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New York Times, Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Forbidden-question asker, in "Lohengrin"

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times6/10/98 ( No. 17,746 )

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1
Portend : BODE
5
Shopaholic's watchword : SPEND
10
Small denomination : SECT
14
Sorority letters : RHOS
15
Trial's partner : ERROR
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"Oh, were it not true!" : ALAS
17
Gershwin's "It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
18
1911 Stravinsky ballet : PETROUCHKA
20
Flirt : COQUETTE
22
Blacker : INKIER
23
Short-lived Egypt-Syria union: Abbr. : UAR
24
O.E.D. item : DEF
25
Lands on the Persian Gulf : EMIRATES
30
After-exercise refreshers : SAUNAS
34
Having a pallor : WAXY
35
Choir voice : ALTO
37
Batter's woe : SLUMP
38
Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
39
1841 Adam ballet : GISELLE
41
Chinese "way" : TAO
42
Nostalgic look : RETRO
44
Mozart's "Il mio tesoro," e.g. : ARIA
45
Tart : ACID
46
Unbending : STEELY
48
Chopin specialty : NOCTURNE
50
Keats's "To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
51
Altar in the sky : ARA
52
It's south of the Pyrenees : IBERIA
55
Family reunion activity : BARBECUE
60
1945 Prokofiev ballet : CINDERELLA
62
Kan. neighbor : OKLA
63
Head start : EDGE
64
Actress Patricia et al. : NEALS
65
Camera part : LENS
66
Dak., once : TERR
67
Kind of fund : SLUSH
68
Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
Down
1
Bric-a-___ : BRAC
2
Oberlin locale : OHIO
3
1869 Minkus ballet : DONQUIXOTE
4
River's end : ESTUARY
5
Important school mo. : SEPT
6
___-à-porter (ready-to-wear) : PRET
7
Highly collectible lithographer : ERTE
8
Neither's partner : NOR
9
"Star Wars" characters : DROIDS
10
Amount Santa carries : SACKFUL
11
Like some textbook publishing : ELHI
12
Party centerpiece : CAKE
13
Peter, e.g. : TSAR
19
Misgiving : UNEASE
21
Cause that NOW championed : ERA
25
Decorative pitchers : EWERS
26
"Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" painter : MANET
27
___ chi ch'uan : TAI
28
Forbidden-question asker, in "Lohengrin" : ELSA
29
Rear : STERN
31
1892 Tchaikovsky ballet, with "The" : NUTCRACKER
32
With all one's might : AMAIN
33
Some fine porcelain : SPODE
36
Hodgepodge : OLIO
39
Hawn of Hollywood : GOLDIE
40
"Le ___ des cygnes" : LAC
43
Stock up on again : REORDER
45
Halo : AUREOLE
47
Longs (for) : YEARNS
49
Check : TAB
52
80's-90's hip-hop star : ICET
53
Wait : BIDE
54
Technician: Abbr. : ENGR
55
Blue, in Bonn : BLAU
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Shakespeare title starter : ALLS
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Reckless : RASH
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It parallels a radius : ULNA
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90 degrees : EAST
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Mud ___ : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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