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New York Times, Thursday, August 14, 1997

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 17,446 )
Across
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Whey-faced : WAN
4
Popular snack : NACHOS
10
Durable transports, for short : ATVS
14
Proposal defeated in 1982 : ERA
15
How some coffee is served : AULAIT
16
Administer : DEAL
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O.K. : ACCEPTABLE
19
___ cava : VENA
20
Outcasts : PARIAHS
21
Indiana : Hoosier :: Nevada : ___ : SAGEHEN
23
Inca fortunes : OROS
24
Kyrgyz city : OSH
26
Most basic : MEREST
27
61-Across, for example : NOUN
28
They may be seeded : RYES
30
More than tubby : OBESE
31
Automatic start : SEMI
33
___ East : NEAR
35
1989 Jack Lemmon film : DAD
36
Epitome of sharpness : RAZOREDGE
39
Prone : APT
42
Swear by, with "on" : RELY
43
Dump : JILT
45
Monomaniac, informally : CRANK
47
McCurry, to Clinton : AIDE
49
5-Down, for example : VERB
52
Office staple : COPIER
54
London theater Old ___ : VIC
55
N.B.A.'s Nick Van ___ : EXEL
56
Put up : ERECTED
58
Shock : STARTLE
60
British title : DAME
61
O.K. : PERMISSION
63
List ender : ETAL
64
Take ___ of absence : ALEAVE
65
Schoolboy : LAD
66
Forswear : DENY
67
Enthusiastic response : YESYES
68
Mag. staff : EDS
Down
1
Club, say : WEAPON
2
Citation's jockey : ARCARO
3
Pearly: Var. : NACROUS
4
Sonoma neighbor : NAPA
5
O.K. : AUTHORIZE
6
Stylish : CLASSY
7
Book before Zephaniah: Abbr. : HAB
8
Works at the Met : OILS
9
Word with iron or bath : STEAM
10
46-Down, for example : ADVERB
11
Tittered : TEEHEED
12
Dustin's "Agatha" co-star : VANESSA
13
Like propaganda : SLANTED
18
Disney head : EISNER
22
Soyuz 6 cosmonaut Shonin : GEORGI
25
Shakespearean play in two parts : HENRYIV
29
"Comprende?" : SEE
32
Superstore : MARKET
34
17-Across, for example : ADJECTIVE
37
Suffix with pay : OLA
38
Little wrigglers : ELVERS
39
Assumed, with "to" : ACCEDED
40
Apportion : PRORATE
41
Surveyor's assistant : TAPEMAN
44
Cotton or wool : TEXTILE
46
O.K. : NICELY
48
Unnerve : DISMAY
50
Fill up again, in a way : RELOAD
51
Merges : BLENDS
53
Indemnify : REPAY
57
Red-pencil : DELE
59
"___ Death" (Grieg work) : ASES
62
Point, in law : RES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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