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New York Times, Saturday, September 30, 1995

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The three wise men, one of the seven seas, and the sixties.

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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 16,762 )

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Across
1
Slug, e.g. : GASTROPOD
10
Tom Stoppard, by birth : CZECH
15
Urania's domain : ASTRONOMY
16
Light, purplish blue : AZURE
17
Magi? : THEYYYMEN
18
First name in the Senate : STROM
19
"Don't Bring Me Down" rock grp. : ELO
20
Spanish city from which sherry takes it name : XERES
22
"So sorry!" : OOPS
23
Compass : RANGE
25
Strike caller : UMP
27
Sugar suffix : OSE
29
It has Bulls but no Bears : NBA
30
Paris's ____ La Fayette : RUE
33
Offbeat : ODD
35
Ticket to ride : TRAINPASS
38
Arctic or Indian, e.g.? : ONEOFTHECCCCCCC
41
Briefs : UNDERWEAR
42
Resulting good : USE
43
In medias _____ : RES
44
It can be electric : EEL
45
Molding profile : ESS
47
Kind of bath : DYE
48
Place to catch one's breath? : COMMA
52
It might accompany a hero : SLAW
55
Italian poet Torquato _____ : TASSO
59
Part of a salt crystal : ION
60
Immediately : TODAY
62
When flower children bloomed? : THETTTTTT
65
Legend maker : ACURA
66
Game-winning cry : TICTACTOE
67
Misappropriation : THEFT
68
Responsive choir singing : ANTIPHONY
Down
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Heater : GAT
2
One of the 12 tribes of Israel : ASHER
3
Burial stone : STELA
4
Use a dressing room : TRYON
5
1986 and 1993 Smythe Trophy winner : ROY
6
They may make cameo appearances : ONYXES
7
Fleshy fruit : POME
8
One-tenth of an ephah : OMER
9
Force unit : DYNE
10
French circumstance : CAS
11
Rock group with the hit "Legs" : ZZTOP
12
Kind of bond : EURO
13
Trim : CROP
14
Edges : HEMS
21
Former Philippine base _____ Bay : SUBIC
24
1936 William Powell title role : GODFREY
26
F.B.I. agent of recent TV : MANCUSO
28
Lucy's cohort : ETHEL
29
Button material : NACRE
30
Run : RACE
31
Pac 10 team : USC
32
Computer key : ESC
33
Multivolume refs. : OEDS
34
Hind : DOE
36
New Deal prog. : REA
37
Tandy products : PCS
38
Not their : OUR
39
Wind dir. : NNE
40
Nestling's call : TWEET
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Operatic baritone Antonio : SCOTTI
47
Tower over : DWARF
49
Gymnast Gaylord : MITCH
50
Byword : MOTTO
51
Composer Bruckner : ANTON
52
Surgeon's cry : STAT
53
Large pond : LOCH
54
Musical direction : ADUE
56
Boy or girl preceder : ATTA
57
Climb a pole : SHIN
58
Denomination : SECT
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Sun _____ sen : YAT
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Select : TAP
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"A Shilling for Candles" author : TEY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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