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New York Times, Friday, March 15, 1996

Southey's "Roderick, the Last of the___"

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 212 for Mr. Santora.
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© 1996, The New York Times3/15/96 ( No. 16,929 )
Across
1
Queen Bilqis's land : SHEBA
6
Went for : DUG
9
Demean : ABASE
14
Gold : AURUM
15
Chemical prefix : ISO
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Actress Thompson et al. : SADAS
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What tots did in the malt shop? : GRASPEDATSTRAWS
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Auto item with rubber flanges : CLINCHERTIRE
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Best-furnished : POSHEST
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___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
25
Application datum : SEX
26
Word to a doctor : AAH
27
Training system originated in Sweden : SLOYD
29
Sill cover : DRAPE
32
Walk-ons : CAMEOS
35
Braced for a roller coaster ride : HELDONTIGHT
38
Comes down somewhat hard? : SLEETS
39
Lout : YAHOO
42
Overpamper : SPOIL
44
Prefix with 25-Across : UNI
45
Part of a "fully loaded" car : AIR
46
Powerful D.C. lobby : NRA
48
Good tidings : EVANGEL
52
Not the independent sort : CLINGINGVINE
55
Shook hands? : CAMETOGRIPSWITH
59
Month in Managua : ENERO
60
Tony-winning actress Salonga : LEA
61
North of Virginia : OLLIE
62
Deceived : LEDON
63
Opposite of lack : OWN
64
Paintbrush material : NYLON
Down
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Decline : SAG
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Wallace's "Ben-___" : HUR
3
Oxydol competitor : ERA
4
St. Louis's___Stadium : BUSCH
5
Copious : AMPLE
6
"___I" (1970 gold record) : DIDNT
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Car-racing org. : USAC
8
Southey's "Roderick, the Last of the___" : GOTHS
9
Dixon line : ASTROLOGY
10
M.T.A.: Boston::___: San Francisco : BART
11
Fresh as___ : ADAISY
12
Went ballistic : SAWRED
13
20's auto : ESSEX
18
Danger for a U-Boot : EIS
19
Judo instructor : SENSEI
21
Cape Canaveral site : PAD
22
Row : OAR
23
Bygone leader : SHAH
28
Part of the Labor Dept. : OSHA
30
Foreign money : PESO
31
"Prelude to a Kiss" composer : ELLINGTON
32
TV producer Fred : COE
33
Symbol of industry : ANT
34
Hood and others: Abbr. : MTS
36
Texas city on the Mexican border : DELRIO
37
Hood : THUG
40
Identical : ONE
41
Shortening : OIL
42
Water-soluble gas : SILANE
43
Ready to go : PRIMED
45
Gradually increasing in speed, in mus. : ACCEL
47
White, in a way : ANGLO
48
Water choice : EVIAN
49
Bigwig : VIP
50
Cooperstown's Cap___ : ANSON
51
Just : NEWLY
53
Sleuth Wolfe : NERO
54
Increased : GREW
56
Afflicted : ILL
57
Madre's hermano : TIO
58
Poultry buy : HEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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