New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1998

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. What to do : TASK
5. Singer Joplin : JANIS
10. Plant for burlap : HEMP
14. One of the Ringling brothers : OTTO
15. Lose ground : ERODE
16. Something to think about : IDEA
17. "Oliver Twist" character : THEARTFULDODGER
20. Test site for an aquanaut : SEALAB
21. Detected : SEEN
22. Command for D.D.E. : ETO
23. Like a wuss : UNMANLY
25. Was terrified by : DREADED
27. Is worthwhile : PAYS
28. Broadcast inits. : APB
30. Mouth-watering : SAVORY
31. Prison guard, in slang : SCREW
33. Saturn or Mars : DEUS
34. Feature of 17- and 54-Across, literally : BROKENHEART
37. Hunk : SLAB
38. Mattress maker : SEALY
39. Train to box? : LIONEL
41. Criterion: Abbr. : STD
42. New York Shakespeare Festival founder : PAPP
46. Journey of self-propulsion? : EGOTRIP
48. U.N. intervention site : SOMALIA
50. What's more : AND
51. "A Girl Like I" author : LOOS
53. Where you pay to play : RESORT
54. Phrase of sympathy : SORRYTOHEARTHAT
57. "...___ saw Elba" : EREI
58. Made level : TRUED
59. Size up : RATE
60. Carpenter's groove : DADO
61. Texas leaguer? : ASTRO
62. River to the North Sea : YSER
1. Determines the sum : TOTSUP
2. Guardian for Odysseus : ATHENA
3. Torrid : STEAMY
4. Eucalyptus leaf eaters : KOALAS
5. Ebony : JETBLACK
6. Declaration of puppy love? : ARF
7. Entre ___ : NOUS
8. Didn't stay active : IDLED
9. Passover celebrations : SEDERS
10. Screened : HID
11. Barely beat : EDGEDOUT
12. Airport figures with names on signs : MEETERS
13. Takeoff : PARODY
18. Ruled : RAN
19. Vitamin specification : ONEADAY
24. Costly W.W. I battleground : YPRES
26. Allege : AVER
29. Elaine ___ ("Seinfeld" role) : BENES
31. In the manner of a judge : SOBERLY
32. "___ new?" : WHATS
34. Cherry-colored : BLOODRED
35. Deliver a tirade : RANT
36. Get-rich-quick place : ELDORADO
37. Madame in Roma : SIGNORA
39. Took for the summer, maybe : LEASED
40. He played Sinatra in "The Rat Pack" : LIOTTA
42. Cream puff, maybe : PASTRY
43. Warm welcomes : ALOHAS
44. Gilbert and Sullivan extra : PIRATE
45. Spiel : PATTER
47. Standard's partner : POORS
49. Place for an ile : MER
52. Barred : SHUT
55. Orinoco, e.g. : RIO
56. Alway : EER

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