New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. They welcome people at the door : MATS
5. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
9. Lariat : REATA
14. Carrier to Jerusalem : ELAL
15. News "items" : DUOS
16. ___ Island (immigrants' spot) : ELLIS
17. Turkish title : AGHA
18. "Inventions of the Monsters" artist : DALI
19. German currency, informally : DMARK
20. Mother of country music : NAOMIJUDD
22. "___ Johnny!" : HERES
23. Takes care of : SEESTO
24. River to the Fulda : EDER
26. Alpine transport : TBAR
29. Not just : UNFAIR
33. Cousin of a stogie : CLARO
37. Colorless : PALE
39. Arm bone : ULNA
40. Prefix with mechanics : AERO
41. Tasmanian ___ : DEVIL
42. Bonkers : DAFT
43. Caroled : SANG
44. "Got you" : ISEE
45. Fernando's farewell : ADIOS
46. Famous last words? : THEEND
48. Garage job : LUBE
50. Cheer (for) : ROOT
52. Lawrence's land : ARABIA
57. Eastern mystic : SWAMI
60. Melville hero : BILLYBUDD
63. "The Rebel" essayist : CAMUS
64. Romantic interlude : IDYL
65. Out of port : ASEA
66. Positive pole : ANODE
67. Singer Horne : LENA
68. Cross-check : TEST
69. Types wearing pocket protectors : NERDS
70. Extend credit : LEND
71. Point on Columbus's compass : ESTE
1. Stands for : MEANS
2. Lake life : ALGAE
3. Western resort : TAHOE
4. Shuts vehemently : SLAMS
5. Handyman's assignment : ODDJOB
6. Molokai meal : LUAU
7. Like some charge cards : GOLD
8. "All kidding ___..." : ASIDE
9. "Little" storybook character : REDHEN
10. Cartoon character with a big gun : ELMERFUDD
11. Agricultural chemical : ALAR
12. Enervate : TIRE
13. Entreats : ASKS
21. "Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
25. One-on-one : DUEL
27. Copies : APES
28. Get tangled up : RAVEL
30. Jai ___ : ALAI
31. Data : INFO
32. Lab runners : RATS
33. Ski resort legwear? : CAST
34. Wife of Jacob : LEAH
35. Composer Thomas : ARNE
36. Onetime CBS anchor : ROGERMUDD
38. Stead : LIEU
41. Purcell's "___ and Aeneas" : DIDO
45. Hawk's home: Var. : AERY
47. Boom and zoom : NOISES
49. "Ode to Billie Joe," e.g. : BALLAD
51. Govt. security : TBILL
53. Drop off : ABATE
54. Double-deckers, e.g. : BUSES
55. That is : IDEST
56. "___ which will live in infamy": F.D.R. : ADATE
57. Glance over : SCAN
58. Drop off : WANE
59. Love overseas : AMOR
61. Concept for Claudette : IDEE
62. Newswoman Sherr : LYNN

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