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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0701 ( 17,767 )
Across
1
"Hey, Mac!" : PSST
5
Nautical pole : SPAR
9
Home of Iowa State : AMES
13
Bank take-back : REPO
14
Vacation destination, with "the" : SHORE
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Diminished by : LESS
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Author ___ S. Connell : EVAN
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Vicksburg lithographs? : MISSPRINTS
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___-de-lance : FER
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Goes phhht! : DIES
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List recipient : SANTA
22
Jonesboro metal worker? : ARKWELDER
25
Conductor Zubin : MEHTA
27
Israel ___ (Irving Berlin, originally) : BALINE
28
Yodeler's perch : ALP
30
Brit. lexicon : OED
31
Positive reply to an invitation : LETS
32
Ed.'s request : SASE
34
To boot : ALSO
35
Oak Ridge highway posting? : TENNSPEED
38
Peppy : SPRY
41
Cheat, in a way : COPY
42
Sahara rarity : RAIN
45
Stella D'___ (cookie name) : ORO
46
Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
47
Cool treat : SUNDAE
49
"Peanuts," e.g. : COMIC
51
Erie lighthouse locale? : PENNPOINT
54
African tribesman : BANTU
56
"Hurry up and ___" : WAIT
57
When doubled, a Thor Heyerdahl title : AKU
58
Mystic painter? : CONNARTIST
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In the thick of : AMID
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Erstwhile : ONCE
62
Rest room sign : GENTS
63
Construction wood : PINE
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One on the go : DOER
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Irascible : EDGY
66
M.I.T. grads : ENGS
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Ready-made : PREFAB
2
Unspecified number : SEVERAL
3
Champagnes do this : SPARKLE
4
Whole bunch : TON
5
Shrank (from) : SHIED
6
Group whose work is picking up : POSSE
7
Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
8
Bench-press iterations : REPS
9
Dress cut : ALINE
10
Vicks VapoRub ingredient : MENTHOL
11
Ritzy homes : ESTATES
12
Conscription org. : SSS
14
Photog's request : SMILE
18
Water-skier's apparatus : RAMP
20
None too brainy : DENSE
23
Quick with the comebacks : WITTY
24
Like W. C. Fields's voice : RASPY
26
___ Annie, of "Oklahoma!" : ADO
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Annie ___, Enoch Arden's wife : LEE
32
Busybody : SNOOP
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Cleo's undoing : ASP
34
Hersey locale : ADANO
36
Sgt., for one : NCO
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Explode : ERUPT
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Leftist label: Abbr. : SOC
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Without compensation : PROBONO
40
Woo : ROMANCE
43
70's-80's despot : IDIAMIN
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City on the Yangtze : NANKING
46
Prefix with -gon : OCTA
47
Fits of anger : SNITS
48
Piano school assignments : ETUDES
50
Word with city or circle : INNER
52
The "E." in A.E.S. : EWING
53
Unpleasant, as weather : NASTY
55
Importune : URGE
58
Package letters : COD
59
Dancer Shawn : TED
60
Goon : APE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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