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New York Times, Friday, June 25, 1999

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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587/24/19949/6/20001
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1.61004
Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {WY} Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0625 ( 18,126 )
Across
1
Israelite leader and namesakes : JOSHUAS
8
Yields : CAVESIN
15
Stretch : EXPANSE
16
Work for Warner Bros., maybe : ANIMATE
17
Hyperbolic figure? : ZILLION
18
Russian 15-Across, with "The" : STEPPES
19
Change the wording of : EDIT
20
Part of a support system? : RAFTER
22
Grp. that gets a pay cut? : IRS
23
Secret competitor : BAN
24
Constellation's sixth brightest star : ZETA
25
Coal locale : SEAM
26
"Terminal Bliss" actress Chandler : ESTEE
28
Tip : END
30
___ Kinte of "Roots" : KUNTA
31
Anne Rice title vampire : LESTAT
33
Breaks : TAKESTEN
35
Diplomats' concern : ALLIANCES
37
Secures, in a way : PADLOCKS
40
Shaman's collection : SPELLS
44
Cry of surrender : IQUIT
45
A as in Austria : EIN
47
Kind of skeleton : AXIAL
48
Pueblo tongue : ZUNI
49
Kick : ZEST
51
Year in Ethelred the Unready's reign : MVI
52
Sharp turn : ZAG
53
Sorry : ABJECT
56
Judge : DEEM
57
Pupil surrounders : AREOLAE
59
Needle holder : TONEARM
61
Theodor Herzl, for one : ZIONIST
62
Daughter of King Minos : ARIADNE
63
Leading in ludicrousness : ZANIEST
64
Critic with a cameo in "Superman" : REXREED
Down
1
Hussy : JEZEBEL
2
Biochemical catalyst : OXIDASE
3
8-Down alternatives : SPLINTS
4
Leave off : HALT
5
Directional beginning : UNI
6
Hit ___ spot : ASORE
7
Boxer's body : SENATE
8
Setter of a sort : CAST
9
Prefix with room : ANTE
10
Rival : VIER
11
Little Caesar? : EMP
12
Discerning : SAPIENT
13
Echo : ITERATE
14
WKRP news director Les : NESSMAN
21
See things : FANTASIZE
24
Crank : ZEALOT
25
Kind of spaniel : SUSSEX
27
Bibliographical phrase : ETALII
29
Blocker of TV : DAN
30
Don't stop : KEEPAT
32
Pampering : TLC
34
Basketball coach Jones and others : KCS
36
Old White House nickname : IKE
37
Dash : PIZZAZZ
38
Sites with little privacy : AQUARIA
39
Role-playing game locale : DUNGEON
41
Virgin gimlet, essentially : LIMEADE
42
Role of Penny's : LAVERNE
43
Shed a few pounds : SLIMMED
46
Ambrosia accompaniment : NECTAR
50
Outlet : STORE
53
"That's ___!" : ALIE
54
Opera villain, typically : BASS
55
"I Love Rock 'n Roll" singer : JETT
56
Sweet : DEAR
58
Clandestine maritime org. : ONI
60
Eighty-six : NIX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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