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New York Times, Monday, March 3, 1997

Patsy's pal on TV's "Absolutely Fabulous"

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Spadaccini.
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© 1997, The New York Times3/3/97 ( No. 17,282 )
Across
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Poet Sandburg : CARL
5
Sand bar : SHOAL
10
Jemima, e.g. : AUNT
14
Guy with an Irish Rose : ABIE
15
"College Bowl" host Robert : EARLE
16
Chew (on) : GNAW
17
Off-color : SUGGESTIVE
19
New York theater award : OBIE
20
Escalator alternative : STAIRS
21
Boat propellers : OARS
23
"___ Maria" : AVE
24
Tear-jerker in the kitchen : ONION
26
"Bald" baby bird : EAGLET
28
Big toe woe : BUNION
30
Patsy's pal on TV's "Absolutely Fabulous" : EDINA
31
Dapper fellow : DAN
32
Foe : ENEMY
34
Numbskull : DUNCE
37
Catch sight of : ESPY
39
Saccharine : SWEET
41
Garbage boat : SCOW
42
Chartres chapeau : BERET
44
"Deutschland uber ___" : ALLES
46
High season, on the Riviera : ETE
47
Before the due date : EARLY
49
African antelopes : ELANDS
51
Actress Loren : SOPHIA
53
Four-time Gold Glove winner Garvey : STEVE
54
Chicken ___ king : ALA
55
___ platter (Polynesian menu choice) : PUPU
57
Bug's antenna : FEELER
61
What not to yell in a crowded theater : FIRE
63
Off-key : DISCORDANT
65
Tied, as a score : EVEN
66
Revolutionary patriot Allen : ETHAN
67
Lo-cal : LITE
68
Funnyman Foxx : REDD
69
Horned zoo beast : RHINO
70
Son of Seth : ENOS
Down
1
Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas : CASS
2
Be next to : ABUT
3
Latvia's capital : RIGA
4
French Foreign ___ : LEGION
5
Rap or jam periods : SESSIONS
6
Stetson, e.g. : HAT
7
Betelgeuse's constellation : ORION
8
Thomas Edison's middle name : ALVA
9
Looked lecherously : LEERED
10
In the past : AGO
11
Off-center : UNBALANCED
12
Innocent : NAIVE
13
Sound from an aviary : TWEET
18
Sgt. Bilko : ERNIE
22
Stated : SAID
25
Street sign with an arrow : ONEWAY
27
Wildebeests : GNUS
28
Pedestal : BASE
29
Off-guard : UNPREPARED
30
Embroidered hole : EYELET
31
Cotillion V.I.P. : DEB
33
Director Brooks : MEL
35
Bunkhouse beds : COTS
36
Female sheep : EWE
38
"You bet!" : YEAH
40
It's used for a call in Madrid : TELEFONO
43
Excursion : TRIP
45
Lifeguard, sometimes : SAVER
48
Giver of compliments : LAUDER
50
Thread's partner : NEEDLE
51
Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
52
Martini garnish : OLIVE
53
Japanese dish : SUSHI
56
___ helmet (safari wear) : PITH
58
Reclined : LAIN
59
Inner: Prefix : ENTO
60
1 and 66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTES
62
Finis : END
64
Campbell's container : CAN

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

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