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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 1997

Author:
Derek Allen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Allen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 17,275 )
Across
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Org. that guarantees bank holdings : FDIC
5
Poets : BARDS
10
Egyptian snakes : ASPS
14
Moon goddess : LUNA
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German sub : UBOAT
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Patricia who co-starred in "The Fountainhead" : NEAL
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Late newsman Sevareid : ERIC
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Waken : ROUSE
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The Supremes, e.g. : TRIO
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1989 Spike Lee film : DOTHERIGHTTHING
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French school : ECOLE
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Weights : HEFTS
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Letter before beth : ALEPH
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Kapow! : WHAM
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Top 3 hit of 1963 and 1977 : DADOORONRON
34
Mont Blanc is one : ALP
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"Play it ___ lays" : ASIT
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Light bulb, in cartoons : IDEA
40
Happened upon : MET
41
Moonshine : MOUNTAINDEW
43
Camp beds : COTS
44
Suns : BASKS
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___-Kettering Institute : SLOAN
48
Chilled meat garnish : ASPIC
51
Unwelcome sight in the mail : POSTAGEDUESTAMP
57
In the past : ONCE
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Finger-pointer : NAMER
59
Cake finisher : ICER
60
Backside : REAR
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States : AVERS
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Jasmine or morning glory : VINE
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Commits a sin : ERRS
64
Present, for example, in English class : TENSE
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Mini-whirlpool : EDDY
Down
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Vamoosed : FLED
2
Five-peseta coin : DURO
3
Any part of J.F.K.: Abbr. : INIT
4
Ornamental container in a flower shop : CACHEPOT
5
Grand Canyon transport : BURRO
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Irate : ABOIL
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Cheek cosmetic : ROUGE
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Elan : DASH
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Proofer's mark : STET
10
"La Marseillaise," e.g. : ANTHEM
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Printing flourish : SERIF
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Benjamin Moore product : PAINT
13
Trudges (through) : SLOGS
21
Classical nymph who spoke only by repetition : ECHO
22
Holier-___-thou : THAN
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Economist Smith : ADAM
26
Emit coherent light : LASE
27
Perform copy desk work : EDIT
28
Formal order : WRIT
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Wedding dance : HORA
31
Eradicate, with "out" : ROOT
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Burden : ONUS
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One of the Bobbsey twins : NAN
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Appends : ADDS
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Onion relative : LEEK
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Bears' hands : PAWS
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Like Mount St. Helens, now : INACTIVE
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Supplies the food for : CATERS
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Plant reproductive part : SPORE
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Unsocial sort : LONER
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Award for "Braveheart" : OSCAR
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Saatchi & Saatchi employees : ADMEN
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Litigators : SUERS
50
Intrinsically : PERSE
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Tiny pest : GNAT
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Roof overhang : EAVE
54
Battery fluid : ACID
55
Repair : MEND
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Wolves, for wolfhounds : PREY

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

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