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New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 1998

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Cotter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 17,847 )
Across
1
Machine gunner of a sort : STRAFER
8
Kind of point : PIVOTAL
15
Fictional hero on a horse : QUIXOTE
16
Pitch : INCLINE
17
Separates : UNGLUES
18
They take bows : STRINGS
19
Peak of the Alps : EIGER
20
Pari-mutuel : TOTE
22
Encumbrance : ONUS
23
Unrepaired : ASIS
24
Titanic casualty : ASTOR
25
___ Perrot, Québec : ILE
26
Relations : KIN
27
Administration building disruptions : SITINS
28
Desirable to dieters : LEAN
29
They first bloom when 50-75 years old : SAGUAROS
31
Doesn't knock or ping : PURRS
32
Stage : STEP
33
Ancient Syria : ARAM
35
Some have boards : GAMES
38
Popular suckers : BLOWPOPS
42
Blue flag, e.g. : IRIS
43
Vatican artworks : PIETAS
45
"___ what?" : NOW
46
Mahayana movement : ZEN
47
Scott's Lady of the Lake : ELLEN
48
["I can't remember the words..."] : LALA
49
37-Down product : ZOOM
51
Winged : ALAR
52
First President to marry while in office : TYLER
53
Listening : ALLEARS
55
Clear : EVIDENT
57
Like a movie, to a critic : RATABLE
58
Megacorporation : GOLIATH
59
Annie Oakley, e.g. : DEADEYE
60
Bayer brand : ONEADAY
Down
1
Trouble in the wind section : SQUEAKS
2
Former French protectorate : TUNISIA
3
Support system : RIGGING
4
Highway toll units : AXLES
5
Lou Gehrig, on the diamond : FOUR
6
Hiver's opposite : ETE
7
Pull-off : RESTSTOP
8
Kind of rod or ring : PISTON
9
Lays to rest : INTERS
10
Zenith product : VCR
11
Mixed bag : OLIO
12
Less resonant : TINNIER
13
Lean and bony : ANGULAR
14
Cuts : LESSENS
21
1989 film "Milo & ___" : OTIS
24
Frigid finish : AIRE
27
Providers of scores, for short : SATS
28
Coal unit : LUMP
30
Doesn't discard : USES
31
Canine quartet : PAWS
33
Hyde, to Jekyll : ALTEREGO
34
Bookbinding leather : ROAN
35
Giblets ingredient : GIZZARD
36
Areas between the veins of a leaf : AREOLAE
37
Canon competitor : MINOLTA
38
1990's band ___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
39
Tethered : ONALEAD
40
Cornmeal concoction : POLENTA
41
It's not fair! : SWARTHY
43
___ Gates : PEARLY
44
"Maybe" : ILLSEE
48
Croesus' kingdom : LYDIA
50
Open area for Robin Hood's men : MEAD
52
4-point W, e.g. : TILE
54
The fin man? : ABE
56
Part of many German names : VON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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