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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1998

23-Across : 5-Across, e.g.

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Estes.
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© 1998, The New York Times5/8/98 ( No. 17,713 )
Across
1
Wine holders : VATS
5
Tortoise shell, in a way? : MOBILEHOME
15
Acreage : AREA
16
Remote place : IVORYTOWER
17
Cut flower : STEM
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Clerical : NONSECULAR
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Genius : EINSTEIN
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Word processor command : REDO
22
Nasty rumor : CANARD
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5-Across, e.g. : SHELTER
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Some bits : AUGERS
27
Like the Abominable Snowman : HAIRY
28
Sole point : CLEAT
29
What rhabdomantists do : DOWSE
30
Sports org. to which the Kansas City Wizards belong : MLS
33
Like some candy : HARD
34
Supermarket section : MEATS
35
Winter air : NOEL
36
Triage sites, briefly : ERS
37
Ham operator's letter : TANGO
38
Where Hawkeye served : KOREA
39
Eccentric : BATTY
40
Informer : CANARY
41
Riot remedy : TEARGAS
44
Base action : SALUTE
45
Not tricked by : ONTO
46
Humdrum : TIRESOME
48
Binge : GOONASPREE
52
Senta's suitor in "The Flying Dutchman" : ERIK
53
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Houston university : RICE
55
Some clerks : SALESWOMEN
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"The Odd Couple" director : SAKS
Down
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Still-life centerpiece : VASE
2
Of joints : ARTICULAR
3
Archie and Jughead : TEENAGERS
4
Links legend : SAMSNEAD
5
They're given the shaft? : MINERS
6
Like Humpty Dumpty : OVOID
7
Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
8
Treasury Department div. : IRS
9
Lixivium : LYE
10
Series finale? : ETC
11
Like chiming timing : HOURLY
12
Nocturnal newborn : OWLET
13
Opponent of Lee : MEADE
14
Computer ___ : ERROR
20
Floozy : TART
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Looked after : SAWTO
24
Ophidian sound : HISS
25
Afore : ERE
26
Long : ACHE
27
Grinder : HOAGY
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Jobs for body shops : DENTS
30
Authorized delays : MORATORIA
31
"The Europeans" star : LEEREMICK
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Send rolling in the aisles : SLAY
34
First name in spydom : MATA
35
Teetotalers : NONUSERS
37
License plate : TAG
38
Mustard family member : KALE
39
"Agnes Grey" author : BRONTE
40
Drive recklessly : CAREEN
41
Roman wraps : TOGAS
42
___ Gay : ENOLA
43
Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
44
Long campaign : SIEGE
46
Ore carrier : TRAM
47
Scratches (out) : EKES
49
Cries of surprise : AHS
50
Do darts : SEW
51
Supportive argument : PRO

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

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