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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 1994

One of life's certainties, in a saying

Author:
Ed Pegg Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Pegg Jr.

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Z} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Scrabble average: 2.03 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pegg.
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© 1994, The New York Times5/16/94 ( No. 16,260 )
Across
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"___Without a Cause" : REBEL
6
Musical scale letters : EGBDF
11
Joker : WAG
14
Smell : AROMA
15
Of great scope : BROAD
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Electric ___ : EEL
17
Proverb : MAXIM
18
Old-fashioned picture taker : BOXCAMERA
20
Elevator name : OTIS
22
Victory symbol : VEE
23
Norse Zeus : ODIN
24
Candidate Landon : ALF
26
Was sore : ACHED
28
Having divergent lines : RAYED
29
Backside : DUFF
31
DNA shapes : HELICES
33
Letter getter : MAILBOX
35
Seize : NAB
36
That lady : SHE
39
Make into a spiral : ENCOIL
40
Book after Deuteronomy : JOSHUA
42
Opposite SSW : NNE
43
___ Mahal : TAJ
45
12, at dice : BOXCARS
46
Leisurely study : PERUSAL
48
Eric of "Monty Python" : IDLE
49
October gems : OPALS
52
___ Rouge : KHMER
54
Olive ___ : OYL
55
Sushi go-with : RICE
56
National anthem contraction : OER
57
Author Irwin : SHAW
59
Intercom : SQUAWKBOX
62
Smoldering spark : EMBER
65
Unfashionable : OUT
66
"___ a Rainy Night" (1981 hit) : ILOVE
67
On top of : ABOVE
68
Formerly named : NEE
69
One of life's certainties, in a saying : TAXES
70
Deep ___ (discarded) : SIXED
Down
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Type of computer chip : RAM
2
Historical time : ERA
3
Ticket booth : BOXOFFICE
4
Discharge : EMIT
5
Keats poem : LAMIA
6
Recede : EBB
7
Beg shamelessly : GROVEL
8
Trapped : BOXEDIN
9
European freshwater fish : DACE
10
Medicine watchdog: Abbr. : FDA
11
Uncared-for, as a lawn : WEEDY
12
Eagle's nest : AERIE
13
Liver or thyroid : GLAND
19
Extinct birds : MOAS
21
Rhodes ___ : SCHOLAR
24
Jingle writers : ADMEN
25
Greg Evans cartoon : LUANN
27
Use voodoo on : HEX
28
Crate up again : REBOX
30
___ Jo, of the '88 Olympics : FLO
32
Coaxes : CAJOLES
34
Mosquito marks : BITES
36
Train for the ring : SHADOWBOX
37
___ -burly : HURLY
38
Artist's prop : EASEL
41
___ -fi : SCI
44
Diner music maker : JUKEBOX
45
"Kapow!" : BAM
46
Entreaty : PLEA
47
___ Tuesday : SHROVE
49
Director Welles : ORSON
50
Irritate : PIQUE
51
Not obtuse : ACUTE
53
Three-toed birds : RHEAS
56
Neighbor of Ark. : OKLA
58
Both: Prefix : AMBI
60
Acumen : WIT
61
Illiterates' signatures : XES
63
The day before : EVE
64
Ruby : RED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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