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New York Times, Thursday, September 26, 1996

Author:
M. Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.61004
Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 17,124 )

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Across
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Goofs : ERRS
5
Carefully engineer : CRAFT
10
Unhitched : FREE
14
Sweetie : BEAU
15
Site of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
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Like garage floors : OILY
17
Shelley poem : OZYMANDIAS
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
20
Roller coaster features : LOOPS
21
W.W. II camps : STALAGS
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Novelist Beattie : ANN
24
Caged pet : HAMSTER
28
Skater Babilonia : TAI
29
Lawyer's abbr. : ESQ
31
Indian exports : TEAS
32
Hardly modest swimwear : THONG
34
One of eight popes : URBAN
36
Satisfy : QUENCH
37
Happy 50's couple : OZZIEANDHARRIET
41
Lustrous : PEARLY
42
Site for a Christie mystery : MANOR
43
Model/actress Eleniak : ERIKA
44
Ring : BAND
45
Mexico City newspaper, with "El" : SOL
48
San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
49
Onetime alternative to a Camaro : TRANSAM
52
Kit ___ : KAT
54
Words of reproof before "you" : SHAMEON
56
Gladden : ELATE
58
Table d'___ : HOTE
59
Purportedly weakening shield : OZONELAYER
63
Boot : OUST
64
Hungarian airline : MALEV
65
Health food : KELP
66
Align : TRUE
67
Cassette half : SIDEA
68
Rival of Ben & Jerry's : EDYS
Down
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Zaire menace : EBOLA
2
Draw new lines : REZONE
3
Synthetic fabrics : RAYONS
4
Cesspool : SUMP
5
Channel since 1980 : CNN
6
Upper, maybe : RED
7
"___ wrong?" : AMI
8
Bountiful occasions : FEASTS
9
Esthetic preference : TASTE
10
One with a stable family : FOAL
11
Pasta choice : RIGATONI
12
Class : ELEGANCE
13
It needs some perspective : EYESIGHT
18
Hardwood : ASH
22
Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
25
Cornered : ATBAY
26
Important statistic : MEAN
27
Mister in a 1954 #1 song : SANDMAN
30
Oddity : QUIRK
33
Misters, abroad : HERRS
35
Tell : RELATE
36
Kind of session : QANDA
37
Easy 2-pointer, maybe : OPENSHOT
38
Time to attack : ZEROHOUR
39
Japanese industrial combination : ZAIBATSU
40
First name in Danish literature : HANS
44
War cry : BANZAI
46
Gave the go-ahead : OKAYED
47
These days : LATELY
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Hotel capacity : ROOMS
51
Sportscaster Allen : MEL
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Maryland players : TERPS
55
Dole (out) : METE
57
Superior designation : LAKE
60
On in years : OLD
61
Born : NEE
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Stowe girl : EVA

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

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