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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1996

This may have a hard or soft shell

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Paul.
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C
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© 1996, The New York Times9/10/96 ( No. 17,108 )
Across
1
This may have a hard or soft shell : TACO
5
Lionel Hampton's instrument : VIBES
10
This may have a hard or soft shell : CRAB
14
Mary Kay competitor : AVON
15
W. W. II's ___Gay : ENOLA
16
Stockings : HOSE
17
Video : TAPE
18
White-plumed bird : EGRET
19
Screen terrier : ASTA
20
Uncommon sense : ESP
21
Cold war barrier : IRONCURTAIN
23
Caviar source : STERLET
25
Poppycock : ROT
26
John ___ (the Lone Ranger) : REID
27
Psychotherapy : ANALYSIS
32
Western resort lake : TAHOE
34
Hundred-dollar bill : CNOTE
35
Nationality suffix : ISH
36
Iowa State's locale : AMES
37
One slightly overweight : PUDGE
38
Merriment : GLEE
39
___ culpa : MEA
40
Hall's singing partner : OATES
41
Participated in a Christmas club : SAVED
42
Publicly supports : ENDORSES
44
French 101 verb : ETRE
45
Paycheck amount : NET
46
Indistinct, as speech : SLURRED
49
Oz denizen : TINWOODSMAN
54
Mustangs of the Southwest Conf. : SMU
55
Draft status : ONEA
56
Pass on : RELAY
57
Elemental unit : ATOM
58
Pastry chef's aide : ICER
59
Squirrel's snack : ACORN
60
Pro ___ : RATA
61
Cooking fat : LARD
62
Singer Lenya : LOTTE
63
Ocho minus cinco : TRES
Down
1
"Soap" family : TATES
2
Nautical command : AVAST
3
Venomous viper : COPPERHEAD
4
Word on a penny : ONE
5
Changed direction : VEERED
6
Fort Knox unit : INGOT
7
___-again : BORN
8
T.V.A. output : ELEC
9
Waterlog : SATURATE
10
Loquacious : CHATTY
11
Spingarn Medal winner Parks : ROSA
12
___ spumante : ASTI
13
Noodle : BEAN
21
Rival of Bjorn : ILIE
22
Romeo, e.g. : ROLE
24
Classic cars : REOS
27
Peruvian peaks : ANDES
28
Holiday drinks : NOGS
29
Combat award : SILVERSTAR
30
Response heard in 27-Across : ISEE
31
Storage spot : SHED
32
Docile : TAME
33
Congregation's assent : AMEN
34
Baby-faced : CUTE
37
Idyllic : PASTORAL
38
Actress Teri : GARR
40
Nabisco snack : OREO
41
Render speechless : STUN
43
Leader's exhortation : ONWARD
44
Comedienne Boosler : ELAYNE
46
Bright : SMART
47
Play to the balcony : EMOTE
48
Camille's creator : DUMAS
49
Labor : TOIL
50
Machu Picchu dweller : INCA
51
Not e'en once : NEER
52
See 57-Down : DECO
53
Coin opening : SLOT
57
With 52-Down, 20's-30's design : ART

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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