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New York Times, Wednesday, July 8, 1998

Phi Beta Kappa concern, for short

Author:
Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Bellotto Jr.

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Bellotto.
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© 1998, The New York Times7/8/98 ( No. 17,774 )

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Across
1
Suffered terribly : BLED
5
Spicy stew : OLLA
9
Jean-Luc's father : PERE
13
Remorseful one : RUER
14
Witch's ride : BROOM
15
VIII x VIII : LXIV
16
Lube job supply : AXLEGREASE
18
Cathedral nook : APSE
19
Do an impression of : APE
20
One who's coming out : DEB
21
Uno + dos : TRES
22
Early part of a race? : PRIMARY
26
Whitewater enthusiast : RAFTER
28
Classic theater name : ROXY
29
Suffix with eye or ear : FUL
31
Elvis's "___ Not You" : SHES
32
Cockpit abbr. : ALT
33
Leg-puller : JOKER
35
Sci-fi writer Card : ORSON
38
Jetsam of 1773 : TEA
39
Wifely : UXORIAL
41
6, on a phone : MNO
42
Record holder? : EXCON
44
Everybody's opposite : NOONE
45
Aspiration : AIM
46
Squid's squirts : INKS
48
"Quincy, M.E." actor : ITO
49
Some sheets : MICA
50
Proposal : THESIS
52
Girded (oneself) : STEELED
54
Name of 12 popes : PIUS
55
Quirk : TIC
57
Babe : HON
58
Asia's Trans ___ mountain range : ALAI
59
Sight in an intensive care unit : OXYGENTENT
64
Jazzman Stan : GETZ
65
Pure-and-simple : UTTER
66
Eavesdrop : HEAR
67
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
68
The enemy : THEM
69
New Age music superstar : ENYA
Down
1
Flammable 60's item : BRA
2
Neighbor of Ger. : LUX
3
Slithery swimmer : EEL
4
Visionary : DREAMY
5
Band of gold? : ORE
6
Heap (on) : LOAD
7
Not a medalist : LOSER
8
They have pseudopods : AMEBAS
9
LP : PLATTER
10
Alternative to special delivery : EXPRESSMAIL
11
Former sleeper : RISER
12
Preholiday nights : EVES
14
Uncle Remus character : BRERFOX
17
Phi Beta Kappa concern, for short : GPA
22
Talk, talk, talk : PRATE
23
Popular watch : ROLEX
24
Volcano southeast of Mexico City : IXTACIHUATL
25
Sgt. Preston's home : YUKON
27
Cello feature : FHOLE
30
The king of France : LEROI
33
Hong Kong sights : JUNKS
34
Takes to the streets : RIOTS
36
Temporarily put aside : ONICE
37
Wanderer : NOMAD
40
Bar request : ANOTHER
43
It fits all, in a phrase : ONESIZE
47
Not participate in : SITOUT
49
Crème de ___ : MENTHE
50
Mason, at times : TILER
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Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony : SIXTH
53
One billion years : EON
54
Bellhop : PAGE
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Cellular suffix : CYTE
60
Solitaire : GEM
61
Though, poetically : EEN
62
House vote : NAY
63
Singer's syllable : TRA

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

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