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New York Times, Thursday, July 10, 1997

Afghan leader before the Soviet invasion

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVWYZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times7/10/97 ( No. 17,411 )
Across
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Items often passed : TESTS
6
41st in a series : BUSH
10
Release : EMIT
14
Ruin a bow : UNTIE
15
Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
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Dessert ___ : MENU
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Big name in zoos : BRONX
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M.V.P. of Super Bowls I and II : BARTSTARR
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Controversial baseball owner : MARGESCHOTT
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Place to unwind : TUB
23
Time of one's life : AGE
24
Possessive Latin pronoun : SUA
25
The buck stops here : DOE
26
Singer Zadora : PIA
27
Swallow flat : NEST
29
"Am ___ only one...?" : ITHE
31
Many an Olympic skiing gold medalist : FINN
32
Photo ___ : OPS
34
Beats : OUTDOES
37
Theme of this puzzle : THESIMPSONS
39
Erstwhile warship : TRIREME
40
Part to grab hold of : END
41
Senator's claim : SEAT
42
___-a-porter (ready-to-wear) : PRET
44
1972 U.S. Open finalist : ASHE
48
Football Hall-of-Famer Hendricks : TED
49
Australian runner : EMU
51
The Fighting Tigers, for short : LSU
53
Life : PEP
54
Broke bread : ATE
55
Best Actress of 1969 : MAGGIESMITH
58
Malcolm-Jamal Warner co-star : LISABONET
60
___ Banks, N.C. : OUTER
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Afghan leader before the Soviet invasion : AMIN
62
Russo of "Outbreak" : RENE
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Sporty Pontiac : FIERO
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Chap : GENT
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July 15, e.g. : IDES
66
Bad lighting? : ARSON
Down
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Underground Railroad leader : TUBMAN
2
Tick off : ENRAGE
3
Reserves : STORES
4
Bell sound : TING
5
Sides in a classic battle : SEXES
6
Rancher's threat : BOBCAT
7
Canyonlands locale : UTAH
8
Approached boldly, with "to" : STRODEUP
9
Too ___ handle : HOTTO
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Ambulance asst. : EMT
11
Empanadas : MEATPIES
12
Devastated : INRUINS
13
Muslim wear : TURBAN
19
Part of many town names in Quebec : STE
21
Geneve's country : SUISSE
28
In French it's frapper : TOHIT
30
Semilegendary Greek poet : HOMER
31
Big name in workouts : FONDA
33
A shot : PER
35
Word from Tswana : TSETSE
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Head of a syndicate : DON
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Gets rid of, as an old car : TRADESIN
38
Questioned : IMPUGNED
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When you can start to drive : TEETIME
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Hogan's domain : STALAG
43
Aristocracies : ELITES
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Treats maliciously : SPITES
46
Straight : HETERO
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"Sleepless in Seattle" writer-director : EPHRON
49
Massachusetts Ave. bldg., in D.C. : EMB
50
Language of New Zealand : MAORI
52
The States : USOFA
56
Subject of passing concern? : GENE
57
Pioneering conservationist : MUIR
59
Colony member : ANT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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