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New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1996

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 16,976 )

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Across
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Easing of tension : THAW
5
They go down when it's sunny : VISORS
11
Va. clock setting : EST
14
Quattro maker : AUDI
15
Menu pick : ENTREE
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Big initials in old films : RKO
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Man with a 36-Across : GEORGEBURNS
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Prefix with conservative : NEO
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Crop-___ (having short hair) : EARED
21
Connecticut town : DARIEN
23
Thwarted : HOGTIED
26
Return to class : REMEET
27
Gofer's task : ERRAND
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Brand of vacuums : ORECK
29
Pours none too neatly : SLOPS
30
Ancient Iranians : MEDES
32
Dictionary abbr. : OBS
35
Under: Fr. : SOUS
36
Theme of this puzzle : CIGAR
37
Gov. Bayh of Indiana : EVAN
38
S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
39
Body of law : CANON
40
Egg-shaped : OVATE
41
Learned via the grapevine : HEARD
43
Army helicopter : APACHE
44
Drink with Scotch : ROBROY
45
Blubber stripper : FLENSER
46
Big bang maker : CYMBAL
47
Ali-Foreman battle site : ZAIRE
48
Nutritional abbr. : RDA
49
Man with a 36-Across : FIDELCASTRO
54
___Lingus : AER
55
Set apart : ENISLE
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Home of 49-Across : CUBA
57
"Anonymous" : MRX
58
Salvation Army workers : SANTAS
59
Kind of poll : EXIT
Down
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Make "it" : TAG
2
Shade : HUE
3
Uproar : ADO
4
Watergate-type crimes : WIRETAPS
5
Turned aside : VEERED
6
Sacked out : INBED
7
Collar fastener : STUD
8
Rink great : ORR
9
Giver : RENDERER
10
Cracker seeds : SESAMES
11
Man with a 36-Across : ERNIEKOVACS
12
Shooter's game : SKEET
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Bugs Bunny, e.g. : TOON
18
Capital___ : GAINS
22
VCR button: Abbr. : REC
23
"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
24
Wrinkle-resistant fabric : ORLON
25
Man with a 36-Across : GROUCHOMARX
26
Tokyo destroyer, in film : RODAN
30
Dawber TV role : MINDY
31
It's sometimes bruised : EGO
33
Wash : BATHE
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Scornful utterance : SNEER
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English colony until 1729 : CAROLINA
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Fade away : EVANESCE
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Vessels outside port? : CARAFES
40
La Scala performance : OPERA
42
Flow's partner : EBB
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"___Restaurant" : ALICES
44
Golf cup name : RYDER
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Spanish composer Manuel de___ : FALLA
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Stuff (in) : CRAM
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Joie de vivre : ZEST
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Racket : DIN
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Prom attire : TUX
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Diamond stat : RBI
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Dobbin's nibble : OAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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