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New York Times, Friday, February 6, 1998

With 29-Across, a tongue twister, in brief

Author:
Wayne Robert Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Williams.
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© 1998, The New York Times2/6/98 ( No. 17,622 )
Across
1
Kind of wheel : MAG
4
Bucky Beaver's brand, in old ads : IPANA
9
Toot : SPREE
14
Bring into play : USE
15
Film director Gilbert ___ : CATES
16
Apostles' adoption : CREED
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With 29-Across, a tongue twister, in brief : SHESELLSCSHELLS
20
Eve Arden's real first name : EUNICE
21
"Heartbreak House" writer : SHAW
22
Pain-in-the-neck producer : DRACULA
24
Some kind of a nut : CASHEW
29
See 17-Across : BYTHECSHORE
32
Practice piece : ETUDE
36
Wine: Prefix : OENO
37
Duty : ONUS
38
"From Here to Eternity" novelist : JONES
39
Wacko : MAD
40
Lacking the knack : INEPT
41
One of the Waltons : ERIN
42
Emulate 22-Across : BITE
43
Termitaria : NESTS
44
A.F.C. player, in brief : CATTLECHAWK
47
Idea to pursue : THESIS
48
Tennis highlights : RALLIES
53
Senate attire : TOGA
56
Sort of sausage : VIENNA
57
Words after "brotherhood," in brief : FROMCTOSHININGC
62
Familiar aspiration : AITCH
63
Overcharged : STUNG
64
Comic scream : EEK
65
Biblical woman from Bethlehem : NAOMI
66
Suspends : HANGS
67
Literary inits. : RLS
Down
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Thought : MUSED
2
Sargon II's god : ASHUR
3
Davis of "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
4
Contents of some buckets : ICECUBES
5
Without much color : PALELY
6
Part of NATO: Abbr. : ATL
7
Nitti's nemesis : NESS
8
Writer Sholem : ASCH
9
Low-stress types : SCHWAS
10
Historic starter : PRE
11
Fam. member : REL
12
Aquatic shocker : EEL
13
Playboy types, for short : EDS
18
Error indicator : SIC
19
Anarchist Nicola : SACCO
23
Kind of number : ATOMIC
25
Excelled : SHONE
26
Fine-tunes : HONES
27
Break out : ERUPT
28
Novelist Nathanael and family : WESTS
30
Scrubland : HEATH
31
Win over : ENDEAR
32
Bounce : EJECT
33
Genesis to Deuteronomy : TORAH
34
Labor leader's cry : UNITE
35
Bad impressions? : DENTS
40
Vague notions : INKLINGS
42
Inebriate : BESOT
45
Brittle-shelled Chinese fruit : LITCHI
46
Trying to get attention : WAVING
49
Floral ring : LEI
50
Spiritual : INNER
51
Actress Georgia : ENGEL
52
Potatoes' places : SACKS
54
More than "hmmm!" : GOSH
55
Celluloid terrier : ASTA
57
Summer cooler : FAN
58
Inlet : RIA
59
Western native : OTO
60
Turn-of-the-century year : MCM
61
Fifth-century warrior : HUN

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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