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New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 1996

Atoms with the same number of protons

Author:
E. Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FWX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Early.
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A
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H
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E
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Z
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© 1996, The New York Times6/4/96 ( No. 17,010 )
Across
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Having more gains than losses : AHEAD
6
Rock's Jagger : MICK
10
1910's boxing champ Willard : JESS
14
___Gras : MARDI
15
To me, in Marseilles : AMOI
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Nanjing nurse : AMAH
17
Flack : PRESSAGENT
19
Bamako is its capital : MALI
20
Word with run or jump : SKI
21
Help for the stumped : HINT
22
Photoelectric cell component : CESIUM
24
Pop : SODA
25
Military guards : SHIELDS
26
Native of northern Spain : BASQUE
29
Valleys : GLENS
30
Circa : ABOUT
31
Counterpart to paper : COIN
32
Long, drawn-out story : SAGA
36
Riviera resort : NICE
37
Dungeon items : IRONS
38
Perfect representative : ICON
39
Deceive, on the ice : DEKE
40
Torpedoed : SANK
41
Popular game of deduction : JOTTO
42
Goes in a hurry : ZOOMS
44
Bob Dole, e.g. : KANSAN
45
Says yes : ACCEPTS
48
Medics : DOCS
49
Adagio non___ : TROPPO
50
Down with the flu : SICK
51
Down : SAD
54
Rossini subject : TELL
55
Miser : PINCHPENNY
58
Brainstorm : IDEA
59
Canal of song : ERIE
60
Sheeplike : OVINE
61
Teapot covering : COSY
62
Exhausts : SAPS
63
Spud : TATER
Down
1
Rock band equipment : AMPS
2
Return to, with "back" : HARK
3
"...___saw Elba" : EREI
4
Classifieds : ADS
5
Dispense, as advice : DISHOUT
6
Diploma word : MAGNA
7
"___Him in Paris" (1937 film) : IMET
8
Kind of artist : CON
9
Rooms adjoining sculleries : KITCHENS
10
Jazz performances : JAMSESSIONS
11
Internet missive : EMAIL
12
Granada toast : SALUD
13
Adjusts with a wedge : SHIMS
18
White House operative : AIDE
23
German one : EIN
24
Call from the third base coach : SQUEEZEPLAY
25
Proceed embarrassedly : SLINK
26
Troop : BAND
27
Rose lover : ABIE
28
Slug : SOCK
29
Thugs : GOONS
31
Does last-minute studying : CRAMS
33
Doesn't wait : ACTS
34
"___match?" : GOTA
35
In a while : ANON
37
Atoms with the same number of protons : ISOTOPES
41
Gambler's goal : JACKPOT
43
Across the way: Abbr. : OPP
44
Ed who asked "How'm I doin'?" : KOCH
45
Storage area : ATTIC
46
Belief : CREDO
47
Composer Porter and others : COLES
48
Cuts into cubes : DICES
50
Impertinent one : SNIP
51
Peevishness : SNIT
52
Henry VIII's second wife : ANNE
53
Textile worker : DYER
56
Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
57
Spacewalk, for short : EVA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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