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New York Times, Wednesday, July 23, 1997

Pope who persuaded Attila not to attack Rome

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.93 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times7/23/97 ( No. 17,424 )

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Across
1
"Battling Bella" : ABZUG
6
Booth in the theater : EDWIN
11
Part of what a biathlete does : SKI
14
"Crazy" singer Patsy : CLINE
15
At any rate : LEASTWAYS
17
1927 Virginia Woolf novel : TOTHELIGHTHOUSE
19
Chem. or biol. : SCI
20
Where the wild things are : ZOOS
21
Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
22
Relish : ZEST
23
Fall flat : MISFIRE
26
"Java" man : ALHIRT
29
Things to strive for : GOALS
30
Very bright, as colors : NEON
31
Bouquet : AROMA
32
Corp. money man or woman : CFO
35
Overly intelligent : TOOCLEVERBYHALF
39
Baseball's Fernandez : SID
40
Kind of daisy : OXEYE
41
Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
42
Truckers, perhaps : CBERS
43
Trounces : WHOMPS
45
Tell tale activity : ARCHERY
48
Eccentric : KOOK
49
1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
50
Wrapped (up) : SEWN
51
'45 battle site, for short : IWO
54
1962 Mitchum/MacLaine film : TWOFORTHESEESAW
59
Kind of clause : ADVERBIAL
60
Vampire hunter's weapon : STAKE
61
Catcher locale? : RYE
62
Team for which Gretzky left the Oilers : KINGS
63
Spoken for : TAKEN
Down
1
Groups on the program : ACTS
2
Coalition : BLOC
3
Penne alternative : ZITI
4
Durham sch. : UNH
5
Coot : GEEZER
6
"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
7
What grads earn: Abbr. : DEGS
8
Crying sound : WAH
9
Partisan suffix : IST
10
Utmost : NTH
11
Fahd or Faisal : SAUDI
12
Bandleader Kay : KYSER
13
Rhone tributary : ISERE
16
Marmaduke's comments : WOOFS
18
Confused : LOST
22
Element #30 : ZINC
23
One of the Bonds : MOORE
24
Prosodic foot : IAMB
25
Do in : SLAY
26
Carpenters, e.g. : ANTS
27
Pope who persuaded Attila not to attack Rome : LEOI
28
Where the boyz are : HOOD
29
Lady Jane and Zane : GREYS
31
Cartoonist Tex : AVERY
32
Storm preceder : CALM
33
Envelope part : FLAP
34
Switch settings : OFFS
36
Ear part : LOBE
37
Phys. activity : EXER
38
Catchy part of a song : HOOK
42
Rub the wrong way? : CHAFE
43
Really impresses : WOWS
44
"I swear!" : HONEST
45
Raised platform : ALTAR
46
Obstreperous : ROWDY
47
Part of a bulb : CLOVE
48
Ships' spines : KEELS
50
Long nap? : SHAG
51
Dinesen who wrote "Out of Africa" : ISAK
52
Ship's trail : WAKE
53
John Irving's "A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
55
Fictional planet : ORK
56
Slugger's stat : RBI
57
Solder material : TIN
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J.F.K. listing : ETA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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