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New York Times, Monday, September 30, 1996

___ Wences (frequent Ed Sullivan guest)

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times9/30/96 ( No. 17,128 )

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Puccini opera : TOSCA
6
Very much : ALOT
10
A.E.F. conflict : WWI
13
Bay window : ORIEL
14
Rain cats and dogs : POUR
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"And ___ goes" : SOIT
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Bored with life : WORLDWEARY
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Miseries : ILLS
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Pb, elementally speaking : LEAD
20
Relative of the wasp : SAWFLY
22
Ice cream pattern : SWIRL
24
Robin Hood, for one : OUTLAW
26
Sheep cries : BAAS
27
Golf hazard : TRAP
29
"___ the Sheriff" (1974 hit) : ISHOT
32
Landed : ALIT
33
Jimmy Carter's middle name : EARL
34
Tough fabric used in uniforms : CHINO
35
The "S" in R.S.V.P. : SIL
36
Slow-pitch pitch : ARC
37
Card up the sleeve : ACE
39
Oil treatment inits. : STP
40
Patrick Ewing, for one : KNICK
42
Game of chance : KENO
44
Resting on : ATOP
45
___ Wences (frequent Ed Sullivan guest) : SENOR
46
Extremities : ENDS
47
Asset : PLUS
48
Poltergeists : GHOSTS
50
Gradually decrease, with "off" : TAPER
52
Lady of "Ivanhoe" : ROWENA
54
Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
55
Gen. Bradley : OMAR
56
Irresolute : WISHYWASHY
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Yard digger : MOLE
63
"Exodus" novelist : URIS
64
Propositioned : ASKED
65
Office seeker : POL
66
Mexican moolah : PESO
67
Equestrian's controls : REINS
Down
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Auto club service : TOW
2
Conquistador's treasure : ORO
3
Ma'am's counterpart : SIR
4
Pablo Casals, e.g. : CELLIST
5
Tree of the birch family : ALDER
6
Copied : APED
7
Mauna ___ : LOA
8
Dickens's "___ Mutual Friend" : OUR
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Rendezvous : TRYST
10
Would-be Romeo's call : WOLFWHISTLE
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"Where there's a ___..." : WILL
12
___-bitsy : ITSY
15
Any provincial college : SIWASH
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Army surgeon Reed : WALTER
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Carroll adventuress : ALICE
22
Like seawater : SALINE
23
Jerusalem prayer site : WAILINGWALL
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Galley propeller : OAR
25
High elevation area : UPLAND
26
Sunbathes : BASKS
28
Bootlegging or extortion : RACKET
30
Traveling, as a band : ONTOUR
31
Big name in baseball cards : TOPPS
36
Tire-producing city : AKRON
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Expensive : COSTLY
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Stick together : COHERE
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Nav. officer : ENS
44
Negotiate a la Chamberlain : APPEASE
49
Cut into logs : SAWUP
51
In armed conflict : ATWAR
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Win easily, in the sports pages : ROMP
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Melville novel : OMOO
54
Mr. Moto's reply : AHSO
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Dander : IRE
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Family girl : SIS
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Do slaloms : SKI
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Farm cackler : HEN
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Gridiron gains: Abbr. : YDS

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

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