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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1996

Midianite leader of the Old Testament

Author:
R. Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hamel.
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© 1996, The New York Times2/2/96 ( No. 16,887 )
Across
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Subdue : OVERPOWER
10
Electric flux symbols : PSIS
14
New York City's___Park : RIVERSIDE
15
Baseball's 1980 Player of the Year : BRETT
16
Like some bratwursts : PREBOILED
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Keats narrative poem : LAMIA
18
Made bubbly : AERATED
19
Kind of power : STAYING
21
Radioactive : HOT
22
Long opening? : ERE
23
Geometric sign-off : QED
24
Muskeg : FEN
25
Part of H.R.H. : HIS
26
Unattired : NUDE
27
Gerry Adams's org. : IRA
28
Pub decoration : STEIN
31
Alcoholic beverages : MEADS
32
Actor Pendleton : NAT
33
Blubbered : WEPT
34
Blubbering : TEARY
35
Cracker topping : PATE
36
Notable time : ERA
37
Squander : WASTE
38
Feeling no pain : OILED
39
Outback runner : EMU
40
___law (1827 discovery) : OHMS
41
Golf target : CUP
42
Pop quartet___Tuesday : TIL
43
Potential pike : ROE
44
Cambridge campus : MIT
45
"Exodus" hero : ARI
48
Item of court attire : SNEAKER
50
Native : ENDEMIC
52
Decorative garment fastener : PATTE
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Weave together : INTERLACE
55
Agile swimmer : OTTER
56
Zend-Avesta name : ZOROASTER
57
Youth : TEEN
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"The Sound of Music" song : EDELWEISS
Down
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Daughter-in-law of Naomi : ORPAH
2
Winged insectivore : VIREO
3
Turn outward : EVERT
4
Midianite leader of the Old Testament : REBA
5
Collagen, e.g. : PROTEIN
6
Wickerwork branches : OSIERS
7
"A Woman of No Importance" writer : WILDE
8
City southeast of Amsterdam : EDE
9
Noted march site : REDSQUARE
10
Ask : PRAY
11
Tournament game : SEMIFINAL
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Travel a regular circuit, as a judge : ITINERATE
13
Was in a rut : STAGNATED
15
Skater's equipment : BLADES
20
Victoria's Secret purchase : TEDDY
25
Chart topper : HIT
26
___-foot oil : NEATS
28
Place to get good strokes : SWEETSPOT
29
Discontinue : TERMINATE
30
Doorman's ornament : EPAULETTE
31
Spellbind : MESMERIZE
34
Truckee River outlet : TAHOE
35
"Great Expectations" boy : PIP
37
Serf : WORKER
38
Beat in a duel : OUTDRAW
41
Ether in eucalyptus oil : CINEOL
44
Downing Street distance : METRE
45
Valued violin : AMATI
46
Fixes potatoes, maybe : RICES
47
Cupcake toppers : ICERS
49
Solar disk : ATEN
51
Different : ELSE
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Agree, visibly : NOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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