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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1995

31-Down : "Medea" playwright

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 1995, The New York Times3/14/95 ( No. 16,562 )
Across
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Practical jokes : GAGS
5
School founded by Henry VI : ETON
9
Sharp-smelling : ACRID
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For men ___ (stag) : ONLY
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"Kon-Tiki" craft : RAFT
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Haunted house noises : MOANS
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They're easily bruised : EGOS
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The ___ of the party : LIFE
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Leaning slightly, as a ship : ALIST
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Passenger restraints : SEATBELTS
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Sudden shock : JOLT
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Change, as a hem : ALTER
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Paramount workplace : LOT
25
Path of Discovery : ORBIT
27
Island near Australia : TASMANIA
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White weasel : ERMINE
30
Followed tenaciously : DOGGED
32
Rainbows : ARCS
33
Last mile in a car warranty, often : FIFTYTHOUSANDTH
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University founder Cornell : EZRA
39
Shops : STORES
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Be that as it may : EVENSO
42
Painstaking : DILIGENT
47
TV host Gibbons : LEEZA
48
Cleopatra's biter : ASP
49
Artoo-___ : DETOO
50
Gottfried, in "Lohengrin" : SWAN
51
Tour outline : ITINERARY
53
Tour of duty : STINT
54
Nil, in Seville : NADA
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Chorister : ALTO
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Eyelashes : CILIA
57
Spanish crowd? : TRES
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Haymarket Square event : RIOT
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Football's Papa Bear : HALAS
60
"___ Grand Night for Singing" : ITSA
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Comic Carvey : DANA
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Attacks : GOESAT
2
Actress Lansbury : ANGELA
3
Is a bad winner : GLOATS
4
Word with solar or nervous : SYSTEM
5
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Firefly component? : TAILLIGHT
7
Leading early in the race : OFFTOAGOODSTART
8
Military experiment, perhaps : NTEST
9
Key of Beethoven's Seventh : AMAJOR
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Play-by-play announcer's partner : COLORMAN
11
Front-row racing fan : RAILBIRD
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1992 thriller "Basic ___" : INSTINCT
13
Aug. clock setting : DST
21
Diamond Jim : BRADY
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Musician/sportscaster John : TESH
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"___ fast, buster!" : NOTSO
29
Car bomb? : EDSEL
31
"Medea" playwright : EURIPIDES
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"I ___ Fine" (Beatles hit) : FEEL
34
Russian newspaper : IZVESTIA
35
Voluntary capacity : FREEWILL
36
Dar es Salaam's land : TANZANIA
37
Stage comment : ASIDE
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Christmas bell ringers : SANTAS
43
Actor Depardieu : GERARD
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It may be last on the list : ETALIA
45
Boxer Ken : NORTON
46
Corolla, e.g. : TOYOTA
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"___ a stinker?": Bugs Bunny : AINTI
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Cape Canaveral acronym : NASA
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Univ., e.g. : SCH

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

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