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New York Times, Saturday, July 20, 1996

"Time the devourer of all things" writer

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JWXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1996, The New York Times7/20/96 ( No. 17,056 )
Across
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Leave : TAKEOFF
8
Shower purchase : LAYETTE
15
Garment worker : SLEEVER
16
Wall-to-wall alternative : AREARUG
17
Senorita's sweetheart : QUERIDO
18
Highest violin string : CANTINO
19
Diamond head : UMP
20
Nursery rhyme surname : DUMPTY
22
"___Life Strange" (1972 hit) : ISNT
23
Yucatan years : ANOS
25
Fraternity letter : PHI
26
Act villainously : SNEER
27
A multitude : RAFTS
29
Open : UNCAP
32
Year in the reign of Pius I : CLI
33
Puckish : ELFIN
34
Loop : NOOSE
35
Child meas. : TSP
36
Down Under opossums : RINGTAILS
39
Criticize : PAN
42
Ball and cross are two varieties : PEENS
43
Land on the Mediterranean : LIBYA
47
Miss modifier : OLE
48
Upstart 90's politician : PEROT
49
Mount : STEED
50
Shopper in a children's ditty : PIGGY
52
Sort : ILK
54
Constellation animal : URSA
55
Flurry : TEAR
56
Soul-cleansing activity : BARING
59
Drink : SIP
60
Opposed to the N.R.A. : ANTIGUN
62
Most convenient : NEAREST
64
NASA concern : REENTRY
65
Shade maker : ELMTREE
66
Mosaic component : TESSERA
67
More contoured : SLEEKER
Down
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Drafting aid : TSQUARE
2
Like many reunions : ALUMNAL
3
Warning words : KEEPOFF
4
Suffix with slogan : EER
5
"Time the devourer of all things" writer : OVID
6
Out of patience : FEDUP
7
Dreadful, in slang : FROMHUNGER
8
Dairy prefix : LACT
9
Have___of hope : ARAY
10
Itch : YEN
11
Skip dinner reservations : EATIN
12
Apportion, in a way : TRISECT
13
Secret ways : TUNNELS
14
Self-indulgence of a kind : EGOTRIP
21
Popular Burgundy : PINOTNOIR
24
Fuss : STIR
26
Bouts : SPELLS
28
Short-tempered : SNIPPY
30
Certain borders : COASTLINES
31
"Do___say..." : ASI
37
Formerly : NEE
38
In___(naturally positioned) : SITU
39
Breakfast for the eat-and-run sort : POPTART
40
Title recipient : ALIENEE
41
Cancels : NEGATES
44
Mad : BERSERK
45
Words of understanding : YESISEE
46
Fitting device : ADAPTER
51
Embarrassed expressions, at times : GRINS
53
Toll : KNELL
56
1973 Gore Vidal best seller : BURR
57
"The Cherry Orchard" girl : ANYA
58
Ready for action : GAME
61
Airfone company : GTE
63
A.A.A. map abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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