New York Times, Saturday, November 15, 1997

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {BJQWZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tapioca source : CASSAVA
8. High-elevation areas : UPLANDS
15. Most desirable : OPTIMAL
16. Horseshoe locale : NIAGARA
17. Blue prints? : EROTICA
18. Of the blood : HEMATIC
19. Strictness : RIGOR
20. The Mustangs, for short : SMU
22. Narc's find : STASH
23. Conflict resolver, at times : COIN
24. Of ___ (alike) : AKIND
26. City near Padua : ESTE
27. Poetic preposition : ERE
28. Part of a nuclear research facility : SMASHER
30. It may be curried : HAM
31. Kind of broker : DISCOUNT
33. Worshipers at the church of Santa Maria della Spina : PISANS
35. Beat around the bush : PUSSYFOOT
37. Examine closely : PERUSE
40. Like jet streams : EASTERLY
44. Old greeting : AVE
45. Diamond displayers : ARGYLES
47. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
48. Jambalaya need : RICE
50. Looks : SEEMS
51. Word before 1 or 2 : MACH
52. Girl's name in a 1990 Billy Joel title : ALEXA
54. When doubled, a David Merrick musical : IDO
55. Della ___ (St. Peter's architect) : PORTA
56. "Ulysses" hero Stephen : DEDALUS
58. Depleting : USINGUP
60. Narrowest of victory margins : EYELASH
61. You can feel it : TEXTURE
62. Verse form used by Dante : SESTINA
63. Hick : HAYSEED
1. Involuntary : COERCED
2. Based on hypothesis : APRIORI
3. Smelly smokes : STOGIES
4. Suppress : SITON
5. Mideast ruler : AMIR
6. Hoover, informally : VAC
7. Tlingits and others : ALASKANS
8. Slangy answer : UNHUNH
9. Amount to be divided : PIE
10. Whales the tar out of : LAMS
11. Steelie alternative : AGATE
12. Bullwinkle archenemy : NATASHA
13. Popular cold remedy : DRISTAN
14. Indian chiefs : SACHEMS
21. Ready to cry : MISTYEYED
24. They make you laugh : AMUSERS
25. Kicks out : DEPOSES
28. March man : SOUSA
29. Rebels : RIOTS
32. I.B.M. "brain" : CPU
34. Abbr. in many Paris street names : STE
36. Cape Cod town : FALMOUTH
37. Mardi Gras highlights : PARADES
38. Curse, of sorts : EVILEYE
39. Moves back : RECEDES
41. Debate anew : REARGUE
42. Stern reprimand : LECTURE
43. Like a slingshot : YSHAPED
46. Professional companion : GEISHA
49. Praise : EXALT
51. Alpes, e.g. : MONTS
53. Part of a court game name : ALAI
55. Fairy : PIXY
57. Swabs' grp. : USN
59. One of seven : SEA

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