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New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 1995

Septuagenarian's kitty, for short

Author:
Susan Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Harrington Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Smith.
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© 1995, The New York Times5/2/95 ( No. 16,611 )
Across
1
Mangle : MAUL
5
Palindromic exclamation : HAH
8
The Mad ___ : HATTER
14
Magic phrase starter : ABRA
15
Septuagenarian's kitty, for short : IRA
16
Shoe part : INSOLE
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Leave in a hurry : HIGHTAIL
19
Twisted : GNARLY
20
Say again : ITERATE
21
Actress North and others : SHEREES
22
Throbs : PULSATES
24
Where pins are made : MAT
27
Guarantee : ASSURE
28
Triple-A handout : MAP
31
Sharp as ___ : ATACK
33
1st Earl of Beaconsfield : DISRAELI
36
Navajo "hello" : YATEEH
38
Nonstick coating : TEFLON
39
Popular citrus drink : ORANGINA
42
Forepart : FRONT
43
"Dear ___" : SIR
44
Greedy eater : GORGER
47
Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
48
Cruel : INHUMANE
50
Pampers : COSSETS
53
Error : MISSTEP
58
Kind of punch : ONETWO
59
Slightly later than optimal : HIGHTIME
60
Fold of skin under the throat : DEWLAP
61
Ruby, e.g. : GEM
62
Military subdivision : UNIT
63
Liabilities' opposites : ASSETS
64
___-la-la : TRA
65
Computer info quantity : BYTE
Down
1
Half of a Hawaiian fish : MAHI
2
"Isn't that ___ much?" : ABIT
3
Spur : URGE
4
Cowardly Lion actor : LAHR
5
Gap : HIATUS
6
Mountain gazelles : ARIELS
7
Shakespearean prince : HAL
8
Type of gas : HIGHTEST
9
A year in Provence : ANNEE
10
Ivan and Nicholas : TSARS
11
Ripped or zipped : TORE
12
International fashion magazine : ELLE
13
Actor Fernando et al. : REYS
18
Start the beer bust : TAPAKEG
21
Indian dress : SARI
23
South, in Soissons : SUD
24
Minnesota clinic founders : MAYOS
25
Computer-game maker : ATARI
26
Mongol tribesman : TATAR
28
Breakfast fruit : MELON
29
Onward : ALONG
30
Spotted horse : PINTO
32
100 yrs. : CEN
34
Invigorate : REFRESH
35
It's south of Eur. : AFR
37
Sneakers type : HIGHTOPS
40
Entre ___ : NOUS
41
Provide with weapons : ARM
45
More like overripe meat : GAMIER
46
Puzzle : ENIGMA
48
Carpet fiber : ISTLE
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___ the job (inexperienced) : NEWAT
50
Closing musical passage : CODA
51
Snake eyes : ONES
52
Stitches : SEWS
54
Ticket part : STUB
55
Like Albee's Alice : TINY
56
Send forth : EMIT
57
Much is done for his sake : PETE
59
Elev. : HGT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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