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New York Times, Saturday, February 7, 1998

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0207 ( 17,623 )
Across
1
It may make a pupil shrink : POPQUIZ
8
College in La Crosse, Wis. : VITERBO
15
"F Troop" sergeant : OROURKE
16
Raging : ONATEAR
17
Ethylene gas, agriculturally : RIPENER
18
Sitcom set in Norwich, Vt. : NEWHART
19
Undersides : SOLES
20
National Pizza Month: Abbr. : OCT
22
Croatian leader? : SERBO
23
Extended family : CLAN
24
Gems : DEARS
26
100 dinars : RIAL
27
The other woman : HER
28
Footboard-headboard connector : BEDRAIL
30
Shooting match sponsor, for short : NRA
31
Lamb pieces : ESSAYS
33
U.S. Steel founder : JPMORGAN
35
Early winter fruit : SNOWAPPLE
37
Unusually harsh : DESPOTIC
40
Glass eels : ELVERS
44
___ and run : EAT
45
Foreman's force : WORKERS
47
Kind of treatment : VIP
48
Whizzes : PROS
50
Favorites, often : SEEDS
51
Astral flareup : NOVA
52
Head dog : ALPHA
54
It began in A.D. 800 : HRE
55
1979 Pontius Pilate portrayer : PALIN
56
Santa ___ (Baja California port) : ROSALIA
58
Avoided a pothole, perhaps : SWERVED
60
Georgia's capital : TBILISI
61
Undissembling : SINCERE
62
Summoned : SENTFOR
63
Charlie Parker's piece : ALTOSAX
Down
1
Alfa Romeo alternative : PORSCHE
2
"Crying in the Chapel" combo, with "the" : ORIOLES
3
Rocky Mountain trees : POPLARS
4
Fairy ___ : QUEEN
5
Sizable servers : URNS
6
A Turner : IKE
7
Killed, as a Congressional bill : ZEROED
8
Family name in a hit musical : VONTRAPP
9
Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
10
Fancy marbles : TAWS
11
Common solvent : ETHER
12
Raising, in a way : REARING
13
Bush once seen around the White House : BARBARA
14
Old World bird eaten as a delicacy : ORTOLAN
21
Motorist's menace : CARJACKER
24
FireDome and Adventurer, e.g. : DESOTOS
25
Smirks : SIMPERS
28
Already : BYNOW
29
Reclines : LOLLS
32
Hooded menace : ASP
34
Sermonizer, for short : REV
36
Terrier type : WIREHAIR
37
Breaks camp : DEPARTS
38
Stud site : EARLOBE
39
Visits : STOPSIN
41
Develops : EVOLVES
42
Saint-Tropez locale : RIVIERA
43
Hip hugger? : SPANDEX
46
Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
49
Ten Commandments word : SHALT
51
Snow seizer : NARCO
53
It comes before ba : ALIF
55
Shut in : PENT
57
Prefix with -gon : ISO
59
He played Wesley on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : WIL

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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