New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1996

Author: N. S. Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy S. Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Garden dweller : ADAM
5. Cassius and company, in "Julius Caesar" : CABAL
10. Achievement : FEAT
14. Prefix with byte or buck : MEGA
15. Run with a hon? : ELOPE
16. Site of the MGM Grand : RENO
17. December 25 activity : OPENINGPRESENTS
20. Severe : STRICT
21. These may get a welcome sight : SOREEYES
22. Pick apart : CARP
24. Hereabout : NEAR
25. ___-relief : BAS
28. Creeks : RIAS
30. Drafted : DREWUP
34. "What's the ___?" : USE
35. Court org. : USLTA
37. Wee bit : IOTA
38. Convivial holiday affair : CHRISTMASDINNER
42. Pub needs : KEGS
43. Positions : SITES
44. Part of TNT : TRI
45. Like Clifford Odets's "Waiting for Lefty" : ONEACT
48. "Whip It" rock group : DEVO
49. Smoke signal message, maybe : SOS
50. Kind of bond : BAIL
52. Baltic port : RIGA
54. Used a caret-and-stick approach? : INSERTED
58. Pinpoint : LOCATE
62. Sign-off a la Clement Moore : TOALLAGOODNIGHT
64. Nefariousness : EVIL
65. Opposite of viejo : NUEVO
66. Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
67. ___ fide (bad faith) : MALA
68. Bit of parsley : SPRIG
69. Bristle : SETA
1. Sheriff Tupper of "Murder, She Wrote" : AMOS
2. Agric. or H.H.S., e.g. : DEPT
3. Ripener : AGER
4. Frenzied : MANIC
5. Political moderate : CENTRIST
6. School subj. : ALG
7. Hits, in slang : BOPS
8. Stage extension : APRON
9. Looked lasciviously : LEERED
10. Unlimited choice : FREEREIN
11. Counting-out word : EENY
12. Add to the pot : ANTE
13. Play horseshoes : TOSS
18. Mythical flier : ICARUS
19. Scorch : SEAR
23. Oasis trees : PALMS
25. British swaggerer : BUCKO
26. Pale : ASHEN
27. Maestro Koussevitzky : SERGE
29. Sedate : STAID
31. Habits : WONTS
32. In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
33. Golden apple bestower : PARIS
36. Daisylike bloom : ASTER
39. Patron of Columbus : ISABELLA
40. Marine, informally : DEVILDOG
41. Equiangular geometrical shape : ISOGON
46. Sagan of "Cosmos" : CARL
47. Certain missiles : TITANS
51. Mounter's assist : LEGUP
53. These can be citric : ACIDS
54. Gossip tidbit : ITEM
55. Suddenly bright star : NOVA
56. Spinnaker, e.g. : SAIL
57. Active one : DOER
59. 1957 Pulitzer winner : AGEE
60. "___ does it!" : THAT
61. Sicilian sight : ETNA
63. Egg: Prefix : OVI

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