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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 2001

One who's diplomatic and urbane, astrologically

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {G} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Blackard.
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V
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I
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V
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I
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D
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S
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S
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S
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W
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H
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U
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P
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A
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O
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L
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P
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Z
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V
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L
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I
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D
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N
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K
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R
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L
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© 2001, The New York Times8/13/01 ( No. 18,906 )
Across
1
Bright-colored : VIVID
6
Planes in the news : SSTS
10
Beat but good! : WHUP
14
Ice Capades locale : ARENA
15
Dentist's request : OPEN
16
Actress Skye : IONE
17
Just under the wire : LASTMINUTE
19
Forfeit : LOSE
20
Old-fashioned popular novel : PENNYDREADFUL
22
Shades of blue : AZURES
24
Elbow's place : ARM
25
Hot temper : IRE
26
Muscle spasm : TIC
27
Prima donnas : DIVAS
30
Gourmand : EATER
32
Centers of activity : LOCI
34
"i" finisher : DOT
35
Termite's relative : ANT
36
Trivial : NICKELANDDIME
41
Goof up : ERR
42
Gun, as an engine : REV
43
Travel across a tarmac : TAXI
45
One who's diplomatic and urbane, astrologically : LIBRA
48
Cuba's Castro : FIDEL
50
Big success : HIT
51
Altar words : IDO
52
Agcy. with loans for homeowners : FHA
54
Money back : REBATE
56
Navy petty officer : QUARTERMASTER
60
"Render ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
61
Places for cheese : MOUSETRAPS
64
Change for a five : ONES
65
Places : PUTS
66
Delight in : ENJOY
67
Outlasted, with "out" : RODE
68
Leave in, to an editor : STET
69
Harvests : REAPS
Down
1
Kilmer of "At First Sight" : VAL
2
Belfast grp. : IRA
3
Explorer Amerigo : VESPUCCI
4
Prefix with stellar : INTER
5
Going to hell : DAMNED
6
PlayStation maker : SONY
7
Tater : SPUD
8
Aquarium favorites : TETRAS
9
Curl one's lip : SNEER
10
Like jokers : WILD
11
Walk, slangily : HOOFIT
12
Hesitant : UNSURE
13
Kitchen gadget : PEELER
18
One who knows the scoop : INSIDER
21
Modify : AMEND
22
Part of A&P: Abbr. : ATL
23
Utah's ___ National Park : ZION
28
Tennessee athlete, for short : VOL
29
Company that introduced Donkey Kong : ATARI
31
Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
33
Cake decorator : ICER
35
Unfavorable : ADVERSE
37
Macaroni & Cheese maker : KRAFT
38
Composer Rorem : NED
39
Hindu prince : MAHARAJA
40
Sign above a door : EXIT
44
Suffix with Manhattan : ITE
45
Tavern supply : LIQUOR
46
"Beats me" : IDUNNO
47
Sailed : BOATED
48
Rad : FAROUT
49
A, B or C : LETTER
53
Rope fibers : HEMPS
55
Swiss capital : BERNE
57
Valentine bouquet item : ROSE
58
Remote button : MUTE
59
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
62
Old man : POP
63
The "S" of CBS: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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