New York Times, Tuesday, October 28, 1997

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bernice Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lots : GOBS
5. Desert streambed : WADI
9. Tennis great Rod : LAVER
14. "Are you some kind of ___?" : ANUT
15. Black : EBON
16. "___ at the office" : IGAVE
17. Vidal's Breckinridge : MYRA
18. Roar at the shore : SURF
19. Count with an orchestra : BASIE
20. 1989 Madonna hit : EXPRESSYOURSELF
23. Churchill's sign : VEE
24. Basic college degrees : BAS
25. Summit : VERTEX
29. ___-Jo (1988 Olympics name) : FLO
31. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
35. Live, in a TV studio : ONAIR
36. Like Britain : GREAT
38. Poetic palindrome : ERE
39. It may be used in minor surgery : LOCALANESTHESIA
42. Quattro minus uno : TRE
43. Freshman, sophomore, etc. : YEARS
44. Revolving machine part : ROTOR
45. Reply to "Are not!" : AMSO
47. I-80, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
48. Item in a Mexican fiesta : PINATA
49. Luau dish : POI
51. Sound from Sandy : ARF
52. Bibliophile's treasures : LIMITEDEDITIONS
61. Belief in sorcery and magic : OBEAH
62. Pre-tractor farmer's need : OXEN
63. Plummet : DROP
64. "À votre ___!" : SANTE
65. Grp. affecting gas prices : OPEC
66. Go gently (into) : EASE
67. More correct : TRUER
68. Brood : MOPE
69. "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
1. Charades, e.g. : GAME
2. Cameo stone : ONYX
3. Pat on the back, as a baby : BURP
4. Asterisk : STAR
5. Setting for Thomas Hardy novels : WESSEX
6. Maltreatment : ABUSE
7. Boat with oars : DORY
8. Data : INFO
9. Astrologically, the thoughtful, diplomatic type : LIBRA
10. Tennis great Andre : AGASSI
11. Bouquet site : VASE
12. Satanicalness : EVIL
13. Sailor's peril : REEF
21. Don or Phil of 50's-60's pop : EVERLY
22. W.W. II menace : UBOAT
25. Physicist Alessandro : VOLTA
26. Vast, old-style : ENORM
27. Regattas : RACES
28. Spanish aunt : TIA
29. French brother : FRERE
30. Minus : LESS
32. Acclaimed "Hostess with the Mostes'" : MESTA
33. Unrestrained : ARIOT
34. Stiller's comedy partner : MEARA
36. Buzzing pest : GNAT
37. Savings and loan : THRIFT
40. Condor's home : AERIE
41. Long time : EON
46. Narcotic : OPIATE
48. William or Harry, e.g. : PRINCE
50. Word with woman or worldly : OTHER
51. Take ___ breath : ADEEP
52. Bewildered : LOST
53. Construction support : IBAR
54. Maître d's offering : MENU
55. Condemn : DOOM
56. Montreal player : EXPO
57. Bright thought : IDEA
58. Spoken : ORAL
59. Winning margin, maybe : NOSE
60. Glasses, in ads : SPEX

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