New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1997

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Islands west of Portugal : AZORES
7. Third place : SHOW
11. Southern ___ : CAL
14. Barrio grocery : BODEGA
15. Hardly believable : LAME
16. "You ___ here" : ARE
17. Diane Keaton, to Woody Allen, often : COSTAR
18. Author Turgenev : IVAN
19. Arrangement of masts : RIG
20. Lots, pricewise : ANARMANDALEG
23. H. H. Munro, pseudonymously : SAKI
26. Velvet finish : EEN
27. Effortless : EASY
28. Ike of the O.K. Corral : CLANTON
31. Priestly garb : ALBS
34. Josh : RIB
35. The Four Seasons' "Walk Like ___" : AMAN
37. Coffee shop emanations : AROMAS
41. Lots, lovewise : ABUSHELANDAPECK
44. Make some after-the-whistle contact : PILEON
45. Dutch portraitist Frans : HALS
46. Fri. preceder : THU
47. Sabbath activity : REST
49. Deck out : FESTOON
51. Jump out of one's skin? : MOLT
54. Dine : EAT
56. Chess castle : ROOK
57. Lots, timewise : AYEARANDADAY
62. Boxers' letters? : BVD
63. Bowser's bowlful : ALPO
64. Ducks : AVOIDS
68. Brain scan, for short : EEG
69. Boo-boo : SLIP
70. Chewy confection : NOUGAT
71. High-pH substance : LYE
72. Dog's breath : PANT
73. Cleopatra's love : ANTONY
1. "20/20" network : ABC
2. Where to do some petting : ZOO
3. Takes too much : ODS
4. Hire, as counsel : RETAIN
5. Richard of "A Summer Place" : EGAN
6. Franklin D.'s mother : SARA
7. Gunk : SLIME
8. Harbor where the Maine blew up : HAVANA
9. Mideast land : OMAN
10. Proceed : WEND
11. "Cheers" waitress : CARLA
12. 80's Dodge : ARIES
13. Having attractive gams : LEGGY
21. Of the kidneys : RENAL
22. Ancient moralist : AESOP
23. Dump into a Dumpster : SCRAP
24. "I ran out of gas," e.g. : ALIBI
25. Afghan capital : KABUL
29. Sierra Nevada lake : TAHOE
30. Future signs : OMENS
32. Serve, as stew : LADLE
33. Chutzpah : BRASS
36. Slangy refusal : NAH
38. Copycat's words : METOO
39. Allergy season sound : ACHOO
40. ___ cabbage : SKUNK
42. Sealy rival : SERTA
43. 1993 treaty, briefly : NAFTA
48. Tough pickup for some bowlers : TENPIN
50. Audition : TRYOUT
51. Old-time actress Normand : MABEL
52. Hand-wringer's words : OYVEY
53. Rock shelf : LEDGE
55. Vote to accept : ADOPT
58. Heavy file : RASP
59. Milan's Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
60. "Two Years Before the Mast" writer : DANA
61. (Ding-dong) "___ calling" : AVON
65. Billy Joel's "___ to Extremes" : IGO
66. Dapper fellow? : DAN
67. Piggery : STY

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