New York Times, Saturday, November 7, 1998

Author: Raymond Hamel
Editor: Will Shortz
Raymond Hamel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Risky venture : CRAPSHOOT
10. As a friend, to François : ENAMI
15. Kind of element : RAREEARTH
16. Jacob's father-in-law : LABAN
17. Exaggerate : OVERSTATE
18. It may be blessed : EVENT
19. Disqualification, of a sort : RECUSAL
20. Noted concerto composer : VIVALDI
22. 1900's-30's Spanish queen : ENA
23. Collection agcy. : IRS
24. Filling material : AMALGAM
25. Islands dish : POI
26. Little row : SPAT
27. Constellation near Scorpius : ARA
28. House shower : CSPAN
31. Lay up : STORE
32. Oldest U.S. hoops contest : NIT
33. Attention-getter : AHEM
34. Colette novel, 1920 : CHERI
35. Unpopular spots : ACNE
36. 30-Down, informally : POP
37. Nutrition units : GRAMS
38. Braid : TRESS
39. How-___ (book genre) : TOS
40. Annual horse race, with "The" : OAKS
41. B. A. Baracus portrayer on TV : MRT
42. Put into play : UTILIZE
44. 1950 film noir : DOA
45. Modern collectible : CEL
48. Reeled off : RECITED
49. Quintessence : EPITOME
51. Shed crocodile tears : EMOTE
52. "Orpheus in the Underworld" composer : OFFENBACH
54. Makeshift punishment device : RULER
55. Popular lawn tool : WEEDEATER
56. W.W. II women reservists : SPARS
57. Greenhouses : NURSERIES
1. 10,000,000 rupees, in India : CRORE
2. Deep black : RAVEN
3. Betel palm : ARECA
4. Home of the U.N.'s Javier Pérez de Cuéllar : PERU
5. Sitting : SESSION
6. 1962 John Wayne film : HATARI
7. Doctorate hurdle : ORALS
8. He hit 511 career homers : OTT
9. Old cause of fainting : THEVAPORS
10. Improve spiritually : ELEVATE
11. Kind of engagement : NAVAL
12. "Napoleon" director, 1927 : ABELGANCE
13. Powerful bureaucrats : MANDARINS
14. Bosom buddies : INTIMATES
21. Imported porcelain : IMARI
25. Grier of "Jackie Brown" : PAM
26. Arrests : STEMS
28. Successful hunters : CAPTURERS
29. John Wayne film, e.g. : SHOOTEMUP
30. Product in whose ads James Dean made his first filmed appearance : PEPSICOLA
31. Gangster's practice : SHAKEDOWN
34. Many a new dance : CRAZE
35. Word before song or glass : ART
37. Neck swellings : GOITERS
38. New hire : TRAINEE
41. Lightweight road vehicles : MOPEDS
43. Measure of 30-Down : LITER
44. Pass the buck : DEFER
45. Ring-tailed animal : COATI
46. Introducer : EMCEE
47. Glassware ovens : LEHRS
50. Mountain sight : TBAR
53. Coup de ___ (gunshot) : FEU

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