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New York Times, Thursday, May 27, 1999

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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8561430423937
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1.52404185
A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 234 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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N
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U
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C
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M
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R
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C
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D
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O
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R
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M
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 18,097 )
Across
1
Not your ordinary fan : NUT
4
Time period : SPAN
8
Old English borough, now part of London : ACTON
13
Onetime White House nickname : ABE
14
Of the cheekbone : MALAR
16
Zagreb native : CROAT
17
Foreign office : CONSULATE
19
Enforcement provisions, so to speak : TEETH
20
Pro ___ : RATA
21
Widespread African belief : ANIMISM
23
Kind of humor : ETHNIC
25
Sculler : OAR
26
Cup handle : EAR
29
"Could ___?" : ITBE
30
Actress Peeples : NIA
31
Crime lab study : DNA
32
"Tiny Bubbles" singer : DONHO
34
Hyperbolize at high volume : RANT
35
Frequent blower : ETNA
37
"The King and I" role : ANNA
38
More than a scuffle : MELEE
39
Electrical units : MHOS
40
P.M. elected in October 1969 : MEIR
41
"Horrors!" : EGAD
42
Graceful fliers : TERNS
43
Anthological collection : ANA
44
Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
45
The Midshipmen: Abbr. : USNA
46
"2001" studio : MGM
47
48-Across's prey : RAT
48
Tabby : PETCAT
51
Shames : ABASHES
54
Honey bunch? : HIVE
55
Asteroids game company : ATARI
58
Patrol area : PERIMETER
60
Timed like some air shuttles : HORAL
61
Air pollution : SMAZE
62
Muff : ERR
63
"Unthinkable!" : AWFUL
64
Think obsessively : STEW
65
Slop spot : STY
Down
1
Bead material : NACRE
2
German threat : UBOAT
3
Tie follower, maybe : TENTHINNING
4
Western Athletic Conf. powerhouse : SMU
5
Fairy tale setting : PALACE
6
Josephine Tey investigator ___ Grant : ALAN
7
Strains at the Olympics? : NATIONALANTHEMS
8
New Testament book : ACTS
9
Bartender's supply : CREMEDEMENTHE
10
Third X : TOE
11
It's in the feedbag : OAT
12
Theme of this puzzle : NTH
15
Tarried : REMAINED
18
Indian novelist who wrote "The Adventuress" : SANTHARAMARAU
22
Fighting mad : IRATE
24
Nigerian people : IBO
27
Mining finds : ANTHRACITES
28
Gabbed, gabbed, gabbed : RANON
32
Horse's mother : DAM
33
Wee hour : ONEAM
34
Clutches again : REGRASPS
36
Imbecile : ASS
38
Half of a noted comedy team : MEARA
42
Literary inits. : TSE
45
Enlarge : UPSIZE
49
Forestall : AVERT
50
Robe material : TERRY
52
Five or ten, e.g. : BILL
53
"Hoc ___ in votis" : ERAT
55
Cry upon discovering a puzzle theme? : AHA
56
Kind of truck : TOW
57
Light bark : ARF
59
48-Across's sound : MEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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