New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Author: Patrick Jordan
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Jordan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Jordan. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Garden crasher : WEED
5. Gather up : AMASS
10. Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY
13. Less inept : ABLER
15. Futuristic slave : ROBOT
16. "___ Gotta Be Me" : IVE
17. Addition to the family : NEWBORNBABY
19. Replayed tennis shot : LET
20. Recent hires : TRAINEES
21. New Zealand tribesman : MAORI
23. Hog heaven? : STY
24. Ques. counterpart : ANS
25. Rolling Stone Richards : KEITH
27. Colloquialism for 17-Across : BLESSEDEVENT
31. Shattered pane piece : SHARD
34. Individuals : ONES
35. "Blame It on ___" (Caine comedy) : RIO
36. Game with mallets : POLO
37. Religious law : CANON
39. "___ never fly!" : ITLL
40. "Sure thing, skipper!" : AYE
41. German car : AUDI
42. Disconcerted : FAZED
43. Colloquialism for 17-Across : TAXDEDUCTION
47. Fool (around) : HORSE
48. Jerusalem is its cap. : ISR
49. Quiz : ASK
52. Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
54. Poshness : ELEGANCE
56. Square dance partner : GAL
57. Colloquialism for 17-Across : BUNDLEOFJOY
60. Adam's madam : EVE
61. Public persona : IMAGE
62. Ten ___ (long odds) : TOONE
63. When it's light : DAY
64. Behind bars : CAGED
65. Like many a mistake : RUED
1. Desires : WANTS
2. Thumbs up/thumbs down critic : EBERT
3. Broncos QB John : ELWAY
4. Figure skater Thomas : DEBI
5. Marshal Dillon's portrayer : ARNESS
6. Unruly crowds : MOBS
7. Lawyer's org. : ABA
8. Blubber : SOB
9. Thwarts : STYMIES
10. Unit of frequency : KILOHERTZ
11. Declare firmly : AVER
12. Himalayan legend : YETI
14. George's predecessor : RONALD
18. Russo of "Get Shorty" : RENE
22. Versatile transport, for short : ATV
25. Bingo relative : KENO
26. Utopia : EDEN
27. Sis's sib : BRO
28. Kind of boom : SONIC
29. Aswan Dam locale : NILE
30. Narrated : TOLD
31. Bickering : SPAT
32. Boxer Oscar De La ___ : HOYA
33. "Roots" writer : ALEXHALEY
37. Cows' mouthfuls : CUDS
38. Together, in music : ADUE
39. Author Fleming : IAN
41. Like some exercises : AEROBIC
42. Drew a blank : FORGOT
44. ___ Perignon : DOM
45. Worked the soil : TILLED
46. "Gotcha" : ISEE
49. Pear variety : ANJOU
50. Teatime treat : SCONE
51. Tensed, with "up" : KEYED
52. Not young : AGED
53. Volcanic flow : LAVA
54. Cutting part : EDGE
55. Get an ___ effort : AFOR
58. Actress Thurman : UMA
59. Broken-down 47-Across : NAG

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