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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1994

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
Former Mormon chief ___Taft Benson
TotalDebutLatest
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1.51392819%
Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Verdesca. Tuesday freshness: 71%
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Y
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A
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N
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G
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B
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B
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© 1994, The New York Times8/2/94 ( No. 16,338 )
Across
1
Yin's partner : YANG
5
Toy gun ammo : CAPS
9
Rift : CHASM
14
___ patriae (patriotism) : AMOR
15
Together, in music : ADUE
16
"It ___ Be You" : HADTO
17
Parisian entree : ROTI
18
Vatican City monetary unit : LIRA
19
Down Under soldier : ANZAC
20
1954 Hitchcock hit : DIALMFORMURDER
23
Bonny one : LASS
24
Singer Acuff : ROY
25
Beautify : BEDECK
28
Barley bristle : AWN
30
Buddy : MATE
34
Spanish wave : OLA
35
Passage : AISLE
37
Cain's nephew : ENOS
38
42
Clam supper : BAKE
43
Sacred song : MOTET
44
Onetime medicinal herb : RUE
45
German donkey : ESEL
46
Elan : ZIP
47
Charitable foundations, e.g. : DONEES
49
Chinese ideal : TAO
51
Part of a wagon train : MULE
52
Merit award : EFOREXCELLENCE
59
Use : AVAIL
60
Candy brand : ROLO
61
Paint unskillfully : DAUB
62
Mesa ___ National Park : VERDE
63
Felipe, Jesus or Matty : ALOU
64
Former Mormon chief ___Taft Benson : EZRA
65
Shipping amount : GROSS
66
Desires : YENS
67
___ Bien Phu (1954 battle site) : DIEN
Down
1
Croquet locale : YARD
2
French call for help : AMOI
3
___ cloud in the sky : NOTA
4
Edsel feature : GRILLE
5
Soft leather : CALFSKIN
6
Farewell : ADIOS
7
Result of tummy rubbing? : PURR
8
Ore layer : SEAM
9
Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez : CHARO
10
Jacks-of-all-trades : HANDYMEN
11
Wood trimmer : ADZE
12
Weekly World News rival : STAR
13
Beaded shoe, for short : MOC
21
Chinese-Portuguese enclave : MACAO
22
Coffee server : URN
25
Ice cream mold : BOMBE
26
Biblical prophet : ELIAS
27
Thanks, in Thuringen : DANKE
28
Journalist Joseph : ALSOP
29
Grieved : WEPT
31
"My Dinner With ___" : ANDRE
32
Brimless hat : TOQUE
33
Test car maneuvers : ESSES
36
18-wheeler : SEMI
39
Iron pumper's pride : DELTOIDS
40
Diligent : SEDULOUS
41
Lagoon former : ATOLL
46
Actress Caldwell : ZOE
48
Lacked : NEEDED
50
Locale in van Gogh paintings : ARLES
51
Breakfast fruit : MELON
52
At any time : EVER
53
Betting game : FARO
54
Kind of vision : XRAY
55
Fiddlers' king : COLE
56
"Schindler's List" extra : NAZI
57
Fix : CURE
58
Israeli diplomat : EBAN
59
Dow Jones fig. : AVG

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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