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New York Times, Friday, April 19, 1996

1940's Pacific battle site, informally

Author:
A. Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times4/19/96 ( No. 16,964 )
Across
1
Woodsman's memento : STUMP
6
Once, once : ERST
10
Incognizant : DEAF
14
Auto repair cost : LABOR
15
Bull tosser? : LIAR
16
Play the wolf : OGLE
17
Place for garcons, e.g. : ECOLE
18
Actress Sommer : ELKE
19
Arctic : COLD
20
Question from 34-Across : WHATTIMEISIT
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Sponge : SOT
24
Ones welcomed to the fold? : EWES
25
Drudges : PEONS
28
Let___ (reveal) : INON
29
Place for a stone : EARRING
31
"___flowing with milk and honey" : ALAND
34
See 20-Across : TOMSEAVER
36
Egg holder : NEST
37
Insults : BARBS
38
Mr. T's last name : TERO
39
See 50-Across : YOGIBERRA
41
Pains, as the heart : RENDS
42
Oddball : ANOMALY
43
E-4 and E-9 rankings : NCOS
45
Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
46
Conceal profits illegally : SKIM
47
Hikes : UPS
50
Answer from 39-Across : DOYOUMEANNOW
53
Part of a frat party chant : TOGA
56
Suffix with flex : IBLE
57
1960 Wimbledon champ___ Fraser : NEALE
58
Settled : ALIT
59
You name it : NOUN
60
Made do : COPED
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Means of inheritance : GENE
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Adventurous tale : GEST
63
___ deux : ENTRE
Down
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A great many : SLEWS
2
Prefix with meter : TACHO
3
Wolf pack member of W.W. II : UBOAT
4
Shed : MOLT
5
Act : PRETEND
6
Comment from Holmes : ELEMENTARY
7
Peeves : RILES
8
"Tobermory" writer : SAKI
9
Intrude : TRESPASS
10
Third degrees : DOCTORATES
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It may be massaged : EGO
12
Dryden's "___ for Love" : ALL
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Certain investigator : FED
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1940's Pacific battle site, informally : IWO
22
Fashion suffix : IERE
26
Best Actor of 1958 : NIVEN
27
"Pretty stupid, huh?" speaker : SNERD
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Levee : EMBANKMENT
30
Large, to Lafarge : GROS
31
Author Seton : ANYA
32
Sierra___ : LEONE
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"___is my witness..." : ASGOD
35
Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
37
Ignoring, as an order : BELAYING
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Bilbao bath : BANO
41
Wine and dine : ROMANCE
44
Paris business abbr. : CIE
46
Philippine natives : SULUS
47
None too bright : UNAPT
48
Ferryman : POLER
49
Ingrid Bergman, e.g. : SWEDE
51
Orchestra part : OBOE
52
Ultrabright : NEON
53
Name, slangily : TAG
54
Cousin of "Rah!" : OLE
55
Certain game ending : GIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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