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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1994

"Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist" writer

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWX} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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K
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© 1994, The New York Times7/20/94 ( No. 16,325 )
Across
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It goes from stem to stern : KEEL
5
Ten Commandments word : SHALT
10
Companion of Ollie : FRAN
14
Dancer Pavlova : ANNA
15
Champing at the bit : EAGER
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A billion years : AEON
17
Con game : SCAM
18
Vacant : INANE
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Soap unit : CAKE
20
Stoves that don't work? : BOMBINGRANGES
23
"Diamonds ___ a girl's ..." : ARE
24
"Gidget" star : DEE
25
Perform perfectly : DOTOAT
28
Hagar the Horrible's honey : HELGA
30
It was banned in 1973 : DDT
33
Beatniks beat it : BONGO
34
Interjections : OHS
36
___ in apple : AAS
38
lamb and dactyl : FEET
39
Filming actors? : SHOOTINGSTARS
43
Pasture sounds : BAAS
44
Carl of baseball, informally : YAZ
45
Tic-toe bridge : TAC
46
Lady ___, founder of the Girl Guides : AGNES
48
Trouble in France : MAL
50
Frame : SETUP
54
Itch initiator : REDBUG
56
Partake of : EAT
58
Calendar abbr. : APR
59
Arson? : BURNINGDESIRE
63
West of Gotham City : ADAM
65
"I'm ___ duck" : ADEAD
66
___ hemp (fiber plant) : ALOE
67
"I Spy" star : CULP
68
List of candidates : SLATE
69
It may come with points : LOAN
70
Grown-up grigs : EELS
71
Biblical king with 10 wives : HEROD
72
Muffs : ERRS
Down
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North African fortress : KASBAH
2
Concert cry : ENCORE
3
Filling surrounder : ENAMEL
4
"Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist" writer : LAMB
5
Ile de la Cite site : SEINE
6
The ___ Man (tarot card) : HANGED
7
Actor John : AGAR
8
First name in supper club entertainment : LENA
9
Drift : TREND
10
Not at a distance : FACETOFACE
11
Logician : REASONER
12
Flight approval : AOK
13
22° 30' : NNE
21
Baking potato : IDAHO
22
Lump : GOB
26
"Rock of ___" : AGES
27
Young 'un : TOT
29
Thrilled response : GOOSEBUMPS
31
Tony of "Who's the Boss?" : DANZA
32
License : TAG
35
Pen : STY
37
Trans-Atlantic flier : SST
39
Emerson, The ___ of Concord : SAGE
40
Game originally called "fives" : HANDBALL
41
Descartes conclusion : IAM
42
Fashion : TASTE
43
Sot's spot : BAR
47
Big ___, Calif. : SUR
49
Not staccato : LEGATO
51
A sew-and-sew? : TAILOR
52
Hubbub : UPROAR
53
Is foppish : PREENS
55
Grind : GNASH
57
Kind of attraction : ADDED
60
Run in place : IDLE
61
About : NEAR
62
No___ (register button) : SALE
63
Plane downer : ACE
64
Like threatening bills : DUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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