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New York Times, Tuesday, February 4, 1997

Grp. overseeing toxic cleanups

Author:
G. R. Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gerald R. Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ferguson.
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© 1997, The New York Times2/4/97 ( No. 17,255 )
Across
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Pickle container : JAR
4
Motionless : INERT
9
Fashion : VOGUE
14
Matriarch of all matriarchs : EVE
15
Actor Romero : CESAR
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Boiling : IRATE
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Weighed in : TIPPEDTHESCALES
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Light lunches : SALADS
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To any extent : ATALL
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Moo juice container : UDDER
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Grp. overseeing toxic cleanups : EPA
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Perfect rating : TEN
29
Most prudent : WISEST
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Become raveled : FRAY
32
Painful spots : SORES
33
Carroll adventuress : ALICE
34
Caused disharmony : ROCKEDTHEBOAT
38
Napping spots : SOFAS
39
Magazine exhortation : RENEW
40
Break in relations : RIFT
41
Out of business : CLOSED
43
Compaq products : PCS
46
___ Miss : OLE
47
Engulfs in amusement : SLAYS
48
Cream ingredient : ALOE
49
Tear to shreds : RIPUP
51
Part of MOMA : MODERN
53
Blabbed : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
57
___ pedis (athlete's foot) : TINEA
58
Take to the stump : ORATE
59
Certain shirt : TEE
60
Anxiety : ANGST
61
Wanderer : GYPSY
62
Japanese honorific : SAN
Down
1
High-fliers : JETSET
2
Fly : AVIATE
3
Change tactics : REPLAN
4
Like an eclair : ICED
5
Composer Rorem and others : NEDS
6
Superlative ending : EST
7
Short cheer : RAH
8
Firestone features : TREADS
9
Clergyman : VICAR
10
Kind of surgery : ORAL
11
Indoor court : GALLERIA
12
Indian with a bear dance : UTE
13
Some M.I.T. grads : EES
18
Chum : PAL
19
Leave be : STET
23
Wielded : USED
24
Partner of search : DESTROY
26
Warsaw ___ : PACT
27
Word of assent : AYE
29
Canton cookware : WOKS
30
Land west of Eng. : IRE
31
Current : FLOW
32
Sing "shooby-doo" : SCAT
33
Out for the night : ABED
34
Aggravate : ROIL
35
Part of a church service : OFFERING
36
Piano-playing Dame : HESS
37
Ariz.-to-Kan. dir. : ENE
38
Sign of stage success : SRO
41
Professor Plum's game : CLUE
42
Pomeranian, for one : LAPDOG
43
Stitched folds : PLEATS
44
Window of an eye : CORNEA
45
Breath mint brand : SENSEN
47
Sloppy-landing sound : SPLAT
48
Suffix with stock : ADE
50
France's ___ de Glenans : ILES
51
Queens team : METS
52
Follow the code : OBEY
53
___ Puf fabric softener : STA
54
Wrestler's goal : PIN
55
Have a go at : TRY
56
Gen. Arnold of W.W. II fame : HAP

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

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