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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1996

What a Beach Boy's firecracker might do?

Author:
C. Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {YZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times9/5/96 ( No. 17,103 )
Across
1
Old math aids : ABACI
6
The color of honey : GOLD
10
Leave off : QUIT
14
Play salesman : LOMAN
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"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
16
Polaris bear : URSA
17
Light-headed? : BLOND
18
Patricia of "Hud" : NEAL
19
Culture site : AGAR
20
Opinions of Greg Louganis? : DIVERGENTVIEWS
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Skater's leap : AXEL
24
Shadow : TAIL
25
Barker of 40's films : JESS
28
"Cheerio, Luciano!" : CIAO
30
Drug shipment : KILO
33
Cockpit reading: Abbr. : ALT
34
Speck : ATOM
35
"Sweet Lavender" playwright : PINERO
37
What a Beach Boy's firecracker might do? : GOOFFONATANGENT
40
Loot : SPOILS
41
Tiny ringing sound : TING
42
Speck : DOT
43
Seat of Jackson County, Tex. : EDNA
44
Soup bean : LIMA
45
Colon's meaning, in analogies : ISTO
46
Foreign friend : AMIE
48
Birds in herds : EMUS
50
Qualities of Bennett Cerf's food? : PUNGENTFLAVORS
56
Dyeing plant : ANIL
57
Spicy cuisine : THAI
58
Cream of the crop : ELITE
60
Port, e.g. : WINE
61
Sports period : HALF
62
Own up (to) : ADMIT
63
Pentagram : STAR
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Vogue competitor : ELLE
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Erstwhile catalogue : SEARS
Down
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Celebrant's robe : ALB
2
Forward : BOLD
3
Marne mine : AMOI
4
Sailcloth : CANVAS
5
End table? : INDEX
6
Nerve center : GANGLION
7
Kind of arch : OGEE
8
Hobo's shelter : LEANTO
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It may be found around the mouth : DELTA
10
Showing cowardice : QUAILING
11
Exhort : URGE
12
Second of an ancient trio : ISAW
13
Gobs : TARS
21
Right-hand pages : RECTOS
22
Hagar of the comics, e.g. : VIKING
25
Binges : JAGS
26
Abscond : ELOPE
27
Bore : STOOD
29
Violinist's heirloom : AMATI
31
City on the Aire : LEEDS
32
"Ready ___, here I come!" : ORNOT
34
Blazing : AFLAME
35
Hat made from jipijapa : PANAMA
36
Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
38
Crafty one : FINAGLER
39
Source of many book series : TIMELIFE
44
Murderous : LETHAL
45
Wagnerian title woman : ISOLDE
47
"___ Mood" (1940 hit) : INTHE
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The eyes have them : UVEAS
50
Kit's mitts : PAWS
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Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
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Perfumer ___ Ricci : NINA
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Ebb : FALL
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Abel's "Green Mansions" love : RIMA
55
Arouse : STIR
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U.F.O. pilots : ETS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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