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New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 1996

Author:
J. Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 17,091 )
Across
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50's portrait? : USGRANT
8
Excoriates : FLAYS
13
Like some dental checkups : BIANNUAL
15
Become intense : HEATUP
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Hither and yon : ERRANTLY
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Punctual : ONTIME
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"The French Connection" co-star : REY
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Place to doodle : SCRATCHPAD
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Certain NCO : SFC
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Proceeds slyly : SIDLES
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Spanish religious center : AVILA
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Hit the dirt : SLID
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"___ Drives Me Crazy" (1989 hit) : SHE
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It may be blocked : SINUS
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"Don't rub ___!" : ITIN
33
Site for a seat of honor : DAIS
34
Manhattan district : TRIBECA
36
Trims : BEDECKS
38
Ex-sportscaster Hodges : RUSS
39
Coulombs per second : AMPS
41
Quizmaster : EMCEE
42
Verb suffix : OSE
43
Biblical invocation to God : ABBA
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Long ___ : JOHNS
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Flight : STAIRS
47
Santa ___ : ANA
48
1984 Coppola film, with "The" : COTTONCLUB
52
Milne character : ROO
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Acropolis figure : ATHENA
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It's receptive to new ideas : OPENMIND
59
Song stanzas : STAVES
60
Alumnus at an alumni party, e.g. : RETURNEE
61
Actress Sally Ann : HOWES
62
Demagogues : RANTERS
Down
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German preposition : UBER
2
Beget : SIRE
3
"Forrest Gump" Oscar nominee : GARYSINISE
4
Messenger ___ : RNA
5
___ Rutledge (Abe Lincoln's betrothed) : ANN
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Meshuga : NUTS
7
Takes a powder? : TALCS
8
Got rid of while they were hot? : FENCED
9
Homebuilder's supplies : LATHS
10
Expectant : ATIP
11
Colorado River city : YUMA
12
Shot, in a way : SPED
14
Orpheus, for one : LYRIST
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White House connection : HOTLINE
20
Wings it : ADLIBS
22
Reasons for retakes : FLUBS
23
Ventura's on it : CASE
25
Jeff Bagwell, e.g. : ASTRO
26
Bug : VIRUS
28
Overly sentimental : SACCHARINE
29
"Car 54, Where Are You?" creator : HIKEN
30
Classics trio : ESSES
32
Like much of Wordsworth's poetry : IAMBIC
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Energetic one : DEMON
35
Changing places : CABANAS
37
___ vu : DEJA
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Kind of game : PARLOR
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Makes up (for) : ATONES
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Canyon, for one : STEVE
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Custodian : SUPER
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Kind of cow : CASH
49
"High Noon" actor Kruger : OTTO
50
Relax : THAW
51
Phase constant, in physics : BETA
53
Critical spelling feature of "Caribbean" : ONER
54
Works of Anacreon : ODES
57
Susan Sarandon in "Dead Man Walking" : NUN
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80's TV celeb : MRT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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