New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1997

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Shortz
A. J. Santora
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 224 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ruth stat. : RBI
4. "Julius Caesar" role : CASCA
9. Tray cheese : EDAM
13. Bad end : DOOM
14. Take out ___ (borrow) : ALOAN
15. Ancient city, home of St. Nicholas : MYRA
16. Longtime Israeli diplomat : EBAN
17. "Loverboy" singer, 1984 : BILLYOCEAN
19. "Peek-a-boo girl" of 40's Hollywood : VERONICALAKE
21. California's Fort ___ : ORD
22. End of ___ : ANERA
23. Sum up : RECAP
27. About-faces : UTURNS
29. Ahead : LEADING
31. What debaters debate : TOPIC
32. South Africa's ___ Paul Kruger : OOM
33. Scrapbook pastings : ANA
34. "The Producers" director : MELBROOKS
39. Mess up : ERR
42. "Spiders!" : EEK
43. "...in ___ tree" : APEAR
47. It may be pulled over someone's eyes : THEWOOL
50. Life Saver flavor : ORANGE
51. Insured's contribution : COPAY
52. Watchmaker's unit of thickness : LIGNE
55. Computer link, for short : LAN
56. Dixieland star : PETEFOUNTAIN
59. 1990 Emmy-winning talk show host : JOANRIVERS
62. Unpopular spots : ACNE
63. Lounge : IDLE
64. Beat : PULSE
65. Disorder : MESS
66. Draft, maybe : BEER
67. Graf rival : SELES
68. Ballpark fig. : EST
1. Director Rossellini : ROBERTO
2. Close for good : BOARDUP
3. Mae West's "___ Angel" : IMNO
4. Passenger ship section : CABINS
5. Tea party attendee : ALICE
6. Kind of battery : SOLAR
7. Crabmeat stew : CALLALOO
8. Novelist Seton : ANYA
9. Led the entertainment : EMCEED
10. Coloring : DYE
11. Parseghian of Notre Dame : ARA
12. Hipster's exclamation : MAN
13. Pious : DEVOUT
18. Southern soup ingredient : OKRA
20. Vice President John ___ Garner : NANCE
24. Tom Clancy subj. : CIA
25. That girl in "That Girl" : ANN
26. Vardon Trophy awarder: Abbr. : PGA
28. Edge : RIM
30. Comic Philips : EMO
32. TV planet : ORK
35. Bill Clinton, astrologically : LEO
36. City east of Seattle : BELLEVUE
37. Actress Black : KAREN
38. Bath or √Čvian : SPA
39. And the like : ETC
40. Frat letter : RHO
41. Handle business (for) : REP
44. Intertwines : ENLACES
45. Bucking : AGAINST
46. Dreyfus trial city : RENNES
48. Onetime TV judge : WAPNER
49. Court hearing : OYER
50. Burdens : ONUSES
53. "I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, ___" (1950 song) : IFELL
54. Spiny shrub : GORSE
57. Pointers : TIPS
58. Gentle : TAME
59. Staysail : JIB
60. Thomas Hood's "Autumn," e.g. : ODE
61. Steinful : ALE

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