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New York Times, Friday, March 21, 1997

Oils obtained from petroleum, coal or wood

Author:
Shannon Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Shannon Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Burns.
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© 1997, The New York Times3/21/97 ( No. 17,300 )
Across
1
Game for the Joy Luck Club : MAHJONGG
9
Eyepiece, in jargon : OCULAR
15
Ornamental shrub : OLEANDER
16
Sport from 4-Down : KARATE
17
Spitfire, e.g. : WARPLANE
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Alonso or Markova of ballet : ALICIA
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Slangy approval : AOK
20
Sound system staple : CDPLAYER
22
"I ___ idea!" : HADNO
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Lucky people? : IRISH
26
Schedule abbr. : ARR
27
Like Herriman's Kat : KRAZY
30
Vietnamese coin : HAO
33
Cagey one? : ZOOKEEPER
35
1990-91 World Grand Prix champion : SENNA
37
Montezuma, e.g. : EMPEROR
38
With greater frequency : OFTENER
40
Retreats : LAIRS
41
Dodge cars : INTREPIDS
43
___-Cat : SNO
44
French equivalent of the Oscar : CESAR
45
It may be easily bruised : EGO
46
Max von ___ : SYDOW
49
"The Wild Duck" playwright : IBSEN
51
Cinematic techniques : FADEOUTS
54
Nouvelle Caledonie, e.g. : ILE
55
Herschel discovered it : URANUS
56
Orange-flowered plant : MARIGOLD
61
Frost in New England : ROBERT
62
Vast river basin : AMAZONIA
63
Team stat : LOSSES
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Start of this year? : NINETEEN
Down
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Level the playing field? : MOW
2
Like : ALA
3
"And I Love ___" : HER
4
"Walk, Don't Run" setting, 1966 : JAPAN
5
Spectators : ONLOOKERS
6
Site of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
7
O.T. book : GEN
8
Adopt Hellenism : GRECIZE
9
Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
10
Demands, with "for" : CALLS
11
'Umble Dickens character : URIAHHEEP
12
Filigreed : LACY
13
What some games end in : ATIE
14
Stern : REAR
21
Timber diseases : DRYROTS
22
Old TV series based on a cartoon : HAZEL
23
Bouquets : AROMAS
24
Visitor : DROPIN
28
Vintage auto : REO
29
Preserves flavor : APRICOT
31
"___ Song" (John Denver hit) : ANNIES
32
Anxious : ONEDGE
34
Oils obtained from petroleum, coal or wood : KEROSENES
35
Boil, perhaps : STERILIZE
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"Backdraft" crime : ARSON
39
Monk's title : FRA
42
Rather, for one : NEWSMAN
47
Cahn-Styne's "___ My Girl" : YOURE
48
Checks for prints : DUSTS
50
Fathered : BEGOT
51
Roll up : FURL
52
Ending with buck or stink : AROO
53
Pats : DABS
54
Neighbor of Turkmenistan : IRAN
57
Start of Cain's query : AMI
58
Bit of binary code : ONE
59
Hammarskjold's predecessor : LIE
60
Rather, for one : DAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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