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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1998

Author:
Mark Danna
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Danna

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Danna. NYT links: Across Lite
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D
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A
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P
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C
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 17,639 )
Across
1
"Dear old" guy : DAD
4
Where Nome is : ALASKA
10
Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
14
N.Y.C.'s ___ of the Americas : AVE
15
___ to go : RARING
16
Urban haze : SMOG
17
Tiny bite : NIP
18
Pat : SINGERBOONE
20
Pet : CATFORONE
22
ET's craft : UFO
23
Patriot Allen : ETHAN
24
Ozs. and ozs. : LBS
26
Facial spasm : TIC
29
Lucy's hubby : DESI
30
Kid's reply to a taunt : DIDSO
33
Cousin of "Oy!" : OHNO
34
Della of "Touched by an Angel" : REESE
36
Suave actor David and others : NIVENS
38
Pit : PEACHCENTER
40
Virginal : CHASTE
42
Unclouded : CLEAR
43
Sentry's "Stop!" : HALT
44
Europe's "boot" : ITALY
46
Hounds : DOGS
50
Yale student : ELI
51
___ glance : ATA
52
Jazzman Blake : EUBIE
53
Spoil : MAR
55
Pot : POKERBETS
59
Put : STOCKOPTION
62
Chinese leader Sun ___-sen : YAT
63
"___ That a Shame" (#1 hit for 18-Across) : AINT
64
Scottish children : BAIRNS
65
Opposite of WSW : ENE
66
Methods : WAYS
67
Refuse to yield : INSIST
68
Decimal point : DOT
Down
1
Tangoed, e.g. : DANCED
2
Fly a plane : AVIATE
3
Ocean bottoms : DEPTHS
4
Fire-setting crime : ARSON
5
Lion's home : LAIR
6
Florence's river : ARNO
7
Ink a contract : SIGN
8
Prepares to pray : KNEELS
9
Farming: Abbr. : AGR
10
Beginning on : ASOF
11
Not so bumpy : SMOOTHER
12
Coal delivery unit : TON
13
Grow older : AGE
19
City transit : BUS
21
Most equitable : FAIREST
25
Billy the Kid's surname : BONNEY
27
Country restaurant : INN
28
Fortune 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
30
Falseness : DECEIT
31
Common language suffix : ISH
32
Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
33
Add extra music to, as a vocal tape : OVERDUB
35
Chow down : EAT
37
"Give ___ rest!" : ITA
38
Ex's payment, modern-style : PALIMONY
39
Right-angled bend : ELL
40
Guerrilla Guevara : CHE
41
Falstaff's prince : HAL
45
Alternative to Maytag or KitchenAid : TAPPAN
47
Followed orders : OBEYED
48
Jeans brand : GITANO
49
Six-line poem : SESTET
51
Biblical boat : ARK
52
___ & Young (accounting firm) : ERNST
54
Play parts : ACTS
56
Elevator innovator : OTIS
57
Opera's ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
58
Geologic periods : EONS
59
Observed : SAW
60
Spanish aunt : TIA
61
Japanese sash : OBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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