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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 1996

Teacher's duty [the basis for five anagrams in this puzzle]

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times3/27/96 ( No. 16,941 )
Across
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Second-string player : SCRUB
6
Sharp breath : GASP
10
Baby skin problem : RASH
14
Billy Joel's instrument : PIANO
15
Simba's cry : ROAR
16
Light beige : ECRU
17
Teacher's duty [the basis for five anagrams in this puzzle] : ATTENDANCE
19
Gorge : SATE
20
"The Catcher in the___" : RYE
21
Appearance determinant : GENE
22
Parts of ecosystems : FAUNAS
24
Five-time Wimbledon champ : BORG
25
Expensive coat : SABLE
26
Fountain treat : SODA
29
Orderly lion's lair? : NEATCATDEN
33
___-garde : AVANT
35
Functions : GOES
36
4:00 function : TEA
37
Actor Chaney : LON
38
Placate : APPEASE
41
Blow it : ERR
42
So, in Latin : SIC
43
Sharp : KEEN
44
Kind of boom : SONIC
46
Beachgoer's goal? : ADECENTTAN
50
Western Indians : UTES
51
Macaulay Culkin's home status : ALONE
52
Electrical unit : VOLT
54
Verdigris : PATINA
56
Scintilla : IOTA
57
16th-century date : MDI
60
Ceremony : RITE
61
Actor Beatty fasts? : NEDCANTEAT
64
First garden : EDEN
65
Arboretum item : TREE
66
Fad : CRAZE
67
Wired : SENT
68
Bus rider's prize : SEAT
69
Where to get down from? : EIDER
Down
1
Practice boxing : SPAR
2
Metro : CITY
3
Fare : RATE
4
Article in Le Figaro : UNE
5
Beatnik's drum : BONGO
6
Football great Red : GRANGE
7
Top-flight : AONE
8
Pouch : SAC
9
Introduces : PREFACES
10
Denouement : RESULT
11
Tepee with poles? : ACANEDTENT
12
Madrid miss: Abbr. : SRTA
13
Shades : HUES
18
"The 'Burbs" co-star : DERN
23
Humiliates : ABASES
24
60's slogan "___the bomb" : BAN
25
Greek meeting place : STOA
26
Hot sauce : SALSA
27
Egg-shaped : OVOID
28
Sock hop notice? : DANCEATTEN
30
007, e.g. : AGENT
31
Weird : EERIE
32
Undercover police : NARCS
34
Hire : TAKEON
39
Some titles : PENNANTS
40
Tennis's Sampras : PETE
45
Not safe : OUT
47
Grisham nail-biter, with "The" : CLIENT
48
Cousin of the snipe : AVOCET
49
___chance : NOTA
53
Kind of corporal : LANCE
54
D.C. V.I.P. : PRES
55
Adjutant : AIDE
56
Brainchild : IDEA
57
Fermented drink : MEAD
58
Almost knock out : DAZE
59
Roman road : ITER
62
Byron's before : ERE
63
Chemistry prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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