New York Times, Friday, November 28, 1997

Author: Ed Pegg Jr.
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Pegg Jr.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 0 for Mr. Ed Pegg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Kind of wrench : SOCKET
7. Venomous, as a snake : ASPISH
13. Do well : THRIVE
14. Not real : PHANTOM
16. Reducer : ABATER
17. Eavesdropped : LISTENED
19. With 49-Across, underlying theme of 24-Down : GOVERNMENT
21. Prefix with stasis : META
22. "___ only" : EYES
23. Appropriate, in a way : ANNEX
25. School subj. : SCI
26. Hall of fame : MONTY
28. Brine-cured cheeses : FETAS
30. The skeptic : SCULLY
32. Hairy-chested : VIRILE
33. With the worst consequences : FATALLY
35. Convictions : BELIEFS
36. ___ Foods, Inc. : OREIDA
37. Frequent 24-Down subject : ALIENS
38. Picture : SCENE
39. Public relations interpretations : SPINS
40. Undermine : SAP
41. Vituperates : RANTS
43. Gift ___ : WRAP
47. Site of temptation : EDEN
49. See 19-Across : CONSPIRACY
52. Nice work if you can get it : SINECURE
54. James Russell Lowell, for one : EDITOR
55. Freshens, in a way : AERATES
56. Bow out : RETIRE
57. Illegal race track workers : DOPERS
58. Secret fraternity : MASONS
1. Put on : STAGE
2. "Goody!" : OHBOY
3. Desire : CRAVE
4. Wind-up toys? : KITES
5. Incessantly : EVER
6. Arctic ___ : TERN
7. Very much : APLENTY
8. Climb : SHINNY
9. Wallop : PASTE
10. Some investors' income: Abbr. : INT
11. Pipe part : STEM
12. Truthful qualities : HONESTIES
15. Actress Laurie of "Roseanne" : METCALF
18. Parts of meeting rooms : DAISES
20. Hairy-chested : MANLY
24. Theme of this puzzle, with "The" : XFILES
26. The believer : MULDER
27. Spanish stew : OLLA
29. Object of March celebrations : ERIN
30. Made more precipitous : STEEPENED
31. "Double Indemnity" novelist : CAIN
32. Phlebotomy target : VEIN
33. Defensive ditches : FOSSES
34. Land of peace and simplicity : ARCADIA
35. Heaven : BLISS
37. Relevance : APTNESS
39. Bothersome bedmate : SNORER
42. Critical : ACUTE
43. Fieri facias and others : WRITS
44. Statistical bit : RATIO
45. It's put away for winter : ACORN
46. Mourning sites : PYRES
48. Student of Seneca : NERO
50. Give a wave? : PERM
51. Essay's basis : IDEA
53. Kind of gun : CAP

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