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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1997

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
"The George & ___ Show" (former talk show)
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Gorski. Tuesday freshness: 12%
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© 1997, The New York Times5/20/97 ( No. 17,360 )
Across
1
Utters : SAYS
5
Military plane acronym : AWACS
10
Desertlike : ARID
14
Wyoming neighbor : UTAH
15
Striped critter : ZEBRA
16
Hurting : SORE
17
State of financial independence : EASYSTREET
19
CAT ___ : SCAN
20
Singer Lopez : TRINI
21
Kett of old comics : ETTA
22
Little guitars : UKES
23
Singer Cara : IRENE
25
Guard : SENTRY
27
It's a stitch! : SEAM
29
Mint and sage : HERBS
32
Stadium sounds : RAHS
35
Basketball hoop site, often : GARAGE
39
Acorn, in 2020? : OAK
40
"Surfin' ___" (Beach Boys hit) : USA
41
Gandhi's title : MAHATMA
42
Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
43
Russian space station : MIR
44
Puzzle : ENIGMA
45
4:1, e.g. : ODDS
46
Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
48
Recipe direction : STIR
50
Some Broadway shows : DRAMAS
54
Overhead shot : SMASH
57
Last name in spydom : HARI
59
"There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
61
Suggest itself (to) : OCCUR
63
Thrift shop stipulation : ASIS
64
"The Birdcage" co-star : NATHANLANE
66
Possess : HAVE
67
Whitney Houston's "All the Man That ___" : INEED
68
Verve : ELAN
69
Parrots : APES
70
Chooses actors : CASTS
71
E-mail command : SEND
Down
1
Winter bird food : SUET
2
Video arcade name : ATARI
3
Arafat of the P.L.O. : YASIR
4
Wallflower's characteristic : SHYNESS
5
Much-publicized drug : AZT
6
Existed : WERE
7
Helps in dirty deeds : ABETS
8
El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
9
Underworld figure : SATAN
10
Guarantee : ASSURE
11
Ice cream parlor order : ROCKYROAD
12
"Dies ___" : IRAE
13
TV rooms : DENS
18
___ qua non : SINE
24
1991 Tony winner Daisy : EAGAN
26
"Take ___ Train" : THEA
28
When repeated, a fish : MAHI
30
Like a worn tire : BALD
31
T-bar sights : SKIS
32
Jamaican exports : RUMS
33
Pacific Rim region : ASIA
34
Computer part : HARDDRIVE
36
Joplin piece : RAG
37
24-hr. conveniences : ATMS
38
Certain exams, for short : GMATS
41
Prefix with physical : META
45
The Scriptures : ORACLES
47
Gets up : ARISES
49
"___ Fire" (Springsteen hit) : IMON
51
Wired, so to speak : MANIC
52
"The George & ___ Show" (former talk show) : ALANA
53
Fills up : SATES
55
Union rate : SCALE
56
Chinese province : HUNAN
57
Joker's gibe : HAHA
58
Rush job notation : ASAP
60
Stimulate : WHET
62
Rip apart : REND
65
Want ___ : ADS

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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