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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1997

With 6-Down, operator of a 63-Down

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times9/9/97 ( No. 17,472 )
Across
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Fruit of the Loom rival : HANES
6
Where boys will be boys : FRAT
10
Frost : RIME
14
Word with time or rights : EQUAL
15
Indian music : RAGA
16
Some mutual fund accts. : IRAS
17
Ingratiate oneself, e.g. : CURRYFAVOR
19
Dust busters, for short : VACS
20
Film critic Pauline : KAEL
21
Cuckoo bird : ANI
22
Style : GENRE
23
Original state : MINTCONDITION
27
"Virginia Woolf" dramatist : ALBEE
29
1955 children's heroine : ELOISE
30
Ogle : LEERAT
32
Charged particle : ION
33
Mail carriers have them: Abbr. : RTES
37
With 6-Down, operator of a 63-Down : AIR
38
Auction offering : LOT
40
Butterfly catcher : NET
42
Pitcherful, maybe : ALE
43
Droops : SAGS
45
Post-W.W. II grp. : WAF
47
"Shucks!" : DARNIT
49
La Scala productions : OPERAS
52
Shark watchers' protectors : CAGES
53
Sherlock Holmes player : BASILRATHBONE
57
Way in : ENTRY
58
Sale item marking: Abbr. : IRR
59
Big exam : ORAL
62
Pulitzer writer James : AGEE
63
Words of wisdom : SAGEADVICE
66
"Twittering Machine" artist : KLEE
67
Gulf war missile : SCUD
68
Al ___ (firm) : DENTE
69
Does lawn work : SODS
70
Summer shirts : TEES
71
Lock of hair : TRESS
Down
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"Shucks!" : HECK
2
Water color : AQUA
3
Famed trial venue : NUREMBERG
4
Before now : EARLIER
5
Like Wile E. Coyote : SLY
6
See 37-Across : FRANCE
7
Italian cheese or meat dish : RAVIOLI
8
Give it ___ (try) : AGO
9
Roof top : TAR
10
Rosie the ___ : RIVETER
11
Khomeini, for one : IRANI
12
Computer shortcut : MACRO
13
German Pittsburgh : ESSEN
18
The 2% of 2% : FAT
22
Dogfaces, today : GIS
24
Patricia of "Hud" : NEAL
25
Twelve ___ : NOON
26
Ate fancily : DINED
27
Word of resignation : ALAS
28
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
31
Radio station need : TOWER
34
Cousin of an orange : TANGERINE
35
Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
36
Places for props : SETS
39
"Gone With the Wind" setting : TARA
41
Guacamole's place : TACO
44
Evening get-togethers : SOIREES
46
Rundown feeling : FATIGUE
48
Hurried next door, e.g. : RANOVER
50
Thickness : PLY
51
Tears up : SHREDS
53
Prominent toucan features : BEAKS
54
The "A" of WASP : ANGLO
55
Riding horse : STEED
56
Stagewear for Madonna : BRA
60
Plays the part : ACTS
61
Some popular jeans : LEES
63
See 37-Across : SST
64
Serve like Sampras, e.g. : ACE
65
Banned pesticide : DDT

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