New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1997

Author: Nancy S. Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy S. Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQVYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 46 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. They're found on gift tags : NAMES
6. Telephone device : JACK
10. Killer whale : ORCA
14. Unanimously : ASONE
15. Mine, to Manet : AMOI
16. What some vacationers do : LOLL
17. Seasonal accomplishment #1 : CHRISTMASTREEUP
20. Duration : LENGTH
21. Med students' studies : DISEASES
22. Sports event : MEET
24. "Inside Politics" broadcaster : CNN
25. Seasonal accomplishment #2 : WREATHONTHEDOOR
33. Book before Joel: Abbr. : HOS
34. One of the Churchills : SARAH
35. Medicinal plant : SENNA
36. Musical composition suffix : ETTA
38. Gibbs of country music : TERRI
40. Geom. shape : RECT
41. Loamy soil deposit : LOESS
43. Long times : AEONS
45. Small: Suffix : ULE
46. Seasonal accomplishment #3 : PRESENTSWRAPPED
49. Harvardite's rival : ELI
50. "That's a ___!" : NONO
51. Dives : PLUMMETS
56. Blazing : AGLARE
60. Advice to the accomplisher : SITBACKANDRELAX
62. Seed covering : ARIL
63. View from Taormina : ETNA
64. Wife of two Forsytes, in "The Forsyte Saga" : IRENE
65. Yarn : TALE
66. NCO : SSGT
67. Bus. subordinates : ASSTS
1. Salt : NACL
2. 1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
3. Literary time of day : MORN
4. Elgar's "___ Variations" : ENIGMA
5. Sonnet endings : SESTETS
6. Gridlock : JAM
7. "It's ___ world": Dickens : AMAD
8. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
9. Cousin of camp : KITSCH
10. Showy-flowered shrub : OLEANDER
11. Shad delicacies : ROES
12. Help for Nancy Drew : CLUE
13. Locale of the world's longest road tunnel : ALPS
18. Locale in a Dr. Seuss title : THEHAT
19. Descartes and Magritte : RENES
23. Pawed : TOREAT
25. Have puppies : WHELP
26. Kind of blade : ROTOR
27. Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
28. Nostrils : NARES
29. Cast : THROWN
30. Get the better of : ONEUP
31. Sibling of a mère or père : ONCLE
32. Ranked : RATED
37. Make a crowd : ASSEMBLE
39. Encroachment : INROAD
42. Center of a 1965 voter registration drive : SELMA
44. Iced drink : SANGRIA
47. Clan members : NIECES
48. Gondoliers : POLERS
51. Academic rite of passage: Abbr. : PSAT
52. Bit of Euromoney : LIRA
53. Monopoly purchase: Abbr. : UTIL
54. Times Square sign : TKTS
55. Caroled : SANG
57. Pub quaffs : ALES
58. Fly off the handle : RANT
59. Donald and Ivana, e.g. : EXES
61. Cole who sang "The Christmas Song" : NAT

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