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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 1995

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "It is the most beautiful of games."

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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 16,606 )

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Across
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Start of a Stepquote : ITIS
5
Government detective : NARC
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Word with China or ghost : TOWN
13
Permit : GRANT
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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What hiphuggers hug : ILIA
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Comic strip cry of frustration : AARGH
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Fast-food franchises : TACOBELLS
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Caught : SNARED
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Subject of the Stepquote : BASEBALL
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"Jake's Thing" author : AMIS
24
Actress Elizabeth : PENA
25
One who uses a threadless needle : TATTOOER
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Hush-hush : SECRET
33
Tummy troubles : ACHES
34
Venetian magistrate : DOGE
36
Casino game : KENO
37
Stand in the way of : BAR
38
Stepquote continued : TBEAUTI
41
Flap : ADO
42
It often gets a lick : OREO
44
Roman bear : URSA
45
Was nourished by : FEDON
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Put in the microwave, maybe : REWARM
49
They take the show on the road : TROUPERS
51
Criticizes : RAPS
53
Sub station? : DELI
54
Author of the Stepquote : REDSMITH
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Canines, collectives : DOGDOM
62
More than a swellhead : EGOMANIAC
64
_____ Lay (snack-food company) : FRITO
65
City SSE of Delhi : AGRA
66
The "T" in TV : TELE
67
Street urchin : GAMIN
68
"A Bridge Too Far" author Cornelius : RYAN
69
Where the Kon-Tiki is preserved : OSLO
70
End of Stepquote : AMES
Down
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Farsi is spoken here : IRAN
2
Mitchell mansion : TARA
3
Thankless wretch : INGRATE
4
Stepquote continued : STHEMOST
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Pessimist's word : NOT
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_____ League (Mideast group) : ARAB
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Summarize : RECAP
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Not far apart, as the eyes : CLOSESET
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Curtain holder : TIEBACK
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Desire : WILL
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Pelé's org. : NASL
13
Fill-up filler : GAS
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Nota _____ : BENE
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God, to Giorgio : DIO
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Commemorative feast : SEDER
25
Fifer's drum : TABOR
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Without _____ in the world : ACARE
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Astonished : THREW
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Swelter : ROAST
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English playwright : READE
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Kipling poem : ENDOR
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Boo Boo and Bugs, for two : TOONS
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Poky person : GUARD
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Meet by chance : BUMPINTO
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Stepquote continued : IFULOFGA
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Ben-Hur was one : OARSMAN
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Bit of wit : EPIGRAM
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Spectacular suffix : RAMA
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Respected ref. work : OED
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Pigs' digs : STIES
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Back : REAR
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Like zabaglione : EGGY
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"Dumb" girl : DORA
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Dining area : HALL
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Stop on a _____ : DIME
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Mayberry jail habitué : OTIS
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Dude, Jamaican-style : MON
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Bus. V.I.P. : CEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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