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New York Times, Thursday, September 19, 1996

Author:
W. S. Cotter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William S. Cotter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQVWX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cotter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 17,117 )
Across
1
Soup order : CUP
4
Is afflicted with : HAS
7
Long-range weapons : ICBMS
12
Genetic letters : RNA
13
___ National Accelerator Laboratory : FERMI
15
Ultimate object : GRAIL
16
Cases for a zoo vet? : ILLLLAMAS
18
Popular Handel composition : LARGO
19
Whence the phrase "God save the King" : SAMUEL
20
Conductor Anderson et al. : LEROYS
22
Start of a Caesar quote : ICAME
23
More: Prefix : PLEIO
24
Scottish headwarmer : TAM
27
Bosnian ___ : SERB
28
Scottish explorer John : RAE
29
Pennsylvania's ___ Mountains : POCONO
31
Dress : ATTIRE
34
Ultraviolet ray absorber : OZONE
35
Lamenting one : SIGHER
37
Corn oil brand : MAZOLA
39
Man of La Mancha : SENOR
40
Beer mug with a hinged lid : SEIDEL
42
Mitigate : LESSEN
44
Soph., jr. and sr. : YRS
45
Back talk : GUFF
49
Chatter : YAP
50
Parts of a Road & Track course : ESSES
52
Dead duck : GONER
53
Poison remedy : IPECAC
55
Without much trouble : EASILY
56
A Curie : MARIE
58
Phone a rock group? : BUZZZZTOP
60
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" author Scott : ODELL
61
La Scala production : OPERA
62
Literary compilation : ANA
63
Portends : BODES
64
Proteus's domain : SEA
65
Prefix with fuel : SYN
Down
1
N.A.A.C.P. magazine, with "The" : CRISIS
2
Loosen, as a corset : UNLACE
3
Of the center of the hand : PALMAR
4
Recover : HEAL
5
Tentacle : ARM
6
Punier : SMALLER
7
Summer problem for Eskimos? : IGLOOOOZE
8
Bluesman Robert : CRAY
9
Pub seat : BARSTOOL
10
Cold war plane : MIG
11
Highway caution : SLO
13
Run : FLEE
14
"That explains it" : ISEE
17
Rheumatisms : LUMBAGOS
21
Castigate : RIP
23
Poker holdings : PAIRS
25
Sigmund's daughter : ANNA
26
Skiing gold medalist Tommy : MOE
28
Itinerary abbr. : RTE
30
McKinley's assassin : CZOLGOSZ
32
Fisherman's catch? : THREEEELS
33
Arabian noblemen : EMIRS
35
"___ pin..." : SEEA
36
Brilliant : INSPIRED
38
Show stoppers? : ADS
39
Foxy : SLY
41
Ophthalmologists' equipment : EYECUPS
43
Pres. advisory group : NSC
46
Old Colt Johnny : UNITAS
47
Grand theft, for example : FELONY
48
Spider : FRYPAN
51
Former Cincinnati Red Chris : SABO
52
Area under Arafat's control : GAZA
54
Stack : PILE
55
Biblical scribe : EZRA
56
Kind of rule : MOB
57
Stir : ADO
59
The end : ZEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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