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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 1996

Why the hot dog vendor made the grade?

Author:
C. Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.582184
Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times6/20/96 ( No. 17,026 )

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Across
1
Went with the flow : TIDED
6
Chicken pox symptom : ITCH
10
Nellie Melba, e.g. : DAME
14
Harmony : AMITY
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Rightful : TRUE
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Left agape : AWED
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Old wheels of Wisconsin? : GREENBAYPACKARD
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Head out of port : SETSAIL
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Royal Scots : STUARTS
22
Synthesizer inventor : MOOG
24
"Hail to the Chief" chief : PREZ
25
Mescal and others : CACTI
29
Prefix with polar : AMBI
32
Throwing out a moldy vegetable, e.g.? : BLUECOLLARDJOB
38
Room at the Alhambra : SALA
39
Curtain sheer : VOILE
40
Caliph who founded Cairo : OMAR
42
Campaign slogan of 1856? : ITSMILLARDTIME
45
Loafing : IDLE
46
"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
47
1982 Disney film : TRON
50
As soon as : ONCE
53
Poulard : CHICKEN
56
Sudden swell : UPSURGE
61
Why the hot dog vendor made the grade? : HEPASSEDMUSTARD
63
Commercial endorsement person, maybe : IDOL
64
"Lou Grant" paper, with "The" : TRIB
65
Like some kitchens : EATIN
66
Biblical miracles site : CANA
67
Lummonx's cry : OOPS
68
Alexander once of "60 Minutes" : SHANA
Down
1
Makes it : TAGS
2
Hungarian patriot___Nagy : IMRE
3
Reduced fare : DIET
4
Tour de France times : ETES
5
Vigorous : DYNAMIC
6
Fascist aviator Balbo : ITALO
7
Sample : TRY
8
Quart quartet : CUPS
9
Race part : HEAT
10
Senegal's capital : DAKAR
11
Au courant : AWARE
12
"I Love Lucy" name : MERTZ
13
TV's Byrnes and Hall : EDDS
18
Book jacket item : BIO
19
Noted matchmaker : CUPID
23
1989 NASA launch : GALILEO
25
"All in the Family" network : CBS
26
Kyrgyzstan's___Mountains : ALAI
27
Branch Davidians, e.g. : CULT
28
Society affairs : TEAS
30
___fides (bad faith) : MALA
31
Uncle Remus term of address : BRER
33
"Heroides" writer : OVID
34
Laze : LOLL
35
Spanish castanet dance : JOTA
36
Bleep : OMIT
37
Sounds of impact : BAMS
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Model T contemporary : REO
43
Some stoles : MINKS
44
Shifts : DRESSES
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Bara, the Vamp : THEDA
48
Wisconsin college : RIPON
49
City SSE of Gainesville : OCALA
51
Anesthetizes : NUMBS
52
Computer center, for short : CPU
53
Smart : CHIC
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"___perpetua" (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
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"Camelot" Lancelot Franco___ : NERO
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Dixie National Forest site : UTAH
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Pro___ : RATA
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Beam : GRIN
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Actress Best : EDNA
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Brief swim : DIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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