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New York Times, Monday, August 4, 1997

George Marshall's alma mater, briefly

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1997, The New York Times8/4/97 ( No. 17,436 )

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Neanderthal's weapon : CLUB
5
Basketballer : CAGER
10
Tramp : HOBO
14
Sharpen, as a razor : HONE
15
Dateless : ALONE
16
Finished : OVER
17
Touch up, as text : EDIT
18
Repeated Chris O'Donnell movie role : ROBIN
19
Org. expanding into Eastern Europe : NATO
20
Healthy : FITASAFIDDLE
23
Toward the stern : AFT
24
September bloom : ASTER
28
Mother that can't be fooled : NATURE
32
Much of kindergarten : PLAYTIME
35
Sports venue : ARENA
36
Woeful word : ALAS
37
The first X of X-X-X : TIC
38
Spotless : CLEANASAWHISTLE
42
No longer working: Abbr. : RET
43
Parts of bytes : BITS
44
"Frasier" character : NILES
45
Weaken : ENERVATE
48
Ulcer cause, in popular belief : STRESS
49
Emergency room supply : SERUM
50
Cosmonauts' space station : MIR
51
59
Certain boxing blow : LEFT
62
Send, as payment : REMIT
63
Seldom seen : RARE
64
Mitch Miller's instrument : OBOE
65
"Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
66
The dark side : EVIL
67
Still sleeping : ABED
68
Copier powder : TONER
69
A.F.C. division : WEST
Down
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Worker with an apron : CHEF
2
New Jersey city south of Paramus : LODI
3
Army outfit : UNIT
4
VHS alternative : BETA
5
Chianti container : CARAFE
6
Skyward : ALOFT
7
Mongolian desert : GOBI
8
Camelot lady : ENID
9
Split : REND
10
"I'm telling you the truth!" : HONEST
11
Lab eggs : OVA
12
Craps action : BET
13
Treasure of the Sierra Madre : ORO
21
See-through wrap : SARAN
22
Minstrel's song : LAY
25
Y. A. of the Giants : TITTLE
26
Novelist Zola and others : EMILES
27
Alcove : RECESS
28
Mother-of-pearls : NACRES
29
Longtime "What's My Line" panelist : ARLENE
30
Wobble : TEETER
31
Spanish article : UNA
32
Batter's position : PLATE
33
Statutes : LAWS
34
Baseball bat wood : ASH
36
"___ was in the beginning..." : ASIT
39
Lawyers' org. : ABA
40
Prefix with venous : INTRA
41
Madam's mate : SIR
46
Like a wagon trail : RUTTED
47
George Marshall's alma mater, briefly : VMI
48
Nun : SISTER
50
Down East : MAINE
52
Stick-to-itiveness : GRIT
53
Submarine sandwich : HERO
54
Feds : TMEN
55
Attracted : DREW
56
Strong thumbs-up review : RAVE
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"Mila 18" novelist : URIS
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Liquefy, as ice cream : MELT
59
Mauna ___ : LOA
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Decline : EBB
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Antagonist : FOE

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