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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1998

Durant who co-wrote "The Story of Civilization"

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1998, The New York Times8/17/98 ( No. 17,814 )

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Across
1
Help at a heist : ABET
5
Calls to a shepherd : BAAS
9
Deadly : FATAL
14
Easy gait : LOPE
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Qualified : ABLE
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Functional : UTILE
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Trebek of "Jeopardy!" : ALEX
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Spot on a radar screen : BLIP
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Fancy British car, informally : ROLLS
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Walt Disney's first sound cartoon : STEAMBOATWILLIE
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Aria, e.g. : SOLO
24
Wriggly fish : EEL
25
TV adjunct : VCR
28
Unbeatable rival : NEMESIS
31
Downward bend : SAG
34
Lose underpinnings : ERODE
36
Time delay : LAG
37
Catherine ___, wife of Henry VIII : PARR
38
Life of the party : GOODTIMECHARLIE
42
Pinnacle : ACME
43
Mystery writer Deighton : LEN
44
Lend-___ Act : LEASE
45
Shade of blue : SKY
46
Late, great crooner : SINATRA
49
Reading room : DEN
50
One ___ time : ATA
51
Surrounds, with "in" : HEMS
53
Show girl's suitor : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
61
Inner circle : CADRE
62
"Peek-___!" : ABOO
63
Puerto ___ : RICO
64
Durant who co-wrote "The Story of Civilization" : ARIEL
65
Singer Braxton : TONI
66
List shortener : ETAL
67
Greenbacks : MONEY
68
In the public eye : SEEN
69
Watered-down : WEAK
Down
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Word of regret : ALAS
2
Length of fabric : BOLT
3
Blunted blade : EPEE
4
Lone Star State : TEXAS
5
Talk nonsensically : BABBLE
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Flowering : ABLOOM
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Labor Day's mo. : SEPT
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Avenging spirits of mythology : FURIES
10
Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
11
Cash drawer : TILL
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"___ Do Is Dream of You" (1934 hit) : ALLI
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___-majesté : LESE
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"Waterlilies" painter : MONET
22
Consider the pros and cons of : WEIGH
25
Golden Nugget casino locale : VEGAS
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Stew container : CROCK
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Spacious : ROOMY
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Biological container : SAC
31
Kind of fork : SALAD
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Come to light : ARISE
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White House's ___ Room : GREEN
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1950's White House monogram : DDE
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Ante- : PRE
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
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Fraternity members : MEN
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Site of Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
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Blue-gray : STEELY
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Royal seat : THRONE
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Counterreply : REJOIN
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Jibe : AGREE
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Woman with a temper : SHREW
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Con game : SCAM
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Hawaiian tuber : TARO
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Score after deuce, in tennis : ADIN
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Feed bag fill : OATS
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Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
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The sunny side, in sunny side up : YOLK

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

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