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New York Times, Thursday, May 15, 1997

Author:
Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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G
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SQUARE
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W
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DIAMOND
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W
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M
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H
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CIRCLE
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TRIANGLE
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C
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 17,355 )
Across
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Delete, in a way : ZAP
4
Low blow? : TUBA
8
Glacial ridge : ESKER
13
Run of the ranch? : LOPE
14
Riyadh resident : ARAB
15
"___ crying over spilt milk" : NOUSE
16
Alpine aster : EDELWEISS
18
Pound : THROB
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Kind of show : GIRLY
20
Radical : SQUAREROOT
21
Fluid container : SAC
22
Baryshnikov's former co. : ABT
25
___-Magnon : CRO
26
Attach, as a patch : SEW
28
Antwerp artisan : DIAMONDCUTTER
30
Saw in the direction of the grain : RIP
31
Jackie's second : ARI
32
Game plan : STRATEGY
34
Pitching credit : WIN
35
Saki story : ESME
38
___ Thai (official name of Thailand) : MUANG
39
Unskilled writer : HACK
40
67-Across employee : CPA
41
Stupidity : DUMBNESS
43
Went underground : HID
44
Rhoda's mom : IDA
45
Eskimo's environs : ARCTICCIRCLE
49
Corrida cheer : OLE
50
___ deferens : VAS
51
Pilot's heading : SSE
52
God whose symbol was two horses' heads : SOL
53
Three on a match? : LOVETRIANGLE
55
Model Campbell : NAOMI
57
Rod with a racquet : LAVER
58
Distinguished politicians : STATESMEN
62
Concerning : ANENT
63
A head of Time : LUCE
64
A head of France : TETE
65
They make a mint : CERTS
66
Epitome of 41-Across : OXEN
67
Tax agcy. : IRS
Down
1
Group of signs : ZODIAC
2
Instant impression : APERCU
3
Former Rhode Island Senator : PELL
4
___ kwon do : TAE
5
One of the Four Forest Cantons : URI
6
___-relief : BAS
7
Bodybuilder's pride : ABS
8
Degree of randomness, in science : ENTROPY
9
It's near Piccadilly : SOHO
10
"Seven Samurai" director : KUROSAWA
11
Arcane : ESOTERIC
12
Yankee's foe : REB
13
1988 Peter Allen musical : LEGSDIAMOND
17
Doc's best friend : WYATT
20
Brigs, e.g. : SQUARERIGGERS
23
Where the U.S.S. Cyclops disappeared : BERMUDATRIANGLE
24
Shocks : TRAUMAS
25
"Rambo" actor Richard and kin : CRENNAS
27
Flirtatious signal : WINK
29
Prufrock creator's inits. : TSE
33
Bill : TAB
35
Canyon feature : ECHO
36
Mike Hammer's creator : SPILLANE
37
Restyled : MADEOVER
39
33d Pres. : HST
41
Distracts : DIVERTS
42
Public to-do : SCENE
46
Fraternal twin, in chemistry : ISOMER
47
Bill Haley's backup : COMETS
48
Round-Manhattan cruise company : CIRCLELINE
54
Outlet : VENT
56
Wine region : ASTI
57
Varnish ingredient : LAC
58
___-pitch softball : SLO
59
Formal wear, informally : TUX
60
Crackerjack : ACE
61
Part of a royal flush : TEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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