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New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Strong-willed athletic type, supposedly

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1999, The New York Times3/3/99 ( No. 18,012 )
Across
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Relative of a gator : CROC
5
Many miles off : AFAR
9
Sign of healing : SCAB
13
City southeast of Honolulu : HILO
14
"Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
15
Strong will? : SHALL
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"A New Leaf" actress/director, 1971 : ELAINEMAY
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Athletes need good ones : REFLEXES
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Bowls : ARENAS
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Victory : WIN
22
Slippery ones : EVADERS
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"Deep Purple" singer, 1963 : APRILSTEVENS
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In on, with "to" : PRIVY
29
Overly brainy sort : NERD
30
Nourished : FED
33
Grub : EATS
34
Take another shot : RETRY
36
Cry that stops traffic : TAXI
37
Ending sequence : XYZ
38
Kind of therapy : GENE
39
Strong-willed athletic type, supposedly : ARIES
40
Best Actor of 1932 and 1946 : FREDRICMARCH
43
Haunted house sounds : SHRIEKS
46
French pooh-bah : ROI
47
Snakes : WEAVES
48
Iditarod runners : DOGSLEDS
53
Signed : INKED
54
"Brewster's Millions" actress, 1945 : JUNEHAVOC
55
Devoutness : PIETY
56
Similar : AKIN
57
Change the decor : REDO
58
Architect Saarinen : EERO
59
Geometric fig. : RECT
60
Be sure of : KNOW
Down
1
"If I Could Turn Back Time" singer : CHER
2
Anger : RILE
3
Norwegian king : OLAF
4
Stamp purchase : COIL
5
"Dynasty" conniver : ALEXIS
6
Kindle : FOMENT
7
Woeful word : ALAS
8
Beam : RAY
9
Destroys, as documents : SHREDS
10
Queeg's command : CAINE
11
Site of many promises : ALTAR
12
Sanctify : BLESS
15
Beach : STRAND
17
Freshly : NEWLY
20
New York's ___ Fisher Hall : AVERY
22
At any time : EVER
23
Zenith : APEX
24
Beseech : PRAY
25
Big name in hotels : RITZ
26
R.N. responsibilities : IVS
27
Oft-used computer key : ENTER
30
Carnival : FAIR
31
Corp. kingpin : EXEC
32
Any course : DISH
34
Stinks : REEKS
35
Means justifiers : ENDS
36
"La la" preceder : TRA
38
Midaslike : GREEDY
39
Mennonites : AMISH
40
55 minutes past the hour : FIVETO
41
Unexpectedly appropriate, maybe : IRONIC
42
Sound : COGENT
43
Steal : SWIPE
44
Skater Sonja : HENIE
45
Autumn sight in suburbia : RAKER
48
___ it out (fight) : DUKE
49
Songbird : LARK
50
Tied : EVEN
51
No Einstein : DODO
52
Boat with an open hold : SCOW
54
Disconcert and then some : JAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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