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New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1996

Author:
N. S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
What each number in this puzzle refers to
TotalDebutLatest
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1.4834
Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Ross.
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© 1996, The New York Times3/6/96 ( No. 16,920 )
Across
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Long-tailed parrot : MACAW
6
Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
10
School orgs. : PTAS
14
Fighting___ : IRISH
15
Mine, in Menton : AMOI
16
Isle of Mull neighbor : IONA
17
Spokes : RADII
18
"On Liberty" writer : MILL
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Engaged in a particular activity : ATIT
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23
#14 : MOONLIGHT
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Actor Lloyd___ : NOLAN
27
Directional suffix : ERN
28
Mimic : APE
29
Stretch, with "out" : EKE
31
"Mona___" (art fakes) : LISAS
33
God, in Gorizia : DIO
34
"Be___" ("Help me out") : APAL
38
What each number in this puzzle refers to : BEETHOVENSONATA
42
Kind of flute : ALTO
43
Conk out : DIE
44
Retract, as words : UNSAY
45
Coleridge work : ODE
46
Not be passive : ACT
48
Like some theater performances : SRO
49
Role in "Falstaff" : ALICE
53
#21 : WALDSTEIN
56
58
Bakery worker : ICER
59
Paper quantity : REAM
60
Emulate Cato : ORATE
64
Ready to pick : RIPE
65
Ratio words : ISTO
66
Indemnify : REPAY
67
Lunches : EATS
68
Tag warning : ASIS
69
Weird : EERIE
Down
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Russian orbiter : MIR
2
Parrot genus : ARA
3
El___ : CID
4
Flu variety : ASIAN
5
Rear-ender injury : WHIPLASH
6
Harm : DAMAGE
7
Old-fashioned sort : AMISH
8
Dairy cow : HOLSTEIN
9
Leslie Caron role : LILI
10
Instrument for any 38-Across : PIANO
11
Wreck : TOTAL
12
Bryant or Gillette : ANITA
13
"Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
21
"Great Expectations" lad : PIP
22
___to grow on : ONE
23
Opera's Dame Nellie : MELBA
24
Bay window : ORIEL
25
Start : ONSET
30
Ring wins : KOS
32
From___Z : ATO
33
Just passing mark : DEE
34
Bay State cape : ANN
35
Out : PASSE
36
Space Invaders game maker : ATARI
37
Cry to Macduff : LAYON
39
Singular : ODD
40
Like basement flats : VIEWLESS
41
Beat in competition : OUTSCORE
45
Poet's preposition : OER
46
Los___, N.M. : ALAMOS
47
Rank below capt. : CDR
49
Burning : AFIRE
50
Donizetti heroine : LUCIA
51
Bungling : INEPT
52
Demeter's Roman counterpart : CERES
54
Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
55
Low dice roll : THREE
57
Sills solo : ARIA
61
Spring mo. : APR
62
___chi ch'uan : TAI
63
Iris locale : EYE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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