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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 1998

1958 hit by Little Anthony and the Imperials

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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D
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© 1998, The New York Times5/14/98 ( No. 17,719 )

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Across
1
Unedited version : DRAFT
6
Heavy shoe : SABOT
11
Like chop-shop vehicles : HOT
14
Happen again : RECUR
15
H.U.D. Secretary Andrew : CUOMO
16
Nest-egg builder, briefly : IRA
17
Capital on the Gulf of Guinea : ACCRA
18
Vow venue : ALTAR
19
Countermand : NIX
20
Exaggerated melodrama : BLOODANDTHUNDER
23
Like a wasteland : BARREN
24
Trattoria treat : LASAGNA
25
Tupperware pieces : LIDS
26
Warm-hearted : NICE
29
When doubled, an engine sound : PUTT
30
Summer center? : EMS
31
"The Mephisto Waltz" star : ALDA
32
Botswanan blight : TSETSE
34
Kotter's crew, in 70's TV : SWEATHOGS
36
Elbow : JOSTLE
39
Players : CAST
40
Constellation next to Telescopium : ARA
43
Mount near the Gulf of Catania : ETNA
44
"Voyage in the Dark" novelist : RHYS
45
Bearing : MIEN
46
Bette Midler film and song : THEROSE
49
Makes harmless, in a way : UNARMS
51
1958 hit by Little Anthony and the Imperials : TEARSONMYPILLOW
54
Family : ILK
55
Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
56
The "C" of C. S. Lewis : CLIVE
57
Part of R.E.O. : ELI
58
Davis of Hollywood : GEENA
59
Perfecter : HONER
60
Patronizing term, maybe : SON
61
Pliny the ___ : ELDER
62
Decorative vessels : EWERS
Down
1
Kevin Fagan comic strip : DRABBLE
2
Get back : RECLAIM
3
Some Hondas : ACCORDS
4
Frenzies : FURORS
5
___ winds : TRADE
6
Take an electronic picture of : SCAN
7
Word sung at a New Year's Eve party : AULD
8
Message container, maybe : BOTTLE
9
Fred Astaire's birthplace : OMAHA
10
Doughnut's shape : TORUS
11
Large intestine : HINDGUT
12
Familiarizes with new surroundings : ORIENTS
13
Income earner's concern : TAXRATE
21
Founder of the American Shakers : ANNLEE
22
Scruffs : NAPES
27
Where the Salmon River rises: Abbr. : IDA
28
"Nice ___!" : CATCH
31
Hole-making tool : AWL
32
Even chance : TOSSUP
33
___ Maj. : SGT
34
"Oh My My" singer, 1974 : STARR
35
Money, slangily : HAY
36
Landing piers : JETTIES
37
One who "lov'd not wisely but too well" : OTHELLO
38
Enter like a burglar : SNEAKIN
40
Travel agent's suggestion : AIRLINE
41
Staple ___ (office gizmo) : REMOVER
42
They'll appear in tomorrow's paper : ANSWERS
44
Didn't buy, perhaps : RENTED
45
Velvetleaf or hibiscus, e.g. : MALLOW
47
River to the Missouri : OSAGE
48
The New Yorker cartoonist Edward : SOREL
50
Slot : NICHE
52
Ore store : MINE
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'00, e.g. : YEAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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