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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1996

Author:
M. Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.573038
Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {X} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0404 ( 16,949 )
Across
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Pickled utterances : HICS
5
Attack : SETAT
10
Red-coated food item : EDAM
14
Tract : AREA
15
Setting for a 1968 Neil Simon play, with "the" : PLAZA
16
Cockeyed : LOCO
17
What a busboy clears : TABLEOFCONTENTS
20
Chicken's complaint? : SQUAWK
21
Pricey : HIGHCOST
22
TV host Rick : DEES
24
San Francisco's___Tower : COIT
25
Butter units : BARS
28
Lummox : OAF
30
Glacial masses : SERACS
34
Wood used for tool handles : ASH
35
Dictator before Caesar : SULLA
37
Curriculum follower : VITAE
38
What a criminal lawyer clears : CLIENTSOFRECORD
41
A.A. Milne character : KANGA
42
Peace Nobelist of 1987 : ARIAS
43
Slowpoke at the tract : NAG
44
Startles : SPOOKS
46
Word in the M-G-M motto : ARS
47
Ballet leap : JETE
48
Veterans Day honorees : MIAS
50
Back talk? : ECHO
52
Annual vaccine target : ASIANFLU
56
In flames : ABLAZE
60
What a pickpocket clears : CHANGEOFCLOTHES
62
Prefix with sphere : HEMI
63
Sewing kit portion : SPOOL
64
"The jig___!" : ISUP
65
Isle of exile : ELBA
66
On edge : TESTY
67
Given to eavesdropping : NOSY
Down
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Items in the ring : HATS
2
Where dinars buy dinner : IRAQ
3
Oldest Spanish city in the Philippines : CEBU
4
Side orders, at times : SALADS
5
Was forthright : SPOKEOUT
6
Polar toiler : ELF
7
Dashboard dial, for short : TACH
8
___dye : AZOIC
9
Lively dances : TANGOS
10
Full of juice : ELECTRIC
11
___harm to (leave be) : DONO
12
Romans predecessor : ACTS
13
Guinness superlative : MOST
18
Flock member : EWE
19
Den denizens : THIEVES
23
Nacho topping : SALSA
25
Subsidizes : BACKS
26
Like___in the face : ASLAP
27
Zoo beast : RHINO
29
Vegetation : FLORA
31
United (with) : ATONE
32
Diamond figure : CARAT
33
Papyrus plant : SEDGE
35
Weaving in and out : SNAKING
36
In flames : AFIRE
39
I problem? : EGOMANIA
40
Like Bugs Bunny : RASCALLY
45
Least perilous : SAFEST
47
Adjective for Joe DiMaggio : JOLTIN
49
Ski area : SLOPE
51
Showtime rival : HBO
52
Liniment target : ACHE
53
Satirist Silverstein : SHEL
54
Part of a meter, maybe : IAMB
55
Tabloid topics : UFOS
57
Mr. Moto comment : AHSO
58
Olympian leader : ZEUS
59
Catch sight of : ESPY
61
Army sleeper : COT

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

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