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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 1997

Modern refrigerators do it automatically

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GHJQXZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times9/1/97 ( No. 17,464 )
Across
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Destine to disaster : DOOM
5
Pepper's partner : SALT
9
Fix (in) : EMBED
14
___ Major : URSA
15
Pop singer Brickell : EDIE
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TV's "Kate & ___" : ALLIE
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Word with land or critical : MASS
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Score before 15 : LOVE
19
One who raises a stink? : SKUNK
20
Famous Wall Street panic : BLACKFRIDAY
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Reverse of WNW : ESE
24
De-squeaked : OILED
25
Travel far and wide : ROAM
27
Make war : BATTLE
30
Modern refrigerators do it automatically : DEFROST
33
Prefix with cycle : UNI
34
Actor Davis : OSSIE
37
Field enclosure : FENCE
38
Marksman of Swiss legend : TELL
40
Exodus mountain : SINAI
42
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
43
Spud : TATER
45
Skin: Suffix : DERMA
47
Yucatan year : ANO
48
Well-read : ERUDITE
50
Kind of piano : PLAYER
52
Deftness : EASE
53
Faint, as through ecstasy : SWOON
55
Sit-ups firm these : ABS
57
1971 Steve McQueen film : ONANYSUNDAY
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Officer-to-be : CADET
64
Fountain drink : MALT
65
Overhang : EAVE
66
Mannerism : TRAIT
67
Lackawanna's partner in railroading : ERIE
68
Pavarotti piece : ARIA
69
Final approval : SAYSO
70
Poetic contraction : NEER
71
Old Fords : LTDS
Down
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Slow-witted : DUMB
2
Like some vaccines : ORAL
3
Bones : OSSA
4
Army's mule, e.g. : MASCOT
5
Concerned only with others : SELFLESS
6
Idolize : ADORE
7
Enraged : LIVID
8
Ready to be hit, as a golf ball : TEED
9
Popular oven cleaner : EASYOFF
10
Jan. 15 initials : MLK
11
1957 Fats Domino hit : BLUEMONDAY
12
One, to Hans : EINS
13
Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
21
Narc's unit : KILO
22
"All the Things You ___" : ARE
26
Side squared, for a square : AREA
27
Montana city : BUTTE
28
Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
29
"Voices Carry" pop group : TILTUESDAY
30
Honeybunch : DEAR
31
Happening place : SCENE
32
Voice above baritone : TENOR
35
Team : SIDE
36
Suffix with elephant : INE
39
Helen's mother, in Greek myth : LEDA
41
Charlatan : IMPOSTER
44
Italian rice dish : RISOTTO
46
Major League brothers' name : ALOU
49
Half a score : TEN
51
Temper, as metal : ANNEAL
53
Trap : SNARE
54
Poet Elinor : WYLIE
55
___ of the Apostles : ACTS
56
Theda of Hollywood : BARA
58
"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
59
Bull's-eye hitter : DART
60
Ardent : AVID
61
Yes votes : YEAS
63
Frozen Wasser : EIS

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