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New York Times, Saturday, August 21, 1999

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJWX} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 18,183 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Figure in a 50's scandal : QUIZMASTER
11
Quiets, in a way : OILS
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Tragically inaccurate adjective of 1912 : UNSINKABLE
16
Area code 801 area : UTAH
17
Think pieces : EDITORIALS
18
"Mon Oncle" star : TATI
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Blue and Cross : BENS
20
Tyrant : OGRE
21
MacArthur Airport site : ISLIP
22
Physics unit : ERG
23
Siete less seis : UNO
24
Army-navy stores? : RATIONS
26
Middling mark : CPLUS
28
Picked up : NABBED
30
"Shanghai Express" actor : OLAND
31
Come back from obscurity : REEMERGE
35
Old capital of Romania : IASI
36
"The Morning Watch" novelist and family : AGEES
38
La Rouge et la Noire : MERS
39
Relating to heartbeat rates : SYSTOLIC
41
Understood : TACIT
42
Arboreous : SYLVAN
44
Maze marking : ENTER
45
Calamity Jane, e.g. : DEADEYE
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It may have an ornamental foot : URN
50
Some ducts carry them : OVA
51
Spain's Gulf of ___ : CADIZ
52
McMillan of the court : NATE
54
Mullah's home : IRAN
55
Mountaineer's challenge : CRAG
56
Like kids in a playground : SCAMPERING
58
Prefix with plane : ALTI
59
Like some suits : THREEPIECE
60
Healthful juice source : BEET
61
They rest on bridges : EYEGLASSES
Down
1
Pierre Trudeau, e.g. : QUEBECOIS
2
Hold back on the stage : UNDERPLAY
3
Clarifying agent in glues and jellies : ISINGLASS
4
Mug imperfections : ZITS
5
Telephone trio : MNO
6
World Series of Golf site : AKRON
7
Tet offensive target : SAIGON
8
It provides a lift : TBAR
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"And So It Goes" author : ELLERBEE
10
___ publica : RES
11
Gardener, say : OUTSIDEMAN
12
"Confessions of Zeno" novelist Svevo : ITALO
13
Like 50-Across and 10-Down : LATIN
14
They're rigged : SHIPS
21
Point : ITEM
23
Currency exchange board abbr. : USD
25
Beame et al. : ABES
27
It precedes the decimal point : UNITSDIGIT
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Betel palm : ARECA
32
Fathers' homes : RECTORIES
33
Union matter : GRIEVANCE
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Turns away : ESTRANGES
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Team up (with) : ALLY
37
Designer for Hepburn : GIVENCHY
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Court attention-getter : OYEZ
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Word signaling the end of a match : TEN
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Béchamel seasoning : NUTMEG
45
1983 comedy with Mr. T : DCCAB
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Bogart's role in "High Sierra" : EARLE
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"It's ___!" ("Okay!") : ADATE
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Run off : REPEL
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It rises in the Bernese Alps : AARE
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Photographer's diaphragm : IRIS
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Ile ___-Hélène : STE
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Kind of rating : EPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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