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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 1996

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 17,112 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Peck's Oscar role : FINCH
6
Where Epsom is : SURREY
12
Rapids transit : CANOES
13
Snares : SPRINGES
15
Mojo : AMULET
16
Site of 25,000 workers : PENTAGON
17
They provide zest : RINDS
18
1902 erupter : PELEE
19
Wee, in Wick : SMA
20
Like some antique shops : OLDE
21
Decorticates : PEELS
22
Good long bath : SOAK
23
Sara of "Timecop" : MIA
24
Inclines : TENDS
25
Billy's mate : NANNY
26
Rest time : SATURDAY
28
Rackets : MOB
29
Abrogate : REPEAL
30
Lackland trainees : PILOTS
33
With 34-Across, treatment for the faint : SAL
34
See 33-Across : VOLATILE
36
Embattled : BESET
39
First Oscar winner for a foreign-language performance : LOREN
40
Reverse image, for short : NEG
41
Immersed : RAPT
42
Fire fighter : WATER
43
German admiral : SPEE
44
Stavros's archrival : ARI
45
PBS pledge premiums : TOTES
46
Antennae : PALPS
47
Decoration for a parade : STREAMER
49
One way to take cafe : AULAIT
50
Intensifies : SHARPENS
51
Roofing material : SLATES
52
Sci-fi group : ALIENS
53
Matzoh meal : SEDER
Down
1
Attendant spirit : FAMILIAR
2
Swamp : INUNDATE
3
German Expressionist Emil : NOLDE
4
Copyright symbols : CEES
5
33d Prez : HST
6
Relieves : SPELLS
7
French ballot boxes : URNES
8
Practice : RITE
9
Genetic messenger : RNA
10
Needles : EGGSON
11
Savoyard guard : YEOMAN
12
Glances : CAROMS
13
Alka-Seltzer mascot, in bygone ads : SPEEDY
14
Winding : SNAKY
18
Kind of offense : PENAL
21
Piano mute : PEDAL
22
Clog : SABOT
24
Doctor : TREAT
25
First name in strikeouts : NOLAN
27
Ruffled : UPSET
28
Bannister, e.g. : MILER
30
Alveolae : PORES
31
Do a whitesmith's job : TINPLATE
32
Less bustling : SLEEPIER
34
See 42-Down : VOTERS
35
Gets rid of : EGESTS
36
Top dogs at 16-Across : BRASS
37
Kittenish Kitt : EARTHA
38
Screwy? : SPIRAL
39
Nears a deadline : LATENS
42
With 34-Down, some league members : WOMEN
43
Rabbit food : SALAD
45
Measuring aid : TAPE
46
Whimper : PULE
48
Verdi aria "_____ tu" : ERI
49
Palm Sunday mount : ASS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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