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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1998

24-Down : Singing insect

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1998, The New York Times9/14/98 ( No. 17,842 )
Across
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Money in a wallet : CASH
5
Playbill listing : CAST
9
"Pooh!" : PSHAW
14
Elbow-wrist connection : ULNA
15
Mixed bag : OLIO
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Florida city : OCALA
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Down under toy : BOOMERANG
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Comedian Richard : PRYOR
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Finalize, with "up" : SEW
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Prefix with cycle : TRI
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Bears witness (to) : ATTESTS
24
Country west of Togo : GHANA
26
"___ do you do?" : HOW
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Make the rounds in a police car : PATROL
30
Haphazardly : SLAPDASH
35
Assumed name : ALIAS
36
Unseal : OPEN
37
Russo of "Ransom," 1996 : RENE
38
Barbecue entree : RIBS
39
What each of the four long answers in this puzzle is : DRINK
40
Dewrinkle : IRON
41
Nights before : EVES
42
Brainbusting : HARD
43
Par ___ (airmail label) : AVION
44
Oust from authority : DETHRONE
46
Droopy-eyed : SLEEPY
47
Engine need : OIL
48
Part of a flight : STAIR
50
Russian plain, with "the" : STEPPES
54
Wane : EBB
55
Place for a plane : SKY
58
___ diem (seize the day): Lat. : CARPE
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Upgrade from a tropical storm : HURRICANE
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Flying saucer flier : ALIEN
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Diarist Frank : ANNE
64
District : AREA
65
Molson's and Coors, e.g. : BEERS
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Rolling stones lack it : MOSS
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Place for a fisherman : PIER
Down
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Chicago nine : CUBS
2
Burn balm : ALOE
3
The "white" of "White Christmas" : SNOW
4
Western omelet ingredient : HAM
5
Place to break a bronco : CORRAL
6
Actor Delon : ALAIN
7
Kind of tax : SIN
8
Roman robe : TOGA
9
Soda-can opener : POPTOP
10
Tool belt item : SCREWDRIVER
11
Makes bales of alfalfa : HAYS
12
Zillions : ALOT
13
Battles : WARS
18
Community spirit : ETHOS
23
Express gratitude to : THANK
24
Singing insect : GRASSHOPPER
25
Has hopes : ASPIRES
27
Skinned : PARED
28
___ and kicking : ALIVE
29
Dalai Lama's land : TIBET
31
Borrow's opposite : LEND
32
Mountaintop home : AERIE
33
Meddle : SNOOP
34
Funnyman Youngman : HENNY
36
Algerian port of 600,000 : ORAN
39
Wild Asian dog : DHOLE
43
Accused's excuse : ALIBI
45
Matures : RIPENS
46
Buffalo's N.H.L. team : SABRES
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Sea swallows : TERNS
50
Sign of healing : SCAB
51
Saga : TALE
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New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
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Hoax : SHAM
55
Madras dress : SARI
56
Spoon-playing site : KNEE
57
2001, e.g. : YEAR
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Lively card game : UNO
61
Spending limit : CAP

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