New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1998

Author: Christopher Hurt
Editor: Will Shortz
Christopher Hurt
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hurt. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. ___ Damon of "Saving Private Ryan" : MATT
5. Site of the oldest church in France : METZ
9. Bones : DICE
13. Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
14. Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
15. The whole gamut : ATOZ
16. Supercomputer pioneer : CRAY
17. Electoral test : STRAWVOTE
19. Hold up : ROB
20. Certain playing marble : STEELIE
21. Bout decision : TKO
23. One of the Musketeers : ARAMIS
25. Long time : EON
26. Prepare, as a hook : BAIT
27. Old-fashioned wizards : MAGES
28. Club alternative : BLT
29. Man of many words : ROGET
30. Film feline : ELSA
31. ___ alai : JAI
32. Savory fungi : MORELS
33. It's nowhere : THESTICKS
36. Skipped past with a remote : ZAPPED
39. Remote targets? : TVS
40. Large bulrush : TULE
44. With force : AMAIN
45. "Around the World in 72 Days" writer : BLY
46. Have food delivered : EATIN
47. Pew area : NAVE
48. Charge : FEE
49. "Fighting" Big Ten team : ILLINI
50. Pipe connector : ELL
51. Firefighter's breathing apparatus : AIRPACK
53. Kicker : LEG
54. Slacker : GOLDBRICK
56. Author O'Flaherty : LIAM
57. Like an 8-Down : AVID
58. Malarial fever : AGUE
59. Cornell of Cornell University : EZRA
60. Vacation-planning aids : MAPS
61. J.F.K. arrivals : SSTS
62. Girls in gowns : DEBS
1. Yarn work : MACRAME
2. Dawnlike : AURORAL
3. Brewers' needs : TEABAGS
4. Essay : TRY
5. Spars : MASTS
6. City near Padua : ESTE
7. Storied homebuilders : THREELITTLEPIGS
8. Big fan : ZEALOT
9. Late-night name : DAVE
10. "What was ___ think?" : ITO
11. Kind of industry : COTTAGE
12. "God strengthens" in Hebrew : EZEKIEL
18. Convert, with "over" : WIN
20. Start of a cheer : SIS
22. Giant Mel and family : OTTS
24. Baked entree : MEATPIE
26. School for bad lads : BORSTAL
28. Many college grads : BAS
29. Seoul G.I. : ROK
31. Clampett patriarch, in 60's TV : JED
32. Hosts, for short : MCS
34. Little red one : HEN
35. Arbutus, e.g. : IVY
36. Actor Billy of "Tombstone" : ZANE
37. Mixture : AMALGAM
38. St. Petersburg-born ballet star : PAVLOVA
41. Put to work : UTILIZE
42. 3,500-year-old writing deciphered in 1953 : LINEARB
43. Mysteries : ENIGMAS
45. Yankee Yogi and others : BERRAS
46. Caribou kin : ELK
48. Taradiddle : FIB
49. F.D.R.'s Interior Secretary : ICKES
51. Comments further : ADDS
52. ___ above the rest : ACUT
55. Sass : LIP
56. Put down the first card : LED

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