New York Times, Saturday, January 16, 1999

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Auditing technique : SPOTCHECK
10. Polar irregularity : SERAC
15. Pretentious : HIFALUTIN
16. Ring : ARENA
17. Sway : INFLUENCE
18. Obscure : BEDIM
19. Greek letters : MUS
20. Grp. emphasizing citizenship : BSA
21. Trial response? : WOEISME
23. Part of a proposal : SPECS
25. Speaker on the road : CBER
26. Diner, for one : CAR
27. Stop on a line: Abbr. : STA
28. Bit : SHRED
30. Figures : DATA
31. "Hold on!" : NOTYET
33. Wounds : SORES
34. Trifling consideration : SMALLPOTATOES
37. Map feature : SCALE
38. 1993 A.L. batting champ John : OLERUD
39. Old flatboats : ARKS
40. About 1.3 cubic yards : STERE
41. Mil. transport : LST
44. Early : WEE
45. "The Highwayman" singer : OCHS
46. Nursery rhyme food : PEASE
48. Hit 1976 self-titled R. & B. album : NATALIE
50. U.S.C.G. rank : CPO
52. Had an edge : LED
53. Misses : OMITS
54. "Tigrane" composer : SCARLATTI
57. "Une ___ mariée" (1964 Godard film) : FEMME
58. Part of some examinations : ESSAYTEST
59. Commercial fluorocarbon : FREON
60. Horse races? : STAMPEDES
1. Leveling devices : SHIMS
2. Big pictures : PINUPS
3. Counterbalance : OFFSET
4. He defeated Botvinnik in 1960 : TAL
5. Some meeting places : CLUBS
6. Shades : HUES
7. Valle del Bove locale : ETNA
8. The Pres., militarily speaking : CIC
9. Understood one did wrong : KNEWBETTER
10. Cavalryman : SABER
11. James Whitcomb Riley's "___ Went Mad" : EREI
12. 1950's political phenomenon : REDSCARE
13. Breathes life into : ANIMATES
14. Flash producers : CAMERAS
22. Lib. reference : OED
24. Lock sites : CANALS
25. Many Jamaicans : CREOLES
28. N.L. team: Abbr. : STL
29. Assumptions : HYPOTHESES
30. It may result from a long phone conversation : DOODLE
32. Encouraging word : OLE
33. Good name for a hash house employee : STU
34. Hard hit, in baseball slang : SCREAMER
35. Speed along : MAKETIME
36. Art, these days : ARE
37. Shortened : SAWNOFF
40. High school subj. : SCI
42. Put (away) : SALTED
43. ___ fly : TSETSE
45. "Hellzapoppin'" star, of the 1940's : OLSEN
46. Hydra, e.g. : POLYP
47. Changes a Life sentence : EDITS
49. Prefix with sphere : ATMO
50. Hernando's hideaway? : CASA
51. Item on a park walk : PRAM
55. Hrs. on the 90th meridian : CST
56. Bolted down : ATE

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