4
Slavic sovereign : TSAR
5
People of the Five Nations : SENECA
6
Something you go by : COGNOMEN
7
Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
8
_____ to say : SOAS
9
Brown and others : TINAS
10
Reach in amount : ADDUPTO
11
More fit : READIER
12
Smart : DAPPER
14
Clobber : SMITE
15
Boy Scouts of America founder : BEARD
18
January birthstone : ALMANDINE
22
Tahitian dish : TARO
26
Shuttle group : NASA
29
Former U.S. poet laureate _____ Van Duyn : MONA
31
Bell's ringer? : TELEPHONE
33
_____ best friend : MANS
34
Master hands : ARTISTES
35
Lives : RESIDES
36
Ennoble : ELEVATE
38
Hatchery : BROODER
39
Put on a pedestal : ADORED
40
Like a newborn : NAKED
41
Sweetie : SUGAR
43
Funereal, in Folkestone : SOMBRE
46
Word on a bill : REMIT
48
Baby : SPOIL
50
Second leader : NANO
52
Away from harm's way : ALEE
54
Wimple wearer : NUN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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