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New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 1997

Author:
Jonathan Schmalzbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Schmalzbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Schmalzbach. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 17,459 )
Across
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Statesman Eban : ABBA
5
Part of a wolf pack : UBOAT
10
Smidgen : IOTA
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Recline lazily : LOLL
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Kin of "shucks" : NERTS
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Billiard cushion : RAIL
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1934 Mae West song : MYOLDFLAME
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Girl lead-in : ATTA
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Excitement : ADO
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Need a doctor's care : AIL
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Elite military unit : ATEAM
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Account of a trip conducted by Virgil : DANTESINFERNO
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Pretend : LETON
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Sail spar : SPRIT
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Abstract artist Milton ___ : AVERY
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Hindu goddess of fortune : LAKSHMI
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Romantic exploit : GEST
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Repent : ATONE
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Regatta blades : OARS
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Ingenue : STARLET
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Cooper hero : UNCAS
44
Show how : TEACH
46
Weatherman Al : ROKER
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Cop's question to a speeder : WHERESTHEFIRE
52
Leporine creatures : HARES
53
Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
54
Warriors' org. : NBA
57
Defenseman Bobby et al. : ORRS
58
"Get lost!" : GOTOBLAZES
62
Siouan Indian : OTOE
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Verdi's "___ Chorus" : ANVIL
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Leslie Caron role : LILI
65
Sprightly : PERT
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60's catchword : PEACE
67
Some are split : PEAS
Down
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
2
"Hopalong Cassidy" actor : BOYD
3
Marriage prerequisite : BLOODTEST
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The whole shootin' match : ALL
5
Ill-suited : UNFIT
6
Scarlett O'Hara and others : BELLES
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___ e sempre (Italian motto) : ORA
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It goes through withdrawals : ATM
9
Mao or Lao follower : TSE
10
Fuming : IRATE
11
Western : OATER
12
Hyperion, for one : TITAN
13
Col. Bowie's mission, with "the" : ALAMO
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"___ Boy" (song of 1913) : DANNY
22
P.M. times : AFTS
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Trunk line : AORTA
25
Large stain : SPLOTCH
26
Country not in Rushdie's travel plans : IRAN
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Advertiser with a swoosh : NIKE
28
Tarry : LAG
29
Sunset followers : EVES
33
It exists among thieves : HONOR
34
The Yukon's ___ Mountains : MACKENZIE
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Brews : ALES
38
Suckling spot : TEAT
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Communist land, once: Abbr. : SSR
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U.S. 1 and others : RTES
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Companion of Gabriel : URIEL
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Brave : HEROIC
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Victory shout : WHOOP
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Poker Flat's chronicler : HARTE
49
Gaffe : ERROR
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Change, as a clock : RESET
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Epigrammatic tale : FABLE
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Composer Bartok : BELA
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How flawed goods are sold : ASIS
58
Disparity : GAP
59
Singleton : ONE
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Norris Dam's project: Abbr. : TVA
61
Mont Blanc, e.g. : ALP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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