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New York Times, Friday, July 25, 1997

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
Part of a long-distance company's 800 number
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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RebusScrabbleFresh
71.5247%
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Estes. Friday freshness: 27%
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© 1997, The New York Times7/25/97 ( No. 17,426 )
Across
1
Part of Caesar's boast : ISAW
5
Radio type : AMFM
9
Art able to : CANST
14
Back : TOTHEREAR
16
Duck : AVOID
17
Resettle : IMMIGRATE
18
Classic Vegas casino : SANDS
19
Gets hot? : SEESRED
20
Really fancy : DESIRE
22
"Sometimes a Great Notion" author : KESEY
24
Bugs : RILES
25
12-time baseball All-Star, 1976-88 : BRETT
27
It's parallel to the radius : ULNA
29
Part of a long-distance company's 800 number : ATT
31
Nobility : PEERS
32
Music genre : BLUES
33
Unbuttered : DRY
34
Shooters : TAWS
35
British servicewomen : WRENS
36
10,080 minutes : WEEK
37
"Chances ___" : ARE
38
Queensland native : KOALA
39
Lowest par : THREE
40
Reagan prog. : SDI
41
Conclusion starter : ERGO
42
Helmet plume : CREST
43
Fearsome fellows : OGRES
45
Complain : GROAN
47
Complains : WHINES
49
2, to 1/2 : INVERSE
53
Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
54
Behind closed doors : INPRIVATE
56
Order members : MONKS
57
Lubricating device : GREASEGUN
58
Midlife crisis symptom : ANGST
59
Like a Friday crossword : HARD
60
Tiny type size : RUBY
Down
1
Medical suffix : ITIS
2
Certain : SOME
3
"Don't look ___!" : ATME
4
Narrow margins : WHISKERS
5
Pick up : ARREST
6
Gettysburg general : MEADE
7
Skim milk extract : FAT
8
Vocal nag : MRED
9
Plants yielding senna : CASSIAS
10
Profit : AVAIL
11
Bibliophobes : NONREADERS
12
It's off the main drag : SIDESTREET
13
N.F.L. scores : TDS
15
Marsh birds : EGRETS
21
Sea birds : ERNES
23
Christmas tradition : YULELOG
25
Strong-arm : BEARDOWNON
26
Checking a fisherman's claim : REWEIGHING
28
50's-70's Soviet spacecraft series : LUNA
30
Kid : TYKE
31
They have open houses : PTAS
32
Talk big : BRAG
35
What things could always be : WORSE
36
At a time of one's choosing : WHENEVER
38
Most gung-ho : KEENEST
39
Commander of the Alamo : TRAVIS
42
"Nostromo" author : CONRAD
44
Thieves may take these : RISKS
46
More mellow : RIPER
48
Suspire : SIGH
50
Brand that offers "Chunky" style : RAGU
51
Check mate : STUB
52
Start of a count : EENY
53
Professional org. since 1847 : AMA
55
Grp. on the range? : NRA

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

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