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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 1997

"What fools these mortals be" writer

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 1997, The New York Times9/25/97 ( No. 17,488 )
Across
1
Checked for prints : DUSTED
7
"What fools these mortals be" writer : SENECA
13
Under close scrutiny : ONTRIAL
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Apple variety : WINESAP
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Wee : LIL
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Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
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Fire ___ : OPAL
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Sweeping : EPIC
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Put the pedal to the metal : SPED
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Release forcibly : SPEW
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Birthplace of Columbus : GENOA
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Quarterback play : SNEAK
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Sidewalk stand offering : ADE
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Cold war grp.? : AMA
34
1963 Shirley MacLaine role : IRMA
35
Russian river in a Sholokhov title : DON
36
Skipper : GILLIGANSFRIEND
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Bother : ADO
42
Duds : GARB
43
Scratch the surface : MAR
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Member of 32-Across : DOC
45
Master's degree requirement : ORALS
47
Plows : TILLS
51
Snaillike : SLOW
53
Pastoral sounds : BAAS
55
What chimney sweeps sweep : SOOT
56
No-show : AWOL
58
Kipling story setting : INDIA
60
"___ Vadis?" : QUO
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"Driving Miss Daisy" co-star : FREEMAN
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Like TV's Ninja Turtles : TEENAGE
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So-called "Gateway to Australia" : SYDNEY
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Like Felix vis-à-vis Oscar : NEATER
Down
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Golf course feature : DOGLEG
2
Green : UNRIPE
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Leader born in Georgia : STALIN
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Lead-in with angle : TRI
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One overseas : EINS
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Pub diversion : DARTS
7
Taste : SIP
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Tidal points : NEAPS
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Lark : ESCAPADE
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Came to visit : CALLEDON
12
King Kong, e.g. : APE
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Track and field attempts : LEAPS
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Skyscraper workers : WELDERS
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The house white, perhaps : CHENINBLANC
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Kind of tar : COAL
25
Proceed : WEND
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Southwest friend : AMIGO
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___ radio : AMFM
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Measure of purity : KARAT
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Gelatin substitute : AGAR
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Roams : GADS
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Blind devotion : IDOLATRY
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Cattle drive hazard : LOCOWEED
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Like Scheherazade : ARABIAN
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Tennessee's state flower : IRIS
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1978 co-Nobelist : SADAT
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Plumlike fruit : LOQUAT
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Airport V.I.P. section : LOUNGE
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He brought Dracula to life : STOKER
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Common door sign : WOMEN
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Police car device : SIREN
57
Citrus fruit : LIME
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Qualifiers : IFS
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Thumbs down : NAY
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Genetic stuff : RNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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