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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 1995

Excessive contraction of the pupil

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1995, The New York Times8/18/95 ( No. 16,719 )
Across
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747, e.g. : JUMBOJET
9
Hotel posting : RATES
14
Basketball game : ONEONONE
15
Follower of Santa : MONICA
16
Pant waist inserts : ELASTICS
17
"I, Robot" author : ASIMOV
18
It can have pluses or minuses : ION
19
Granada grizzlies : OSOS
20
Twinkle-toed : NIMBLE
21
Baking ___ : SODA
23
One past due : TRE
24
More costly : DEARER
25
Ultimate buyers : USERS
27
Perfect : ERRORLESS
29
Converge (on) : ZEROIN
31
Feel sick : AIL
32
Tart : UNSWEET
34
Early Biblical commentary : MIDRASH
40
Aurora's counterpart : EOS
42
Mal de mer : NAUSEA
43
Fabric design : POLKADOTS
49
Southwestern sights : MESAS
50
"Strange Interlude" playwright : ONEILL
51
Actress Gardner : AVA
53
Boss: Abbr. : SUPT
54
Courage : METTLE
55
Govt. disaster agency : FEMA
57
Inn drink : ALE
58
Excessive contraction of the pupil : MIOSIS
59
Boys Town figure : FLANAGAN
61
Draws out : EDUCES
62
___ glycol (antifreeze) : ETHYLENE
63
Stucco backing : LATHS
64
Had a setback : RELAPSED
Down
1
Liar in old car ads : JOEISUZU
2
Release, redundantly : UNLOOSEN
3
Follows a stream's path : MEANDERS
4
Cattle genus : BOS
5
Knowing about : ONTO
6
Horizontal beam : JOIST
7
Rerun of a telecast : ENCORE
8
Inlaid piece : TESSERA
9
More optimistic : ROSIER
10
Kind of cracker : ANIMAL
11
Sound quality : TIMBRE
12
Where professeurs profess : ECOLES
13
People of some account : SAVERS
15
Troubadour's instrument : MANDOLIN
22
Aligned, with "in" : AROW
26
"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
28
Lip : RIM
30
Like a lot of worry : NEEDLESS
33
As well : TOO
35
Flood control : DAM
36
Is contrite : RUES
37
Pacifies : ASSUAGES
38
Alaskan transport : SEAPLANE
39
Hurried up : HASTENED
41
Office employee : STAFFER
43
Beat : POMMEL
44
One of the Five Nations : ONEIDA
45
Exhale : LETOUT
46
Art museum rejects? : KITSCH
47
Friends : ALLIES
48
Having a model's body : SVELTE
52
Menotti character : AMAHL
56
Author Seton : ANYA
60
Monte Rosa, e.g. : ALP

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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