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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Author:
Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 17,633 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Site of St. Peter's : ROME
5
Leg muscles, for short : QUADS
10
Swindle : SCAM
14
"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
15
Reversed : UNDID
16
California Gov. Wilson : PETE
17
Itsy-bitsy skirt : MINI
18
Precalculator calculators : ABACI
19
Corrida cheers : OLES
20
"Dallas" ranch : SOUTHFORK
22
Fountain servings : COLAS
23
Union letters : AFL
24
Airline seating class : ECONOMY
26
Matzohs lack it : YEAST
30
Early screen star Power : TYRONE
32
Axis foes : ALLIES
34
At any time, in poetry : EER
35
Physics units : RADS
39
Teen hangout : MALL
40
50's bandleader Perez ___ : PRADO
42
Cross inscription : INRI
43
East European : SLAV
44
___ Lingus : AER
45
Samples : TASTES
47
Off the mark : ERRANT
50
A century after the Wright brothers' first flight : MMIII
51
Like an old oak tree : GNARLED
54
G.I. entertainers : USO
56
Cinema chain : LOEWS
57
Diving maneuver : JACKKNIFE
63
First name in gymnastics : OLGA
64
City south of Bartlesville : TULSA
65
Point after deuce, maybe : ADIN
66
___ dire (legal process) : VOIR
67
Have ___ of tea : ASPOT
68
Karate school : DOJO
69
Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
70
Catapult missile : STONE
71
Muhammad and others : ALIS
Down
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St. Louis 11 : RAMS
2
Hodgepodge : OLIO
3
Carte : MENU
4
Kind of poll : EXIT
5
Hearty draft : QUAFF
6
Open, as a barn door : UNBOLT
7
Month after Shebat : ADAR
8
Haggled : DICKERED
9
Star Wars, initially : SDI
10
"Hoobert Heever," e.g. : SPOONERISM
11
Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
12
Mr. T's TV show, with "The" : ATEAM
13
Cluttered : MESSY
21
Bigot's emotion : HATE
22
Swindle : CON
25
French landscape painter : COROT
26
Thanksgiving bowlful : YAMS
27
Mideast carrier : ELAL
28
___ breve (2/2 time) : ALLA
29
Theme of this puzzle : SILVERWARE
31
Pine : YEARN
33
Alley score : SPARE
36
Part of ABM : ANTI
37
Three of a Kind? : DREI
38
Asunción assent : SISI
41
Adapt anew : READJUST
46
One way to run : AMOK
48
19th-century literary inits. : RLS
49
Arizona territorial capital : TUCSON
51
Fielder's aid : GLOVE
52
Legal pleas, informally : NOLOS
53
Umbrella : AEGIS
55
Play for the N.H.L. : SKATE
58
Gravy Train competitor : ALPO
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Zippo : NADA
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Pop star : IDOL
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South Seas getaway : FIJI
62
Genesis son : ENOS
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Univ. instructors : TAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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