New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1997

Author: Alan Olschwang
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Olschwang
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Olschwang. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Half of a 60's quartet : PAPAS
6. Small farm spread : ACRE
10. Explorer Vasco da ___ : GAMA
14. Necklace fastener : CLASP
15. Linseed oil source : FLAX
16. Caboose : REAR
17. Alaska's first capital : SITKA
18. Freeway exit : RAMP
19. ___ the Red : ERIC
20. Start of a quote by Lily Tomlin : THETROUBLEWITH
23. Twosome : DUO
24. Chimney accumulation : SOOT
25. "What ___ the odds?" : ARE
26. Graze : EAT
29. Moo : LOW
31. Engaged in swordplay : DUELED
33. Part 2 of the quote : THERATRACEIS
37. Overfill : SATE
38. Swift bird : EMU
39. Verdi heroine : AIDA
43. Part 3 of the quote : EVENIFYOUWIN
48. Slug but good : WALLOP
51. Dandy : FOP
52. Select, with "for" : OPT
53. Coach Parseghian : ARA
54. Tabularize : LIST
57. Dorothy Parker quality : WIT
59. End of the quote : YOURESTILLARAT
64. Fishing item : LURE
65. A beret covers it : TETE
66. Garden bulb : TULIP
68. Sailing : ASEA
69. "Symphonie espagnole" composer : LALO
70. C4H8O2, e.g. : ESTER
71. Canine cry : YELP
72. Utopia : EDEN
73. "Hansel and Gretel," for one : STORY
1. Compaq products : PCS
2. Came down to earth : ALIT
3. Way : PATH
4. Popped a question : ASKED
5. Flipper? : SPATULA
6. 60's haircut : AFRO
7. North Pole name : CLAUS
8. Stallone title role : RAMBO
9. Detonate : EXPLODE
10. Matured : GREW
11. Kind of photo : AERIAL
12. ___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
13. Like a gateway, often : ARCHED
21. 2, to 4 or 8 : ROOT
22. Needle case : ETUI
26. U.F.O. crew : ETS
27. "Yes, I see!" : AHA
28. ___ offensive : TET
30. Birdhouse resident : WREN
32. Jacob's twin : ESAU
34. Lively old dance : REEL
35. Paris associate : AMI
36. Sleeve's end : CUFF
40. ___ Jima : IWO
41. Immerse : DIP
42. Tiny worker : ANT
44. Mouselike animal : VOLE
45. Letter : EPISTLE
46. Cry of pain : YOWL
47. Tranquilizers : OPIATES
48. Attack en route : WAYLAY
49. Impassion : AROUSE
50. Victor's prize : LAUREL
55. Ending with farm or home : STEAD
56. Library info : TITLE
58. Kind of account : TRUST
60. Harvest : REAP
61. Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
62. Countertenor : ALTO
63. Stadium section : TIER
67. Meddle : PRY

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