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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1996

Start of a comment by G.K. Chesterton

Author:
A. Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5190091
Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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A
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P
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B
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R
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W
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N
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B
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M
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L
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D
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D
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P
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G
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B
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O
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V
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R
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K
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C
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© 1996, The New York Times7/24/96 ( No. 17,060 )
Across
1
Axis flier, in W.W. II headlines : JAP
4
Consomme : BROTH
9
1936 Luce play, with "The" : WOMEN
14
"Honest" one : ABE
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Disprove : BELIE
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Piano key wood : EBONY
17
Start of a comment by G.K. Chesterton : MUSICWITH
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Bar seat : STOOL
20
Org. : ASSN
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A Gabor : EVA
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A Guthrie : ARLO
23
Oahu neckwear : LEIS
24
Part 2 of the comment : DINNERISAN
28
Beethoven's "___Solemnis" : MISSA
30
Harrow's rival : ETON
31
God : DEITY
33
Helps for Reps. and Dems. : PACS
34
Droop : SAG
37
Part 3 of the comment : INSULTBOTHTOTHE
41
Turquoise, e.g. : GEM
42
Electric unit : VOLT
43
Bucolic : RURAL
44
Regal term of address : SIRE
45
It has a wheel on its heel : SKATE
47
Part 4 of the comment : COOKANDTHE
51
Autumn tool : RAKE
54
Prefix with culture : AGRI
55
Future fish : ROE
56
Traitor Aldrich : AMES
57
Mild cigar : CLARO
59
End of the comment : VIOLINIST
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More than miffed : HETUP
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Less cordial : ICIER
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Architectural prefix : NEO
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Utopias : EDENS
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Heals : MENDS
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Swindle : GYP
Down
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Jazz pianist Ahmad___ : JAMAL
2
Mistreat : ABUSE
3
Negative attitude : PESSIMISM
4
Origin of some PBS series : BBC
5
Takes another mate : REWEDS
6
"Twelfth Night" countess : OLIVIA
7
Giant : TITAN
8
Scornful cry : HEH
9
N.B.A.'s Unseld : WES
10
Get : OBTAIN
11
Othello's people : MOORS
12
___Gay : ENOLA
13
Popular stocking : NYLON
18
Positioned : INSITU
25
Undiluted : NEAT
26
Delineate : ETCH
27
Pulpits : ROSTRA
29
Poet Plath : SYLVIA
31
"Understand?" : DIG
32
Suffix with ethyl : ENE
33
Poker win : POT
34
In a steady flow : STREAMING
35
Palindromic exclamation : AHA
36
Set : GEL
38
Ripped : TORN
39
Wasn't colorfast : BLED
40
Beat in a relay : OUTRAN
44
Slalom trail : SKIRUN
45
Easy winner : SHOOIN
46
Fell in a faint, with "over" : KEELED
47
Store : CACHE
48
Gave the eye : OGLED
49
Speechify : ORATE
50
Moment : TRICE
52
Author Ken : KESEY
53
Bar, at the bar : ESTOP
58
Photo___ (campaign events) : OPS
59
Pep : VIM
60
April initials : IRS

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

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