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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 1999

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Where Samson wielded a jawbone, in Judges
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 103 for Ms. Hansen. Thursday freshness: 17%
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J
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© 1999, The New York Times6/3/99 ( No. 18,104 )
Across
1
Imam's cause, maybe : JIHAD
6
Former steelworkers' union chief : ABEL
10
Drop off : DOZE
14
Wipe out : ERASE
15
Spleen : BILE
16
In a frenzy : AMOK
17
Princess in Woolf's "Orlando" : SASHA
18
Stop pouring here : BRIM
19
Greedy cry : MINE
20
23
Taken care of : SEENTO
24
Lento : SLOW
25
Booster shot, e.g. : HYPO
27
___ Creed : NICENE
32
"Dancing Queen" music group : ABBA
36
Sports car, briefly : ALFA
38
One who won't settle down : NOMAD
39
42
Certain blade : ROTOR
43
Off in the distance : AFAR
44
Bridge expert Truscott : ALAN
45
Kind of station : AMTRAK
47
Gr. 1-6 : ELEM
49
Beloved family member : NANA
51
Reno's county : WASHOE
56
61
"A Little Bitty Tear" singer, 1962 : IVES
62
Where Samson wielded a jawbone, in Judges : LEHI
63
City on the Arkansas River : TULSA
64
Red Cross shelter : TENT
65
Days of old : IDES
66
Let go from work : IDLED
67
Novelist Grey : ZANE
68
Apollo played it : LYRE
69
Sacs : CYSTS
Down
1
The Lamb : JESUS
2
Choleric : IRATE
3
Urgency : HASTE
4
Visibly shocked : ASHEN
5
Scarcity : DEARTH
6
Adviser since 1956 : ABBY
7
Clues for 20-, 39- and 56-Across? : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
8
The senior Saarinen : ELIEL
9
Jack of "Kotch" : LEMMON
10
Dramatic word for the Yankees : DAMN
11
Pass by : OMIT
12
Defense type : ZONE
13
Made (out) : EKED
21
Like a dog : LOYAL
22
Southfork family name : EWING
26
"Save me!," e.g. : PLEA
28
"The Last of the Mohicans" girl : CORA
29
Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
30
Big wine valley : NAPA
31
Heaven on earth : EDEN
32
Indian tourist locale : AGRA
33
___ Bones, Ichabod Crane's rival : BROM
34
Rifle part : BUTT
35
Omnia vincit ___ : AMOR
37
Psychological work: Abbr. : ANAL
40
Migratory goose : BRANT
41
Sch. in Madison, N.J. : DREWU
46
Mystical writer Gibran : KAHLIL
48
Varnish resin : MASTIC
50
Dependent : NEEDY
52
Desk site : STUDY
53
Slopes : HILLS
54
Outbreak : ONSET
55
Word of mock horror : EGADS
56
Airhead : DITZ
57
Eye part : UVEA
58
Ivy League team : PENN
59
Direction in Durango : ESTE
60
Slope : RISE

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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