New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1997

Author: Michael S. Maurer
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael S. Maurer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Maurer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Obsessive whaler : AHAB
5. Zeno follower : STOIC
10. N.F.C. division : EAST
14. Fraternity party wear : TOGA
15. Follow : TRACE
16. Tell it to the judge : PLEA
17. Quip, part 1 : THESNEAKYSPIDER
20. Slangy turndown : NODICE
21. City on the Puyallup River : TACOMA
22. Energy provider, in slang : CARB
24. Islets : CAYS
25. Third degree? : PHD
28. Moody's best : AAA
29. Bear, in Madrid : OSO
30. Noisy trains : ELS
33. War party's act : RAID
35. Put some teeth into : GNAW
37. "Oliver Twist" villain : FAGIN
39. Quip, part 2 : INVITEDTHEFLYTO
42. Ring-tailed animal : COATI
43. Submarine, on sonar : BLIP
44. Impressionist : APER
45. Reunion attendees : KIN
46. For : PRO
48. Put down, modern-style : DIS
50. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
51. Top : APEX
52. Cigar ending : ETTE
54. Vituperated : ABUSED
57. ___ corpus : HABEAS
61. Quip, part 3 : VISITITSWEBSITE
65. Stretched (out) : EKED
66. Be in store for : AWAIT
67. Louis Jolliet discovery of 1669 : ERIE
68. Relinquish : CEDE
69. Yards : LAWNS
70. Clears : NETS
1. Memo starter: Abbr. : ATTN
2. Christmas exclamation : HOHO
3. Old-timers, with "the" : AGED
4. Kind of training : BASIC
5. Not exactly first cabin : STEERAGE
6. ___-la-la : TRA
7. Kind of finish : OAK
8. Treacherous, as roads : ICY
9. Fronton equipment : CESTAS
10. Heroic tales : EPICS
11. Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
12. Appear : SEEM
13. O'Hara spread : TARA
18. Final Four org. : NCAA
19. Joke's punchline, e.g. : PAYOFF
23. Smallish ballpark : BANDBOX
24. Sturdy leather : COWHIDE
25. Puncture : PRICK
26. Capital NE of Vientiane : HANOI
27. Sofa : DIVAN
30. Land called "Mizraim" in the Bible : EGYPT
31. Bottle size : LITER
32. Zzzz : SNORE
34. E, in Morse : DIT
36. It borders Fla. : ATL
38. It borders Fla. : ALA
40. Fur scarf : TIPPET
41. Insults : EPITHETS
47. Modern phone feature : REDIAL
49. Puncture : STAB
51. In reserve : ASIDE
53. "The Beverly Hillbillies" actor : EBSEN
54. ___ plaisir : AVEC
55. Pedal : BIKE
56. Not mint : USED
58. Cork's locale : EIRE
59. Busy : ATIT
60. Dates : SEES
62. Northwest competitor : TWA
63. Adage : SAW
64. Carry the day : WIN

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