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New York Times, Wednesday, February 5, 1997

Author:
J. Schmalzbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Schmalzbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Schmalzbach. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 17,256 )
Across
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Response to a pass? : SLAP
5
Green-skinned pear : ANJOU
10
Plug of tobacco : CHAW
14
Glazier's sheet : PANE
15
Master : LEARN
16
___ avis : RARA
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Italian wine region : ASTI
18
Alberta national park : BANFF
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Fair : EVEN
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"Skeletons From the Closet" group : THEGRATEFULDEAD
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Prefix with second : NANO
24
Antique car : REO
25
Get into trouble, in a way : RATON
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Scant : MERE
30
Watch pocket : FOB
33
Food for a ladybug : APHID
34
Japanese plane of W.W. II : ZERO
35
Don Juan : ROUE
36
Lehar work, with "The" : MERRYWIDOWWALTZ
39
Crackerjacks : PROS
40
Grays : AGES
41
Words to an audience : ASIDE
42
Philly-to-Norfolk dir. : SSW
43
___ Minor : URSA
44
Happy hour perch : STOOL
45
___ Lanka : SRI
46
"That is so funny" : HAHA
48
#1 song of 1973 and 1996 : KILLINGMESOFTLY
56
I-79 terminus : ERIE
57
When to celebrate el ano nuevo : ENERO
58
___ Minor : ASIA
59
Genuine Risk, for one : MARE
60
Squelched : SATON
61
Echelon : RANK
62
Prep exam, for short : PSAT
63
Comic Arnold : STANG
64
Gets on the nerves of : IRKS
Down
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Flap : SPAT
2
Pirate's punishment : LASH
3
Upfront money : ANTE
4
Apres-bain gowns : PEIGNOIRS
5
Composer Berg : ALBAN
6
Nifty, in the 50's : NEATO
7
Primer girl : JANE
8
German composer Carl : ORFF
9
Straighten, as a brow : UNFURROW
10
Belief : CREDO
11
Be afflicted with : HAVE
12
Environs : AREA
13
Prop for Doug Henning : WAND
21
Lustful : RANDY
22
Wilderness Campaign general : LEE
25
Parking garage features : RAMPS
26
Copycats : APERS
27
Kind of pillow : THROW
28
Euripedes tragedy : MEDEA
29
Valentine's Day visitor : EROS
30
Page number : FOLIO
31
Surpass : OUTDO
32
Rim that holds a gem : BEZEL
34
Sharp turns : ZIGS
35
Early name of Haile Selassie : RASTAFARI
37
Suspicious quality : WARINESS
38
California Indian : WASHO
43
Geller with paranormal powers : URI
45
February forecast : SLEET
46
Shore bird : HERON
47
"With ___ in My Heart" : ASONG
48
Shawn of the Sonics : KEMP
49
They may be rolled over : IRAS
50
Italy's capital : LIRA
51
Small annoyance : GNAT
52
"I ___ man who wasn't there" : META
53
Figure in a Rimsky-Korsakov opera : TSAR
54
Join : LINK
55
Shaggy oxen : YAKS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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