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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
___ Rivoli (arcaded Paris street)
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31.5865%
Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Deodene. Wednesday freshness: 7%
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© 1997, The New York Times8/20/97 ( No. 17,452 )
Across
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Dummy : BOZO
5
More than unpopular : HATED
10
Sooty shaft : FLUE
14
Kind of sch. : ELEM
15
Dennis the Menace's mother : ALICE
16
"___ That a Shame" (1955 hit) : AINT
17
Lamb's alias : ELIA
18
Superior being : UBERMENSCH
20
Compassion : PATHOS
22
Twofold : DUAL
23
Ballantine brew : ALE
24
Annoying critic : GADFLY
26
Aswan Dam lake : NASSER
28
Pizza : PIE
30
Foe of the Iroquois : ERIE
31
Quick swim : DIP
32
The East : ASIA
34
As well as : AND
35
Kind of situation : NOWIN
39
Absolute flop : WASHOUT
41
Deplete, perhaps : OVERUSE
43
"___ your life!" : NOTON
44
Poetic preposition : ERE
45
Had no doubts : KNEW
46
___ gestae : RES
48
"Internal Affairs" star, 1990 : GERE
50
"Der Ring ___ Nibelungen" : DES
51
Yule garland : WREATH
54
Talk turkey? : GOBBLE
56
Mahler's homeland: Abbr. : AUS
57
Vow : OATH
59
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" king : OBERON
62
Word to a cold sufferer : GESUNDHEIT
65
Permitted : ABLE
66
"Paradise Lost" setting : EDEN
67
Clear : ERASE
68
Michener tale, e.g. : SAGA
69
MGM Grand site : RENO
70
Africa's largest nation : SUDAN
71
Proof word : ERAT
Down
1
Pager cue : BEEP
2
Stew crock : OLLA
3
Prevailing mood : ZEITGEIST
4
College World Series site : OMAHA
5
Traditional wife : HAUSFRAU
6
R.&B. singer ___ Sure : ALB
7
Like Grateful Dead attire : TIEDYED
8
Beige : ECRU
9
Insist on : DEMAND
10
Groupie : FAN
11
Loeb and Bonet of showbiz : LISAS
12
Cry of defeat : UNCLE
13
Early anesthetic : ETHER
19
Julia Louis-Dreyfus TV role : ELAINE
21
Flowery tribute : ODE
25
Fluff : LINT
27
Hybrid eating utensil : SPORK
28
Hock : PAWN
29
Golfer Aoki : ISAO
33
Now, in Nogales : AHORA
36
"Splendid!" : WUNDERBAR
37
"Ah!" : ISEE
38
Part of CNN : NEWS
40
Gravel order, perhaps : ONETON
41
Nabisco sweet : OREO
42
Prohibited : VERBOTEN
44
Brainiac : EGGHEAD
47
Secret Service eyewear : SHADES
49
Recede : EBB
51
Vegas transaction : WAGER
52
___ Rivoli (arcaded Paris street) : RUEDE
53
Ruhr city : ESSEN
55
Pay for monthly : LEASE
58
Like some traffic : THRU
60
Marathoner Markova : OLGA
61
Tidy : NEAT
63
Lively card game : UNO
64
"This ___ test..." : ISA

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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