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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1998

How draft dodgers didn't want to be classified

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Maurer.
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© 1998, The New York Times4/15/98 ( No. 17,690 )
Across
1
Excuse : ALIBI
6
Sweetie : LAMB
10
Muslim judge : QAID
14
Italian opera center : MILAN
15
How draft dodgers didn't want to be classified : ONEA
16
Biblical preposition : UNTO
17
Seconds, of a sort : AMENS
18
Husband of Ruth : BOAZ
19
Makes (out) : EKES
20
Start of a quip : TAXATIONLAWSARE
23
Table necessity : LEG
24
"If you ___ now..." : ACT
25
Doctors' org. : AMA
28
King preceder : ALA
30
Life imitator : ART
31
Union inits. : AFL
34
Quip, part 2 : BASEDUPONSUPPLY
38
Oklahoma city : ENID
39
___ Jima : IWO
40
Some nest eggs : IRAS
41
Quip, part 3 : ANDDEMANDTHEIRS
46
West of "My Little Chickadee" : MAE
47
It often has sliding doors : VAN
48
Baseball stat. : ERA
49
Meadow : LEA
50
Rule out : BAN
51
Chemical ending : ENE
53
End of the quip : DEMANDSWESUPPLY
62
Show horse : ARAB
63
A Ladd : ALAN
64
1988 Olympics locale : KOREA
65
Food found in a bed : RICE
66
Mrs. Lincoln's maiden name : TODD
67
It goes without saying : AXIOM
68
Longitudinal boat timber : KEEL
69
Frequenters of 49-Across : EWES
70
Organic songs? : HYMNS
Down
1
Bit of Latin conjugation : AMAT
2
Peru's capital : LIMA
3
Holly : ILEX
4
Yawn-inducing : BANAL
5
As a substitute : INSTEAD
6
Western wolf : LOBO
7
Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
8
A good one should be square : MEAL
9
Marketplaces : BAZAARS
10
Mission : QUEST
11
"My Way" writer : ANKA
12
Brain passage : ITER
13
Medicinal unit : DOSE
21
Ice house: Var. : IGLU
22
Grp. known for its dry comments? : WCTU
25
Crosswise to a 68-Across : ABEAM
26
Heaven-sent food : MANNA
27
Stage comment : ASIDE
29
Pertaining to bees : APIAN
30
Battery terminal : ANODE
31
Shower provider? : APRIL
32
Warning fire : FLARE
33
Rabies : LYSSA
35
Hall of "The Tonight Show" : EDD
36
Possess : OWN
37
Kind of chart : PIE
42
Bayh of Indiana : EVAN
43
Require : MANDATE
44
___ bien : TRES
45
Jewish festival: Var. : HANUKAH
50
Ill-fated tower : BABEL
52
Bond in a way : EPOXY
53
Unlit : DARK
54
Canal with a "low bridge" ("ev'rybody down!") : ERIE
55
Armor-busting weapon : MACE
56
Traffic sign : SLOW
57
Go in up to the ankles : WADE
58
Outcomes : ENDS
59
Proper's partner : PRIM
60
Folk star Redbone : LEON
61
Thanksgiving dish : YAMS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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