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New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 1998

Broadway musical with the song "We Need a Little Christmas"

Author:
Jonathan Schmalzbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Schmalzbach.
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© 1998, The New York Times5/26/98 ( No. 17,731 )
Across
1
Moby-Dick chaser : AHAB
5
Hobble : LIMP
9
Alternative if things don't work out : PLANB
14
Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
15
Met highlight : ARIA
16
Refuges : OASES
17
TV turner : KNOB
18
Bridge, in Bretagne : PONT
19
Vowel sound : SCHWA
20
Modern times, to Auden : AGEOFANXIETY
23
Paris airport : ORLY
24
Stop ___ dime : ONA
25
Nudge, as the memory : JOG
28
Copperhead's weapon : VENOM
30
Snub, in a way : IGNORE
32
One of the Mrs. Sinatras : MIA
33
The 1890's, historically : MAUVEDECADE
37
Performing ___ : ARTS
39
Acquire : GET
40
Individuals : ONES
41
Sherlockian times : GASLIGHTERA
46
Scottish refusal : NAE
47
Chameleonlike creature : IGUANA
48
Confrere : EQUAL
50
Acquire, slangily : COP
51
Explosive letters : TNT
53
Flabbergast : STUN
54
The 1980's, to yuppies : MEGENERATION
59
"East of Eden" director : KAZAN
62
Part of N.B. : NOTA
63
Christiania, now : OSLO
64
Brewer Samuel : ADAMS
65
Kind of proportions : EPIC
66
___-mutton : LEGO
67
Sioux dwelling : TEPEE
68
Smaller cousin of 67-Across : TENT
69
Expensive : DEAR
Down
1
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder" singer : ANKA
2
___ Kong : HONG
3
Tissue softener : ALOE
4
Coarse dimwit : BABOON
5
One of the Canary Islands : LAPALMA
6
Often-missed humor : IRONY
7
Impudent girl : MINX
8
Lanai : PATIO
9
Stamps : POSTAGE
10
Gossamer : LACY
11
Cigar leaving : ASH
12
Novel : NEW
13
Jamboree grp. : BSA
21
"Pennies ___ Heaven" : FROM
22
Home of Phillips University : ENID
25
Actress Barnes or Kerns : JOANNA
26
Severe test : ORDEAL
27
Skein formers : GEESE
28
Ill-tempered woman : VIRAGO
29
Devours : EATSUP
31
Cpl., e.g. : NCO
32
Like Mann's mountain : MAGIC
34
"That's awful!" : UGH
35
Dog doc : VET
36
Summer on the Riviera : ETE
38
70's terrorist org. : SLA
42
Like some gazes : INTENSE
43
The Daltons, for example : GANG
44
Take back : RETRACT
45
Greenish-blue : AQUA
49
Countless : UNTOLD
52
Ism : TENET
53
Take effect : SETIN
54
Broadway musical with the song "We Need a Little Christmas" : MAME
55
"Huh-uh" : NOPE
56
"Things are becoming clear" : ISEE
57
Masha and Irina's sister, in Chekhov : OLGA
58
Queen of Jordan : NOOR
59
Krazy ___ : KAT
60
Fruity quaff : ADE
61
Last sound some bugs hear : ZAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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