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New York Times, Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Ned Buntline gave him his nickname

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 239 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times4/26/00 ( No. 18,432 )
Across
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Gin cocktail : GIMLET
7
Santa ___ : CRUZ
11
Persian plaint : MEW
14
Greek Catholic, e.g. : UNIATE
15
Wandering sort : HOBO
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"Where" or "who" follower : AMI
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1969 Redford role : SUNDANCEKID
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Internet page visit : HIT
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Start of a giggle : TEE
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River to the Rhine : AAR
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"No man ___ island..." : ISAN
24
Hope-Crosby destination : RIO
25
Famed sharpshooter : ANNIEOAKLEY
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Not quite : ALLBUT
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Some contraband : COCAINE
32
Be lovesick : YEARN
33
Old Spanish kingdom : LEON
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"Bye-bye!" : TATA
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Friend of 17-Across : ETTAPLACE
39
Russian river to the Laptev Sea : LENA
42
Aunt Bee's charge : OPIE
43
Bean of old game shows : ORSON
47
Saliva : SPITTLE
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Make certain : ENSURE
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O.K. Corral man : DOCHOLLIDAY
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Comic shtick : BIT
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Greeting card feature, often : POEM
55
Photog's item : NEG
56
"Xanadu" band, for short : ELO
57
Pickled delicacy : EEL
58
Ned Buntline gave him his nickname : BUFFALOBILL
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Like Willie Winkie : WEE
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Capital on a fjord : OSLO
65
Mingo player in "Daniel Boone" : EDAMES
66
Count finish? : ESS
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Once around the sun : YEAR
68
Most sound : SANEST
Down
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Gloomy guy : GUS
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Useless : INUTILE
3
Seat of Nassau County, N.Y. : MINEOLA
4
Fill with cargo : LADE
5
Pilot's guess: Abbr. : ETA
6
Ricardo, to Mertz : TENANT
7
Darling, in Dijon : CHERI
8
1950's G.I. ally : ROK
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___ supra (text comment) : UBI
10
Twins' locale : ZODIAC
11
Singer Jackson : MAHALIA
12
Renowned : EMINENT
13
Dorothy Parker quality : WIT
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Preserve, in a way : CAN
23
They're on ice : SKATERS
24
Sci-fi killer : RAY
25
Godmother, sometimes : AUNT
26
Place for les enfants : ECOLE
27
A Chaplin : OONA
28
Senate declaration : YEA
30
Whisper, as a secret : BREATHE
33
Boutonniere site : LAPEL
34
Center opening? : EPI
37
It may go in a basket : TOLL
38
Rabbit fur : CONY
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Kind of trip : LSD
40
Epic poems : EPOPEES
41
Kidman and others : NICOLES
44
Magnificent : SUBLIME
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They were once the Browns : ORIOLES
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Lepidopterist's need : NET
48
Roughhousing lass : TOMBOY
49
Duffers' surprises : EAGLES
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"...___ a pound" : INFOR
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Narc's org. : DEA
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Meir contemporary : EBAN
57
Farm mother : EWE
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Milk, so to speak : USE
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Gov. Bush's state : FLA
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Harem room : ODA
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W.W. II vessel : LST

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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