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New York Times, Thursday, March 4, 1999

Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Tale of ___ Saltan"

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Allis.
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© 1999, The New York Times3/4/99 ( No. 18,013 )

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1
Work on a pumpkin, perhaps : CARVE
6
Secular : LAIC
10
Bogus : SHAM
14
Xenophile's friend : ALIEN
15
It may get a licking after dinner : OREO
16
"Voilà!" : TADA
17
Agency that manages kiosks? : STANDSFIRM
19
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
20
Refraction phenomenon : HALO
21
Put away : ATE
22
"___ on $45 a Day" : EUROPE
24
Sellers of miniatures? : MODELOUTFITS
27
Short stop? : STA
30
Sack : BED
31
Gaff or boom : SPAR
32
Marx with a horn : HARPO
34
"Shine a Little Love" rock grp. : ELO
35
Designer's need : IDEA
39
Overnight mail services? : EXPRESSCONCERNS
43
"How to Murder Your Wife" star Virna : LISI
44
Kind of juice : MOO
45
Fictional Italian town : ADANO
46
Hockey great ___ Broten : NEAL
48
Recovery place : SPA
50
Sushi may be sold in this : YEN
51
Maker of car components? : PARTSCOMPANY
56
Release from an eye : UNHOOK
57
Part of MOMA : ART
58
Hit the helipad : ALIT
62
Stead : LIEU
63
Hairdressing operation? : DOBUSINESS
66
___-major (staff office) : ETAT
67
30's-40's pianist Templeton : ALEC
68
Actress Gia ___ : SCALA
69
Insolence : SASS
70
Make a bundle : BALE
71
Wired : HYPER
Down
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Change, perhaps : CASH
2
___ Loma, Calif. : ALTA
3
100 dinars : RIAL
4
Toxic stuff : VENOM
5
Stoppage : END
6
Made a high ball? : LOFTED
7
Prospero's servant : ARIEL
8
Suffix with 1-Down : IER
9
Discover : COMEUPON
10
Like Chinese pepper steak : STIRFRIED
11
Capital on the Red River : HANOI
12
Skilled : ADEPT
13
Some pencil puzzles : MAZES
18
"The Sweetest Taboo" singer, 1985 : SADE
23
Hagen of Broadway : UTA
25
It's in the winds : OBOE
26
Capital on the 60th parallel : OSLO
27
Illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
28
Hack : TAXI
29
Surrealist Jean and others : ARPS
33
Hard copy pages : PRINTOUTS
34
Popular 90's essayist : ECO
36
Sturdy cart : DRAY
37
Feminine suffix : ENNE
38
"...and shall bring forth ___": Matthew : ASON
40
Squarely : SMACKDAB
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Tension-producing performance : SOLO
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Actor James : CAAN
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Placido's "that" : ESO
48
Spiff (up) : SPRUCE
49
Shows of approval : PATS
51
Whines : PULES
52
"West Side Story" girl : ANITA
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Flightless birds : RHEAS
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Normand of the silents : MABEL
55
Old TV's "___ Derringer" : YANCY
59
Spring : LEAP
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Vacation spot : ISLE
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Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Tale of ___ Saltan" : TSAR
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Motor suffix, commercially : OLA
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-like : ISH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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