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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1998

Composer who wrote "The Magic Flute"

Author:
Jeremy Thomas Paine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Thomas Paine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Paine. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times3/2/98 ( No. 17,646 )
Across
1
Reply to a ques. : ANS
4
Wisecrack : QUIP
8
Youngster : CHILD
13
Brag about : TOUT
15
Wrist-elbow connector : ULNA
16
Cowboy contest : RODEO
17
Defeats : OVERCOMES
19
Traveler's reference : ATLAS
20
Composer who wrote "The Magic Flute" : MOZART
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"Don't go out!" : STAYHERE
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Speaker's spot : DAIS
25
Medicinal herb : ALOE
26
Become motionless out of fear : FREEZEUP
30
Pass, as time : ELAPSE
34
Thin fish : EEL
35
"This ___" (shipping label) : ENDUP
37
Unprepared comment : ADLIB
38
Actor Guinness : ALEC
40
Plants used to make poi : TAROS
42
Without: Fr. : SANS
43
Discipline : RIGOR
45
Popular athletic footwear : NIKES
47
Golf bag item : TEE
48
Baroque and rococo, e.g. : STYLES
50
Opposite of 26-Across? : MELTDOWN
52
Apollo astronaut Slayton : DEKE
54
Suffix with gang : STER
55
Unwanted art : GRAFFITI
59
Fanatic : ZEALOT
63
U. S. Grant opponent : RELEE
64
Opposite of 17-Across? : UNDERGOES
66
Deduce : INFER
67
Gloomy : DOUR
68
Bubbly beverage : SODA
69
Castles' barriers : MOATS
70
TV deputy from Hazzard : ENOS
71
Armenia or Azerbaijan, once: Abbr. : SSR
Down
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Tiny particle : ATOM
2
Porto-___ (Benin's capital) : NOVO
3
Canal that leads to the Red Sea : SUEZ
4
Division result : QUOTIENT
5
German city on the Danube : ULM
6
Chemical endings : INES
7
Macaroni and such : PASTA
8
Colorful brand name? : CRAYOLA
9
Rash people : HOTHEADS
10
Not busy : IDLE
11
Shakespearean king : LEAR
12
Prescription amount : DOSE
14
Barter : TRADE
18
Mania : CRAZE
22
Bubbly beverage : ALE
24
Land south of Egypt : SUDAN
26
Is afraid of : FEARS
27
On again, as a lantern : RELIT
28
Poem of lament : ELEGY
29
Jewish festival : PURIM
31
Philosopher who wrote the "Republic" : PLATO
32
Tendon : SINEW
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Actor Buddy : EBSEN
36
Nudges : POKES
39
Opposite of 9-Down? : COLDFEET
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Bubbly beverages : SELTZERS
44
Illegal cigarettes, slangily : REEFERS
46
Turn the wheel : STEER
49
Do slaloms : SKI
51
Pulls : DRAGS
53
Conservatory assignment, perhaps : ETUDE
55
Bleak : GRIM
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Clinton Attorney General : RENO
57
___ Romeo (Italian auto) : ALFA
58
Let ___ a secret : INON
60
Facilities, in Falmouth : LOOS
61
Multivolume ref. works : OEDS
62
Pre-1917 ruler : TSAR
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Twosome : DUO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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