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New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 1998

St. Thomas who was murdered in a cathedral

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times6/9/98 ( No. 17,745 )

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1
Chair part : SLAT
5
Stuff : CRAM
9
Blackmore heroine Lorna : DOONE
14
Salon focus : HAIR
15
Capital of Latvia : RIGA
16
Writer Sinclair : UPTON
17
Meat inspection inits. : USDA
18
Journey for Caesar : ITER
19
5 to 1, say : RATIO
20
Best Picture of 1987 : THELASTEMPEROR
23
Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
24
Malt kiln : OAST
25
Neighbor of Chile: Abbr. : ARG
28
Woodlands : FORESTS
30
Actress Novak : KIM
33
"Vive ___!" (old French cry) : LEROI
35
Truman's nuclear agcy. : AEC
36
Grandma, affectionately : NANA
37
Opera by Glinka : ALIFEFORTHECZAR
41
Others : REST
42
Furrow : RUT
43
Nutso : LOOPY
44
Encountered : MET
45
Educator Mary McLeod ___ : BETHUNE
48
Fifth quarters, so to speak: Abbr. : OTS
49
Rip : TEAR
50
Pres. Reagan and others : RONS
52
Popular dish often served with rice : CHICKENALAKING
58
Shoot at, as tin cans : PLINK
59
Excellent : AONE
60
Getting ___ years : ONIN
61
Mooch : CADGE
62
The "brains" of 58-Down : CPUS
63
"___ girl!" : ATTA
64
Saccharine : SWEET
65
Pianist Myra : HESS
66
Missing : LOST
Down
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Closed : SHUT
2
Eye swatter? : LASH
3
White House staffer : AIDE
4
Cheery song syllables : TRALA
5
"The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
6
Singing cowboy Tex : RITTER
7
Pulitzer writer James : AGEE
8
Squirrellike monkey : MARMOSET
9
Compulsion by force : DURESS
10
Some 60's paintings : OPART
11
Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
12
Roulette bet : NOIR
13
Rock's Brian : ENO
21
1966 movie or song hit : ALFIE
22
Quilt part : PATCH
25
Car protector : ALARM
26
U.S. Grant opponent : RELEE
27
Mill fodder : GRIST
29
Astronauts' returning point : EARTH
30
Musical toy : KAZOO
31
Unfitting : INAPT
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"The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
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Frequently : OFT
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Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Carnival oddity : FREAK
39
Community service program : OUTREACH
40
"Maria ___" (1941 hit song) : ELENA
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St. Thomas who was murdered in a cathedral : BECKET
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Seventh planet : URANUS
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Surprisingly : NOLESS
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Slight color : TINGE
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Toast : SKOAL
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Lobster pincer : CLAW
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Cover up : HIDE
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Slangy denial : NOPE
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Engrossed by : INTO
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Pesky insects : NITS
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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Modern office staples, for short : PCS

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

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