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New York Times, Saturday, March 2, 1996

ABC-TV's first big hit, with "The"

Author:
N. Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Ms. Joline.
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© 1996, The New York Times3/2/96 ( No. 16,916 )
Across
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Some vacation digs : TIMESHARES
11
Throws : PEGS
15
Breeze on a hot day, e.g. : AMELIORANT
16
Auto part : AXLE
17
Bandleader nicknamed El Rey : TITOPUENTE
18
Scrap : SPAT
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___clip : ATA
20
Word with dish or piano : RAG
21
Blank : VACANT
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Plateaued, with "out" : MAXED
26
Kind of check : SEVERANCE
28
Roman alternative : ITALIC
30
Furniture wood : REDALDER
31
It may be said for openers : SESAME
32
Certain hotel, briefly : SRO
33
Mark Rudd's org. : SDS
34
Knit : MEND
36
Kind of history : ORAL
39
What lats and pecs adorn : BOD
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Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
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Released : EXEMPT
48
Modest beachwear : ONEPIECE
51
Hard : SEVERE
52
Specialists' patients, usually : REFERRALS
54
"It Ain't Me Babe" composer : DYLAN
55
Green : INLEAF
56
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Plus : AND
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Tray item : SOAP
60
Batting position : OPENSTANCE
64
Major addition : ETTE
65
ABC-TV's first big hit, with "The" : LONERANGER
66
Offspring : SEED
67
Somnolence : DROWSINESS
Down
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Japanese mats : TATAMIS
2
Copy : IMITATE
3
Greek brandies : METAXAS
4
"Hold On Tight" rock group : ELO
5
Taste : SIP
6
Time : HOUR
7
Parts : AREAS
8
Four-time Stanley Cup champs : RANGERS
9
Tolkien creature : ENT
10
Pier sights : STEVEDORES
11
Programming language : PASCAL
12
Increases : EXPANDS
13
Ricocheted : GLANCED
14
Some volleyball players : SETTERS
22
Ancient Rome's___Pacis : ARA
24
Actor Jack : ELAM
25
Torch bearer : DIME
27
___Beach, Fla. : VERO
29
Model position? : CENTERFOLD
35
Numerical prefix : DECA
37
Dismissed : AXED
38
Impose : LEVY
39
Three kings of Bulgaria : BORISES
40
Rodgers and Hart's "Johnny___" : ONENOTE
41
Puncture : DEFLATE
43
Chili___, Tex-Mex menu item : RELLENO
45
Mixture : MELANGE
46
Capers : PRANCES
47
Offers : TENDERS
49
Made the tiniest complaint : PEEPED
50
1994 cease-fire grp. : IRA
53
Resilience : SINEW
57
Lat. and Lith., once : SSRS
61
___favor : POR
62
___chi : TAI
63
Actress Rutherford : ANN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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