New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1997

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Twaddle : PAP
4. Sears one's steers : BRANDS
10. Binge : TOOT
14. Gompers's grp. : AFL
15. American hardwood : REDOAK
16. "Aunt" with a 1979 best seller : ERMA
17. Letters often followed by a number : IOU
18. Coolness : APATHY
19. First name? : ADAM
20. Bouquets : NOSEGAYS
22. Holography needs : LASERS
24. Con jobs : STINGS
25. "Consider Yourself" musical : OLIVER
27. Stew : FRET
28. Mergenthaler patent of 1884 : LINOTYPE
31. Atlanta's Bill Campbell, e.g. : MAYOR
33. Guys who use come-on lines? : ADMEN
34. Masseur's need : OIL
35. Tautomeric compound : ENOL
36. Acts like a quidnunc : PRIES
37. Nonexistent : NULL
38. St. Anthony's cross : TAU
39. Trigger pullers? : REINS
40. Essential parts : CORES
41. Heights : STATURES
43. Kitties : POTS
44. Léger, e.g. : CUBIST
45. Moving to the rhythm : INSTEP
48. Card catalogue entries : TITLES
50. Personally : ONETOONE
52. Trollope's "Lady ___" : ANNA
53. "Ars Poetica" poet : HORACE
55. Cause of some shaking : DTS
56. "Put ___ my tab" : ITON
57. Soccer squad : ELEVEN
58. Quaker verb : ART
59. "The Outsiders" actor : LOWE
60. Rub' al Khali, e.g. : DESERT
61. Sycophant's response : YES
1. Special effort : PAINS
2. What the game may be : AFOOT
3. Come-on line : PLUSIFYOUACTNOW
4. Rodomontade user : BRAGGER
5. Meal : REPAST
6. Start of a Marx Brothers title : ADAY
7. Come-on line : NOTSOLDINSTORES
8. Morse bit : DAH
9. Postcard scenes, sometimes : SKYLINES
10. Afternoon service : TEASET
11. Come-on line : ORDERYOURSTODAY
12. "ER" actor Epps : OMAR
13. Dundee toppers : TAMS
21. Sign up : ENROL
23. River at Bristol : AVON
26. Bartender's "twists," maybe : LIMES
29. Stack : PILE
30. Connecting pipes : ELLS
31. Expansion team of 1962 : METS
32. Gray area?: Abbr. : ANAT
33. The cardinal fire sign : ARIES
36. Became extinct : PERISHED
37. "That's a lie!" : NOTSO
39. Yokel : RUBE
40. Carefree : CONTENT
42. New Orleans university : TULANE
43. Textile joiner : PIECER
46. Between, in Bayonne : ENTRE
47. Gnats and brats : PESTS
48. Shadow : TAIL
49. Fascinated by : INTO
51. Narthex neighbor : NAVE
54. Good ___ boy : OLE

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