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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1999

Author:
Nathaniel Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nathaniel Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 18,032 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Ayatollahs' predecessors : SHAHS
6
Gunslinger's command : DRAW
10
"Oh, my!" : GOSH
14
Hooded snake : COBRA
15
Othello's false friend : IAGO
16
"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
17
Start of a quip : AKLEPTOMANIACIS
20
Summer shirt, informally : TEE
21
Mallards' homes : PONDS
22
Metric volume : STERE
23
Place for a 45 : PHONO
24
Clinch, as a deal : ICE
25
Part 2 of the quip : SOMEONEWHOHELPS
32
Son of Venus : AMOR
33
Stiff denial : NOTI
34
Old polit. cause : ERA
35
Dosage unit : RAD
36
Caribbean music : SKA
39
Ovine utterance : BAA
40
A major, maybe : KEY
41
Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
42
Paris recreation area : PARC
44
Lucy's partner : DESI
45
Part 3 of the quip : HIMSELFASHEJUST
50
Entanglement : WEB
51
Encumbrances : LIENS
52
One who grins and bears it : STOIC
55
Greek S : SIGMA
56
Biol., e.g. : SCI
59
End of the quip : CANTHELPHIMSELF
62
Novelist Waugh : ALEC
63
Tallow source : SUET
64
Words before sight and mind : OUTOF
65
Entanglement : MESH
66
Stumbles : ERRS
67
Query before "Here goes!" : READY
Down
1
"Out!" : SCAT
2
Balderdash : HOKE
3
Strong of body and mind : ABLE
4
Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
5
Early Greek lyric poet : SAPPHO
6
1934 quintuplet : DIONNE
7
Forcefully stuff, as a throat : RAMDOWN
8
Turkish generals : AGAS
9
Took the trophy : WON
10
Chin beard : GOATEE
11
___ and for all : ONCE
12
Move : STIR
13
Place for a run : HOSE
18
Warner Bros. creation : TOON
19
Resort island off Naples : ISCHIA
23
Word in a price : PER
24
Whit : IOTA
25
"The Terminator" woman : SARAH
26
Yemeni's neighbor : OMANI
27
E-mail need : MODEM
28
Play ___ with (damage) : HOB
29
Belgian composer Guillaume : LEKEU
30
Newspapers, with "the" : PRESS
31
"Don't mince words!" : SAYIT
36
Oration : SPEECH
37
Henry Kissinger biographer Marvin : KALB
38
Canine cry : ARF
43
Thickness : CALIPER
44
Radio staff, for short : DJS
46
On/off ___ : SWITCH
47
Tourist attractions : SIGHTS
48
Prefix with spherical : HEMI
49
Captivate : ENAMOR
52
Defraud : SCAM
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It may be spun : TALE
54
Half of binary code : ONES
55
Disparagement : SLUR
56
___ good example : SETA
57
Oaf : CLOD
58
Conjectural : IFFY
60
Ethnic suffix : ESE
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"So ___ me!" : SUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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