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New York Times, Monday, March 30, 1998

Having three unequal sides, as a triangle

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times3/30/98 ( No. 17,674 )
Across
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Major no-no : TABOO
6
Fruity pastry : TART
10
Superdeluxe : POSH
14
Primitive weapon : SPEAR
15
Brainstorm : IDEA
16
Have the throne : RULE
17
Rural dance : POLKA
18
Like a seven-footer : TALL
19
They give people big heads : EGOS
20
Fast-paced card game : CRAZYEIGHTS
23
Having three unequal sides, as a triangle : SCALENE
26
Act like aloe : SOOTHE
27
SOS lights : FLARES
28
Use an ax : HEW
29
German auto : AUDI
30
Austen novel made into a 1996 movie : EMMA
33
Most-wanted group of attendees : ALIST
38
Wear one's best : DRESSTOTHENINES
41
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
42
Ewes' calls : BAAS
43
Chase Manhattan, e.g. : BANK
44
Proofs of age, for short : IDS
46
Dictation takers : STENOS
48
Esoteric : ARCANE
52
Kleptomaniac : STEALER
54
Gymnasts' quests : PERFECTTENS
56
Banned apple spray : ALAR
57
Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
58
Dueler's sword : SABER
63
Roman philosopher : CATO
64
"___ M for Murder" : DIAL
65
Like some piano keys : EBONY
66
Larry King has a few : EXES
67
Award for Oprah : EMMY
68
Renter's paper : LEASE
Down
1
Sugar amt. : TSP
2
Part of a milit. address : APO
3
Actress Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
4
Acorn, eventually : OAK
5
Seer : ORACLE
6
Mythical giant : TITAN
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In ___ (befuddled) : ADAZE
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Count (on) : RELY
9
"Thy Neighbor's Wife" author : TALESE
10
Ragú competitor : PREGO
11
Should, with "to" : OUGHT
12
Animal that sleeps upside-down : SLOTH
13
Literature Nobelist Hermann : HESSE
21
Bowler's button : RESET
22
Des Moines native : IOWAN
23
"Yellow-bellied coward" and others : SLURS
24
West Point drillee : CADET
25
Stand up : ARISE
27
Lose color : FADE
28
More than a tee-hee : HAHA
31
Sale scenes : MOBS
32
N.Y.C. subway manager : MTA
34
Newspaper no-no : LIBEL
35
Nonsensical : INANE
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Man of La Mancha : SENOR
37
Head-shakers' syllables : TSKS
39
Paris bisector : SEINE
40
German industrial city : ESSEN
45
Read, as enemy messages : DECODE
47
Mortarboard part : TASSEL
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With speed : APACE
49
"Take it easy" : RELAX
50
Egg protector : CRATE
51
60's-70's coifs : AFROS
52
Fulton's power : STEAM
53
What to watch the BBC on : TELLY
55
Quick haircut : TRIM
59
Pres. Lincoln : ABE
60
Showy scarf : BOA
61
Ems followers : ENS
62
Seedy loaf : RYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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