New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1998

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. One who works on walls : MURALIST
9. Roman holiday : FESTA
14. Agent's fee, often : ONETENTH
15. Scams : BUNCOS
16. Iroquoian language : CHEROKEE
17. Bags : SNARES
18. Dough : KALE
19. Grub : LARVA
21. Bad news for the king : MATE
22. Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
23. Pollster Roper : ELMO
24. Some takebacks : REPOS
25. New car owner's worry : DENT
26. Some are Spanish : OMELETS
28. Accelerated : MOVEDUP
32. It may give you a good start : BOO
33. Tanning lotion letters : SPF
36. Sea-ear : ABALONE
37. "___ out!" : YER
38. Skipper's syllable, maybe : TRA
39. Leyden jar lining : TINFOIL
40. Rattled off : RECITED
42. Cape : NESS
46. Points : ITEMS
47. Roadie's responsibility : AMPS
51. Ancient cross : ANKH
52. Converse competitor : KEDS
53. Outsider : ALIEN
54. Autocrat: Var. : TZAR
55. "Can it!" : ENOUGH
57. Apprentice : NEOPHYTE
59. Takes over : USURPS
60. Ran : STREAMED
61. "___ Dragon" (1977 Disney musical) : PETES
62. Acuity : KEENNESS
1. Ridiculed : MOCKED
2. In poor health : UNHALE
3. Land : REELIN
4. Still : ATREST
5. Regulus's constellation : LEO
6. Trimming tape : INKLE
7. Plagiarize : STEAL
8. 1,000 large calories : THERM
9. Clowning : FUN
10. Crown covering : ENAMEL
11. Barely make it : SCRAPEBY
12. In direct confrontation : TOETOTOE
13. Taxing job? : ASSESSOR
15. Explorer's org. : BSA
20. Kind of doll : VOODOO
24. Gross out : REPEL
27. Certain bond, informally : MUNI
28. Swimmer Biondi and others : MATTS
29. Annual award : OBIE
30. Part of a wrecking crew? : VANDAL
31. Brownie : ELF
33. Initiate : STRIKEUP
34. Make-believe : PRETENSE
35. Had a visible front : FACEDOUT
41. "Yeah, right" : IMSURE
42. Lane with lines : NATHAN
43. Pepsin, for one : ENZYME
44. Pair for pairs : SKATES
45. Prepares wheat, in a way : SHREDS
48. Louis B. Mayer's birthplace : MINSK
49. Quarterback Rodney : PEETE
50. Sound asleep? : SNORE
53. Sighed sounds : AHS
56. H.M.O. listing : GPS
58. Flair, e.g. : PEN

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