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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 1997

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQWX} This is puzzle # 221 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 17,299 )
Across
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Santa ___ : CRUZ
5
School subj. : HIST
9
McEntire and others : REBAS
14
He follows the news : LENO
15
Perry creator : ERLE
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La Scala cheer : BRAVA
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Kind of companion : BOON
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Minipicture, maybe : INSET
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Gawks : RUBBERNECKS
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Six-foot Australian : EMU
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Double curve : OGEE
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Uphill conveyance : TBAR
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Get it : SEE
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Jumping-off place? : SPRINGBOARD
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Squire : GENT
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Sylvester's co-star in "Rocky" : TALIA
33
Per ___ : CAPITA
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Expense : OUTLAY
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About-face : UTURN
40
Luxurious : POSH
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A long way to go? : STRETCHLIMO
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"Give ___ break!" : USA
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Manual offerings : TIPS
50
Hurler Hershiser : OREL
51
Clemson athlete : TIGER
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Indian whose tribe's name means "lovers of sexual pleasure" : OTO
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Fastening device : ELASTICBAND
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Thoughtful sort : MUSER
58
Slammer : STIR
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First word in Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
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Utopias : EDENS
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"...___ saw Elba" : EREI
62
Gulf capital : ADEN
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Back to zero, perhaps : RESET
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Reddish-brown gem : SARD
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Whipping site at sea : MAST
Down
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Luce and others : CLARES
2
Truncate : REDUCE
3
Impotent : UNABLE
4
Anthony Quinn title role : ZORBA
5
Semitic lang. : HEBR
6
Magnetite, e.g. : IRONORE
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Fruity liqueur : SLOEGIN
8
Like an old pay telephone call : TENCENT
9
Stat for which Cecil Fielder once led the A.L. : RBIS
10
West end? : ERN
11
Summer game : BASEBALL
12
Church recitation : AVEMARIA
13
Start of TV Guide listings : SATURDAY
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Bug-eyed monsters : ETS
22
Stag party staple : KEG
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In every respect : TOAT
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Couples grp. : PGA
30
A.C. measure : BTU
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Account, in a way : CUSTOMER
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Disposition : ATTITUDE
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They may be cross : PURPOSES
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Angers : IRES
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Demolitionist's supply : TNT
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Its symbol is an omega : OHM
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Expresses : PHRASES
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Pseudo fat : OLESTRA
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Less clear, as river water : SILTIER
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Milit. rank : COL
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Milit. school : OTC
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Where Kampala is : UGANDA
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Physiological pentad : SENSES
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Eager : ARDENT
52
Skyscraper construction unit : IBEAM
54
Start for while : ERST
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Crocus or freesia, e.g. : IRID
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Wind dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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