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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Stager of a 1968 political comeback

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 1999, The New York Times8/4/99 ( No. 18,166 )

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Across
1
Proof annotation : STET
5
Resting : ABED
9
Stretch of land : TRACT
14
Common greeting : WAVE
15
Drone, e.g. : MALE
16
Ringing response : HELLO
17
Line of symmetry : AXIS
18
Mrs. Peel of "The Avengers" : EMMA
19
Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
20
Precious rock star? : MILTONBERYL
23
Salt's "sí" : AYE
24
Slash-flanking words : ANDOR
25
There's one at home : UMP
27
Max. opposite : MIN
30
That objeto : ESO
31
Royal German : KAISER
35
A Loos woman : ANITA
37
Two before two? : ZERO
40
You, formerly : THEE
41
Brittle rock star? : MAXIMILIANSHALE
44
In a while : ANON
45
Sell : VEND
46
Lew of Dr. Kildare fame : AYRES
47
Iroquois Confederacy member : SENECA
49
School of thought : ISM
51
Fab leader? : PRE
52
Cain was the first : SON
53
Winter warmer : COCOA
55
Casino area : PIT
58
Hard rock star? : CARYGRANITE
63
Unawares : ABACK
65
Plot piece : ACRE
66
Fair beater : GOOD
67
The Brady Bunch mom : CAROL
68
Burger side : SLAW
69
Mouthful of moonshine : SWIG
70
Economic lifeblood : TRADE
71
A-lines' lines : HEMS
72
Scheherazade specialty : TALE
Down
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Did the butterfly : SWAM
2
Prepare to fly : TAXI
3
Santana's "___ Ways" : EVIL
4
Seed coat : TESTA
5
Recompense : AMENDS
6
Dupe : BAMBOOZLE
7
Bugs bugs him : ELMER
8
Cherished : DEAR
9
Actress Todd of "Monkey Business" : THELMA
10
Badly chafed : RED
11
Water growth : ALGA
12
Modeling material : CLAY
13
Dashed : TORE
21
A wee hour : ONEAM
22
Sgt. Preston's beat : YUKON
26
Concise : PITHY
27
Half a pop quartet : MAMAS
28
Pointless : INANE
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Stager of a 1968 political comeback : NIXON
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On the dot : SHARP
33
Conger catcher : EELER
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Baseball's Little Colonel : REESE
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Points at the dinner table : TINES
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Hamburger's one : EIN
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Ship-to-shore communication : RADIOGRAM
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One of Donald's exes : IVANA
43
Mead subject : SAMOA
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Certain shell : COCKLE
50
Twisty items : SCREWS
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Washing machine phase : CYCLE
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Apprehensive feeling : ANGST
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Agreement : PACT
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Building beam : IBAR
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The O'Hara place : TARA
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Talc target : RASH
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Big Ten school : IOWA
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Plug away : TOIL
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Competitive advantage : EDGE
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Letters on a package : COD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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