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New York Times, Thursday, February 6, 1997

59-Across : Pacific divider

Author:
D. J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times2/6/97 ( No. 17,257 )
Across
1
Wee bit : TAD
4
Sticking point : CRAW
8
Ethanol, to dimethyl ether : ISOMER
14
Longtime Frazier foe : ALI
15
Flunky : AIDE
16
Actor William of "Knots Landing" : DEVANE
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Sunday reading : MASSBOOK
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Wilderness home : LEANTO
20
Explosives and such : AMMOS
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"The Raggedy Man" poet : RILEY
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Frostiness : NIP
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Latitude : ROOM
25
___ Verde National Park : MESA
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"Bird on ___" (Gibson film) : AWIRE
28
Together, musically : ADUE
29
Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
31
The yoke's on them : OXEN
32
Patrick Ewing, for one : CENTER
34
Quechua, e.g. : INCAN
36
Musical that premiered 3/29/51 : THEKINGANDI
39
"The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
40
Thatched : REEDED
43
A.L. player : TWIN
46
Smack : TASTE
48
Coty of France : RENE
49
Places for hats? : RINGS
51
Fraternity letters : PHIS
52
Lot : FATE
53
Kind of card : ATM
54
Golden Horde member : TATAR
56
Mint ___ : JULEP
57
Beer, sometimes : CHASER
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Pacific divider : DATELINE
61
Popular Hershey bar : KITKAT
62
Repute : ODOR
63
B.&O. stop : STN
64
Furtive : SNEAKY
65
TV Guide span : WEEK
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Guitarist Nugent : TED
Down
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Southeast Florida city : TAMARAC
2
Pie preference : ALAMODE
3
Gymnast's finale : DISMOUNT
4
Airport queue : CABS
5
Bravo, e.g. : RIO
6
Any one of the Magi : ADORER
7
Song from 36-Across : WEKISSINASHADOW
8
Nothing doing? : IDLE
9
"Bye!" : SEEYA
10
Fertilization sites : OVA
11
60's-70's TV sleuth : MANNIX
12
Uncut : ENTIRE
13
End a shutdown : REOPEN
18
With 27-Down, song from 36-Across : SOMETHING
22
Psychiatrist/author R. D. ___ : LAING
25
Sell : MARKET
27
See 18-Down : WONDERFUL
30
States of alarm : SCARES
33
Suffix with slogan : EER
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Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
37
Not suitable : INAPT
38
VISTA worker, perhaps : IDEALIST
41
Understanding : ENTENTE
42
Pool area : DEEPEND
43
Footprints : TRACKS
44
___ reason : WITHIN
45
Con : INMATE
47
Pep talk, sometimes : TIRADE
50
Chateaubriand : STEAK
55
Pretentious : ARTY
56
Weight lifting maneuver : JERK
58
Reggae variation : SKA
60
Part of Italy : TOE

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

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