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New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 1995

Equivalent of A.S.T., for clocks

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 201 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times3/16/95 ( No. 16,564 )

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Across
1
CD follower : ROM
4
Goodbye, to Gaius : VALE
8
Release : LETGO
13
Ex of Mickey : AVA
14
Secures, informally : ICES
15
Straight : LINEAR
16
Where to make a scene : SET
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Sophisticated : CHIC
18
Fired up : AFLAME
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Holiday exhibit : CRECHE
21
Working : ATIT
23
French seasoning : SEL
24
Finery : ARRAY
25
Sundials? : OLDTIMERS
27
Den : LAIR
28
Latin I word : AMAS
29
Like Amundsen : NORSE
30
"Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
32
"Give it ___" : AGO
33
"Miss Otis Regrets," maybe? : ELEVATORMUSIC
37
Hanoi occasion : TET
38
Took up again : REOPENED
40
Web-footed animal : OTTER
43
High pair : ACES
44
Queen of heaven : JUNO
45
Kind of crab : HARDSHELL
47
Bel ___ (operatic style) : CANTO
48
"What a good boy ___" : AMI
49
Home of the 40 Down : TARA
50
Shade of blue : POWDER
51
Pottery luster : REFLET
53
Where Bountiful is : UTAH
55
Sleeve : ARM
56
At an angle : ASLOPE
57
An old story : SAGA
58
Red Rose, e.g. : TEA
59
Fusses : STEWS
60
First place : EDEN
61
Equivalent of A.S.T., for clocks : EDT
Down
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Villians : RASCALS
2
Inflate : OVERRATE
3
Equipment : MATERIEL
4
French water : VICHY
5
Starve (for) : ACHE
6
Luau memento : LEI
7
Union contract provision : ESCALATORCLAUSE
8
Raising : LIFTINGUP
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Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
10
Brief promo : TEASER
11
Dungeons & Dragons devotees : GAMERS
12
To avoid the alternative : ORELSE
15
Café additive : LAIT
20
Like some staircases : CARPETED
22
N.F.L. scores : TDS
25
Forbear : OMIT
26
Saskatchewan city : MOOSEJAW
28
Part of an M.D.'s educ. : ANAT
31
Exceeds : OVERSTEPS
32
"Famous" cookie name : AMOS
34
Be giddy : REEL
35
Swamp : INUNDATE
36
Emotionally secure : CENTERED
39
"Welcome" site : DOORMAT
40
Family in a 1936 best seller : OHARAS
41
Least wild : TAMEST
42
Bagatelle : TRIFLE
43
___ Lingus : AER
46
Venom : HATE
47
"Over There" composer : COHAN
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Beep : PAGE
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Weather system : LOW
54
Little bit : TAD

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

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