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New York Times, Friday, August 15, 1997

Author with a book subtitled "The Saga of an American Family"

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times8/15/97 ( No. 17,447 )
Across
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Comes to pass : HAPS
5
Sugar or starch, in slang : CARB
9
Present time : XMAS
13
Tracy Marrow, familiarly : ICET
14
Apartment next to the super's, maybe : ONEB
15
Sponge : MOOCH
16
Bumble Bee, e.g. : TUNA
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Whence the phrase "to give the devil his due" : DONQUIXOTE
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Not moving : STAGNANT
21
Sawer of logs : SNORER
22
Author with a book subtitled "The Saga of an American Family" : HALEY
23
Dinner wear : TUXEDO
24
Imposes without invitation : OBTRUDES
28
___ Z (everything) : ATO
29
"You can't mean me!?" : MOI
30
Word of the Prophet : KORAN
32
Retreat : EXIT
35
Preceding periods : EVES
37
W.W. II enlistee : GIJOE
39
Refrigerator bar? : OLEO
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Many A.B.A. members : ESQS
43
His last work was "Pocketful of Miracles," 1961 : CAPRA
45
Get up and it's gone : LAP
46
Kind of delivery : UPS
48
Token : KEEPSAKE
50
Succeeded : MADEIT
53
Like Cheerios : OATEN
54
"Yoo-hoo!" : UPHERE
55
Maternity surprise : TRIPLETS
58
Birds Eye offering : FROZENFOOD
60
Plaster base : LATH
61
Stores : FILES
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A person might earn one for a score : EMMY
63
Christiania, today : OSLO
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Kind of dog : SLED
65
Fire : ZEAL
66
Break down : WEEP
Down
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Has real relevance : HITSHOME
2
Slightly better than : ACUTABOVE
3
Football coach's nightmare : PENALTIES
4
Play maker : STAGER
5
End piece : CODA
6
Betimes, updated : ANON
7
Torn : RENT
8
July 4th event, briefly : BBQ
9
Letter signoff : XOXOXOXO
10
Sculptor Henry : MOORE
11
Didn't wait : ACTED
12
Former N.H.L. coach Fred : SHERO
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Advertising unit : MINUTE
18
Singles' grp.? : USTA
20
Curly cue? : NYUK
25
Utter failure, in slang : DOG
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Davis of baseball : ERIC
27
Exerciser of spin control? : SAJAK
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"Don't think so" : NOPE
33
Uncomfortable : ILLATEASE
34
Whistler : TEAKETTLE
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Tight : SQUEEZED
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Middle of a famous palindrome : ERE
40
Nonunion workplace : OPENSHOP
42
Churchill Downs features : SPIRES
44
Per : APOP
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Submachine gun : STEN
49
Jaundiced : SALLOW
50
Winter wear : MUFFS
51
Four before a slash : APRIL
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Wild Asian dog : DHOLE
55
Bibliophile's purchase : TOME
56
Tevere's city : ROMA
57
Romantic interlude : IDYL
59
Cousin of a tarboosh : FEZ

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

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