New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1998

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Page
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. How-to stuff : ABCS
5. Toasted food : EGGO
9. "Watership Down" author Richard : ADAMS
14. Say quickly : SNAP
15. The art of weaving : LOOM
16. Remains in Red Square? : LENIN
17. Sign of goodness : HALO
18. Holder of combs, perfumes, etc. : ETUI
19. Espresso order : LATTE
20. With 34-Across, a child's 12/24 lament : IFORGOTTOWRITE
23. Gift in Maui : LEI
24. One of the Kennedys : TED
25. Pecs' kin : ABS
28. Schmooze : GAB
30. Worse than poor : PITIFUL
34. See 20-Across : SANTACLAUS
37. Chow chow chow : ALPO
38. Not carrying a heater : CLEAN
39. Barley beard : AWN
40. Carving, e.g. : CRAFT
41. "Family Ties" son : ALEX
42. With 51-Across, Ma Bell's response : THENWHYNOT
44. Brass-yellow minerals : PYRITES
46. "Yeah, ___!" : YOU
47. Like a hit show : SRO
48. It adjoins une côte : MER
49. Big Band ___ : ERA
51. See 42-Across : GIVEHIMAJINGLE
59. Agglomerate : UNITE
60. Exploits : USES
61. Auto dealer's deal : LOAN
63. The Louvre, par exemple : MUSEE
64. Object of gossip : ITEM
65. Snake, so to speak : OGRE
66. Locks horns (with) : SPARS
67. Lifeguard's equipment : ROPE
68. Whimpered : WEPT
1. It may be cast in a flick : ASH
2. ___ B'rith : BNAI
3. Baby whale : CALF
4. Embroiderer's purchase : SPOOL
5. Melancholy : ELEGIAC
6. Computer command : GOTO
7. Problem in the joints : GOUT
8. Drop : OMIT
9. Idiotically wrong : ALLWET
10. Journal opening : DEARDIARY
11. Dead against : ANTI
12. Burn protection : MITT
13. Snicker-___ : SNEE
21. Daughter of King Lear : REGAN
22. Singer Redding : OTIS
25. Record label acronym : ASCAP
26. Big name in pinball : BALLY
27. Scrooge's look : SNEER
29. Despondency, with "the" : BLAHS
30. Producing groans, maybe : PUNNY
31. Custard pies : FLANS
32. ___ grabs : UPFOR
33. Kind of ticket : LOTTO
35. It runs while you ride : TAXIMETER
36. Bowl over : AWE
40. Agitate : CHURN
42. Garr of "Mr. Mom" : TERI
43. "Oh, what am I to do?" : WOEISME
45. Tiny laughs : TEHEES
50. Lit : AGLOW
51. Canine holders : GUMS
52. ___ to one's ears : INUP
53. Traveler's need, maybe : VISA
54. "Steep Trails" author : MUIR
55. About : ASTO
56. Army wheels : JEEP
57. Theater area : LOGE
58. Foe of the Clantons : EARP
62. Circus catcher : NET

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