New York Times, Monday, November 16, 1998

Author: Nancy Salomon and Bob Frank
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Bob Frank
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JMQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Frank. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Like giants : TALL
5. Colorado resort : ASPEN
10. Up to the task : ABLE
14. Inspiration : IDEA
15. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
16. Emcee Trebek : ALEX
17. 1966 Beatles song : GOODDAYSUNSHINE
20. Journalist Pyle : ERNIE
21. Door sign during store hours : OPEN
22. Refusals : NOS
23. Newspaper customers : READERS
26. Tire pattern : TREAD
28. Not for minors : ADULT
30. Begins, as work : SETSTO
33. Classifieds, e.g. : ADS
36. Pile : HEAP
38. Close, as a windbreaker : ZIPUP
39. 1976 Harry Chapin song : BETTERPLACETOBE
43. Germless : CLEAN
44. Narrate : TELL
45. Road-paving stuff : TAR
46. New Jersey N.H.L.ers : DEVILS
48. Smacks : SLAPS
51. Poet T. S. ___ : ELIOT
53. Smacked the baseball good and hard : SWATTED
57. Have title to : OWN
59. Hot Springs and others : SPAS
61. "___ Doone" (1869 novel) : LORNA
62. 1950 Ethel Merman song : BESTTHINGFORYOU
66. De-wrinkle : IRON
67. Occupied : INUSE
68. Pottery oven : KILN
69. Jamboree shelter : TENT
70. Unable to flee : ATBAY
71. Home runs or r.b.i.'s, e.g. : STAT
1. Princeton or Clemson mascot : TIGER
2. Love to pieces : ADORE
3. Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
4. "Well, ___!" ("Ain't you somethin'!") : LADIDA
5. Solid ___ rock : ASA
6. Like a wallflower : SHY
7. El ___, Tex. : PASO
8. Blow one's top : ERUPT
9. S.F. footballers, informally : NINERS
10. "Say ___" (doctor's order) : AAH
11. Lane changer's danger : BLINDSPOT
12. Comic Jay : LENO
13. Donald and Ivana, Burt and Loni, etc. : EXES
18. Monopoly acquisition : DEED
19. Reason to say "Gesundheit!" : SNEEZE
24. German industrial locale : RUHR
25. Got some shuteye : SLEPT
27. Working hard : ATIT
29. "The Canterbury ___" : TALES
31. Big brass instrument : TUBA
32. 0, on a telephone: Abbr. : OPER
33. Multiple choice choices : ABCD
34. Strike out, as text : DELE
35. Eisenhower opponent : STEVENSON
37. Becomes tiresome : PALLS
40. Follow closely : TAIL
41. Join the military : ENLIST
42. Bear's scratcher : CLAW
47. Actress Loren : SOPHIA
49. ___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
50. Baby deliverers, in birth announcements : STORKS
52. Corrupt : TAINT
54. Mom's urging to a picky eater : TRYIT
55. ___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
56. Intimidate : DAUNT
57. Parting words? : OBIT
58. "The Way We ___" : WERE
60. Elitist's rejection : SNUB
63. Big bang maker : TNT
64. Govt. property overseer : GSA
65. Whimsical : FEY

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