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New York Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1999

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 18,123 )

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Across
1
Scribbles, with "down" : JOTS
5
Purse holder : STRAP
10
St. Louis N.F.L.'ers : RAMS
14
"God's Little ___" : ACRE
15
___ football (indoor game) : ARENA
16
Slanty type: Abbr. : ITAL
17
First of five poker hands : PAIROFACES
19
Donate : GIVE
20
Pal of Jerry Seinfeld : ELAINE
21
Red-faced : ASHAMED
23
R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
24
17-Across beater : THREETENS
26
Photo tint : SEPIA
28
___-mo : SLO
29
Letters introducing some names : AKA
32
Hardly a beeline : ESS
33
Itty-bitty biters : GNATS
37
24-Across beater : SIXHIGHSTRAIGHT
42
Work with the hands : KNEAD
43
John of England : LOO
44
Delivery from Santa : TOY
45
Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
47
Methuselah's father : ENOCH
50
37-Across beater : FULLHOUSE
54
Coffee order : LATTE
58
Charms : ENAMORS
59
Uncover, with "out" : FERRET
60
Part of a magic incantation : ABRA
61
Winner! : ROYALFLUSH
64
Dino's tail? : SAUR
65
In flames : AFIRE
66
Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
67
Enterprise doings : TREK
68
Sri ___ : LANKA
69
Partner of wherefores : WHYS
Down
1
Makes fun of : JAPES
2
City in central Florida : OCALA
3
Court activity : TRIAL
4
Best of seven, e.g. : SERIES
5
Hotel convenience : SAFE
6
Singer's syllable : TRA
7
VCR button : REC
8
Lend ___ : ANEAR
9
Avoids an F : PASSES
10
Pasta tubes : RIGATONI
11
"___ to every purpose": Eccl. : ATIME
12
Master : MAVEN
13
Mushers' vehicles : SLEDS
18
Treater's words : ONME
22
Mrs. Hägar the Horrible : HELGA
24
Mrs. Addams, to Gomez : TISH
25
Major headaches : HASSLES
27
Tent holder : PEG
29
Plead : ASK
30
Blood, so to speak : KIN
31
Bough breaker : AXE
34
A.T.F. employee: Abbr. : AGT
35
E'en if : THO
36
Place to wallow : STY
38
Distinguishing trait : HALLMARK
39
Quality potato : IDAHO
40
Voice quality : TONE
41
Milne marsupial : ROO
46
Pen in : CORRAL
48
Staff symbol : CLEF
49
Jean of "Bombshell" : HARLOW
50
Thanksgiving celebration : FEAST
51
Open, as a gate : UNBAR
52
Lash of old westerns : LARUE
53
Good ol' country, for short : USOFA
55
Firm fact : TRUTH
56
Snappish : TESTY
57
Cultural credo : ETHOS
59
Kind of market or circus : FLEA
62
The feminine side : YIN
63
It was made of gopher wood : ARK

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

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