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New York Times, Monday, May 26, 1997

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5600117
Eileen Lexau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Lexau. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0526 ( 17,366 )
Across
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Prop up : BRACE
6
Goddess pictured in Egyptian tombs : ISIS
10
Fraud : SCAM
14
Old autos : AEROS
15
Short letter : NOTE
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Patriot Nathan : HALE
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Feeling really good : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
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Get-out-of-jail money : BAIL
21
Hors d'oeuvre spread : PATE
22
Song for Aida : ARIA
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Chomped down : ATE
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"___ cost to you!" : ATNO
25
Novelist Waugh : EVELYN
27
Batter's goal : BASEHIT
29
Frigid : ICY
30
"Turandot" slave girl : LIU
31
Moon-landing vehicle : LEM
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___ de Triomphe : ARC
33
"I ___ Grow Up" ("Peter Pan" song) : WONT
34
Heads of state get-together : SUMMITMEETING
38
"It can't be!" : OHNO
39
Be in session : SIT
40
Nothing : NIL
41
Peas' holder : POD
42
Pennies: Abbr. : CTS
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Creeks : STREAMS
47
Storm warnings at sea : SWELLS
49
Clinton's #2 : GORE
50
Wrestler's place : MAT
51
Site for a swing : TREE
52
Rikki-tikki-___ (Kipling mongoose) : TAVI
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Capable of : UPTO
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Little that's visible : TIPOFTHEICEBERG
57
Poker call : IMIN
58
Mending site : HOLE
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Louis XIV, 1643-1715 : LEROI
60
Hawaii's state bird : NENE
61
Remove from office : OUST
62
Dunne of "I Remember Mama" : IRENE
Down
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Thick-trunked tropical tree : BAOBAB
2
Italian soprano Scotto : RENATA
3
Clarinetist Shaw and others : ARTIES
4
Refrigerate : COOL
5
One of Kreskin's claims : ESP
6
Wee one : INFANT
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___ voce (almost in a whisper) : SOTTO
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Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
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Visualize : SEE
10
Beach : SHORE
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Set of bells : CARILLON
12
Relieving : ALLAYING
13
Club ___ : MED
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They expect the best : OPTIMISTS
19
Undulating : WAVY
24
"Um, excuse me" : AHEM
25
Like a three-dollar bill : ECCENTRIC
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Cashew, e.g. : NUT
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"Tickle me" doll : ELMO
29
Anger : IRE
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Sly trick : WILE
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Cable channel : SHOWTIME
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Support : UNDERPIN
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"___ the season..." : TIS
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Radial, e.g. : TIRE
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Photo ___ (media events) : OPS
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Musical sign : CLEF
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Bygone Russian group : SOVIET
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Electrical unit : AMPERE
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Female attendant : MATRON
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Cheap cigar : STOGIE
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Scottish Celts : GAELS
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10 C-notes : THOU
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Opposite of unter, in German : UBER
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Can's composition : TIN
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Notwithstanding that, briefly : THO
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Biblical priest : ELI

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

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