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New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 1998

Bright spot on a meteorological halo

Author:
Daniel R. Stark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel R. Stark

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BQWXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Stark. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times9/12/98 ( No. 17,840 )
Across
1
Lift : RESCIND
8
Bright spot on a meteorological halo : MOONDOG
15
Willa Cather heroine : ANTONIA
16
Where Catalan is spoken : ANDORRA
17
Thought : IDEATED
18
Coppersmith's creation, e.g. : UTENSIL
19
Mind : SEETO
20
Wave on the Ebro : OLA
21
Undress : PEEL
22
Problems for parents : IMPS
23
Dixie drink : JULEP
25
Crescent : LUNE
26
Goose egg : NIL
27
Like tabloid writing : LURID
28
Like Rabelaisian writing : LUSTY
29
Screenwriter's creation : SCENARIO
31
Ballet follower : RUSSE
32
Psyche's lover : EROS
33
Remote option : MUTE
34
Speleologist : CAVER
36
Ignored : TUNEDOUT
40
Amorous advances, slangily : MOVES
41
Taxes : TRIES
42
___ de coeur : CRI
43
Daminozide brand : ALAR
44
Popular strolling sites : PIERS
45
Half of a leaf : PAGE
46
Insignificant : SLIM
47
Word with jet or stand : INK
48
Shown : AIRED
49
Oater sights : SALOONS
51
It's irresistible : DESTINY
53
Dwell on : ITERATE
54
Amplify : ENHANCE
55
Kind of case : FEDERAL
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Opposes : NAYSAYS
Down
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California ___ : RAISINS
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Native : ENDEMIC
3
Tapering architectural feature : STEEPLE
4
Checkroom collection : COATS
5
Absorbed by : INTO
6
Never, on Sonntag : NIE
7
Party to many a camping trip : DAD
8
Hardly treated with kid gloves : MAULED
9
Ready : ONTAP
10
Epinicion : ODE
11
Stumped : NONPLUSED
12
"The King's Stilts" author : DRSEUSS
13
East, in Ecuador : ORIENTE
14
Proof place : GALLEY
20
Collage : OLIO
23
Court figure : JUROR
24
"Mitla Pass" author : URIS
27
Household deities : LARES
28
Some chordophones : LUTES
30
Raven's remark : NEVERMORE
31
Futhark units : RUNES
33
___ Woods National Monument : MUIR
34
Arrange the sheets : COLLATE
35
Helped : AVAILED
36
Tough going : TREK
37
Egg-shaped instrument : OCARINA
38
Need for speed : URGENCY
39
Decorates 60's-style : TIEDYES
40
Annapurna is one : MASSIF
41
Glitter : TINSEL
44
Martín Alonso Pinzón's ship : PINTA
45
They're pocketed in delis : PITAS
48
Far from ruddy : ASHY
50
Shell requisite : OAR
51
___ mother : DEN
52
"Dan August" actress Hartmann : ENA

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

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