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New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 1998

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 17,620 )
Across
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Dash competitor : DUZ
4
Fraction of a joule : ERG
7
Pertaining to city planning : EKISTIC
14
Writer LeShan : EDA
15
6-Down formation : VEE
16
City of southern Italy : SALERNO
17
Kind of pistol : CAP
18
Genesis name : EVE
19
Crow, for one : AMERIND
20
Tommy Moe's specialty : ALPINESKIING
23
Lose strength : FLAG
24
"Bad Behavior" star Stephen : REA
25
Old Broadway star Ruby : KEELER
29
Go down : EBB
31
First U.S. color-TV maker : RCA
33
Rhoda's mother on "Rhoda" : IDA
34
Out-of-date : MUSTY
37
Pop group with the #1 hit "End of the Road" : BOYZIIMEN
40
Venezuelan river : ORINOCO
42
Animal with a herd mentality : LEMMING
43
Slum life documentarist : JACOBRIIS
45
Stooge : PATSY
46
Have chits out : OWE
47
They: Fr. : ILS
48
Cause of Chinese restaurant syndrome : MSG
49
Seuss character : SAMIAM
52
"___ Ran the Zoo" : IFI
54
Overhang : EAVE
58
Khomeini was one : SHIITEMUSLIM
61
Add a coat : REPAINT
64
Half a colon : DOT
65
You can dig it : ORE
66
Three-horse carriages : TROIKAS
67
Dream Team letters : USA
68
Blade : OAR
69
In a nasty way : SNIDELY
70
Tuba note? : PAH
71
Zipper cover : FLY
Down
1
Joltless joe : DECAF
2
Morris or Stewart of Arizona : UDALL
3
Rocker Frank : ZAPPA
4
Flush : EVEN
5
Studio effect : REVERB
6
Canadian ___ : GEESE
7
Hollywood's Morales : ESAI
8
Suicidal : KAMIKAZE
9
Actress Graff : ILENE
10
Twilled worsted : SERGE
11
Prefix with lateral : TRI
12
Place to turn in : INN
13
How some packages arrive : COD
21
"___ kick from champagne..." : IGETNO
22
Syrup brand : KARO
26
55 or 65, perhaps : LIMIT
27
Heavenly abodes : EDENS
28
Long-limbed : RANGY
30
"We're not supplying liquor" : BYOB
32
V-8's eight: Abbr. : CYLS
34
Objects carrying magic spells : MOJOS
35
Suburb of Tokyo : URAWA
36
Command to Fido : SICEM
37
Swelter : BOIL
38
Devilkins : IMPS
39
They're sometimes spitting : IMAGES
41
Felon : CRIMINAL
44
Does the chasing in tag : ISIT
48
Brunch drink : MIMOSA
50
"Let me repeat" : ISAID
51
"Take ___!" ("Get lost!") : AHIKE
53
Sick and tired : FEDUP
55
Standoffish : ALOOF
56
Like the flu : VIRAL
57
Nail smoother : EMERY
59
Minuscule : ITSY
60
Four Corners state : UTAH
61
Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
62
West ender? : ERN
63
Starchy dish : POI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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