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New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 1997

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0807 ( 17,439 )
Across
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Memorable lines : MOTS
5
___ de mer : MAL
8
Whoop : SHOUT
13
Sports org. based in Boulder, Colo. : USOC
14
Rock singer Carmen : ERIC
16
City on the Swan river : PERTH
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"Whoops!" : OHOH
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Succotash ingredient : LIMA
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Dentist's prefix : ORTHO
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Org. with a secretary general : NATO
21
Jellystone Park denizen : BOOBOOBEAR
23
Lively dances : HORAS
25
Popular middle name : ANN
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Econ. stat : GNP
27
Taps producer : BUGLE
29
Old-time actress ___ May Oliver : EDNA
31
Fill : SATE
32
Brief outline : APERCU
34
Nobleman : RAJAH
36
Quite limber : ASLOOSEASAGOOSE
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Wee hour : ONEAM
42
Best-selling picture book of the 70's : GNOMES
43
"Excuse me" : AHEM
46
"Oh, bother!" : DRAT
48
Cone-shaped heaters : ETNAS
49
Computer acronym : ROM
50
Cardinal insignia : STL
51
Bar offering : SUSHI
53
Sign of affection : GOOGOOEYES
56
___ Office : OVAL
59
Long Island town, site of the Brookhaven Laboratory : UPTON
60
Dickens's Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
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Mrs. Charles Chaplin : OONA
62
Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Return mailer: Abbr. : SASE
64
Yorick's skull, for one : PROP
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Prank starter : DARER
66
___ Royal Majesty : HER
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Thrill : SEND
Down
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Physics particle : MUON
2
Dept. of Labor division : OSHA
3
Aim, e.g. : TOOTHGEL
4
Test site : SCHOOLROOM
5
Toast at mealtime : MELBA
6
Melodic : ARIOSE
7
It can move a star : LIMO
8
It can create a stir : SPOON
9
Rosemary, for one : HERB
10
Loser to Chamorro in 1990 : ORTEGA
11
World leader, 1961-71 : UTHANT
12
Football Hall-of-Famer Jim : THORPE
15
Poolside sights : CABANAS
22
Painting the town red : ONAJAG
24
Scout's work : RECON
27
Pastoral sound : BAA
28
Periods of mania : UPS
30
Pulitzer category : DRAMA
31
Vie against Shaq : SHOOTHOOPS
33
Familiar with : USEDTO
35
Infamous 1972 hurricane : AGNES
37
Like some seals : EARLESS
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Not a picky eater : OMNIVORE
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___ green : SEA
40
Twisted path : ESS
43
Contended : ARGUED
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Big buildup : HOOPLA
45
Ham : EMOTER
47
Pesky fly : TSETSE
50
Item on a sub : SONAR
52
Program offerer : USHER
54
Last word before the gavel hits : GONE
55
"___, right" : YEAH
57
Shortly : ANON
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Columbo's employer, for short : LAPD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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