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New York Times, Monday, July 14, 1997

Author:
Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0714 ( 17,415 )
Across
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Tarzan's love : JANE
5
Bungle : BOTCH
10
Tickled : GLAD
14
Johnny Cash's "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
15
Before the due date : EARLY
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Singer McEntire : REBA
17
Formative Picasso phase : BLUEPERIOD
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Terrible czar : IVAN
20
It picks up readings : SENSOR
21
Hustler's tool, maybe : CUESTICK
23
Religious council : SYNOD
25
Actor Davis : OSSIE
26
Assail : BESET
30
Football Hall-of-Famer Merlin : OLSEN
32
Newspaper publisher Adolph : OCHS
33
Year, south of the border : ANO
34
Wouldn't proceed : BALKED
39
Center of a 1994 chase : WHITEFORDBRONCO
42
Apollo 13 commander : LOVELL
43
Holds : HAS
44
Tennis champ Bjorn : BORG
45
Cleaner/disinfectant brand : LYSOL
47
Connection : NEXUS
48
Octagon or oval : SHAPE
52
One of "The Honeymooners" : ALICE
54
"Carnival of Venice" violinist : PAGANINI
56
Tough : RUGGED
61
Jai ___ : ALAI
62
Sophie Tucker was the "last" : REDHOTMAMA
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Opposite of ja : NEIN
65
Writer Asimov : ISAAC
66
General's command : ARMY
67
"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
68
Tailor : STYLE
69
Bean counters, for short : CPAS
Down
1
Quick punches : JABS
2
Up to the task : ABLE
3
Verb preceder : NOUN
4
Potato parts : EYES
5
Drunken : BEERY
6
Paddle : OAR
7
July 14, in France : TRICOLORHOLIDAY
8
Sun blockers : CLOUDS
9
F.D.R.'s ___ Park : HYDE
10
Southern breakfast dish : GRITS
11
Popular pants since 1850 : LEVIS
12
Old-style calculators : ABACI
13
"Thanks, Gerhard" : DANKE
18
Hitching ___ : POST
22
Sub's "ears" : SONAR
24
Taboo : NONO
26
New Year's Day game : BOWL
27
22-Down reply : ECHO
28
Hood's knife : SHIV
29
Villa d'___ : ESTE
31
Trails off : EBBS
33
Be ___ in the ointment : AFLY
35
Earring locale : LOBE
36
Fort ___ (gold depository site) : KNOX
37
Stocking shade : ECRU
38
Labradors and Yorkshires : DOGS
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Comedienne DeGeneres : ELLEN
41
Flamboyant Surrealist : DALI
46
Most mentally sound : SANEST
47
Not masc. or fem. : NEUT
48
Crosses over : SPANS
49
Alex who wrote "Roots" : HALEY
50
One more time : AGAIN
51
"Common Sense" pamphleteer : PAINE
53
"Time in a Bottle" singer Jim : CROCE
55
Pupil locale : IRIS
57
Detroit financing co. : GMAC
58
"The World According to ___" : GARP
59
Austen heroine : EMMA
60
From nine to five, in the classifieds : DAYS
63
Kubrick's "2001" mainframe : HAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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