New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1998

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Page
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Field : AREA
5. Sting : TRAP
9. Conjointly : ASONE
14. Rossini subject : TELL
15. Craig of the N.B.A. : EHLO
16. Split : RIVEN
17. Alaska's first governor : EGAN
18. Ones born in late July : LEOS
19. Floor, in a way : AMAZE
20. Clothing salesman's greeting : MAYIBEOFHELP
23. With 12-Down, eyeglasses : PINCE
24. Cabin attendant, once : STEW
25. Merganser : SMEW
29. Sandlot game : ONEOCAT
31. Be of good cheer : REJOICE
33. Basic rhyme scheme : ABAB
35. ___ a high note : ENDON
36. Shopper's reply to the salesman : NAHJUSTBROWSING
42. Pastiches : OLIOS
43. Beer buy : CASE
44. Old-fashioned fighting force : LANCERS
47. Clod : DULLARD
52. Not taken in by : ONTO
53. Netanyahu of Israel : BIBI
55. Like "The X-Files" : EERIE
56. Clothing salesman's reply : SUITYOURSELF
59. Words of recognition : AHYES
62. Tahiti and others : ILES
63. Western tie : BOLO
64. Exercise : WIELD
65. Undercover worker : NARC
66. He had designs on Jackie : OLEG
67. "Semi-Tough" actress : LENYA
68. Spoils : SWAG
69. Be impudent : SASS
1. "Resume speed," to a musician : ATEMPO
2. Get back : REGAIN
3. Comic Boosler : ELAYNE
4. Magnetic alloy : ALNICO
5. Cast leader : TELE
6. Current regulator : RHEOSTAT
7. Up in the air : ALOFT
8. More ritzy : POSHER
9. ___ Sea (Amu Darya's outlet) : ARAL
10. 90's TV family, with "the" : SIMPSONS
11. Eggs : OVA
12. See 23-Across : NEZ
13. Helm heading : ENE
21. "Abbey Road" song : BECAUSE
22. Part of a flock : EWE
26. Knee concealer : MIDI
27. 37-Down's concern: Abbr. : ECON
28. Memorable puzzle editor : WENG
30. Certain muscles, informally : ABS
32. Ringmaster? : JEWELER
34. Telly option : BBC
36. ___ contendere : NOLO
37. Mr. Greenspan : ALAN
38. "Warm" or "cold" : HINT
39. With levity : JOCOSELY
40. The 30's and 40's, e.g. : RADIOERA
41. Big Ten sch. : OSU
45. Ken Griffey Jr. stat. : RBI
46. Protests : SITINS
48. Sappho's home : LESBOS
49. Interstice : AREOLA
50. Lunar trenches : RILLES
51. Clears, in a way : DEFOGS
54. Charter member? : BYLAW
57. Food stamp agcy. : USDA
58. Naut. law enforcers : USCG
59. Punching tool : AWL
60. Run : HIE
61. Wish : YEN

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