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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1996

Author:
G. Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 16,934 )
Across
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Hollywood do : GALA
5
Coat, with "on" : DAUB
9
By surprise : ABACK
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Favorite : IDOL
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___facto : IPSO
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Kind of pad : LEGAL
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Heart of the matter : GIST
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Jerk: Var. : SHMO
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Bogart in "High Sierra" : EARLE
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Barely : INTHENICKOFTIME
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Linear : ONED
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Toss (out) : CAST
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Doyle's "___in Scarlet" : ASTUDY
28
Diner lunch order : BLT
29
"It's fun to stay at the___" (1978 song lyric) : YMCA
33
"Little Lulu" cartoonist : MARGE
34
50's Yankees great Hank : BAUER
36
Not in, in Innsbruck : AUS
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Barely : BYAHAIRSBREADTH
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PC key : ESC
41
Rummages (through) : ROOTS
42
Toot : SPREE
43
Campus org. : ROTC
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Scheduled : DUE
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Some 16th-century engravings : DURERS
47
"Looks like trouble" : OHOH
49
Japanese writing sticks : SUMI
50
Barely : ATTHELASTSECOND
57
"Smoking gun" : PROOF
58
Pitcher Wilhelm : HOYT
59
"The Art of Love" author : OVID
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Exploded : BURST
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English composer : ARNE
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"So long" : TATA
63
Pants parts : SEATS
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Tournament ranking : SEED
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Leave rolling in the aisles : SLAY
Down
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"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" musical : GIGI
2
Tennis score : ADIN
3
Without a clue : LOST
4
Notwithstanding that : ALTHOUGH
5
ABC's owner : DISNEY
6
It eats its vegetables : APHID
7
"Semper fi" grp. : USMC
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Literary circles : BOOKCLUBS
9
Hebrew A's : ALEFS
10
"Dick Tracy" star : BEATTY
11
Farm prefix : AGRI
12
Not windy : CALM
13
"The Mocker Mocked" artist : KLEE
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
22
Cowboy flick : OATER
25
Stoplight light : AMBER
26
Express authority : SAYSO
27
Pamphlet : TRACT
28
Thrash : BASTE
30
Part of Felipe's family : MADRE
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More good-looking : CUTER
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Hardwoods : ASHES
34
To-dos : BROUHAHAS
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Job hunter's need : RESUME
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Crystalline antiseptic : IODOL
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California crop : APRICOTS
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Regis or Kathie Lee : COHOST
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Prepared to lift prints : DUSTED
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Tests the weight of : HEFTS
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Composer Jule : STYNE
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P.D. alerts : APBS
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Exact : TRUE
52
Part of a Japanese pilot's war cry : TORA
53
Resentful : SORE
54
Planetary path : OVAL
55
Actress Naldi : NITA
56
Normandy event : DDAY

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

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