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New York Times, Tuesday, February 9, 1999

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {AIJOQUXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Only one vowel is used in the entire grid. It appears 78 times.

1
B
2
E
3
G
4
S
5
E
6
W
7
E
8
S
9
E
10
L
11
W
12
E
13
S
14
E
T
R
E
15
B
E
R
T
16
F
E
R
D
E
17
R
E
E
D
18
B
E
N
E
19
F
E
E
D
S
20
G
R
E
E
21
N
S
K
E
E
22
P
E
R
S
23
E
N
C
R
E
24
P
E
T
25
T
26
S
27
E
28
N
E
E
29
R
30
E
31
E
32
F
33
P
E
34
G
L
E
G
35
E
V
E
N
E
36
D
37
L
E
S
E
38
W
39
E
40
R
N
E
R
K
L
E
41
M
42
P
E
R
E
R
43
E
L
E
C
44
E
D
E
R
L
E
45
D
E
S
E
46
E
47
D
48
S
M
E
E
49
E
50
T
51
S
52
S
E
E
53
V
E
54
T
55
B
56
E
S
E
T
57
C
58
R
E
M
E
59
D
60
E
61
M
E
N
T
H
E
62
D
63
E
T
E
R
64
N
E
V
E
65
T
H
E
E
66
E
V
E
N
T
67
S
L
E
W
68
R
E
E
L
69
C
E
D
E
S
70
E
L
L
S
71
E
R
S
E
© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 17,990 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Does a standard dog trick : BEGS
5
Flock members : EWES
9
Actor Cary of "Twister" : ELWES
14
To be, in Toulon : ETRE
15
Ernie's "Sesame Street" pal : BERT
16
___-lance (pit viper) : FERDE
17
Kind of instrument : REED
18
The "B" of N.B. : BENE
19
Nourishes : FEEDS
20
Country club employees : GREENSKEEPERS
23
Ink for une plume : ENCRE
24
Sulky state : PET
25
Lao-___ : TSE
28
Originally named : NEE
29
Coral formation : REEF
33
Long John Silver, e.g. : PEGLEG
35
Ironed : EVENED
37
___-majesté : LESE
38
Col. Klink player on "Hogan's Heroes" : WERNERKLEMPERER
43
Certain util. : ELEC
44
Channel swimmer Gertrude : EDERLE
45
Remove the pits from : DESEED
48
Capt. Hook's companion : SMEE
49
Martians, e.g. : ETS
52
Glimpse : SEE
53
Animal doc : VET
55
Assail : BESET
57
Peppermint liqueur : CREMEDEMENTHE
62
Hinder : DETER
64
Actress Campbell : NEVE
65
"God shed His grace on ___" : THEE
66
News subject : EVENT
67
Large number : SLEW
68
Projector load : REEL
69
Gives up : CEDES
70
They're seven positions after today's theme : ELLS
71
Scots Gaelic : ERSE
Down
1
"Murphy Brown" star : BERGEN
2
Timeless, to a poet : ETERNE
3
Where Zeus was worshiped : GREECE
4
Passover meal : SEDER
5
Recedes : EBBS
6
Time span : WEEK
7
Sea eagle : ERNE
8
Brew : STEEP
9
Decadent : EFFETE
10
Playboy's gaze : LEER
11
Hulk Hogan, for one : WRESTLER
12
Hall-of-Famer Roush : EDD
13
His or her, in France : SES
21
Audacity : NERVE
22
Energy : PEP
26
Late ruler Mobotu ___ Seko : SESE
27
River through Bavaria : EGER
30
Poetic contraction : EER
31
Three-time speed skating gold medalist Karin : ENKE
32
Circus impresario Irvin and others : FELDS
34
Mirth : GLEE
35
Suffix with exist : ENCE
36
Consider : DEEM
38
Joins in holy matrimony : WEDS
39
Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
40
Completely excised, in surgery : RESECTED
41
G.I. chow in Desert Storm : MRE
42
Military academy freshman : PLEBE
46
Turns inside out : EVERTS
47
Rep. foe : DEM
49
Book after Nehemiah : ESTHER
50
Giggles : TEHEES
51
TV's "Remington ___" : STEELE
54
High-strung : TENSE
56
___ nous : ENTRE
58
Actress Russo : RENE
59
Place for a farmer? : DELL
60
Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
61
British stables : MEWS
62
Jan. preceder : DEC
63
Night before : EVE

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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