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New York Times, Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Physician's definition of this puzzle's theme

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Herrington

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FHJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Herrington.
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© 1997, The New York Times4/29/97 ( No. 17,339 )
Across
1
Sluggers' stats : RBIS
5
Theme of this puzzle : COLON
10
Capital of Italia : ROMA
14
Burn soother : ALOE
15
Filibuster, in a way : ORATE
16
Hawaiian music makers : UKES
17
Editor's definition of this puzzle's theme : PUNCTUATIONMARK
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Prevent legally : ESTOP
21
Popular beverage brand : SNAPPLE
22
Shea nine : METS
25
More crafty : SLIER
26
Allowable : LICIT
30
Beckon : INVITE
33
University of Maine site : ORONO
34
___-do-well : NEER
35
Dickens protagonist : PIP
38
Mapmaker's definition of this puzzle's theme : PANAMACANALCITY
42
Compass heading : ENE
43
Pseudonymous short-story writer : SAKI
44
Backing for an exhibit : EASEL
45
Peaceful : IRENIC
47
Sentient : AWARE
48
Insurance giant : AETNA
51
Negative in Nuremberg : NEIN
53
Competed in the Hambletonian : TROTTED
56
Ribeye, e.g. : STEAK
60
Physician's definition of this puzzle's theme : INTESTINALORGAN
64
Bank claim : LIEN
65
Battery part : ANODE
66
Second in command : GORE
67
Driver's license prerequisite : TEST
68
The ___ Prayer : LORDS
69
Interested look : OGLE
Down
1
Genre for Notorious B.I.G. : RAP
2
Depressed : BLUE
3
Charged particles : IONS
4
Split-off group : SECT
5
Stylish auto : COUPE
6
Man-mouse link : ORA
7
Back muscle, familiarly : LAT
8
Redding of 60's soul : OTIS
9
"Open 24 hours" sign, maybe : NEON
10
Muss up : RUMPLE
11
Animal with zebra-striped legs : OKAPI
12
Actress Oberon : MERLE
13
Questioner : ASKER
18
Indian drum : TOMTOM
19
Political cartoonist Thomas : NAST
23
Kid's make-believe telephone : TINCAN
24
Elude the doorman : SNEAKIN
26
Canter : LOPE
27
Ayatollah's land : IRAN
28
Dunce cap, essentially : CONE
29
___ pinch : INA
31
Where St. Mark's Cathedral is : VENICE
32
Investment vehicle, for short : IRA
35
Famous tower locale : PISA
36
Roman road : ITER
37
See 49-Down : PYLE
39
Enzyme suffix : ASE
40
Shanty : LEANTO
41
Bird's cry : CAW
45
Purpose : INTENT
46
"Phooey!" : RATS
48
Not perfectly upright : ATILT
49
With 37-Down, famous W.W. II correspondent : ERNIE
50
Big handbags : TOTES
52
Wight and Man : ISLES
54
List shortener : ETAL
55
Singer Martin, to friends : DINO
57
Therefore : ERGO
58
In awe : AGOG
59
Basketball's Malone : KARL
61
Neither's companion : NOR
62
Do basic arithmetic : ADD
63
Society column word : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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