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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 2003

Setting of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times9/20/03 ( No. 19,674 )
Across
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Trifle : TCHOTCHKE
10
Stars move in them : LIMOS
15
Common dip ingredient : SOURCREAM
16
Terse turndown to an invitation : ICANT
17
Lunch counter orders : TUNAMELTS
18
Setting of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" : CONGO
19
Sch. assignment : RPT
20
Athlete who's earned a "Y" : ELI
21
Enlivens, slangily : GINSUP
22
NBC sitcom showings of the late 1980's : ALFS
24
Deem appropriate : SEEFIT
26
Some advanced degs. : MAS
27
Toilers : PEONS
29
Diamond stats : RBIS
30
Low-___ diet : CARB
31
Levels : STRATA
33
Good-looking companion, in modern lingo : ARMCANDY
35
1973 Peter Bogdanovich comedy : PAPERMOON
37
Start of a sarcastic question : WHATNEXT
40
Toasts : SKOALS
44
Eclipse effect : HALO
45
Eponymous German mineralogist : MOHS
47
Title for Juan Carlos I : ELREY
48
Not exactly customary : ODD
49
Ones getting their marching orders : CADETS
51
Ft. Worth's ___ Carter Museum : AMON
52
Moon of Uranus : OBERON
54
"___ Juvante" (motto of Monaco) : DEO
55
Lennon's love : ONO
56
What to call un hombre : SENOR
57
Chassis problem : CORROSION
60
Organic fiber : ISTLE
61
Words of comfort : DONTWORRY
62
Tip, informally : STEER
63
Bridge support : CROSSBEAM
Down
1
Women's shoe fasteners : TSTRAPS
2
Part of a stanza : COUPLET
3
Pursue : HUNTFOR
4
60 minuti : ORA
5
Bravo competitor, on cable : TCM
6
First Nations tribe : CREES
7
Best-selling author of "Good as Gold," 1979 : HELLER
8
Old-fashioned "Watch out!" : KATIEBARTHEDOOR
9
North Sea feeder : EMS
10
Allowed : LICIT
11
James Dean, e.g. : ICON
12
Virile sort : MANSMAN
13
Wary : ONGUARD
14
Visits : STOPSBY
21
Beanie propellers and such: Var. : GISMOS
23
Come to life : SNAPTO
25
See 39-Down : FIRM
28
1972 Wimbledon winner Smith : STAN
30
___ oil : CANOLA
32
Primitive sort : APEMAN
34
"The global high-sign" sloganeer, once : COKE
36
Whence the line "Let my people go": Abbr. : EXOD
37
Forgotten one : WHOOSIS
38
Ought to : HADBEST
39
Like food that is served 25-Down : ALDENTE
41
Chamber piece : ARMOIRE
42
"Il Trovatore" heroine : LEONORA
43
Lay to rest, e.g. : SYNONYM
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Smorgasbord staple : STERNO
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Kitchen gadget : CORER
50
Manners : SORTS
53
Part : ROLE
57
U.S. health org. : CDC
58
Pained expressions : OWS
59
Melodramatic outburst : SOB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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