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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1996

Author:
R. Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5300546
Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QU} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 16,928 )
Across
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Sing "shooby-doo" : SCAT
5
Below, to Byron : NEATH
10
British colonial rule : RAJ
13
Vogue rival : ELLE
14
Shade of red : INDIAN
16
Stat for Christy Mathewson : ERA
17
Humdinger: Var. : LALAPALOOZA
19
Siege weapon : RAM
20
Amatory : EROTIC
21
Get hard : SET
22
At low___(in decline) : EBB
23
Lampoon : SATIRIZE
26
Punch in the shop : AWL
28
House of lords : MANOR
29
Armadas : FLEETS
32
Procter & Gamble brand : COMET
35
Help with the dishes : WIPE
37
Challenge : DARE
38
Uris hero : ARI
39
Certain board members : EDITORS
42
White___ : SOX
43
Tibetan holy man : LAMA
45
Hatcher of "Lois & Clark" : TERI
46
Miniscule : TEENY
48
Finger movements : FLICKS
50
Maze notation : ENTER
52
3-point Scrabble tile : CEE
53
Olympians : ATHLETES
57
Oliver Stone film : JFK
59
Pompous person : ASS
62
Nook : ALCOVE
63
Poetic pugilist : ALI
64
Excitement : TITILLATION
67
Oxford tutor : DON
68
Money in coin : SPECIE
69
Nevada city or county : ELKO
70
Kind of basket : EGG
71
Instructional units : STEPS
72
Big bucks, perhaps : DEER
Down
1
Graf rival : SELES
2
Bow of the silents : CLARA
3
Appropriate : ALLOT
4
Brighton break : TEATIME
5
Supply in fresh meat : NIACIN
6
Photographer's abbr. : ENL
7
Brouhaha : ADO
8
Castilian kinsmen : TIOS
9
Visibility problem : HAZE
10
Cinematic encore : RERELEASE
11
Descendant of Ishmael : ARAB
12
Doorway sidepiece : JAMB
15
Dating from birth : NATAL
18
Copyright violator : PIRATE
24
"Outtasight!" : ZOWIE
25
Neighbor of Sudan : ERITREA
27
Yoke : WED
29
___-de-lance (pit viper) : FER
30
Innovative 1982 movie : TRON
31
Alluring : SEXY
32
Baby whale : CALF
33
Spoken : ORAL
34
Making like : MIMICKING
36
Exact moment : POINT
40
Wino's woe : DTS
41
1947 Kim Hunter Broadway role : STELLA
44
Cable award : ACE
47
Put up : ERECTED
49
"The Mermaid Tavern" poet : KEATS
51
Pre-Socratic philosopher : THALES
54
Linen fabric : TOILE
55
Conjure up : EVOKE
56
Toledo title : SENOR
57
Shade of green : JADE
58
Wield the whip : FLOG
60
Tries the wine : SIPS
61
Galley marking : STET
65
Kind of beer : ICE
66
Pitcher projection : LIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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