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New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 1997

Words before "Love" on screen and in song

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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F
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B
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© 1997, The New York Times5/31/97 ( No. 17,371 )
Across
1
One may be red, white or silver : FIR
4
Bar placed across a guitar fingerboard : CAPO
8
Buttonhole : ACCOST
14
Osaka-to-Tokyo dir. : ENE
15
Neisse River's outlet : ODER
16
Mambo's cousin : CHACHA
17
Light, one-seated carriage : STANHOPE
19
Night-blooming cactus : CEREUS
20
Coal tar derivatives : TOLUENES
21
One may be terrible : ENFANT
22
Approve, in a way : INITIAL
23
Oscar winner Wiest : DIANNE
24
Robe rooms : VESTRIES
26
More mysterious : EERIER
27
Host : ARMY
28
Rips through pages? : SPEEDREADS
30
Melted glace : EAU
31
Beastly blower : BIGBADWOLF
38
Opera "The Tale of ___ Saltan" : TSAR
42
Antarctica's ___ Coast : ADELIE
43
"Tsk!" : FORSHAME
45
Cruise destination : RESORT
46
Statue brought to life, in myth : GALATEA
47
Kind of plan : BATTLE
48
Studying secondarily : MINORING
49
Musicians' treasures : AMATIS
50
Almost any Three Stooges movie : ESCAPADE
51
Heed John the Baptist's advice : REPENT
52
"The Girl With the Hatbox" star : STEN
53
"Taps" time : TEN
54
Electroplating terminals : ANODES
55
Kettle sound : SSSS
56
It starts in April in D.C. : EDT
Down
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A Ford : FESTIVA
2
One who does voice-overs : INTONER
3
Style of the Ashcan School : REALISM
4
Beneficiary's brother, perhaps : COHEIR
5
Keats, to Shelley : ADONAIS
6
Cartoon character who debuted in 1944 : PEPELEPEW
7
They're found in the ground : ORES
8
Assumed, with "to" : ACCEDED
9
Guillotined French poet Andre de ___ : CHENIER
10
Dough to go? : CARFARE
11
About 3.5 million square miles : OCEANIA
12
Didn't go near : SHUNNED
13
Some test participants : TASTERS
18
Cracked : NUTTY
25
Words before "Love" on screen and in song : SEAOF
29
Lauders : EULOGISTS
31
Nancy's successor : BARBARA
32
Creative types : IDEAMEN
33
Heavy-handed group : GESTAPO
34
Obscured, with "out" : BLOTTED
35
Travel agent's suggestion : AIRLINE
36
Can't take : DETESTS
37
1973 Pulitzer winner FitzGerald : FRANCES
38
"Amadeus" choreographer : THARP
39
Gorge : SATIATE
40
Fixed up : AMENDED
41
Chromatography spray : REAGENT
44
Popular liniment brand : SLOANS
48
Mare's-nest : MESS

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

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