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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1996

Modern capital founded by the Phoenicians

Author:
G. R. Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gerald R. Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ferguson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times6/5/96 ( No. 17,011 )
Across
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Supports : BACKS
6
Zoophilist's org. : SPCA
10
The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
14
Almost too coincidental : EERIE
15
"Wellaway!" : ALAS
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Kind of empire : EVIL
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"Gigi" song, 1958 : IREMEMBERITWELL
20
Members of the flock : RAMS
21
Where King Zog ruled : ALBANIA
22
Western Indian : UTE
23
Dagger of yore : SNEE
24
Willie Mays was one : GIANT
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Checked : TESTED
30
1970 Medicine Nobelist Julius : AXELROD
32
Rubout : ERASURE
35
Increases : UPS
36
Phrase accompanying a finger-snap : THATREMINDSME
40
Ticket office notice : SRO
41
Plead with : IMPLORE
42
Set of kettledrums : TIMPANI
45
Monty___ : PYTHON
49
Bad-mouth : SMEAR
50
Baron in "Der Rosenkavalier" : OCHS
52
Cheer for Joselito : OLE
53
One of the ABC islands : CURACAO
56
Neptune and Uranus, e.g. : GODS
57
"You know what..." : COMETOTHINKOFIT
61
Bandy words : SPAR
62
Odd happenstance : ONER
63
Staggering : AREEL
64
Venomous varmints : ASPS
65
Deere competitor : TORO
66
Pithy : TERSE
Down
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Modern capital founded by the Phoenicians : BEIRUT
2
Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
3
Some liqueurs : CREMES
4
Spy Philby et al. : KIMS
5
Call the bet off : SEE
6
Jet-black : SABLE
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West Point freshman : PLEBE
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Dear, to Dino : CARA
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"B___bug" : ASIN
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Cry over : BEWAIL
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Hail from the past : AVE
12
Wire measure : MIL
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___fours : ALL
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It has 844 million native speakers : MANDARIN
19
Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Architect Jose Luis___ : SERT
25
Kind of lily : ARUM
26
"Negatory!" : NOPE
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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Sympathy's partner : TEA
30
Seed covering : ARIL
31
Disciple of Socrates : XENOPHON
33
Conductor's beginning : SEMI
34
Diamond figure : UMP
36
Tidy : TRIM
37
Site of scores of baseball players? : HOME
38
Prohibitionists : DRYS
39
Bidder's failure : SET
40
Aves. : STS
43
Sulky pullers : PACERS
44
In___ (stagnant) : ARUT
46
Dancer, slangily : HOOFER
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Some are golden : OLDIES
48
Sit comfortably : NESTLE
50
Palette pigment : OCHER
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Africa's most populous city : CAIRO
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Plant holder : ROOT
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___cost (free) : ATNO
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60's singer Lesley : GORE
57
Civil War letters : CSA
58
Goddess of plenty : OPS
59
War room fixture : MAP
60
Krazy___ : KAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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