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New York Times, Monday, March 31, 1997

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 17,310 )

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1
Employee's reward : BONUS
6
Person from Muscat : OMANI
11
Civil War alliance: Abbr. : CSA
14
___-garde : AVANT
15
Repairman : FIXER
16
Cause friction : RUB
17
Nervousness : BUTTERFLIES
19
Slippery fish : EEL
20
Lover of Sir Lancelot : ELAINE
21
Dawn goddess : EOS
22
Take it easy : LAZE
23
Chooses : SELECTS
25
Computer-telephone link : MODEM
27
Some New Year's resolutions : DIETS
29
Gallows loops : NOOSES
32
Muppeteer Henson : JIM
35
Former pro footballer, briefly : LARAM
37
Like mountains in winter : SNOWY
38
Very dry : ARID
40
Batman's sidekick : ROBIN
42
Yemeni port : ADEN
43
Hotel employee : VALET
45
Words mouthed at a TV camera : HIMOM
47
"We ___ Not Alone" (1939 film) : ARE
48
Short sock : ANKLET
50
"Frasier" character : NILES
52
Red wine : MEDOC
54
Outline : CONTOUR
58
Part of Q.E.D. : QUOD
60
Prof's deg. : PHD
62
Jelly used for fuel : STERNO
63
Coffee maker : URN
64
Numbskulls : CHEESEHEADS
66
Ripen : AGE
67
Out-of-date : PASSE
68
Stan's partner, for short : OLLIE
69
Actress Susan : DEY
70
Place for grandma's trunk : ATTIC
71
Yorkshire city : LEEDS
Down
1
"___ in Toyland" : BABES
2
Small egg : OVULE
3
Birth-related : NATAL
4
Loose, as shoelaces : UNTIED
5
Sign painter's aid : STENCIL
6
Not at work : OFF
7
Miss's equivalent, in a saying : MILE
8
Adage : AXIOM
9
Actor Liam : NEESON
10
April check payee: Abbr. : IRS
11
Certain soft drink : CREAMSODA
12
Mideast canal : SUEZ
13
Skillful : ABLE
18
Open up a rip again : RETEAR
22
Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
24
___ Brewery Co., of Detroit : STROH
26
Opposite of no-nos : DOS
28
Polio vaccine developer : SABIN
30
Pitcher : EWER
31
Auld lang ___ : SYNE
32
Jakarta's island : JAVA
33
Ayatollah's land : IRAN
34
Small allowance for a schoolchild : MILKMONEY
36
Copycat : MIMIC
39
Took out : DELED
41
Like a win-win situation : NOLOSE
44
"Nightline" host Koppel : TED
46
Cough drop ingredient : MENTHOL
49
Formal headgear : TOPHAT
51
"The Spectator" essayist : STEELE
53
Treasure container : CHEST
55
Papal vestment : ORALE
56
Ruined : UNDID
57
What everything's coming up, in song : ROSES
58
College area : QUAD
59
Encourage : URGE
61
Lucy's husband : DESI
64
Bean counter, for short : CPA
65
Dry, as wine : SEC

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

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