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New York Times, Monday, March 23, 1998

1996 award for "The English Patient"

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times3/23/98 ( No. 17,667 )
Across
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Stormed : RAGED
6
Narc bust : RAID
10
Lab container : VIAL
14
A bouquet has one : AROMA
15
Fairy tale beginning : ONCE
16
As regards : INRE
17
Intransigent senator's tactic : FILIBUSTER
19
"Miss ___ Regrets" (1934 hit) : OTIS
20
Ivan or Nicholas : TSAR
21
"The Catcher in the ___" : RYE
22
Johnnie Cochran entreaties : PLEAS
23
Taste and touch : SENSES
25
1996 award for "The English Patient" : OSCAR
27
Dull : LACKLUSTER
31
Farm units : ACRES
35
Adjutant : AIDE
36
Egyptian fertility goddess : ISIS
38
Show muscle? : FLEX
39
Had a role to play : ACTED
40
"Laura" director Preminger : OTTO
41
Tennille of the Captain and Tennille : TONI
42
Mail delivery paths: Abbr. : RTES
43
Photographer Adams : ANSEL
44
Survive inspection : PASSMUSTER
47
Death row reprieves : STAYS
48
Gives way : YIELDS
53
Two-___ (deceitful) : FACED
55
"The Gold Bug" writer : POE
57
Undecorated : BARE
58
"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
59
Rural flier : CROPDUSTER
62
Healthful mineral : ZINC
63
"Take this!" : HERE
64
Building modification : REHAB
65
Villa d'___ : ESTE
66
Land west of Nod : EDEN
67
Calendario opener : ENERO
Down
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Whitewater transports : RAFTS
2
Get out of bed : ARISE
3
___ Heights (disputed Mideast area) : GOLAN
4
Kuwaiti rulers : EMIRS
5
Bit of ointment : DAB
6
Optimistic : ROSY
7
Opening wager : ANTE
8
Diamonds, in criminal slang : ICE
9
"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
10
Reason for a ticket : VIOLATION
11
Hobbies : INTERESTS
12
Pavarotti solo : ARIA
13
Minus : LESS
18
Constellation bear : URSA
22
Compaqs, e.g. : PCS
24
Chicago trains : ELS
25
"The ___ trick in the book!" : OLDEST
26
Engaged in litigation : SUED
28
Saguaro : CACTUS
29
Toys with tails : KITES
30
Baptism, for one : RITE
31
Not fore : AFT
32
Hoof sound : CLOP
33
Making a comeback : RENASCENT
34
Being : EXISTENCE
37
The sun : SOL
39
Team from West Point : ARMY
43
"Exodus" hero : ARI
45
In low spirits : SAD
46
Examined : EYED
49
Buddy of 60's-70's TV : EBSEN
50
Motorized shop tool : LATHE
51
Bleak, in verse : DREAR
52
___-Croatian : SERBO
53
Disconcert : FAZE
54
"Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
55
Read (over) : PORE
56
Many a tournament : OPEN
59
Cuban hero Guevara : CHE
60
Like sunsets : RED
61
Yorkshire river : URE

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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