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New York Times, Friday, June 26, 1998

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {BX} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0626 ( 17,762 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Hi-___ : FIS
4
Neanderthal : CAVEMAN
11
Sound-system part : AMP
14
Refrains from childish behavior : ACTSONESAGE
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Jazz guitarist Farlow : TAL
17
Star seeker : TALENTSCOUT
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Datebook abbr. : THU
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
20
Certain putdowns : STARES
21
Liberace, for one : HAM
22
Switch words : ONOFF
24
Math ratios : PIS
25
Archaic form of "to be" : WERT
26
Feel : GROPE
29
George Harrison popularized it : SITAR
30
Where "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" first appeared : ESQUIREMAGAZINE
35
English novelist with the pen name Ouida : LOUISEDELARAMEE
36
College conferrals : ACADEMICDEGREES
37
Roosevelt's Secretary of the Interior : ICKES
38
Hid, with "up" : HOLED
39
Sine qua non : NEED
40
Balancing pro : CPA
42
Promulgated : SOWED
46
Stumble : ERR
47
Sidetracks : SHUNTS
50
British colony until 1970 : FIJI
51
Car ad abbr. : MPG
52
Warplane's cargo : AERIALMINES
54
Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
55
"The Good Apprentice" novelist : IRISMURDOCH
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Pointer's direction : YON
57
Low beams : DIMMERS
58
Cesspool : STY
Down
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String bean's opposite : FATSO
2
Airline mogul Carl : ICAHN
3
Pope who persuaded Attila the Hun not to attack Rome : STLEO
4
Cell sojourner : CON
5
Amazon ___ : ANTS
6
Life jacket, e.g. : VEST
7
Way out? : ESCAPEMECHANISM
8
Austronesian language : MAORI
9
Feverish fits : AGUES
10
Takes home : NETS
11
Then : ATTHETIME
12
Indian princess : MAHARANEE
13
Contents of many California orchards : PLUMTREES
15
Having no mentor : SELFGUIDED
23
Piled upholstery fabrics with uncut loops : FRISES
25
Comics magician, with "the" : WIZARDOFID
27
Utah Lake city : OREM
28
Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Barracks bosses : SARGES
30
"Ishtar" director : ELAINEMAY
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D.C. United player, e.g. : SOCCERPRO
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Dummy firearm, as on a fort : QUAKERGUN
33
Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
34
Highlander : GAEL
40
Darling abroad : CHERI
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Jewish festival : PURIM
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Tavern fixtures? : WINOS
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Pop out of a plane : EJECT
45
Like a gossip column : DISHY
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The Shirelles' "Mama ___" : SAID
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Busted : TAME
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Musical mark : SLUR
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Wife, once, with "the" : MRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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