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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 1999

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 18,029 )

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Across
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Best-selling novel set in ancient Rome : QUOVADIS
9
Like salon customers : COIFED
15
Rigor : ASPERITY
16
When surfing is possible? : UPTIME
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Béarnaise ingredient : TARRAGON
18
Computing timesavers : MACROS
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Germs might grow in it : AGAR
20
Catchall reason for failure : SNAFU
22
Quartermaster's post : HELM
23
Overhaul : REHAB
25
Ward heelers : POLS
27
___-Pitch : SLO
28
Cat's covering : ZOOTSUIT
31
Sequel tag : III
32
Leaner : SCRAWNIER
35
The Osmonds' birthplace : OGDEN
37
Philosopher : THINKER
38
Gary's "Desire" co-star : MARLENE
40
Scouting outing : RECON
41
David and others : PSALMISTS
43
Telegraph ender : ESE
44
Word after family or detail : ORIENTED
46
Subject of psych. experiments : ESP
47
Uses a shuttle : TATS
48
Homme ___ (French V.I.P.) : DETAT
52
Letters for nine-to-fivers : TGIF
54
The "Little Ol' Band From Texas" : ZZTOP
57
Quince, e.g. : POME
58
Pied : CALICO
60
Heathen of sorts : IDOLATER
62
Key of Beethoven's Seventh : AMAJOR
63
Gay old time : NINETIES
64
Accouters anew : REFITS
65
1945 Cahn/Styne tune : ANYWHERE
Down
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Where to spend dirhams : QATAR
2
Meter reader's concern : USAGE
3
Sofia's portrayer in "The Color Purple" : OPRAH
4
First European to enter New York Bay : VERRAZANO
5
Southern Hemisphere constellation : ARA
6
Pad : DIGS
7
Pour ___ : ITON
8
Neurotransmission site : SYNAPSE
9
Some clouds : CUMULI
10
W.W. II agcy. : OPA
11
It's a sensation : ITCH
12
Chat sites : FIRESIDES
13
11-Down application : EMOLLIENT
14
"State Fair" setting : DESMOINES
21
Kind of bobsled : FOURMAN
24
Option for the present : BOWKNOT
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Charged : STORMED
29
Inseparable : ONE
30
German battleship sunk in 1944 : TIRPITZ
32
Source of much bell-ringing : STREETCAR
33
Kings' milieu : CHESSGAME
34
Alternative to a baked potato : RICEPILAF
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Aircraft's approach : GLIDEPATH
39
Aircraft abbr. : ALT
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39-line verse : SESTINA
45
They may be straight : RAZORS
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Fields of comedy : TOTIE
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Bahraini bigwig: Var. : AMEER
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Not windy : TERSE
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Land in which men wear skirts called sulus : FIJI
55
One-eyed overlord : ODIN
56
Pay (up) : PONY
59
Rollaway relative : COT
61
1950's All-Star Burdette : LEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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