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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1997

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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C
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O
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C
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A
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C
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U
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M
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C
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D
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B
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T
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N
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O
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L
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O
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A
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M
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T
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D
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M
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N
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L
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O
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O
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Y
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B
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B
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 17,489 )
Across
1
Andean shrub : COCA
5
___ Sanctorum : ACTA
9
Crayola color : UMBER
14
Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
15
1966 Lennon-McCartney tune : GIRL
16
"Hold your tongue!" : PEACE
17
Refugee's request : POLITICALASYLUM
20
"Murder, ___" (1960 film) : INC
21
Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
22
Jazz trumpeter Baker : CHET
23
Skeptics : DOUBTERS
25
City on the Po : TORINO
28
Fate : LOT
29
National Gallery ___ : OFART
31
Slicker : MAC
32
Like fraudulent accidents : STAGED
35
Milk source : EWE
36
Cartoonist Walker : MORT
37
Timber or water, for instance : NATURALRESOURCE
40
Some train cargoes : ORES
41
"Undoubtedly" : YES
42
Like the risk to bet on, maybe : SUREST
43
"What a ___!" (beach comment) : BOD
44
Reno game : SLOTS
46
"Chuang Tzu" principle : TAO
47
Prefix with sphere : STRATO
49
Infamous pen : ALCATRAZ
53
Side in a 1980's war : IRAN
54
Go bad : TURN
55
Chemical suffix : IDE
56
Modern air munition : LASERGUIDEDBOMB
60
Movie scorer Straus : OSKAR
61
Beclouds, with "up" : FOGS
62
Controversial ripener : ALAR
63
Verbose : GASSY
64
Change machine fill : ONES
65
Rowlands of "Light of Day" : GENA
Down
1
One usually seen taking a bow : CUPID
2
Town near Bangor : ORONO
3
They're deemed worth taking : CALCULATEDRISKS
4
The People's Champ : ALI
5
Quick : AGILE
6
Chicago suburb : CICERO
7
Commuter hub : TRANSFERSTATION
8
Completely : ALL
9
Gist : UPSHOT
10
Industrialist Guggenheim : MEYER
11
Babe Ruth, in 1914 : BALTIMOREORIOLE
12
French crown : ECU
13
"The One I Love" group : REM
18
Barely walk : TOTTER
19
Taylor or Hayes, e.g. : ACTRESS
24
Counterfeit : BOGUS
26
Busters : NARCS
27
Chamber group, perhaps : OCTET
30
Knock out, so to speak : AWE
32
Brahmins : SNOBS
33
Place to see a hanged man, e.g. : TAROT
34
Dawn-till-dusk : DAYLONG
36
Marshal under Napoleon : MURAT
38
Roarer : LEO
39
___ about (publicly visible) : OUTAND
44
Without a cover at night : STARRY
45
Gunk : SLUDGE
48
Expanses : AREAS
50
Garnish leaf : CRESS
51
Pitcher, of a sort : ADMAN
52
Kind of crossing : ZEBRA
56
Part of a trunk : LOG
57
___ precaution : ASA
58
Subject of a grainy picture? : UFO
59
Nab : BAG

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

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