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New York Times, Monday, April 20, 1998

Author:
John D. Leavy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John D. Leavy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Leavy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 17,695 )
Across
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Bird in a cornfield : CROW
5
Critters in litters : PUPS
9
High-born : NOBLE
14
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
15
Leave out : OMIT
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N.B.A.'s Shaquille : ONEAL
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Wriggling : EELY
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Utility in Monopoly : WATERWORKS
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Get even for : AVENGE
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Tiger Beat reader : TEEN
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Tetley product : TEA
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Gave new hands : REDEALT
26
A tractor pulls it : PLOW
28
Tennis's Monica : SELES
30
Rise and shine : AWAKEN
34
Grouch's look : SCOWL
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Goal attempt : SHOT
39
Italian bread : LIRA
40
"Yipes!" : OHNO
41
Pilot's command : PLANE
42
Nincompoop : TWIT
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"...and ___ the twain shall meet" : NEER
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Diatribe : RANT
45
Cast pearls before ___ : SWINE
46
BBQer's need : GRILLE
48
Home planet : EARTH
50
Broad valley : DALE
52
Big-billed bird : PELICAN
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Reverse of NNW : SSE
59
TV's Letterman : DAVE
61
Vichyssoise ingredient : POTATO
62
Fictional candy maker : WILLYWONKA
65
Flour factory : MILL
66
Michael Jackson boast, in a 1987 hit : IMBAD
67
Ukraine's capital : KIEV
68
Smell ___ (be wary) : ARAT
69
Dolphins' home : MIAMI
70
Barely beat, with "out" : EDGE
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Barely beat, with "out" : NOSE
Down
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Exonerate : CLEAR
2
Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
3
Like smooth-running machines : OILED
4
1992 movie flop (Not!) : WAYNESWORLD
5
Joint Chiefs chairman during Desert Storm : POWELL
6
Actress Thurman : UMA
7
Big East team : PITT
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Exorbitant : STEEP
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"Calm down!" : NOWNOW
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Lennon's widow : ONO
11
Former Miss America host Parks : BERT
12
Place for a cabin : LAKE
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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Do tell : RELATE
21
Scotsman : GAEL
25
Electrical unit named for an inventor : TESLA
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"Leaves of Grass" poet : WALTWHITMAN
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1953 western : SHANE
31
New Zealand bird : KIWI
32
Ireland : ERIN
33
"Tiny" Archibald : NATE
34
Ballad : SONG
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One-named singer/actress : CHER
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"You're the ___ Care For" (1930 hit) : ONEI
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Ready to draw : ONTAP
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Like some undergrad studies : PRELAW
45
Normandy battle site : STLO
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Celebrated bride of 1981 : LADYDI
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Lay down fresh tar : REPAVE
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Bring to mind : EVOKE
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Capital near Alexandria : CAIRO
54
Rand McNally book : ATLAS
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Nick of "North Dallas Forty" : NOLTE
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Sidestroke, e.g. : SWIM
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California's ___ Valley : SIMI
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Napoleon's home, briefly : ELBA
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Beer party staple : KEG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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