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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1996

Author:
J. S. Marrone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Scott Marrone

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Marrone. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 16,940 )
Across
1
Pro___ : RATA
5
Both: Prefix : AMBI
9
Slacken : LETUP
14
Meanie : OGRE
15
"Hee Haw" humor : CORN
16
Modern Persian : IRANI
17
Landmark 20th-century ballet : THERITEOFSPRING
20
The "S" in WASP : SAXON
21
Openings : GAPS
22
Foot: Lat. : PES
23
Pax___ : ROMANA
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Install : SEAT
27
1966 Lovin' Spoonful hit : SUMMERINTHECITY
32
Italian wine region : ASTI
33
Former rival of Jay and Dave : ARSENIO
34
Rectory : MANSE
36
Little sucker? : STRAW
40
More like the Blob : SLIMIER
46
Neophyte: Var. : TIRO
47
1935 Vernon Duke song : AUTUMNINNEWYORK
51
Elevator man : OTIS
52
One of the Nixons : TRICIA
53
Low-class newspaper : RAG
54
Brotherhood, for short : FRAT
55
1970's music : DISCO
60
1968 Hepburn-O'Toole film : THELIONINWINTER
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Batting great Hank : AARON
65
Andrews or Carvey : DANA
66
Missing : GONE
67
Result : ENSUE
68
Author Haley : ALEX
69
Patronizes the Four Seasons, e.g. : EATS
Down
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Spoils : ROTS
2
Turkish leader : AGHA
3
"Jurassic Park" menace : TREX
4
Space prefix : AERO
5
It precedes "of God" or "of war" : ACT
6
A Stooge : MOE
7
Work shoes : BROGANS
8
Ravel's "Pavane pour une ___ defunte" : INFANTE
9
Kissers : LIPS
10
Blunder : ERR
11
Chiang Kai-shek's capital : TAIPEI
12
Messy : UNNEAT
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Symbol of messiness : PIGSTY
18
About : INRE
19
Hall-of-Fame pitcher Warren : SPAHN
24
"...man ___ mouse?" : ORA
25
Russian "peace" : MIR
26
"Star Trek" engineer : SCOTTY
27
Uncle___ : SAM
28
What 27-Down represents : USA
29
Alp, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
30
Wife, informally : MISSUS
31
Frozen Wasser : EIS
35
Shade tree : ELM
37
Brazilian getaway : RIO
38
Flightboard abbr. : ARR
39
In which dim sum may be cooked : WOK
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Preface : INTRO
42
Kind of rights, for a suspect : MIRANDA
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Beginning : INITIAL
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S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
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Defendants, at law : REI
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Main lines : AORTAE
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Beehive State resident : UTAHAN
49
Detroit nine : TIGERS
50
Desert streambed : WADI
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Numismatist's classification : FINE
56
"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
57
Portico : STOA
58
Copper : CENT
59
Mine rocks : ORES
61
Bud's comedy companion : LOU
62
Opposite SSW : NNE
63
Medium for Mme. Tussaud : WAX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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