New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1996

Author: P. Wilson
Editor: Will Shortz
Pauline Wilson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wilson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Blue-ribbon position : FIRST
6. Tiny aquatic plant : ALGA
10. Radar screen dot : BLIP
14. Thespian : ACTOR
15. "Crazy" bird : LOON
16. Moreno of "West Side Story" : RITA
17. School essay : THEME
18. Pepper's partner : SALT
19. "Oh, woe!" : ALAS
20. Start of a comment by critic George Jean Nathan : BADOFFICIALS
23. Like hen's teeth : SCARCE
26. "I surrender!" : UNCLE
27. Part 2 of the comment : AREELECTEDBY
32. Washington Mayor Marion : BARRY
33. Sharpens : HONES
34. Puppy's bite : NIP
37. Opera singer Pinza : EZIO
38. Virile : MANLY
39. Zola courtesan : NANA
40. Kind of whisky : RYE
41. Ill-fated ship Andrea ___ : DORIA
42. Olympian's prize : MEDAL
43. Part 3 of the comment : GOODCITIZENS
45. Atlantic fish : SCROD
48. Fish-eating hawk : OSPREY
49. End of the comment : WHODONOTVOTE
54. Helps : AIDS
55. Natural balm : ALOE
56. Prefix with -pedic : ORTHO
60. Prefix with logical : IDEO
61. Not the front or back : SIDE
62. Arctic, for one : OCEAN
63. Sign gas : NEON
64. "___ Dreams" (1994 documentary film) : HOOP
65. Nairobi's land : KENYA
1. More than hefty : FAT
2. "___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
3. Expy., e.g. : RTE
4. Hat for a siesta : SOMBRERO
5. Excessively sweet : TREACLY
6. As well : ALSO
7. Goof off : LOAF
8. Game on a green : GOLF
9. Not pro : ANTI
10. Intellectually gifted : BRAINY
11. State flower of New Hampshire : LILAC
12. "Darn ___!" : ITALL
13. Old hat : PASSE
21. Joey ___ & the Starliters (60's group) : DEE
22. Chicago team : CUBS
23. Cavalry sword : SABER
24. Nutso : CRAZY
25. Eagle's nest : AERIE
28. Swiss ___ (vegetable) : CHARD
29. Gin's partner : TONIC
30. China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
31. Actress Susan : DEY
34. Ralph who wrote "Unsafe at Any Speed" : NADER
35. Silly : INANE
36. Very friendly : PALSY
38. Dairy farm sound : MOO
39. Chief Joseph's tribe : NEZPERCE
41. Dumbbell : DODO
42. Identified wrongly : MISTOOK
43. Special boy : GODSON
44. Overly : TOO
45. Beau : SWAIN
46. Rebuke : CHIDE
47. Bucking bronco event : RODEO
50. "Candy / Is dandy..." humorist : NASH
51. Mishmash : OLIO
52. Kind of list : TODO
53. Mondale or Quayle, e.g. : VEEP
57. Countdown start : TEN
58. Cow chow : HAY
59. Go ___ diet : ONA

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