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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1998

With 22-Down, cautious statement

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fran Sabin
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times9/30/98 ( No. 17,858 )
Across
1
Difficult position : SPOT
5
Narc's find : STASH
10
Shtick performance : BIT
13
Bar order, with "the" : USUAL
15
Conductor Sir Georg : SOLTI
16
Dug in : ATE
17
Sugary drink? : BITTERSWEET
19
Oater affirmative : YEP
20
Rachel's sister : LEAH
21
Elephant's tail? : INE
22
A few : SOME
23
Sheepish remark? : BAA
25
Brewery? : PORTERHOUSE
28
Org. that does investigations : IRS
29
___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
30
Not look too lively : SAG
31
Paw : MITT
33
Dits' partners : DAHS
36
With 22-Down, cautious statement : SOFAR
40
This puzzle's theme song? : BEERBARRELPOLKA
43
Vintage tune : OLDIE
44
"Amscray!" : SHOO
45
Blowgun ammo : DART
46
Blowgun ammo : PEA
48
Sounds of indecision : UMS
50
___ juice (milk) : MOO
51
Heavy drinker? : STOUTFELLOW
56
B and B : INN
57
Fab Four film of '65 : HELP
58
Calendar abbr. : FRI
59
Palindromic time : NOON
61
"Mârouf" baritone : ALI
62
Bottles-only drinker? : DRAFTDODGER
66
Gun : REV
67
Let up : EASED
68
Minimum wage makers, maybe : PEONS
69
Devon river : EXE
70
Mike of "Wayne's World" : MYERS
71
A.P.O. addressee : SSGT
Down
1
Hero : SUB
2
Telepathy and such : PSI
3
Beat in a dance marathon : OUTLASTED
4
1991 film "Little Man ___" : TATE
5
Flat tire sound : SSS
6
Namely : TOWIT
7
Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
8
Pokes drive them : STEERS
9
Triple, say : HIT
10
Louisiana feature : BAYOU
11
Knickknacks : ITEMS
12
Dakota lodging : TEPEE
14
Jetés, e.g. : LEAPS
18
Name in a #1 Beach Boys song : RHONDA
22
See 36-Across : SOGOOD
23
Hardly an intellectual : BIMBO
24
Sharon of Israel : ARIEL
26
Has a good, hard laugh : ROARS
27
Padlock's partner : HASP
32
Cause to err : TRIPUP
34
Initials for a prince : HRH
35
Asian capital : SEOUL
37
Tropical waders : FLAMINGOS
38
Tire center : AKRON
39
Incriminate : RATON
41
Borscht base : BEET
42
Loch ___ : LOMOND
47
Free-for-all : AFFRAY
49
Eagle's descent : SWOOP
51
Cut : SHARE
52
E-mail forerunner : TELEX
53
Greenish : OLIVE
54
Obliterate : ERASE
55
Career officer : LIFER
60
Lyric poems : ODES
62
Brooklynese pronoun : DEM
63
Stats accompanying F.G.'s : TDS
64
A Siamese twin : ENG
65
Alphabet trio : RST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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