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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 1997

Hoped-for effect of having a big military

Author:
John R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. Conrad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite
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C
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H
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I
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C
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M
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N
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A
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S
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E
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K
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N
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T
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F
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A
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L
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G
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R
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M
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M
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R
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N
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N
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O
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V
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A
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D
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W
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P
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R
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B
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© 1997, The New York Times3/18/97 ( No. 17,297 )
Across
1
Smart : CHIC
5
Diminished by : MINUS
10
E, in Morse code : DOT
13
Nimbus : HALO
14
Makes amends (for) : ATONES
16
Morn's opposite : EVE
17
Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
18
Like some regions : NETHER
19
Levy : TAX
20
No middle ground, successwise : FEASTORFAMINE
23
Corn serving : EAR
24
Mornings, for short : AMS
25
Like some history : ORAL
28
"Beau ___" : GESTE
31
Not guzzle : SIP
32
___ firma : TERRA
33
Sounds from the stands : RAHS
34
Approximately : MOREORLESS
36
Trial judge Lance : ITO
37
Dad's mate : MOM
38
Bit of hope : RAY
39
Turndowns : NOS
40
Words before taking the plunge : NOWORNEVER
43
Certain breakout : ACNE
44
Channels : DUCTS
45
Married : WED
46
Newspapers : PRESS
47
At bats, e.g. : STAT
48
Eternal queen, of book and film : SHE
49
Former Mideast merger: Abbr. : UAR
50
Eventually : SOONERORLATER
56
Hawaiian necklace : LEI
58
___ to go (eager) : RARING
59
The Clintons' alma mater : YALE
60
Possess : OWN
61
Pindar's country : GREECE
62
Class with a Paul Samuelson text : ECON
63
Entreat : BEG
64
Pothook shapes : ESSES
65
1958 Presley #1 hit : DONT
Down
1
One whose work causes a stir? : CHEF
2
Robust : HALE
3
Actress Chase : ILKA
4
Pampers : COSSETS
5
Estate home : MANOR
6
Anatomical passage : ITER
7
Foul : NOTFAIR
8
Free : UNHAMPERED
9
Appears : SEEMS
10
Hoped-for effect of having a big military : DETERRENCE
11
Eggs : OVA
12
Cowhand's nickname : TEX
15
___ Lanka : SRI
21
___ kwon do : TAE
22
Christmas carol : NOEL
26
Cases for insurance detectives : ARSONS
27
Maidens : LASSES
28
Operates, as a hand organ : GRINDS
29
Patronize restaurants : EATOUT
30
Highlighting : SHOWCASING
31
In an undetermined place, in dialect : SOMEWHERES
32
Attempt : TRY
34
Back-to-work time: Abbr. : MON
35
Paddle : OAR
37
___ Olson (ad character) : MRS
41
Director Preminger : OTTO
42
Eastern thrushes : VEERIES
43
In formation : ARRAYED
46
Buddy : PAL
48
Trap : SNARE
49
Prods : URGES
51
Assoc. : ORG
52
A long time ago : ONCE
53
Sandwich with fixin's : TACO
54
Carolina college : ELON
55
1996 Tony musical : RENT
56
High return : LOB
57
Farm mother : EWE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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