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New York Times, Thursday, August 31, 2000

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 18,559 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Area sweeper? : RADAR
6
Flexible, in a way : ACDC
10
Isn't gentle with : PAWS
14
___ Castle : IRENE
15
Sour fruit : SLOE
16
Substitution in a list : ETAL
17
Condescend : DEIGN
18
Endorse : SIGN
19
Tabula ___ : RASA
20
Radicals' bash? : LEFTISTPARTY
23
Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
25
O. Henry plot twists : IRONIES
26
Excellent hip-hop affair? : BADRECEPTION
29
"What ___ to do?" : AMI
30
One who hits the high notes : DIVA
31
Blender button : PUREE
35
Calls after bad calls : BOOS
37
Shipboard title: Abbr. : ENS
39
N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
40
Nay sayers : ANTIS
42
Tennessee's state flower : IRIS
45
1986 U.S.S.R. launch : MIR
46
Doctors' frolic? : MEDICINEBALL
50
Bolsters the confidence of : ASSURES
53
Best Supporting Actor of 1999 : CAINE
54
Physicists' fete? : NUCLEARBLAST
57
Director Kazan : ELIA
58
Pinkish : RARE
59
Riverbank romper : OTTER
63
Kind of car : SLOT
64
Part of G.M.T. : MEAN
65
Afresh : NEWLY
66
Daly of "Judging Amy" : TYNE
67
Rosie O'Donnell's Muppet friend : ELMO
68
Wind : SNAKE
Down
1
Free (of) : RID
2
Exist en masse : ARE
3
"Agnus ___" : DEI
4
One who's casting about? : ANGLER
5
Broke a promise : RENEGED
6
Like certain profs. : ASST
7
Second-century date : CLII
8
Goldbricks : DOGSIT
9
Middling beginning? : CENTRI
10
How some interest is paid : PERANNUM
11
Arcade pioneer : ATARI
12
Not be frugal : WASTE
13
Emulates St. George : SLAYS
21
Convergence points : FOCI
22
Lowdown : POOP
23
Friend of Pythias : DAMON
24
Blithering sort : IDIOT
26
Cake with a kick : BABA
27
Time to look ahead : EVE
28
Pre-exam feeling, maybe : PANIC
32
Like 7-Down : ROMAN
33
1960's middleweight champ Griffith : EMILE
34
Title for Robert Walpole : EARL
36
Feign : SIMULATE
38
___ Lanka : SRI
41
Withered : SERE
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Atahualpa subject : INCA
44
Peppers, perhaps : SEASONS
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Peter Ustinov autobiography : DEARME
48
Judean Plateau locale : ISRAEL
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Attacked by mosquitoes : BITTEN
50
"___ of robins in her hair" : ANEST
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Tarnish : SULLY
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Grafting shoot : SCION
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Vampire chronicler Stoker : BRAM
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Major NBC star : LENO
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Company once owned by Howard Hughes : TWA
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Cousin of a moose : ELK
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Part of a Reuben : RYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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